DRENCHED IN SUNSHINE,THE BALEARIC ISLANDSCONSIST OF MALLORCA
ANDIBIZA, FORMENTERA AND VARIOUS SMALLER ISLANDS
Brimming with stunning scenery and sandy beaches, pulsating nightlife and rural serenity, each of the main islands has its ownlook, feel and individuality and is associated with a particulartype of holiday.The sheer beauty and simple harmony of
issecond to none with a variety of landscapes from lagoons andmarshes to small springs and smooth hills. Beach resorts are inabundance and with 208 beaches, there is one to suit all tastesfrom the lively and outgoing to the secluded and tranquil. Thelively resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova in the south-west offerplenty of watersports, shops, restaurants and a host of clubs,pubs and discos. Whilst the north coast is much quieter withpopular family resorts like Alcudia. The warm shallow waters areperfect for young children, and the beach has fine, clean sand.Colonia San Jordi is located on the south-east coast andbetter known for the Cabrera National Park and thefamous Es Trenc Caribbean style beach. One of thelast big sandy areas which is still unspoilt and well preserved in Mallorca (partially nudist).Known as the ‘island of wind’,
is idyllic for those who love sailing and windsurfing. A number of nautical companiesrent out different kinds of vessels or offerexcursions to any of the beautiful beaches whereyou can enjoy a wonderful dip in the Mediterranean or a dive into its depths. Menorca is the second-largest island and combinestraditional Mediterranean houses with colonial buildingsdating back to the 18th century. It is generally quieter and lessovertly ‘touristy’ than its two main neighbours. Menorca’s resorts range from quaint fishing villages with quiet,undisturbed beaches to the family orientated resorts like Cala’nForcat. The aqua-park and trampolines will entertain thechildren and the bathing platforms will satisfy the adults! Aquieter holiday can be enjoyed at Cala Galdana, one of the mostbeautiful coves in the western Mediterranean.
has come to be known as the home of the Balearic Beat,a focus of European club dance music, where top internationalDJs come to perform at the island’s huge, highly-developednightclubs. Clubbers from all over flock to San Antonio, Ibiza’ssecond largest town during the summer months from June toSeptember.There is another side to the island, however, popular withfamilies and couples who enjoy the safe, shallow waters of resorts like San Antonio Bay, Santa Eulalia, Es Cana andPortinatx offering some of the best restaurants, sandy beaches and watersports. Away from the resorts,Ibiza has a wild, beautiful coastline and enoughspace for a completely different kind of holiday.
is a little bit of Mediterranean paradise south of Ibiza. You willhave to take a ferry across to the island fromIbiza town to La Savina, a pretty working portand exclusive marina, home to million-poundyachts and fantastic views of Ibiza. Dreamy whitesandy beaches, clear waters and unspoiled naturemakes Formentera the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. Es Pujols is the main tourist resort on the island,although much is different to your average tourist resort! Apaved walkway alongside the beach houses cafes andrestaurants and a maze of narrow streets come alive at nightallowing holidaymakers to enjoy the summer evenings withsome alfresco dining.
Cala Saona, Formentera ©Turespaña
Overlookedby the magnificentPalma Cathedral, the labyrinth of alleyways inPalma, Mallorca once laiddown by the Romans willlead you here, there and everywhere!
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