Located in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain there are 7 landmasses that together make up the Balearic Islands. With Search4Sun you can explore the big 3. Their sunny shores are waiting for you this summer, which one will you choose?
These 3 Balearic Islands are Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca. They are ideal summer destinations for those looking for affordable package holidays, offer a reasonable flight time and pretty much guarantees days of warm weather. All 3 islands, have sandy beaches, warm sea water, tasty restaurants and attractions to explore.
The largest of the islands is Majorca, it has become a beacon for those looking for great beaches to relax on during the day and partying at night. The 18-30’s holidays are incredibly popular here.
However, Majorca is also a lovely place to take a family holiday and if your looking for a quiet party-free vacation, the best time to visit is during the off season. Prices are cheaper and the partying masses are back at university or work.
There are many family friendly beaches, such as Playa de Muro Beach, Arenal d’en Castell and Port de Pollenca Beach, where your children have great safe fun. To add some activities into a beach holiday, take the kids to Palma Aquarium, the ostrich farm called Artestruz Mallorca and Aqualand.
Ibiza has a reputation for being a clubbing island, and many famous DJ’s hold multiple concerts and shows, throughout high season. Yes, it is a great place to sunbathe and frolic in the ocean, but it is the most expensive island for buying food and drinks. It’s a great place to dance and relax drinking juicy cocktails, regardless of which part of the island you decide to stay. There is a lot more to Ibiza, besides the party vibes.
When you visit why not schedule some time to explore Ibiza town and see some real Spanish culture. Walk the quint streets towards the Old Town, known as Dalt Vila, where you will discover the Castle of Ibiza, built in the 12th century. Other noteworthy attractions include the, Cathedral which is both tranquil and interesting as is the port. Here you can admire the cute shops and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two, then have your mind blown by the enormous and lavish yachts that dock in the Ibizan harbour.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, try these activities:
- Take a boat to the aquarium on Cap Blanc, from San Antonio
- Hike to the highest point on the island, Sa Talaia. It’s just 90 minutes from San Jose. Or perhaps stick to the charming national park named Las Salinas, meaning the salt mines. Did you know: Ibiza has multiple salt fields, which have been cultivated for over 2000 years?
- Admire the Ibiza coastlines on board the Ibiza Tourist Train and visit a town or beach away from your resort
- Explore the local markets and try local produce. Ibiza has great fig jam
Menorca has it all! Just like the previously mentioned Balearic Islands, sun sea and sand is here in abundance. But Menorca also offers exciting Jeep safaris, boat trips, water parks, zoos and ancient ruins, there is never a dull moment in Menorca.
Here are some of the top attractions on the island:
- Discover the countryside on horseback
- See the views from above on a paragliding adventure
- Swim with the fishes, after an afternoon of sea kayaking
- Explore the prehistoric monuments of Menorca, like the Navetas, which date back to 1400 BC
- Head of the beaten path, with a Jeep Safari
Which one of these potential paradises grabbed your attention? If you are still undecided, you may prefer the equally beautiful and affordable Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa.