Europe arguably has the best beaches in the world. While the Canary Islands remain the go to destination for sun worshippers, those shouldn’t forget the Balearic Islands. Majorca, the largest island in the Balearic Islands not only offers gorgeous sandy beaches but a wealth of other fun activities making it perfect for family holidays.
A trip to the beach is a must for any holidays to Majorca. If you could only go to one beach in Majorca, many would be quick to suggest Cala d’Or Beach, Es Trenc Beach offers a much quieter and enjoyable day. Unspoilt and well preserved, the beach offers 2km of soft white sand so there’s plenty of space for everyone. You won’t find much motorised watersport activities which means taking a dip in the crystal clear shallow sea is extremely safe. If you need to stretch your legs, the natural park located behind the beach is a great spot for picnics in the sun. Off the beaten track, you will need a car to get to this paradise.
Coves del Drach
A must see natural wonder, it’s hard to believe some families fail to make time to visit Coves del Drach. Located on the east coast of Majorca, a tour of these magnificent caves is a must. A one hour guided tour leads you around the caves where you will see amazing formations and gorgeous stalactites which only grow 1cm per 100 years. To give you an idea just how large the cave is, it houses a lake! Named after the explorer who found the cave, the tour ends with a spectacular show involving Lake Martel (I won’t spoil the surprise).
Pirates Adventure Show
Pirates may not be something you associate with Majorca, but this a spectacular show you and the family don’t want to miss. The Pirates Adventure Show has been wowing families for almost 30 years now. The show is an impressive mix of action through the form of acrobatics, gymnastics and dancing together with a dash of comedy. Unlike anything else you’re likely to see; Sir Henry Morgan and his brave buccaneers fend off French invaders from their treasure.
If your kids are crazy about animals or long for the excitement of Sea World in Florida, Marineland is sure to please them. The theme park is home to a wide variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. The Tropical House transports you to humid rainforests where snakes, iguanas and piranhas to name a few can be found. One of the most popular areas of the park is the aquarium which is home to many species of fish and sharks. There are also three shows – dolphins, exotic birds and sea lions – which showcase the animal’s incredible talents!
If you are looking for a unique experience in the city of Palma de Mallorca, there is no better way than to take a trip on the Soller Railway. This unique tour on a quaint wooden coach first takes you through the streets of Palma before making its way up the mountain to Soller. As you make your way to the picturesque town, you’ll be greeted with gorgeous scenery and magnificent views. The charming town of Soller is heaven for foodies with a variety of delectable delights on offer.
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa
You’ll of course need somewhere comfortable to retreat to after action packed days out. One of the most luxurious hotels in Majorca is the five star Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa. Its cliff top location on the west coast of Majorca offers unrivalled views of the sea and mountain vistas. The charming seaside resort of Port Soller is a tranquil haven with soft sand beaches perfect for soaking up the sun. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to Port Soller, allowing you and your family to explore not just the beach but the shops and port too.
The hotel isn’t without places to bask in the sunshine either with two swimming pools, two pool bars and your own private balcony or terrace. The Sunset Lounge bar is a particularly stunning area of the hotel to relax in the evenings. As the name suggests, it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset with almost 360 degree views of the Tramuntana mountain range.
For the ultimate in relaxation, book a day at the Talise Spa. A myriad of treatments including facials, therapies and full body massages will help you replenish your mind, body and soul. Guests can also take advantage of the gym, complete with state of the art facilities. While parents soothe away the hours, children can have fun at the Barbaroja’s kids club. There are a variety of activities available for 3 to 12 year olds including board games, crafts, books and computer games.