I love Majorca! Palma is one of the prettiest island capitals I know, and as one of the sunniest, most child-friendly holiday destinations in Europe, Majorca is a firm favourite with families.
Whether you’re looking for seriously stylish stays or fun in the sun, there’s a wealth of beautiful places to stay.
Here’s my guide to some of the most popular resorts in Majorca to help you find ‘The One’:
West of the Island:
Here you’ll find resorts to suit all budgets, from the island’s party central, Magaluf, to family resorts like Palma Nova and Santa Ponsa – you can your your pick. Better yet, each destination is in easy reach of the island’s beautiful capital of Palma, leaving you plenty of time to explore or hit the sun lounger!
Long popular with German holidaymakers, this vibrant resort is becoming increasingly popular with Brits.
If you’re Irish or Scottish and looking for a home from home, then this is for you! Santa Ponsa has, strangely, developed a reputation for being a Celtic favourite.
Camp de Mar:
Popular with celebs and independent travellers, this resort is renowned for its beautiful Blue Flag beach. There are also plenty of top golf courses within driving distance.
Puerto de Andratx:
Once a fishing village, this town is now a small resort with its elegant marina right at the heart. Expect plenty of cosmopolitan bars and restaurants.
With its safe and sandy beaches, this destination has become a firm favourite with families looking for fun in the sun.
Famous for its late night party-loving vibe and pubs and clubs, Magaluf has long been popular with the 18-30 singles crowd so you’ll want to give it a miss if you’re after a relaxed break with the little ones.
Puerto de Soller:
With its pretty port and luxe hotels, this is the perfect resort for couples and families looking for a relaxing getaway.
Popular with independent travellers and couples alike, this glamorous resort has been compared to Monte Carlo.
Bay of Palma:
If you want to stay closer to town, here are some of the resorts you’ll want to consider…
Once a fishing village, this is the closest resort to the beautiful capital of Palma and is a firm favourite with British families.
With a stunning sandy beach and close links to the city of Palma, this resort offers up the best of both worlds and is increasingly popular with young German tourists.
Playa de Palma:
Boasting a wide sandy beach fringed by a lively promenade dotted with cafes and bars, this resort is a favourite with young Germans.
This beautiful city is often compared to Barcelona, thanks to its stunning architecture, array of shops and culture and history.
East of the Island:
Clustered around sandy coves, this is a particular favourite with cyclists. Meanwhile, the choice of beaches, shops and restaurants make it a hit with families.
This lively, fun-filled resort is perfect for the young, old and those in between. Boasting a stunning beach, there are also plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Calas de Mallorca:
Quiet and laidback, this resort is centred around three sandy coves and dotted along a breathtakingly rugged coastline.
This is a small and picturesque fishing harbor and is popular with British tourists, thanks to its sandy beach and three 18-hole golf courses.
Family friendly and based on a stretch of beautiful coastline, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from here.
A fairly new resort based around an old fishing village, there are plenty of bars and clubs which open into the early hours.
Incredibly popular with families and couples, this British favourite has a huge selection of restaurants.
North of the Island:
Perfect for family holidays thanks to its wide bay edged with golden sands, there is a huge choice in accommodation as well as a wealth of bars and restaurants.
With golden sands and sweeping sand dunes, this beautiful resort is fringed with palm trees and shops, bars and restaurants.
Playa de Muro:
This wonderful beach is backed by huge sand dunes and luxury hotels. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.
Puerto de Pollensa:
Once a fishing village, this popular town comes with a dramatic backdrop – the Tramuntana mountains, which are tucked away in a sheltered horseshoe shaped bay.