The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is a crowning gem of the Mediterranean. Along the coast, you'll find long immaculate beaches and secret pine-clad bays. The crystal-clear sea glows with electric blue hues, rugged mountains rise above traditional villages and historic castles blend with the scenery to create iconic backdrops. Magnificent Majorcan holidays offer the perfect beach retreat.
Majorca is a place that feeds the senses, where pine and citrus trees scent the air and postcard-perfect views capture the eye at every turn. In Palma, the capital of the island, you can see the gigantic Palma Cathedral with its Gothic spires, then cross the road to explore the lavish Almudaina palace. Walk the massive yacht-lined harbour, discover the unique circular castle of Bellver and relax on one of many gold or white-sanded beaches.
On the northwest coast, Deia is amongst the prettiest and most famous villages in Majorca. You'll find traditional stone-built houses with green shutters and ochre-coloured walls clustered below the pine-rich peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. It's an affluent village popular with artists and there are a few interesting museums and galleries to be explored, along with secret bays and hidden coves.
Situated between mountains, forests, world-class manicured golf courses, pristine coastline with a long sandy beach and a harbour home to superyachts, Santa Ponsa is a playground of experiences. Relax on the sand, try water-based activities like scuba diving or jet skiing, hike mountain trails or climb and zip line about in the forest canopy at Jungle Parc. Enjoy lots of upmarket boutiques and local markets too.
Majorca enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Whilst some resorts close between November and February, it's still considered a year-round destination with winter highs around 16 degrees Celsius.
From June to September, temperatures can reach into the low 30s making it a popular time to visit the island. If you prefer slightly cooler weather, try visiting just outside of these months from April to May and October to November with average highs around 20 degrees Celsius.
Start your morning with an all-day breakfast and fresh pastries, then look forward to a varied evening menu. You'll get to try authentic Spanish cuisine with tapas dishes, paella and grilled specialities like whole cooked fish, along with traditional Asian and Mediterranean dishes.
You'll find the best food at luxury hotels in Majorca and even Michelin-starred restaurants. Enjoy a romantic ambience with candlelit dinners and live piano music. Unwind after dinner with an exclusive selection of whiskeys and bespoke cocktails.
As with any holiday, it's a good idea to carry some identification with you at all times and to keep a photocopy of your passport. British citizens don't need a visa to enter Majorca. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.