For a break at a dynamic Mediterranean resort, full of activities and attractions, take a look at HomeAway’s range of Magaluf holiday homes. Magaluf is known for being Majorca’s party central, but its appeal extends beyond nightclubs and bars. There’s a gorgeous Blue Flag beach here, three top-class golf courses and a fine range of amenities to ensure that visitors of all ages will have something fun to see or do.
There’s a wide range of Magaluf apartments listed on HomeAway. Most are ideal for small families and couples in town to make the most of the beach, offering two or three bedrooms, and situated just a few steps from the waterfront. Facilities to make a stay on the Mediterranean a little more comfortable include pool access, air-con, as well as lifestyle amenities like satellite TV, Wi-Fi and dishwashers to make any self-catering stay all the more convenient.
-Beaches: For a first-class beach, guests need look no further than Magaluf’s own kilometre-long stretch of fine white sand. It’s a bay edged by palms and has all the services needed for a carefree day next to the Mediterranean. There’s also peace of mind here for families with novice swimmers, as the waters are sheltered and shallow for several metres away from the shoreline.
-Golf: Majorca has enough courses to keep an enthusiastic golfer going for weeks. Magaluf is at the heart of a cluster of courses in Majorca’s southwestern corner. So in just a few minutes it’s possible to get to Real Golf de Bedinat, Golf Poniente and Golf Santa Ponsa, all of which have 18 holes enclosed by pine trees.
-Shopping: Palma and a host of chic resorts are close by, for both upmarket and high-street shops. For the posher end of the spectrum make the short drive west to rentals in Port d’Andratx where luxury boutiques line a waterfront packed with super-modern yachts. Palma has its fair share of boutiques, but is also down-to-earth, and ideal for Spanish fashion brands like Mango, Zara and Blanco.
-Water activities: Magaluf boasts the Western Water Park, which offers pools, adrenaline-pumping flumes and large themed play areas for kids. For those who want to head out into the Mediterranean, there’s a choice of boat trips, from thrilling high-speed rides to tranquil cruises. Magaluf also has a dive centre for underwater explorers.
-Food and drink: Visiting Majorca it’s a great idea to try the local specialities and produce. Some fantastic wines are made on the plains just north of Palma; Binissalem holiday homes provide the perfect setting for wine tours. And it’s well worth sampling the famous Majorcan sweet pastry, ensaïmada, or sobrasada, a cured sausage a bit like chorizo but with a softer texture.
One of the reasons Magaluf is held as a top beach getaway is the glorious weather, which is warm and sunny for much of the year. For those in search of sun and sand, the best time to get to a holiday apartment in Magaluf is between May and October, when there’s almost constant warmth. Top temperatures in the summer season range between 23 and 33°C, with June, July and August invariably hot. Spring and autumn weather is moderate and pleasant, while winters are normally mild but clear for the most part.
Magaluf is on the other side of Palma from Majorca’s main airport (PMI). By car the journey shouldn’t take much more than half an hour, depending on traffic. Many holidaymakers will hire a car during their stay at a holiday home in Magaluf, although public and private bus companies are a convenient and affordable alternative, linking all of the main towns of the island. Palma Airport meanwhile is one of Europe’s major air transport destinations, particularly in summer when it handles traffic to and from a host of countries on the continent. There’s no shortage of low-cost links to the UK at this time of year.