Counting super-league beaches, rugged mountain ranges, world-famous clubs and prehistoric ruins among their highlights, the Balearic Islands have long since been one of Spain’s most popular spots. Find the low-down on each of the island’s holiday destinations right here, along with a quick guide to the different types of Balearic Islands holiday rentals you might choose to call home.
Holiday destinations in the Balearic Islands
Perhaps the best thing about holidays in the Balearic Islands is that, no matter whether you’re travelling with family or friends or enjoying a splash of romance with the other half, there’s an island to suit. While each of the 4 main islands boasts a unique charm, you can expect pristine beaches and blue skies to offer an idyllic backdrop to your holiday no matter which island takes your fancy.
Majorca holiday lettings
The largest of the Balearic Islands is known for its limestone mountains, fragrant citrus plantations and historic remains. The capital city of Palma attracts a fun-loving crowd, while those who prefer to take life a little slower will find holiday lettings in Puerto Pollensa are the perfect choice for relaxed getaways. Should a little luxury be part of your plans, upmarket places to stay in the billionaire's playground of Cala d’Or tick all the right boxes.
Ibiza holiday homes
The undisputed star of Europe’s club scene, Ibiza has built quite the reputation as a party island. That’s not quite the complete picture, though. While the main resort of San Antonio is best-known as the home of super clubs like Pacha and Amnesia, the island’s north coast has a more natural vibe – seen at its finest in the thick pine forests that grace the countryside near Puerto San Miguel.
Menorca holiday rentals
A little more low-key than neighbouring Majorca and Ibiza, Menorca villas and apartments are a top pick for beach holidays. The south coast’s Cala Turqueta and Cala Macarella are among the island’s most famous stretches of sand, while Cala Presili offers a hangout for clothing-optional kind of travellers. Around 10 miles south of the nudist beach, the capital city of Mahón boasts a sheltered harbour and British-inspired Georgian accommodation.
Formentera holiday lettings
If you want to truly get off the proverbial beaten track, Formentera is the Balearics Island for you. The smallest of the islands, Formentera serves up a postcard-perfect setting for water sports like sailing, snorkelling and swimming, though the appeal of Ibiza’s little sister by no means ends there – other popular attractions including the mud baths of S'Espalmador and the bird-filled salt marshes of Ses Salines Natural Park.
Types of holiday rentals in the Balearic Islands
As varied as the islands themselves, holiday rentals in the Balearic Islands come in a medley of flavours – with everything from beachfront condos with endless views to luxury villas with private pools to cottages nestled deep in the mountains on the menu. Dive in to discover the holiday homes lining up to welcome you for a stay in the sun.
Self-catering apartments in the Balearic Islands
An ever-popular choice for self-catering holidays, apartments can be a budget-friendly way to enjoy a break in the Balearic Islands. These properties can be found all over the archipelago, though apartments in the island’s capital cities and old towns and, of course, by its beaches, often prove favourite of all.
Villa holidays in the Balearic Islands
If you’re craving privacy or just fancy a little more room to spread out, Balearic villas hit the spot. Often boasting a private pool, these villas also come complete with full kitchens – ideal for enjoying a home-made lunch before settling in for a snooze-filled siesta.
Balearic Islands’ holiday cottages
Not too big and not too small, holiday cottages in the Balearics offer an ideal base for loved-up couples, families and small groups of friends. Although it’s possible to find holiday cottages and bungalows by the beach, these properties are typically a little more rustic than apartments and villas – and are more likely to be found in the mountains.