• Holidays in the Balearics are a no brainer. Pick this pocket of islands and you’ll be all signed up for lying on Blue Flag beaches, drinking cocktails in the sun, and Instagramming twinkling fishing harbours as the sun goes down. The only question is which of the Balearic beauties is for you. Read our round-up and pick your fave…

    Choose Majorca for beaches and shopping

    Taking the kids away next summer? Majorca’s cotton-soft beaches and shallow waters are perfect for first dips in the sea. Try Ca’n Picafort for 13 kilometres of sand (don’t forget those buckets and spades), or keep things low-key in Cala Bona, a fishing village that’s brimming with an old-school charm. Imagine how good that’ll look on your Instagram feed? If you’re heading off for a long weekend with your mates, try Palma. Here you can fill your boots with 100s of tapas dishes, before washing it down with a few glasses of sangria. And, top it all off with a shopping trip for some one-off pieces in Palma’s swanky boutiques.

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    Choose Menorca for relaxation and romance

    Explore Menorca’s sleepy hidden coves and whitewashed villages by day, and dip into its trendy bars and fairy-light strung harbours by night. Both are equally tempting – and great for dates or chill-out time. Forget about any busy schedules, and stock up on sun while sunbathing on Son Bou’s chilled-out beaches. Or, sip cocktails and while away your days together on equally laidback Punta Prima beach. Bliss.

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    Choose Ibiza for partying and sunsets

    Bag a great deal to the White Isle and have more cash to spend in Ibiza when you get there. Stock up on twinkly silver jewellery at Es Cana’s hippy market, grab a smoothie and people-watch in the pretty Old Town, and end your day with an unmissable DJ set at a club in San Antonio. Or, if you’ve got your eye on one of Ibiza’s quieter spots, check out Cala Gracio, especially at sunset. It’s the definition of get-away-from-it-all, but is still only a 10-minute taxi ride away from the bright lights of San Antonio. So it’s perfect if you don’t want to completely veto the idea of a wild night out. Now, where did we leave that UV paint…

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