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Balearic Islands Holidays 

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury for your beach holiday then look no further than the Balearics. This little cluster of islands in the Mediterranean Sea has a mix of fun and relaxation. What you do is your choice: enjoy a sunset on the beach then dance into the night or spend evenings outside with your family until the stars are twinkling. Make some memories with our choice of Balearic Islands holidays.

 

25 °C

Hours of beautiful sunshine, warm sea and temperatures hitting approximately 25°C during the summer months. Heaven!

2.5 hours

Each of the islands has an airport serving international flights from around Europe. Ibiza airport is 7.5km from Ibiza town, Palma de Mallorca airport is located just 8km from Palma and Menorca airport is only 4.5km from the capital of Mahón.

Book a cheap holiday to the Balearic Islands with Airtours and settle yourself into a few weeks of relaxing days on the beach, fun filled nights, lazy days wandering around markets and delicious Spanish food. 

Featured holidays in the Balearic Islands

Aquasol

Palma Nova, Majorca

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Outdoor pool and pool bar
  • Apartments sleep up to eight people
  • 200m from the beach and resort centre

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Based on 827 reviews

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What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 196

Cales de Ponent

Cala Santandria, Menorca

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Charming apartments
  • Buffet restaurant with show cooking
  • 100yds from Santandria beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 283 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 207

Apartments Siesta I

Alcudia, Majorca

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Only 50m to bars and restaurants
  • Kids' splash pool
  • Apartments sleeping up to six

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 850 reviews

Reviews
Based on 852 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 223

Globales Verdemar Apartments

Santa Ponsa, Majorca

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • 200m to the main beach
  • Seafront hotel
  • Close to the town centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 283 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 225

Protur Floriana

Cala Bona, Majorca

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Airtours kids clubs
  • Three outdoor pools
  • Large family apartments

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 348 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 226

The beautiful Balearics are great for partying, lively culture, lovely resorts and days spent lazing on the softest, warmest sand by the sea. With cheap deals on beach holidays to the Balearic Islands, now is your time to go. 

Holidays are meant for adventure. With such a variety of activities, your beach holiday in the Balearic Islands is bound to be the one of your dreams. 

Protected by UNESCO for their environments, the Balearic Islands are ideal places for those wanting to reconnect with nature.  Take a boat trip out to spot dolphins or to check out the coastline made up of rocky cliffs, forests, caves and cove beaches. The Balearics have tons of natural wildlife made up of laurel, juniper, pine and almond trees, beautiful flowers such as hibiscus and almond blossom as well as protected species of birds, insects and lizards.

With some of the most famous nightclubs, restaurants and bars in the world, holidays to the Balearics promise you a good time. Spend your days in the colourful flea markets, art galleries, museums and restaurants and your nights enjoying the local cuisine and nightlife. Looking for something less full-on? How does a gentle cruise out to sea to watch the sun set sound?  Whether you’re travelling with children, in a couple, all alone or with your closest mates, the Balearic Islands are perfect for everyone.

Sometimes you just have to escape the beach. Why not take a boat out to the Cavern of the Dragon and the pearl factory in Mallorca, or an excursion to the Parc Natural S’Albufera des Grau in Menorca. Perhaps you fancy a bit of thrill seeking at one of the island’s water parks? For animal lovers, there are a number of zoos, aquariums and small parks which are ideal to escape to from the hustle and bustle of the resorts.

Balearic Islands are best for

Foodies: Food in the Balearics has a mix of Catalan, Moorish, Mediterranean and Spanish influences, and features lots of fresh seafood and local ingredients.  

Beach fans: The beaches here have soft sand, turquoise clear waters and are often surrounded by pine trees. Get lost in a good book on the beach or make a splash in the sea.

Water lovers: Water sports are the name of the game in the Balearics and if you've ever wanted to try something adventurous, then now is your time. You’ll find plenty of activities from jet skiing to sailing, or you can try something gentler like paddle boarding or kayaking.


Fast facts

Language: Don’t forget that Spanish phrase book! Although the main language is Spanish, many of the resorts are bilingual. A lot of people also speak Catalan Spanish. 

Currency: Euros.

Local time: The Balearics are 1 hour behind GMT (UK) time.

Fly to: Menorca airport, Palma de Mallorca airport and Ibiza airport are served by major international flights. 

Flight time from UK: At around 2.5 hours from the UK a flight to the Balearic Islands will be over in no time.

Tourist information: You must now pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax Fee of around 1-2€ per person per night (plus 10% VAT) which is payable at your accommodation. Children under 16 don’t pay the tax.

The official website for tourism in the Balearic Islands is a fab place for extra information. See here

Visa and health: There are no visas or specific vaccinations needed to visit the Balearic Islands but you'll obviously need an up to date passport.


Weather and climate

Temperatures: In the summer, temperatures reach the mid 20s. During the winter months, the temperatures do drop but rarely to below 15°C.  

Best time to visit: The summer months are great in the Balearic Islands with at least ten hours of sunshine, warm seas with an average temperature of approximately 21°C and dry heat with the mercury hitting the mid twenties. The winter months between November and May are still lovely and mild so any time you choose to visit should be great.


Getting Around

Bus: There are plenty of cheap local buses running around the islands. A fantastic way to see the sights. 

Taxis: As everywhere with tourism, taxis are reliable, quick and easy to spot. 

Car Hire: You can rent a car with a number of the reputable car hire places in the resorts and this can often be booked before you go. 

Train: If you're staying in Mallorca, the vintage Sóller railway is a nice way to get from Sóller to Palma.


Events

Festivals: Avoiding the muddy fields of UK festivals, the Balearic Islands play host to a variety of pop, rock, indie, foodie, art and cultural festivals including Ibiza Rocks and Mallorca Live.  

Carnival: Most Spanish speaking countries celebrate the Easter period with a series of events and most notably, Carnival time brings many festivities, street parties and dancing to each town. 

Fixed sporting calendar: The sporting calendar in the Balearics is jam packed with events from triathlons and marathons to golf tournaments, an annual Iron Man championship and yearly cycling events.


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