With each island offering a very different kind of holiday, the Balearics really do have something for everyone. While Ibiza is known worldwide as a clubbing capital, Majorca is a huge family favourite and low-key Menorca is preferred by those looking for a quiet break. Formentera is an added treat - a near-uninhabited island with just a handful of hotels and some of Europe's most perfect beaches.
Things to Do
Each island has its own characteristic focal point. Ibiza is famous for its nightlife, Majorca for its tourist culture and hospitality, Menorca for its history, and Formentera for its peaceful nature and stunning coastline. Of course this generalisation doesn't apply to all resorts - for example Majorca has party town Magaluf and north Ibiza is a haven of peace and quiet - but you might want to use these reputations to guide your choice.
Food and Drink
Cooking in the Balearic Islands is heavily influenced by their Mediterranean location. Seafood and shellfish in particular are very popular and are used in a variety of meals including tapas dishes and paella. However holiday resorts in the Balearics cater for all tastes, offering a variety of international cuisine from Chinese to Mexican. Clubbers will love the array of fast food restaurants in the main party resorts, perfect for curing hangovers on a budget.
This Mediterranean jewel is renowned for sun soaked beaches, hedonistic clubbing scene and stunning sunsets!
Just over a two hour flight away, Majorca still has to be one of the most popular all year round holiday destinations with something to suit everyone.
The smallest of the Balearic Islands, charming Menorca is the perfect destination for a family getaway in the sun!