With miles of wide, sandy beaches, amazing architecture and history, and an endlessly vibrant arts and culture scene, it's no wonder Majorca is among Spain's top holiday destinations – drawing not only the Spanish royal family, but throngs of visitors from all over the world. You'll find everything you could ever need for an unforgettable Mediterranean holiday in Majorca, whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a fun-filled vacation for the whole family, or moments to bond closer with your best friends.
Relax in beautiful villas to rent in Majorca near the beach
Studded with breathtaking beaches and stunning coves, Majorca's 345-mile coastline offers an endless array of things to see and do. Grab your sunscreen and spend long, hot summer days soaking up the sun, clamber up a cliff and jump into the turquoise water of the sea, or marvel at rock formations in myriad caves. Wintertime in Majorca can be a most relaxing experience: the sun is out most days, and the beaches are quiet – perfect for romantic sunset strolls. No matter the time of year, you'll have memorable beach holidays in these charming Majorcan towns.
Water sports galore in Puerto Pollensa
Also called Port de Pollenca, this family-friendly resort town in the northern part of the island boasts extensive beaches lined by palm and pine trees. You can head to windy Llenaire Beach for kitesurfing and windsurfing, or bring the kids to splash about in the shallow, crystal clear waters of Albercutx beach. At the marina, traditional boats called 'llauts' bring to mind the days when Puerto Pollensa was just a sleepy fishing village. Book a holiday rental in July and watch the colourful midnight fireworks display at La Gola beach, part of the annual 8-day Festes de la Verge del Carme festival.
Nature and history in Cala D'or
The village of Cala D'or on Majorca's southeast coast is the quintessential Mediterranean town, with its whitewashed buildings, streets shaded by palm trees, and laid-back restaurants and cafes. It's home to several small gold- and white-sand beaches, including Cala d'Or Beach, Cala Serena Beach and Cala Gran Beach, where the activities range from paddle boarding to surfing to scuba diving. In addition to seaside fun, villa rentals here will also put you within easy reach of the 18th-century Es Forti fortress and the ecological treasures of the Parc Natural de Mondrago nature reserve.
Fun for the whole family in Palma Nova
Located in the municipality of Calvia on the southwestern coast, the resort town of Palma Nova is where you'll find the sun-kissed beaches of Son Maties, Na Nadala and Es Carregador. With fine, golden sand, shallow and calm waters and a plethora of playgrounds, it's no surprise that Palma Nova is a popular holiday destination for families with young children. Holiday homes with swimming pools are plentiful here, just minutes away from the beach and a mere 15-minute drive from the capital city of Palma.
Land and water adventures in Santa Ponsa
Also known as Santa Ponca, this historic town in southwest Majorca is home to an expansive Blue Flag beach with powdery white sand – dubbed 'the big beach' – and Calo d'en Palliser, a smaller cove nicknamed 'the small beach.' Like many of the island's other beaches, they're ideal for families because of their shallow, tranquil water. Luxury villas and other holiday lettings in this town, boasting stunning views of the sea and mountains, are the perfect base for exploring Santa Ponsa's numerous attractions, including golf courses, street markets and Roman and Moorish archaeological sites.
Medieval marvels near Port d'Alcudia
Stretching more than 2 miles long, Playa de Alcudia in the northern Majorcan resort town of Port d'Alcudia is another Blue Flag beach that draws visitors of all ages. The water remains shallow even quite a way from the shore, water sports activities abound and there's a shaded boardwalk whose entire length is lined with shops, restaurants and cafes. From your Port d'Alcudia holiday cottage, a 10-minute drive to the north will take you to the medieval town of Alcudia, where you'll find 14th-century walls built by King James II of Aragon encircling the narrow streets and ancient buildings.