The Best Resorts Majorca Has to Offer
While everyone’s holiday budget is feeling the strain of the current economic climate, a range of wallet-friendly flights and accommodation options mean that cheap holidays to idyllic locations like Majorca are still possible. And with plenty of variety and a diverse range of resorts, the island is sure to cater to everyone’s needs.
Holidays in Alcudia are suitable for all ages and tastes. To keep adrenalin-junkies and restless kids amused, head to the nearby Hidro Park; a water park offering a variety of slides, from kamikaze to parallel, alongside wave, beach and infant pools. Get a little closer to the region’s fauna and flora at the local wetland nature reserve or try your hand at some watersports on the long white sandy beach. For those looking for something a little less energetic, try soaking up the old town’s historic charm or exploring the rocky coastline on a boat trip. Although Alcudia’s cosmopolitan and lively nightlife is mainly centred around the busy port area, there’s still plenty to see across the resort.
Ca'n Picafort and Puerto Pollensa
Ca’n Picafort has a lively but friendly atmosphere that suits couples and families alike, with a good selection of bars and restaurants along the promenade. The beach consists of gently shelving fine sand with plenty of watersports on offer.
Cala d'Or and Santa Ponsa
Cala d’Or has a beautiful stretch of coastline set against a backdrop of pine trees. The town of Santa Ponsa is located in a secluded bay and attracts holidaymakers for its equal measures of varied daytime activities and thriving nightlife. Fine white sands stretch the width of the bay offering shallow waters that are perfect for swimming and watersports.
Magaluf and Palma Nova
The most famous of all Majorca’s resorts, Magaluf’s buzzing bars and nightclubs attract thousands of young holidaymakers each year. With an upbeat atmosphere and a huge array of amenities, it’s the island’s liveliest region. But it’s not just about the nightlife. The beach is a broad stretch of fine sand lapped by safe, shallow waters – perfect for lazing in the sun or floating the afternoon away. Nearby resort Palma Nova offers a similar atmosphere, with a slightly more family-orientated feel.
Island of Culture
For those looking to discover something a little different on their holiday to Majorca, the island has a vibrant cultural scene. The capital city boasts the fantastic gothic cathedral, La Seu, and the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró – a museum dedicated to the work of world-renowned twentieth-century painter Joan Miró – can be found a short distance away.