Balearic Islands

Islands in the sun

This trio of islands – east of mainland Spain – are tried-and-tested holiday favourites. And while they’ve all got sandy beaches and camera-ready scenery to brag about, they each have a personality of their own.

Menorca

Menorca is decidedly low-key. This natural beauty is all about peace and quiet, with pine-clad hills, traditional towns and more beaches than Majorca and Ibiza put together. Son Bou has the longest sandy stretch, while Cala’n Bosch lines up open-air cafés and trendy bars.

Majorca

The biggest island of the bunch, Majorca, has been pulling in the punters for decades. It’s a bit of an all-rounder, with great beaches, waterfront restaurants and buzzing clubs. In the north, you’ve got family-friendly resorts like Alcudia, while the south is home to party-hard Magaluf.

Ibiza

Speaking of partying, Ibiza’s clubs are world-famous – the best are in Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio. But the island also has a laid-back side, from Portinatx’s quiet coves, to Formentera’s untouched natural beauty, to Santa Eulalia’s boutiques and classy restaurants.

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Majorca

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.

Menorca

Granted, it’s less hip than Ibiza and less happening than Majorca, but that’s exactly Menorca’s pull. This Balearic isle doesn’t do flashing neon, but rolls out low-rise resorts, pretty marinas and golden beaches instead.

Ibiza

Ibiza’s beaches are almost as famous as its clubs. At Playa den Bossa, the island’s biggest, you can carry on the previous night’s party at the bars lining the sand. At the other extreme, you’ve got pint-sized Puerto San Miguel, where seclusion is pretty much a given.

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