It's official: Majorca's the best of the Balearics!
It's the largest of the Balearic Islands, and certainly one of the most beautiful: there's no doubt about it, Majorca is one of our most popular holiday destinations. From the stunning Serra de Tramuntana mountain range - along the north and western coast of the island - to the lively Palma de Mallorca region - which surrounds the bustling capital of Palma - there's so much diversity and vibrancy in Majorca.
The sheer number of Majorca properties we offer reflects the island's popularity, and similarly to their spectacular locations, they're hugely diverse. From pretty white-washed villas to luxury apartments overlooking the sea, you'll have no difficulty finding an ideal property in your dream destination. Fancy a break along the coast or a stay in a National Park? Simply read on for our extensive guide to marvellous Majorca.
Cheap holiday destinations in Majorca
West Majorca is an unspoilt region of the island, characterised by rugged coastlines and untouched, natural scenery. Home to popular yet tranquil resorts such as Santa Ponsa and Soller, it's the destination of choice for those in search of a peaceful getaway. Top priorities here include taking advantage of extensive walking trails: you'll find dozens of winding paths, leading you through forests and past ancient monasteries. Other leisure pursuits include golfing in Santa Ponsa, sailing, snorkelling and waterskiing off the coast, and sunbathing on the white, sandy beaches of Peguera and Puerto Portals.
If your holiday isn't complete without an injection of history and heritage, North Majorca is your destination of choice. Home to picturesque resorts such as Pollensa and Alcudia, you're bound to find everything you desire from a cultural break away. In Pollensa, you'll find a pretty bay, the famous Pine Walk Promenade, and annual events such as the Festival of Classical Music. With a stay in Alcudia, meanwhile, you'll find ancient Roman settlements in the surrounding area, and plenty of pretty villages where tradition and custom prevails. For sightseeing and cultural day trips, North Majorca's truly unparalleled.
For laid-back breaks, East Majorca can't be beaten: made up of idyllic beach resorts, where arts and crafts characterise street-side stalls, it's a fantastic destination for those in need of rest and relaxation. The beaches are the main attraction here, with sweeping sands found at Cala Mesquida and Torta, but there are plenty of other diversions if you want to explore the area. You'll find a series of amazing caves here, including the Coves d'Arta and Coves del Drac, set into rugged cliff-sides and offering beautiful views of the ocean. As for which resort to stay in, you can't go wrong with Manacor: it Blue Flag winning shores are at the heart of the island's pearl industry.
South Majorca is a great choice when you want to immerse yourself in island life. Having largely gone unnoticed by major tour operators, the South has avoided mass development, and retains many of its natural riches. The sands of Es Trenc are regarded as the most beautiful on the island, and a stay in nearby Campos is the best way to enjoy these unspoilt shores. Set in a National Park and protected from mass tourism, you won't find a beach quite as spectacular anywhere else. Of course, there are dozens of lovely resorts to choose from in the South, including the tranquil haven of Colonia de Sant Jordi, and the mountain biker's paradise, Llucmajor.
While most of Majorca's visitors expect white, sandy beaches, some prefer the cultural authenticity of the central region. Central Majorca might not offer crystal-clear waters or enormous sand dunes - although they are within easy reach - but it can offer an amazing holiday for those interested in history and tradition. Throughout the towns here, you'll find weekly markets where you can purchase authentic Majorcan goods, and stunning, fertile landscapes where you can enjoy walking, cycling and climbing. Llubi and Sineu are two of the most beautiful Majorcan villages, replete with magnificent cathedrals, ancient monasteries and festivals held year-round.
Widely regarded as a beach lover's paradise, Majorca boasts some of the most beautiful shores in the world. Long stretches of soft, white sand are lapped by crystal-clear, turquoise seas, and each bay is backed by fertile forests and rugged mountain ranges. Of course, while it would be easy to say that every cove's as beautiful as its neighbour, it wouldn't be entirely truthful! There are a handful of beaches at each extremity of the island, that rank above all others. Es Trenc by Campos is unmissable in the South, while Soller's Cala Deia is the best in the West; the North, meanwhile, boasts Alcudia's stunning Playa de Muro, and the East's town of Manacor enjoys the sands of Cala Millor. But be warned: head to any of Majorca's most beautiful beaches, and it's unlikely you'll want to to come home again!