Balearic Island holiday Guide
A holiday where you can soak up the sun
Published 26 July 2012 in Featured Articles
If you're looking for a holiday where you can relax to your heart’s content, soak up the Mediterranean sun, and say olè to the finest in Spanish cuisine then a trip to the charming Balearic Islands may be just the ticket.
Made up of four islands, including Majorca Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera, each stop off on the Balearics trail offers tourists a unique traveller experience. From spectacular mountain scenery and vibrant nightlife to isolated beaches and prehistoric monuments, there’s something to suit every taste.
Majorca is considered to be one Europe’s top islands for cheap holidays and offers a host of leisure and cultural activities. You could easily while away your days just sunbathing on the island’s pristine beaches or choose to party the night away at the island’s array of bars and nightclubs. Apart from the standard beach resorts, accommodation can also be found in peaceful rural homes. Outdoor pursuits for holidays in Majorca include horseback riding and hiking, providing fun for the whole family.
Ibiza, the second of the islands, has a reputation for non-stop endless hedonism. The nightlife in Ibiza ranks as one of the best in the world and the island regularly plays host to international DJs. By day holidaymakers can swim in crystal clear waters or enjoy some privacy in the secluded inlets dotted all over the island. Once evening descends, those you would want to end their day on a calm note can indulge in a sumptuous meal and a glass of wine, in one Ibiza’s many eateries.
If want a picturesque view from your balcony and love communing with nature the island of Menorca is definitely worth as a visit. A stark contrast to the party scene of Ibiza, Menorca can offer you lush landscapes and areas that have been sensitively developed. Traditional
Spanish heritage is preserved here and if you're someone with a penchant for history there are a range of archaeological and cultural sites to visit. The island is also home to one of the best diving locations in the Mediterranean.
Finally, the smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera measures only 12 miles from endto end. Although visiting the island is more popular as a day trip, due to the island’s limited accommodation, Formentera boasts some magnificent scenery such as its miles of clear white sand and crystal clear waters. Unlike Ibiza, the beaches are mostly deserted and you can sunbathe here in complete privacy. Formentera is ideal if you're looking for peace and tranquillity, such as on a romantic break with your partner.
The Balearic Islands certainly live up to their reputation of being the "jewel of theMediterranean".
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