Mallorca – the land of sun, sea and incredible beaches, this island in the glorious Mediterranean Sea is just one, and the largest one of the Balearic Islands. Mallorca or Majorca as it is also known has an incredible history that dates way back to the Palaeolithic period, from 6000–4000 BCE, that is full of mystery, danger, intrigue and battles for power.
These days, Mallorca is a lot more laid back, and holidaymakers stream into the popular island paradise, and with so many great deals, holidays to Mallorca have never been more accessible.
Shopping around on the internet means that you can compare many of the great travel packages to Mallorca, and you may be pleasantly surprised that a holiday package to Mallorca is really quite affordable, and who knows, this year could be your year for that Mediterranean suntan.
No matter whether you are traveling with your family or your friends, Mallorca has something for every age group and everyone to enjoy.
Some areas of Mallorca have literally skyrocketed to fame as being the party gateway to all of the Mediterranean, such as Magaluf. During the months of June and July, literally thousands of enthusiastic revellers, ranging between the ages of 18 and 30, descend on the island for weekends and entire weeks of sheer indulgence, all night parties and tons and tons of Sangria.
There are thousands of tour packages for the summer, that are actually fairly cheap, which attracts a younger crowd on a budget, who may not necessarily have loads of money to splurge. All inclusive holiday packages are great, as most of the include food all day meals – well you do need something to soak up all the Sangria – as well as local beers and spirits as well as ice creams and treats for the kids.
If you are looking to book an all-inclusive holiday package for the summer, you can be sure that you will find an abundance of great bargains that won’t break the bank, without having to skimp on luxuries.
Family Holidays in Mallorca
If you and your family are planning a holiday during the summer months of June and July, you may not want to subject your younger children to the lively chaos that is Magaluf during that time. Out of season is a completely different story, with only a few bachelor and bachelorette parties cruising through Magaluf during the non-peak seasons, so staying in Magaluf during that time would be fine with younger kids.
Most families prefer the ambience at the resort town of Palma Nova on the island, with the same beautiful white velvety sands as Magaluf, and plenty for kids and teens to see and do; it is the perfect place to take a family on a summer holiday. Self-catering accommodation allows families the freedom to eat in or chill out on the beach or grab a quick take away meal from the many restaurants and cafes found there.
Families traveling with small children need to know that none of the taxis that transfer visitors from the airport to your accommodation won’t have child seats as a standard practice. You will need to pre book any requirements for toddlers traveling with you.
Luxury Holiday Packages
If luxury is what you are after when you visit this picture perfect island paradise, then you will also not be disappointed. As much as Mallorca caters for the budget traveller, there is an abundance of luxury villas and resorts that cater for the discerning traveller. Even though indulgent holidays can’t be expected to come cheap, visitors will be pleasantly surprised that there are many bargains out there, just waiting to be booked up.
Port d’Andratx is the elite beach resort on the island. Playground to the seriously rich and rather famous, this is the premier holiday are for the discerning traveller to Mallorca. Many of the large, private villas are available for rental throughout the year, making it one of the most coveted holiday destinations in the world.
Great Holiday Destinations
Santa Posa is the quiet, less outgoing wallflower resort destination, if you compare it to its much more vivacious, lively and loud neighbours, Palma Nova and Magaluf. Santa Posa is exactly what you are looking for if you are after a quiet, relaxing breakaway from a busy city life.
But as with the rest of Mallorca, the summer months are busy no matter which part of the island you go to. And it goes without saying that months of June and July are certainly not in any way cheap.
August and September are some of the nicest times to go, most of the crowds and revellers have returned to their real lives and left behind nice cheap prices, great bargains, fantastic weather and large, un-crowded beaches that will almost feel exactly like one’s home away from home.