When summer comes, it seems that all of Europe goes on holiday in Majorca; since the first custom built Majorca resorts appeared in the 1960s, the island has been the number one choice for sun and sand holidays. The combination of beautiful beaches, busy nightlife, blazing sun, numerous hotels and low cost flights have made cheap holidays in Majorca irresistible for many, with the island attracting millions of visitors from England, Ireland, Germany and many other parts of Europe every summer.
There are over two dozen resorts in Majorca, and they are by no means identical. Each one has its own attractions and individual character, so whether you want to party the night away or relax on the beach with the kids, there will be a resort to suit you. Here is a selection of the best resorts in Majorca:
Alcudia – Best for…Beaches
For a cheap holiday in Majorca, one thing matters above all others – the beach. There’s plenty to do apart from swimming and sunbathing in Majorca, but the majority of visitors have come to escape grey skies at home and grab a little quality time in the sun.
So if hitting the beach is your top priority, Alcudia is the place to be. Widely reckoned to be the best in Majorca, Alcudia’s gorgeous beach stretches out for over nine miles along the north coast of the island. The water is calm and safe for children to play in, and there are a huge range of water sports and activities to get involved with. If you want to lounge on the best beach in Majorca, a holiday in Alcudia will be perfect for you.
Magaluf – Best for…Clubbing
If you are looking for a party while on holiday in Majorca, there’s nowhere better than Magaluf. The central strip is stuffed full of bars, and you are spoilt for choice for clubs, with BCM and Bananas two of the biggest and most popular. Magaluf is well known on the European clubbing scene, and regularly hosts top DJs like Judge Jules and DJ Sammy. The resort is especially popular with a young British crowd, with many going on a cheap holiday in Majorca specifically to hit the clubs of Magaluf. But it’s not all clubbing at this Majorca resort: it also has a massive water park (perfect for kids…or to cure a hangover!), a go-karting track, and one of the best beaches on the island.
Palma Nova – Best for…Families
There are numerous family friendly Majorca resorts, but Palma Nova may be the pick of the bunch. The resort is quieter and more relaxed than some of the busier, club focused resorts. The beach is clean, safe and ideal for families, and most of the evening entertainment is designed to be family friendly. There are plenty of activities to keep children entertained, including junior golf, and the waterpark at the neighbouring resort of Magaluf. Overall, the resort of Palma is ideal for a cheap family holiday to Majorca.
Palma City – Best for…Culture
Culture may not be the first thing that springs to mind for a holiday in Majorca, but its capital, Palma City, is the perfect place to combine some time in the sun with a taste of Spanish and Balearic culture. Most travellers to Majorca will prefer to stay in a holiday resort on the beach, but Palma City is perfect for a day trip. The best restaurants in the islands are in Palma, offering a great selection of Majorcan cuisine. The city also features a massive medieval cathedral, partially restored by Antoni Gaudi, and several good art museums. Once you’ve filled up on culture, you can enjoy numerous nearby beaches or the city’s very active bar and clubbing culture before you return to your Majorca resort.
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