It is common for holiday destinations to be described as ‘having it all’, but in the case of the Spanish Balearic Islands, this really is the case. More commonly referred to by the names of the individual islands, they all have plenty to offer no matter the size of the holidaying party or the budget to hand.
The varying appeals of Menorca, Majorca, Ibiza and Formentera result in cheap Balearics getaways being the epitome of an ideal holiday with golden beaches, crystal clear waters, bountiful sunshine and good times all virtually guaranteed. Majorca is the largest and most popular island, Menorca offers a more chilled out and relaxing vibe and then you have Ibiza which, despite its deserved party hard image, also offers some more placid resorts away from the bright lights of the super clubs and neon lights favoured by the young and carefree.
Majorca is a true holiday heavyweight; sundrenched beaches, rich culture, buzzing nightlife. With easy access from the UK and literally thousands of accommodation options, you will have no problem finding a holiday that ticks all your boxes. A run through its major resorts – Alcudia, Palma Nova and Magaluf – shows that this is an island that never fails to deliver on its huge reputation.
Menorca is like Majorca’s little brother, in both terms of its size and reputation, but if you like tranquilly and place where you can relax by day and enjoy fabulously entertaining evenings in the capital Mahon, this is the island for you. Take a boat trip to the nearby island of Fortmentera when here and explore the delights of this idyllic Mediterranean paradise.
Ibiza has been the place for partygoers for years and the trend shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Head to San Antonio if you want late nights which turn into early mornings. Alternatively stick to the coast and discover surprisingly quaint villages and secluded beaches.