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A Mediterranean favourite

Majorca’s always been a reliable choice – one of those places you can book, safe in the knowledge you’re on to a winner. But in the last decade or so, it’s gone big league, with celebs proclaiming it perfect second-home territory. Thankfully, though, you don’t need their bank balance to appreciate this Med classic.

Laid-back beach resorts

In terms of resorts, places like Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa in the north, and Cala Bona in the east, offer a concentrated dose of sands, bars and restaurants. Talking of restaurants, Puerto Pollensa has some of the best seafood joints going. Another biggie on the east coast is Sa Coma, which teams a good beach with a safari park and a handful of first-rate golf courses.

Stylish cities and party towns

Switch to the southeast coast and you’ve got places like Cala d’Or, which has a seven cove line-up. It also counts galleries, boutiques and waterfront restaurants among its best features. Just as stylish – if not more so – is Majorca’s capital, which squeezes cocktail haunts and designer boutiques into its narrow streets. As for the west coast, that’s where Majorca really lets its hair down. Magaluf and Palma Nova promise neon nights and cafés that do a mean recovery fry-up.

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Alcudia

Set on the north-east coast, Alcudia is one of the oldest spots on Majorca. It still wears its Roman history well with a smattering of ruins up by the old town. Down on the coast it’s a different story – there’s a swanky marina here lined with fancy-pants restaurants. As for the beach, you’ve got one of the longest strips on the island.

Magaluf

Magaluf doesn’t do things by halves. This thriving resort on Majorca’s south west coast lines up supersized clubs, larger-than-life party people, and the biggest and best white-sand beach this side of the island. No wonder it’s been such a hit with holidaymakers for the best part of 40 years.

Palma Nova

Palma Nova is a real family favourite on Majorca’s south-west coast. It was one of the first purpose-built resorts on the island and it’s earned its stripes with a seafront promenade packed with Brit pubs and bars. The resort has nabbed a great location, too. It’s just 15 kilometres from the capital, Palma, and a 10-minute walk to joined-at-the-hip neighbour, Magaluf.

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