Majorca is a brilliantly diverse destination, but the key to the most amazing holiday is choosing the resort that’s right for you. From neon-soaked bars and bustling beaches of Magaluf, to cultural highlights of the island’s capital city, Palma de Majorca, each Majorca holiday resort has something different to offer.
As the largest of the three Balearic Islands, Majorca gets away with being everything to everyone, and the popularity of Majorca package holidays shows no signs of waning. Book affordable holidays to Majorca with Direct Holidays and discover for yourself what makes people return to this enchanting island year after year.
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The island’s capital is within easy reach of most Majorcan holiday resorts and only 15 kilometres from Palma Nova, Santa Ponsa and Magaluf. It’s well worth spending a day there for a cultural breath of fresh air away from your sun lounger and sightseeing tours are an easy way to fit the most into one day. Tick the Cathedral, the Medieval Quarter and the harbour off your list.
The seven sandy coves of Cala d’Or are the perfect place to head if you want some romantic seclusion with a loved one on Majorca holidays. You’ll also find the gently shelving sands and shallow waters to be the perfect playground for tots. Pick up a patisserie picnic or get lunch in a family-friendly restaurant to make a day of it.
The Roman Ruins of Pollentia in Alcudia will transport you back in time. Marvel at the amphitheatre and the forum and try to imagine life in the residential area. It makes an interesting cultural excursion for adults and will bring history to life for kids!
The infamous pirates show in Magaluf comes in two forms – the family fun of Pirates Adventure and the over 18’s spectacle of Pirates Reloaded. Both make for a thrilling few hours with acrobatics, gymnastics, dancing and stunts to wow audiences.
It may surprise you to learn that you’ll find some amazing Majorcan wines on offer. Those with a keen interest in wine can visit the Bodega Crestatx, a 100-year old traditional Majorcan wine cellar in the pretty village of Sa Pobla. Tasting the variety of different wines on offer will surely be a highlight of any stay!
Holidays in Majorca can be as action packed as you like – it doesn’t all have to be about lazing on the beach or by the pool! Why not get your yee-har on at Rancho Grande, the island’s biggest horse ranch? The whole family can join in with treks suitable for everyone from tots upwards.
Watersports are a big part of any beach holiday, with the busier Majorca beaches of Magaluf, Alcudia and Palma Nova having lots of different activities to choose from. Or, why not take a daytrip to the famous Cala Millor beach, near Son Servera and spend some time trying out the sports available at the watersports centre, including jet-skiing, water skiing and banana boats?
Wherever you choose to head for your holidays in Majorca, you won’t be short of shopping opportunities when the need for retail therapy strikes. Alcudia is a good place to shop, with everything from high-end boutiques to your typical souvenir stands. Or, for an authentic Majorcan market experience, nearby Puerto Pollensa has a fantastic market with stalls piled high with the freshest produce and handmade crafts.
Those looking for fun and cheap Majorca holidays in a resort that never sleeps should head directly to Magaluf. A loud and lively base for Majorca package holidays, neon strips and sun-soaked sands are what Magaluf is all about. You’ll be spoilt for choice for bars and clubs, whether you want to dance till dawn or sip cocktails over a sea view. By day, gorgeous beaches, watersports, the Western waterpark and the House of Katmandu theme park offer as much fun as you can handle.
Families and couples wanting to enjoy the best of Magaluf, but from a slightly quieter base will find next door neighbour resort Palma Nova to be the ideal compromise. The beaches are less busy – all three of them! And the Blue Flag Beach’s shallow waters are the perfect place for a paddle or a sandcastle building competition! The nearby resort of Santa Ponsa is another option for a more relaxed place to stay, close to the Magaluf action.
A well-established resort, Alcudia is a firm favourite on the island with holidaymakers of all ages. Take time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life at this holiday hotspot. Savour lunch in a restaurant overlooking the marina, wander the narrow medieval streets of the old town or relax on the Blue Flag beach. Families and couples will find it to be a great choice for affordable holidays to Majorca.
Majorca is a true chameleon of an island, with party resorts rubbing shoulders with even more peaceful holiday spots. Direct Holidays has Majorca holiday deals to suit every holidaymaker!