Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are a group of islands situated in the Mediterranean region of the eastern mainland of Spain. There are four main islands in the group: Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentara.

Of these four, Mallorca and Ibiza are the most well known, being favourite holiday spots for visitors from other European countries. The islands form one of Spain’s 17 independent communities. Catalan is spoken on all the islands, with different dialects applicable to each one. English is widely understood and spoken in the tourist regions of the islands.


Ibiza is famous across the globe for its raging nightlife and up to the minute clubbing scene. The best DJs come to Ibiza from all over the world to DJ at the numerous clubs at the resorts of Ibiza Town and San Antonio. If you are looking for a quiet holiday, give those resorts a miss as parties continue into the early hours of the morning or right through into the next day and revellers enjoy the beaches in droves during the day.

However, non-stop partying is not all the island has to offer by any means. The quieter side of the island favoured more by families and a relaxed holiday maker is the northern side. Here, there is more of a village atmosphere and gorgeous beaches, cliffs and countryside to explore.Menorca

Menorca is an island for those who want a relaxed holiday experience. In season, it is a little less crowded than the resorts on Mallorca and Ibiza. There are over 100 beautiful beaches on Menorca‘s coastline. There are plenty of historic sites to visit and excellent seafood restaurants on the island with food that must be tasted to be believed.

Formentera is the least bustling of the 3 islands with a tranquil environment and outstanding natural beauty. This island has a popular naturist resort that is visited by holiday makers from all over Europe. In fact it is so tranquil that some might find it too quiet. But for those who intend to indulge in the simple pleasures of nature, the sea and fabulous traditional dining, Formentera has all you need.


Mallorca has both gorgeous coastline and wild, mountainous areas. Despite the busy activity of resorts such as Magaluf popular with hard revelling British tourists, there are also traditional villages unspoilt by tourism to be found and empty beaches that can only be reached by boat or on foot. Palma is the capital of the island. With its beautiful villas and cobbled squares, it is worth a visit.

The Balearic Islands are an amazing destination for a beach holiday, whether you are looking for peace and solitude or a vibrant night life.

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