From golfing to the finest beaches in Europe: Why you'll love Majorca

From world-class golfing to some of the finest beaches in Europe, this is why you and the family will love Majorca

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The beautiful Balearic island takes you from mountains to bucolic countryside and stunning beaches…

Top up your tan or cool off in azure waters at Coll Baix, Majorca

It’s hard to beat the romance of Majorca. On this Balearic island you’ll find ribbons of soft-sand beaches and secret coves that appear as if out of nowhere at the end of a hike through a pine forest. 

It’s all so picturesque; perfect whether you want to relax on the sands and explore with the family, embrace a more active break hiking and biking, or simply enjoy a game of golf at one of the island’s award-winning courses.

With Majorca tipped as a top holiday spot for 2021-2022, is making it easier than ever to reach the Balearic island with flights departing from 10 UK airports.

In England, you can jet out of Leeds Bradford, Manchester or Newcastle, Bristol, London Stansted, East Midlands or Birmingham. Majorca flights also depart from both Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland and Belfast International in Northern Ireland.

With convenient flight times and a hand luggage allowance of 10kg of hand luggage included in your ticket, is combining great value flights with friendly service for your Majorca holiday – no wonder it’s been voted Tripadvisor’s Best UK Airline and is a Which? Recommended Travel Provider.

So with your travel taken care of, all you need to think about is how you want to spend your time in Majorca. Here are some ideas…

Hit the beach

From rocky outcrops to impossibly perfect white sand beaches, you’ll be spoiled choice when it comes to sunbathing spots in Majorca

With a craggy coastline punctuated by more than 200 beaches, Majorca’s principal attraction is its stunning collection of bays, coves and sweeping curves of sand, meaning there is a beach for every type of traveller.

Are you looking for calm, shallow waters where the little ones can play? Port Alcudia beach and Port de Pollensa in the north-east have white sands, clear waters and are backed by beautiful mountain scenery. Shelter under the pines at the narrow but beautiful Formentor beach, or head across to the west coast to low-key Port Soller, where the calm waters are hugged by mountains and have a nearby town for convenience.

Then there are the romantic coves, often only revealing themselves after a hike along a pretty coastal path or through fragrant pines. Pebbly Deia is a stunning spot for glassy waters and beach-side fish restaurants, while tiny Cala d’es Moro is a sensational sandy beach almost completely embraced by craggy cliffs.

A winding road through the Tramuntana Mountains suddenly deposits you at postcard-perfect Cala Sa Calobra in the north-west of the island, while to the south Es Trenc is a long stretch of white sands that forms part of a protected natural park.

Dive in

The ocean’s not just for swimming! Sail, dive and kayak your way around this stunning island for unforgettable experiences

The beaches may be beautiful, but that’s no reason to stay on the sands. The inviting waters that glint green and blue offer a whole variety of activities to try. 

Take the plunge on a snorkelling or scuba diving adventure and you’ll soon find that the rocky coastline is home to a whole variety of species, from grouper to octopus, while the meadows of Neptune grass are great for spotting starfish, pipefish, damsel fish and even seahorses.

Not all the sea’s attraction are below the surface. Head out on a kayak, or even a stand up paddleboard, and you can paddle close to the rocks to explore caves and hidden inlets and even spot seabirds.

Feeling more adventurous? Try windsurfing or kitesurfing at Port Alcudia or Port de Pollensa, perhaps try a jetski tour to explore the Los Deltas Natural Reserve, or sign up for a waterskiing class or two.

Tee off

For the best golfing experience by par head to Golf Son Antem, a perfect spot for a relaxing game of golf

Majorca’s delights stretch beyond the coast, too. For golf fans there’s no better way to enjoy the stunning scenery of the island than during a stroll around a course. And what a variety of courses you have to choose from!

From the respected T Poniente Golf Course, just outside Palma, to the challenging Pula Golf Course In the north-east of the island and used on the European Tour, there are courses for all preferences.

Alcanada Golf Course, near Alcudia, boast stunning sea views, as does Vall d’Or Golf Club, near Cala d’Or, while Golf de Andratx has both mountain and sea views.

Newer Golf Son Gual, to the west of Palma, has been included in Europe’s top 100 European courses, while Golf Santa Ponsa has hosted multiple tournaments including the European PGA Tour.

Whether you’re looking for a challenge taken on by the world’s best players, or simply a relaxed game in a beautiful setting, Majorca is dotted with courses to try.

Take to the trails

Challenge yourself with a cycle up Majorca’s Puig Major peak and be rewarded with panoramic views of the island

In spring and autumn, European cyclists descend on the island to make the most of the spectacular mountain trails that wend their way through the Tramuntana Mountains. But Majorca isn’t just where the professionals train, it’s also a delight sunny cycle holiday destination for amateur fans.

With year-round sunshine, mountain trails and beautiful coast and country routes to follow, you’ll always find the right level for your ability, stopping off en route for a splash in the sea or lunch on the beach.

Then there are the hikes you can enjoy. Scale a mountain, soak up sweeping sea views from a clifftop or simply follow a relaxed trail weaving its way from village to village. There are family-friendly trails as well as tough routes that take you through the mountains from hotel to hotel.

For a more high-octane break, don’t miss the Palma marathon in October, or the Mallorca 312 cycle race in the same month, where cyclists have 14 hours to cover 312km with an altitude gain of 5,050m.

Fly in style

Whether you’re planning a family trip, a romantic escape or an active break, when you fly with, you can escape in an instant with 10kg hand luggage included in your ticket price.

Expect great value deals and convenient flight times. And with flights direct from 10 UK airports, you can be on the beautiful Balearic island in no time.

For more information and to book your flights, click here. 

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