OVERVIEW

There are many faces to the Balearic Islands, from the peaceful coves of Menorca and historic towns of Majorca to the buzzing nightclubs of Ibiza. Miles of sandy beaches ring all of the Balearic Islands, making this a haven for anyone who wants to laze on a lounger, dip a toe in the water, or just do that beach holiday thing with a chilled-out vibe. Pretty whitewashed villages hide in mountainous interiors, just waiting to be explored, making Balearic Islands holidays an unbeatable mix of relaxation and revelry, with plenty of family-friendly fun thrown in.

Majorca

Majorca is the Balearics’ biggest island is all about the beaches. And whether you pick superleague stretches like 13-kilometre-long Ca’n Picafort, or tucked away coves, such as those around billionaire’s playground, Cala d’Or, you’re pretty much guaranteed golden sand and calm waters.

Ibiza

Ibiza is the king of Europe’s club scene. The island’s main resort, San Antonio, is home to world-famous dance spots like Pacha. It’s a different story up on the north coast, though. Make your way to the countryside around Puerto San Miguel and you’ll find hidden caves and walking trails through thick pine forests.

Menorca

If you’re after an island that moves at a slower pace, Menorca hits the spot. Families flock here for quiet beaches like Son Bou and Cala’n Forcat. Plus, there are prehistoric relics like the village of Torre d’en Gaumes, which is over 3,000 years old.

Formentera

If you want to really drop off the radar, head over to Formentera. Its 20-kilometre coastline is dotted with secluded stretches of white sand. Some, like Playa Mitjorn, have been compared to the Caribbean.

 

What is the currency in the Balearics?

Euro

How long does it take to fly to the Balearics?

Approximately 2 hours, 30 mins

What is the time difference the Balearics?

The Balearic Islands are 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

When is the best time to visit the Balearics?

Late spring or early autumn when the air is warm and the resorts are less crowded.

The weather in the Balearic Islands is typical of the Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers and mild winters. Temperatures can reach over 30°C in July and August, which is perfect for sun-seekers. Sea temperatures peak in the mid 20s °C at this time, too, and often remain above 20°C even until late October or early November.

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