Floating happily in the Mediterranean Sea is the collection of stunning islands known as the Balearics.
With scintillating sands and glistening waters for miles, the islands offer utopian surroundings we can only dream of. But with everyone’s utopia being different, the Balearics offer holidays to suit all needs.
The three most popular islands, Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca, each cater to a different type of holiday maker, but which one are you?
Here are a few tips on picking the right island for you.
This island has been a family favourite for decades, so if you’re looking for somewhere the whole family can enjoy, look no further.
With blue flag beaches featuring sheltered, sandy coves scattered throughout, you can spend the day enjoying family time sunbathing and swimming in the clear oceans. Or you could opt to spend most of your day at the hotel, which have you covered whether you’re looking for a quiet or lively resort.
With a buzzing cosmopolitan vibe that flows throughout, you’ll never be short of something to do here. Whether that’s visiting the busy capital of Palma, for a spot of designer shopping or checking out the stunning architecture of La Seu, a Gothic cathedral that dominates the seafront – there’s something for everyone.
This island is renowned worldwide for its late night antics, with droves of fun loving twenty something’s spending the summer months here.
With clubs pumping out a variety of music throughout the day and night, areas like San Antonio host some of the best clubbing opportunities around, where the cocktails flow and dancing isn’t optional. Of course, when you’re not partying the night away, become the ultimate sun worshipper and recover on the many sandy stretches.
There’s also another side to Ibiza that boasts relaxing quiet beaches, lined by picturesque mountains, for when the partying gets a little too much. If you decide to see one thing on the island, make it the charming Ibiza Town. Dominated by its old town, Dalt Vila, you’ll be captivated by the cobbled maze of quaint shops, bars, restaurant and flea markets, all encased within the longest walls in the whole of Spain.
If you’re looking for a destination where you can just break away, relax and forget about the world back home – look no further than Menorca.
The quietest of the islands; spend your days wandering the stunning whitewashed coastal towns and resorts, featuring sumptuous scenic beaches and coves, just waiting for you to unwind on.
With a picturesque green landscape complementing the beach paradise vibe, you can spend hours just admiring the island, before exploring the local tapas bars lining the island’s narrow, yet charming streets.
Take time to explore the wonders of Menorca, such as the capital and deep-water harbour of Mao-Mahon. With little city clusters dotted on the cliffs above the port, you can enjoy the quaint local life, whilst marvelling at the Georgian architecture that contrasts beautifully with the Mediterranean backdrop. On the way to Mao, check out the Cova d’en Xoroi. These caves within tall cliffs have been transformed into a unique bar, providing fabulous views and an experience like no other.
Whatever type of holiday you’re looking for; the Balearic Islands have everyone covered.