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Balearic Islands - Holidays in the Balearic Islands, Canaries
Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca, Formentera ~ Spain


About Balearic Islands
Balearic Islands... Nestling in the western Mediterranean, the Balearic Islands, also known as the Balearics or Illes Balears, are located halfway between the Iberian Peninsula, on the south of France and north of Africa.

The Balearic archipelago is made up of three major islands including
Majorca (Mallorca), Menorca (Minorca), Ibiza (Eivissa) plus Formentera. Also there are numerous islets.

The Balearic Islands offer great beach and summer holidays with its excellent combination of elegant summer resorts, beautiful coves and crystal clear waters, wonderful golden sandy beaches and intense nightlife.


The archipelago is the leading holiday destination in Europe and Mediterranean with a 1,240 kilometers of coastline.

Weather in the Balearic Islands is typical Mediterranean. Average temperature in spring is 19.5ºC, 27ºC in summer, 20.5ºC in autumn and 15ºC in winter.

The islands offer 300 days of sunshine a year and that makes the archipelago one of the best summer holidays destination in Europe.

Apart from the standard hotel type accommodation, the Balearics offer wide range of top quality hotels, holiday apartments, villa rentals  around beautiful coasts, marinas, golf courses and country cottages.

The Balearic Islands benefit from prolonged summer sun, lasting from May through to October, and as a result are great to visit for some off-season sunshine.

We’ll focus on two of the Balearic Islands, Majorca and Menorca to give you a mini guide to each.

Whether you’re travelling in May or early June before the summer crowd arrive, or you visit in September and October when they’ve left, you’ll find variety of hotels, apartments, holiday villas and
hostels. Check out many travel companies who offer good prices for the Balearic Islands all year round.

Travelling in June and September are especially good as they benefit from pre and post high-season prices whilst still retaining the warmth and sunshine of the high-season months of July and August.

Majorca – Its beaches are dominated by fine white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and rocky coves which give many of its hotspots a secluded feel as you can tuck yourself away behind the rocks and sunbathe as if it were your own private beach. The history of Majorca is, like so many islands, rich and interesting, and you can visit pre-historic settlements all around the island.

Over 6 million tourists visit each year, and to accommodate them the island is home to around 4500 restaurants all serving a variety of food. The locals are fond of their olives, and if you’re an olive fan then be sure to sample some of the local picked and stuffed ones. You can pick them up in pots from the local market on the huge olive stands for great prices. Accommodation on the islands ranges from self catering apartments and villas to resorts and seaside hotels, giving you a good choice when deciding where to stay.

Menorca – Much smaller than Majorca, Menorca has a population of just 95,000 compared to its neighbour’s 870,000, with the name Menorca translating literally into “the smaller one”, whilst Majorca means “the larger one”. But don’t let that fool you, for Menorca gives you plenty of bang for your buck and is home to its own rich history and culture, summer festivals and traditional celebrations. The ‘Festes de Sant Joan’ is a three day festival comprising of a horse riding procession on the second day, jousting on the third and a firework display to cap it all off.

The architecture is a mix of colonial and local due to its history of being fought over and thus ruled by many a different civilizations before settling down. The British influence is still noticeable in the locals’ love for gin, with which they make a drink called Pomada by mixing the gin with bitter lemon. Again the accommodation options are excellent and the prices affordable, and the island is a highly recommended holiday destination.


Holidays to Balearic Islands

Mallorca Holidays
Mallorca (Majorca) is a charming island hosting the perfect deep blue Mediterranean and 350 miles of clear coastlines. It is  Europe's busiest holiday island.

Ibiza Holidays
From sunrise to sunset, you’ll find golden sandy beaches and extraordinary nightlife activities where you can discover thousands of ways to enjoy the Ibiza's warm waters, its sun and crazy nights.

Menorca Holidays
Beach holidays in Menorca is fascinating. There are plenty of swimming and snorkeling opportunities and lots of water sports surrounded by pretty coves.


Formentera Holidays
Located 11 miles from Ibiza, Formentera is worthy of its fine sandy beaches and splendid scenery and a magnet for the holidaymakers searching for escape and tranquility..

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