Majorca has long been a favourite European holiday destination. Not only are the summers hot, but it has a great beach scene, a mix of lively and relaxed resorts, and traditional towns to explore. Throw in beautiful scenery and delicious Mediterranean cuisine and it’s a winner all-round.
With a beach to suit every type of holidaymaker, we’ve explored the best beach resorts to escape to this summer.
FOR THE PARTY-GOERS | MAGALUF
The main beach in Magaluf is perfect for those who want to get involved in watersports while being close to local amenities. With the promenade directly behind full of shops, restaurants and hotels, Magaluf Beach is convenient and easy to access.
Inviting clear waters and soft sand are perfect for lounging around all day. There’s everything from jet skis to banana boats, plus Magaluf’s biggest boat party ‘booze cruise’. Although the beach is usually busy, it appeals to young families as well as couples looking to kick back and sunbathe.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK | CALA MONDRAGO
This unspoilt and remote Blue Flag beach is situated within Mondrago National Park and is one of Majorca’s best beaches. Close to Cala D’Or, Cala Mondrago is surrounded by pine forests, rocky coves and natural landscapes, with shallow and clean water that’s perfect for swimming.
It can get busy in peak season but is quiet most of the time. There are no watersports here, but the clear water is good for snorkelling and you can explore the forests on foot.
FAMILY FUN | PLAYA DE MURO
Located in the town of Muro, near Alcúdia, Playa de Muro Beach is made up of four sandy beaches that cover almost 6 km. It’s also surrounded by a national park.
Popular with families for its shallow water, watersports, play areas and local amenities, there’s also plenty of restaurants and hotels in the vicinity.
BEST FOR WATERSPORTS | PORT DE POLLENSA
The horseshow bay at Port de Pollensa overlooks the Tramuntana mountains. From windsurfing to kayaking, you can get involved in plenty of watersports or visit the Kitesurfing School nearby.
The Blue Flag beach itself is almost 1.5 km long, with car parking facilities, sun loungers and restaurants that line the promenade.