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Resorts Explained: Majorca

How does Majorca sound for a holiday this summer?  Yes, we'd love to go too but with all the resorts on this Spanish island, the decision of where to go can be a bit overwhelming.  Where do you go for a memorable family holiday?  Maybe it's your first time abroad with friends and you want to hit the bars and club but where's the best place to go?  That's why here at icelolly.com, we've done the hard work for you and figured out which resorts are best for the type of holiday you want to go on!

The best resort for…the best of both worlds.

Alcudia

For a perfect mixture of old town culture and a resort with a beautiful beach, look no further than the northern resort of Alcudia. Away from the big bars in the south, Alcudia provides a quiet retreat where cobbled streets and quaint tavernas are nestled behind the old city walls and the 7km coastline is the perfect place to soak up the sun.

The best resort for…relaxing.

Cala Bona

Cala Bona is the place to come if you want completely recharge your batteries and relax. There isn’t a whole lot to do in the peaceful fishing town but that’s part of its appeal. Days are spent enjoying leisurely meals down by the harbour or by sunbathing on one of the sandy coves around the resort. Then, during the evening, you can look over the water with a cocktail in hand and get ready for the next day where you can do the same all over again.

Cala Bona

The best resort for…families.

Sa Coma

Just down the coast from Cala Bona is the purpose built resort of Sa Coma. This family orientated destination has mini golf, go-karting and pony trekking on the beach - all guaranteed to keep kids happy! For a more relaxed day, the horseshoe bay and white, sandy beach provides a fun place to enjoy the sun. You can even hire out a pedalo to explore the surrounding coast!

Sa Coma

The best resort for…culture.

Palma

Majorca’s capital city may not be the first choice for a holiday in Majorca, but for culture vultures it’s a perfect for a break away on this Balearic Isle. The gothic cathedral, La Seu, which took over 300 years to build, is the show-stopping feature of Palma. Further around the city is a lively marina, creative art galleries and 11th century Arab Baths which are set in scenic gardens and provide a cool retreat on a warm summer’s day.

Palma

The best resort for…party animals.

Magaluf

Of course, Magaluf is the resort to come to for a week to remember. With its wild bars, cheaper than cheap booze and the biggest nightclub in Europe, there’s no wonder people keep coming back year after year. If you can find the energy from somewhere, there are waterparks nearby and plenty of water sports to entertain visitors during the day or, if you need to recover, there’s the beach which makes the perfect place to catch up on some much needed rest!

The best resort for…a touch of glamour

Illetas

For a touch of glamour and luxury, Illetas is an upscale resort set against a gorgeous backdrop of green pine trees and dramatic cliffs. With sea views to die for, classy restaurants to spend the evening in and fancy bars where your drinks are brought out to the pool, you’ll feel spoilt rotten in this idyllic Majorcan resort.

Illetas

By Emma Hart - Enjoying the summer sun in Illetas.