The vast majority of holidays to the Balearic Islands revolve around the beach. Dig a bit deeper, though, and you’ll find everything from rugged mountain ranges to prehistoric ruins.
Cruise and stay visitors have been flocking to the Balearic Islands for years, and with good reason. The cluster of islands is just off Spain’s east coast, which means the weather stays comfortably balmy throughout. Other big draws across the Balearics range from world-class beaches to Medieval settlements, via picture-perfect countryside.
Majorca, the biggest island in the Balearics, has a bit of everything going on. Family-friendly resorts are defined by the lively beaches and neon-lit town centres. At the other end of the scale, romantic fishing villages with quiet coves are scattered across the island. Then, there’s the capital, Palma. When you want to get out and about on your cruise holiday to the Balearic Islands, this cosmopolitan city lets you spend days dipping into designer boutiques and admiring the famous Gothic cathedral.
The Balearics are known for their good-looking coastlines. Just look at Majorca – it has hundreds of beaches, many of which fly a coveted Blue Flag. In fact, staying on this Balearic island before or after your cruise gives you the chance to comb your way along the coast, in search of everything from tiny pebbly coves, to golden sweeps peppered with beach bars.
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St John’s Day
Midsummer’s eve kicks off one of Formentera’s biggest bashes. All over the island, the locals light bonfires in town squares…
Get wet at Aquarock Menorca
This small-scale waterpark gives you a clutch of classics like the Kamikaze, plus a wave pool and a kids’ area that comes…
Have a night out in Cala Millor
Porto Cristo isn’t really into partying. An evening here is all about long, lazy dinners with a bottle of wine. You’re not…
Eat net-fresh lobster at the harbour
There are plenty of eating places throughout the resort, but if you like fresh seafood you can watch it come ashore fromone…
Jimmy Hill’s, La Plaza, Cala’n Blanes
Over at nearby Cala’n Blanes, you’ll find 3 bar-restaurants called Jimmy Hill’s all on the main square. Whichever one you…