The Beautiful Balearic Islands: exploring the "other side" of the Islands

While top timeshare destination Spain is famous for affordable sunshine, home-from home comforts, golf resorts and clubbing, there’s quite a bit more to the Balearic islands than meets the eye. If you’re looking for cobbled streets, picturesque villages or secluded getaways, here are our top unique and beautiful Spanish getaways.

1)   Fornalutx, Mallorca

As one of the prettiest villages in Spain, Fornalutx, nestled in the Mallorcan hills, is a must-visit. Wander through the winding streets, sample treats from the local bakery, and breathe in the heady scent of orange blossom – all with spectacular mountain views.

2)   Valldemossa, Mallorca

Set on a mountain range, Valldemossa is picture postcard town surrounded by lush green forests and plenty of green space. The crumbling stone houses will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, and it’s easy to see why this beautiful getaway has inspired so many famous artists, including the composer Chopin.

3)    Caves of Drach, Mallorca

The Caves of Drach are utterly breathtaking, home to the beautiful Lake Martel. Catch an underground boat tour across the turquoise lake, all while enjoying a classical concert in the background.

4)    Cape Formentor, Mallorca

Set on the northern tip of Mallorca, Cape Formentor rises 384 metres above sea level and is surrounded by picture-perfect beaches. We recommend hiring a car and driving to these untouched sunning spots, for one of the prettiest Spanish seaside experiences around.

5)    Cala Turqueta, Menorca

The crystal clear waters of Cala Turqueta are one of the most photographed places in Menorca. Although relatively quiet first thing in the morning, it gets pretty busy, so be sure to arrive early.

6)    Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera

The small island of Formentera, based to the south of Ibiza, is full of beautiful beaches, but this is by far our favourite. In fact, it often makes it onto the list of best beaches in the world. Just be prepared for the fact that you’ll never want to leave…

7)   Playa S’Alga, Formentera

The tiny island of Espalmador is just three square kilometres large but has plenty of undiscovered hideouts, turquoise seas and snowy white sands.

8)    Las Salinas, Ibiza

If you think Ibiza is just for clubbers, think again! The part beach, part natural park of Las Salinas is beautiful and has plenty to offer travellers. Hire a catamaran for the day and explore the seas, relax in one of the beach bars, or explore the all-natural Wildlife Conservation Area.

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