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Destination guide

Escape to the Balearic Islands holiday lettings

The Balearic Islands region, a sun-kissed archipelago of islands and islets east of the Spanish mainland, includes Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera, a variety of islands that all have unique cultures and appeal for different travellers. From the prime party spot of Ibiza to the idyllic atmosphere of Formentera, the Balearic Islands each offer a different holiday experience for the world-weary traveller, all within reach of holiday lettings.

Things to do

Things to do near Balearic Islands holiday homes

With fascinating attractions scattered across the archipelago, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Balearic Islands. Holiday homes are available near the Palma Aquarium, a large aquarium with a roof garden, marine life exhibits and a shark tank, and Aqualand El Arenal, an aquatic amusement park with pools, slides and a kiddie play area. You may also want to visit the Catedral-Basilica de Santa Maria de Mallorca, a Gothic place of worship with ornate architecture and stunning window designs, and Castell de Bellver, a hilltop castle dating back to the 1300s with panoramic views and a local history museum.

Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Balearic Islands holiday homes

The turquoise waters and beautiful Mediterranean climate of the Balearic Islands make it the ideal adventure playground for water sports and outdoor excursions. Golf, hiking, swimming, wildlife tours and biking are all popular activities for travellers. Those looking for more thrills will enjoy snorkelling among vibrant marine life or diving in clear seas, climbing a mountain summit, jumping off rugged cliffs and riding the wind and waves with surfing, longboarding, kiteboarding, kitesurfing, windsurfing and flyboarding. However you decide to spend your holiday in the Balearic Islands, the array of outdoor sports options ensures you have an unforgettable experience in the wilds outside the door of your holiday rental.

Beaches

Beach areas near the Balearic Islands holiday cottages

The stunning coastline of the Balearic Islands offers some of the best beaches around, all within reach of your holiday rental. Es Trenc, a beautiful beach with turquoise waters and a rocky backdrop, and Cala Major, a laid-back beach area with calm waters and seaside amenities, are prime spots to visit. You could also visit Cabrera, a remote islet with nature parks, sandy beaches, sea caves and opportunities for sailing and snorkelling, and Calo des Moro, a small, scenic cove beach with soft sand and shallow water that’s great for children.

How to get around

Getting to the Balearic Islands holiday homes

The Balearic Islands are easily accessed by flights from major airlines all over the world, as well as short daily flights from Barcelona. Formentera is only accessible by boat, however. Major ferry companies operate daily for transport between islands and back and forth from the mainland. Once there, you can hire a car or bike to travel around the local area, or walk from your holiday rental to nearby destinations and sightsee along the way.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in the Balearic Islands

Both traditional and exotic, creative and comforting, the cuisine in the Balearic Islands offers a range of Mediterranean-inspired dishes with rich meats, aromatic spices and local produce, as well as fresh seafood directly from the water. Dining in Balearic Islands restaurants typically includes fish dishes with Mediterranean accompaniments, though each individual island boasts its own unique twists on the classic cuisine of the islands. Whether you want to discover the rich food culture of the islands or experience an old favourite, you’ll find plenty of exciting Balearic Islands delicacies and staples in the restaurants near your holiday rental.

How many holiday rentals are available around Balearic Islands?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 19,255 holiday lettings around Balearic Islands. From 7,775 villas to 5,820 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Balearic Islands?

Don't just plan a day trip to the beach. Round up your squad and stay as close as you can to it! The sound of waves and spectacular ocean views? Coming right up! There are 5,082 beachside holiday rentals to select from. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties float your boat. Our range here includes:

  • 4,996 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 4,284 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 2,446 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Balearic Islands?

It's time to do like the celebs do and spend your holiday in a private villa with your crew. Space, privacy and style await. But best of all, you don't need the bank balance of a Kardashian to afford it. In this destination, you'll find 8,119 rentals to select from. Prices start from £47 a night. If that doesn't suit your posse's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 5,460 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • Apartment: 3,299 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Cottage: 1,109 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.

Can I stay in Balearic Islands in a large group?

The recipe for a memorable escape is hanging out with close friends and family in a completely new place. If you'll be travelling with a large group, HomeAway can help you. Presently, villa holiday rentals are popular for large groups of visitors here, and we have 2,586 featured on our database. Rental accommodation around here that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 5,873 rental accommodation ideal for that size. Stay a night from just £49.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be pleased to hear that there are 3,841 rental properties perfect. Prices start at £56 a night.
  • Searching for holiday rentals catering to 10 people? You'll be pleased to know we have 1,498 that'll be ideal. You can get one for as little as £86 per night.

You and your crew will be more than satisfied when you plan your Balearic Islands getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Balearic Islands?

Friends are the family we choose. Reconnect with your nearest and dearest and organise a cost-conscious holiday with HomeAway. When it comes to looking for a terrific deal, your first port of call should be Área Metropolitana de Ciutadella. Here, HomeAway has 1,388 holiday rentals at an average price of £162 per night. There are another 1,621 HomeAway holiday rentals awaiting you in or around Àrea Metropolitana de Maó. The average price in this area is £175 per night.

Explore destinations around Balearic Islands

Pollença
6,498 holiday rentals
Sant Josep de sa Talaia
1,447 holiday rentals
Alcúdia
6,751 holiday rentals
Sóller
1,663 holiday rentals
Santa Eulària des Riu
1,424 holiday rentals
Ciutadella de Menorca
1,004 holiday rentals
Santañy
2,605 holiday rentals
Sant Antoni de Portmany
1,240 holiday rentals
Alaior
1,239 holiday rentals
Calvià
1,354 holiday rentals
Es Mercadal
1,025 holiday rentals
Sa Pobla
7,437 holiday rentals
Sant Lluís
825 holiday rentals
Ibiza Town
144 holiday rentals
Felanitx
3,745 holiday rentals
Manacor
5,229 holiday rentals
Palma de Mallorca
2,994 holiday rentals
Fornalutx
1,527 holiday rentals
Sant Joan de Labritja
1,520 holiday rentals
Campos
3,005 holiday rentals