Friday, 30 July 2010 12:00 AM
Majorca is the perfect Spanish holiday destination for all tastes, ages and occasions. The largest of the 3 Balearic Islands and less than three hours flight time from the UK, cheap holidays to Majorca are great for an enjoyable summer break.
The short journey makes this sunny island just the thing for families with young children or just a weekend away from the humdrum of everyday life.
Palma is the proud capital of the island and is a city steeped in beauty and history, with its famous cathedral dominating the bright blue skyline. As cosmopolitan as it is historical Palma attracts the jet set crew who dock their yachts in the picturesque harbour and shop until they drop at the designer boutiques. A meander through the maze of cobbled streets brings you an incredible assortment of coffee shops, bars and restaurants tempting you to spend your afternoons relaxing after a morning of hard shopping and sightseeing.
Magaluf is the place to head if you love to party and attracts thousands of young and lively holidaymakers as well as stag and hen parties year after year. An astronomical choice of over 100 bars within the resort ensures that you will never go short of fun places to drink and people to meet. Magalufâ€™s wide stretch of sand offers a welcoming place of relaxation during the day as people sleep off their over indulgences of the night before or enjoy the fun of the watersports.
The resorts also plays host to the Aqualand Magaluf water park, attracting holidaymakers from all corners of the island wanting to enjoy the thrills and spills of the slides, which range from sky high white knuckle chutes to tiny tots slides. Just along the coast is the much calmer resort of Palma Nova which is favoured by families as well as holidaymakers that want to be within easy reach of all the action whilst still enjoying a relaxing beach holiday.
On the east coast of this beautiful island is Sa Coma, set in lush countryside surroundings with a superb sandy beach makes this resort appeal to everybody. A pedestrianised promenade packed with trinket shops, mini-markets, restaurants and bars ensures a safe environment for all the family.
Alcudia in the north of the island is well known as a family resort due to having the largest sandy beach on the whole of the island. This atmospheric resort is lively in a family friendly sense and offers an extensive selection of restaurants catering for even the fussiest of eaters, along with a fun packed array of nightlife. Puerto Pollensa just along the coast is another family friendly resort also offering an abundance of dining and nightlife options.
As well as a great selection of resorts to choose from, glorious scenery to be discovered and fine local cuisine to be sampled, you also have a vast amount of accommodation options offered throughout Majorca. You can choose from the variety of once in a lifetime, honeymoon worthy, fully inclusive hotels that ooze luxury. Basic apartments that offer a place to rest your head, and not much more, on a lively stag/hen weekend. Or just something in between, nicely decorated hotels and well equipped comfortable apartment complexes that offer fantastic value on cheap holidays to Majorca. Whatever your budget or reason for travelling, this fantastic and varied island is the place to head.