There’s something for everyone to enjoy on a holiday to Majorca. Whether you’re travelling with your partner or the little ones are coming along for the ride too, this Spanish island is packed with character and stunning scenery. Explore everything from Palma’s gothic architecture to Alcudia’s stunning, white sand beaches.
11-30 °C Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, Majorca enjoys long, sunny days in summer and pleasant winter temperatures.
2.5 hours from the UK to the only airport on the island is Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI), around 8km east of the capital Palma.
From Magaluf’s trendy bars to the stunning landscape on Majorca’s northern coast, there’s something for everyone on your holiday to Majorca, with clubs, culture and everything in between.
Majorca is a holiday hotspot
On the south-west coast, popular resort Palma Nova and the area around it is where you’ll find Majorca’s long powdery white beaches. For ancient sites like Roman ruins head to Alcudia in the north-east. Grown-ups will love a wander around the streets of the old town shopping for bargains, and the kids will have fun splashing around at the waterpark. Or if you’re looking to get away from it all, the east coast is dotted with small cove resorts, like Calas de Mallorca. Take a stroll along the clifftops to properly take in the stunning sea views.
There are lots of things to do in Majorca that will capture your imagination in the great outdoors. Serra de Tramuntana is a stunning mountain range where you can hike or bike to enjoy fantastic views of the coastline. Another place to visit which is rich in history is Palma Cathedral. Found on the seafront, this piece of Gothic architecture is decorated with beautiful stained glass windows, which create a colourful glow inside the building. No visit to Majorca is complete without a visit to the Cuevas del Drach, a serious of ancient underground caves which can be discovered on a boat.
Drinking and Eating
Majorca is a haven for foodies due to its fantastic selection of produce. This includes locally grown olives and freshly-caught seafood. Playa de Muro has a bevy of beautiful restaurants overlooking the seafront and harbour. Sample delights like authentic shrimp and mussel paella, crispy calamari rings and fragrant red wine. If you’d like to sample more than just a glass, head to Palma for a wine tour around the vineyards. Learn about the local grapes and all the history that comes with the Spanish winelands; just don’t forget to pick up a bottle or two on your way out.
Famous for being one of the best places in Majorca for a night out, Magaluf is home to dozens of bars and some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Here you can enjoy world-famous DJs including Chase & Status and David Guetta. It’s a good idea to pick up an MCP (Magaluf Club Pass), which will give you free entry into some of Majorca’s most popular hotspots. There’s lots to do for families too, with after-dinner shows to enjoy, such as Pirates’ Adventure which has acrobatics, stunts and costumes. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town or family-friendly fun, Majorca has something for everyone.
MAJORCA HOLIDAY RESORTS
HOLIDAYS IN MAJORCA
Safety and Security
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Majorca is best for
Scenery lovers:Hire a car to enjoy the scenic drive from Andratx to Sóller, with lots of vantage points along the way.
Families: Katmandu Park has lots for families to do. Explore everything from zip lines for teens to soft play for toddlers.
Foodies:For stunning views and fresh catches, head to Port de Pollenca for some of the best seafood on the island.
Language:The language spoken is Spanish
Currency:The currency is Euro (€).
Local time: Majorca is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to:Palma Airport. Transfers to Magaluf and Palma Nova take 1 hour, to Cala D'Or, Sa Coma, Santa Ponsa and Alcudia it's 1.5 hours, while it's 1 hour and 45 minutes to Cala Bona and Cala Millor.
Flight time from UK:The flight time to Majorca is 2.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at Balearic Islands
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Majorca.
Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction.
Weather and climate
On your Majorca holiday, you can enjoy pleasant weather whenever you choose to visit. If you’re taking the kids in the summer holidays, you’ll enjoy some of the best weather throughout the year with highs of 30°C. Temperatures begin to drop as summer ends, but this may be the perfect time to visit if you prefer the weather a bit cooler and the resorts less busy. Even with autumn on the horizon, you can still expect warm, blue sea, soft sand and plenty of sun.
By taxi:Taxis are the easiest way to get from A to B in Majorca if you don’t have car hire. You can either hail one from the street or call a firm, both of which will charge you on a meter.
Hire a car:Explore however you like on your holiday to Majorca. Hire a car to discover places that interest you all over the island, like the Formentor Lightouse and Lluc monastery.
For early-birds:If you’re looking for a holiday earlier in the year, the tourist hotspot opens around Easter time.
Summer:A summer is a haven for holiday-makers, especially Magaluf which is particularly popular with young people.
Majorca Rocks: For a hotel and club under one roof, Majorca Rocks hosts some of the biggest DJs and artists from across the world.
Top tip:Pick up a copy of the Majorca Daily Bulletin from a newsagent to keep up with all the news back home. It’s the only daily English language newspaper in Spain.