The Balearics

Situated off the coast of Spain, the Balearic Islands are an archipelago spread across the Mediterranean Sea. The three largest islands are Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza, each one different but all of them known for their beautiful scenery and sparkling nightlife.

Here, the winters are mild and the heat of summer is eased with fresh ocean breezes. Spend your summer days lazing on the beaches, strolling around harbours and historical sites, splashing about at waterparks and dining on an intriguing array of tapas and seafood in quaint cafés - perfect for pure relaxation and indulgence.

Upcoming flights to Balearics

Flight facts

Majorca is the largest of the islands and offers a huge range of resorts suitable for families and couples alike. Whether you want relaxing naps on golden sands, water sports and waterparks, sightseeing or glittering nightlife, it’s all happening in Majorca. Menorca is known as a family island, though that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for adults! With abundant wildlife and natural beauty, Menorca is great for holidaymakers that love the outdoors and a sense of adventure.

Ibiza is known as one of the nightlife capitals of the world, but there’s more to it than dancing and drinking. Check out some of Ibiza’s spotless Blue Flag beaches and get stuck into some exhilarating water sports. Formentera and Cabrera are pretty little islands perfect for experiencing some traditional island life. Stroll along pretty beaches and enjoy the unspoilt views these tiny islands offer. The Balearics are as varied as they are beautiful, so whatever you’re after on holiday, you’ll find it here.

Popular destinations

Top 5 things to do in The Balearics

10 facts about the Balearics

1.

There are actually 151 islands in the Balearics, although only five of them are inhabited, Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera.

2.

June or September is the time for fiestas. These fantastic festivals are full of colour and music to get you in the holiday spirit.

3.

Menorca’s traditional drink is a Promada, a delicious blend of gin and lemon juice that will cool you down on hot summer nights.

4.

Formentera has three charming lighthouses, the oldest of which is at La Mola and gives stunning views of the Mediterranean sunset.

5.

Alcudia Old Town in Majorca is a charming 14th century walled town packed with quaint cafes and craft shops nestled amongst the cobbles.

6.

Menorca’s capital of Mahon is home to one of the largest natural harbours in the world. It boasts a range of romantic restaurants and friendly bars.

7.

San Antonio Bay in Ibiza is the perfect place for water sports. Make a splash with jet skiing, surfing, windsurfing and even scuba diving if you dare.

8.

The Monastery of Lluc in Escorca, Majorca was built in the Tramuntana Mountains in the 18th century and is one of the most popular historical sites in Majorca.

9.

Punta Pinet, San Antonio, one of Ibiza’s best beaches is home to an exciting new sport, flyboarding, which lets you zoom around on water propelled jetpacks.

10.

Beautiful Son Bou has the longest beach in Menorca and is a firm favourite with families who love relaxing and playing in the sunshine.

Share: