The Ultimate Travel Guide to the Balearic Islands

One thing’s for sure: anyone can have a brilliant time in the Balearics!

In Ibiza, party-people, ravers and fun-seeking weekenders share the island with a more subdued, relaxed and hippie-chic crowd of fashion influencers and families. Majorca has Magaluf, yes, but it’s a charming cosmopolitan island offering an array of experiences. Menorca is laid-back and authentic. While in chilled Formentera, the baby of the group, the simple life rules. Just choose an island to suit your pace - good times are guaranteed.

Blessed with fantastic beaches, all major resorts throughout the Balearic Islands offer a wide variety of water sport activities, be it kayaking, surfing, diving, or snorkelling. You’ll be spoilt for choice with boat excursions too, some of which include visits to caves and secluded islands. Cycling has become hugely popular on all four islands, and often the best way to reach off-the-beaten-track places along the coast. Hiking is also a fine way to explore the region, with great coastal walks along the Barranc d’Algendar in Menorca, Santa Agnès in Ibiza and Cala Saona in Formentera.

Whichever island you decide on, our guide will give you everything you need to plan the perfect holiday in the Balearic Islands.

The best of the Balearic Islands

Balearic Islands bucket list: 15 things you can't miss

Not sure where to begin? Here's our pick of 15 top things to have on your to-do list in the Balearic Islands. 

Choosing your Balearic Island

With 4 main islands to choose from, where will you go? Find the island that's best for you with our round-up.


10 incredible must-see spots in the Balearics

From historic villages to breathtaking beaches and World Heritage sites, here's some of our favourite things on each of the Balearic Islands. 

Ibiza

Things to do in Ibiza

From world-class clubbing to scenic coastal hiking, here's 7 things not to be missed in Ibiza.


Ibiza nightlife: The hottest places to go out at night

Find out where to go and what to do in Ibiza after dark.

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Ibiza

If you’re looking for picture-perfect beaches, you can't go wrong in Ibiza.  

A guide to Ibiza's best restaurants

Calling all foodies! Here's some of the finest places to dine in Ibiza.

5 of the best places for Yoga in Ibiza

Nourish your mind, body and soul at these yoga retreats on the White Island.

Top areas to stay in ibiza

Not sure where to base yourself on the island? Here's a rundown of our 5 favourite spots.

Majorca

12 of the best things to do in Majorca

Vineyard tours, botanical gardens, huge underground lakes... you really are spoilt for choice in Majorca!

Majorca's hidden gems: insider's tips

From sleepy local villages to the finest tapas, here's some of Majorca's best-kept secrets.

Where to eat in Palma de Mallorca

Our guide to the best eateries in Majorca's sophisticated capital city.

The 10 most beautiful Majorca beaches

Ready to hit the beach? Check out our breakdown of the island's top spots.

Water sports: The essential guide

Make the most of the water in Majorca with our lowdown on the best sports and activities. 

Top 5 things to do in Magaluf

Heading to Majorca's party capital? Here's 5 things you just have to see. 


Menorca

9 things you can't miss in Menorca 

From the island's highest point to unspoilt cove beaches, here's 9 things you have to see in Menorca.

Menorca's 10 most beautiful beaches

Feel the sand between your toes at our favourite Menorca beaches.

Mahón: 7 of the best things to see and do

Here’s our rundown of what to do in the historic port town and Menorcan capital.

Planning your trip

When to go to the Balearic Islands

Want to know what's happening and when? Read our guide to events and festivities in the Balearics.


Learn Catalan: Essential phrases for your holiday

Impress the locals by learning the lingo. These basic words and phrases will take you far!


Getting around the Balearic Islands

From buses to bikes, there are many ways to get around the islands. Find out everything you need to know.

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