Balearic Islands Holidays: Why you Should Try Them at Least Once!

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“Astonishing Nature, Mediterranean Nightlife,

Sandy Beaches and Spanish Yummy Food…

The Balearic Islands offer it all,

affordable and accessible for anyone

The Balearic Islands are a popular tourist destination for holidaymakers across Europe and beyond.

The four islands of Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera each come with their own unique draws, making the archipelago a must-visit for any travel enthusiast.

Personally, after spending 6 years in the Balearic, I still cannot get enough and I find myself getting back there over and over, year after year 🙂

Take advantage of Formentera’s stunning sandy stretches, let yourself indulge with Mallorca’s exquisite food, discover Menorca’s hidden coves or head to the hedonistic heart of Ibiza and dance the night away with the rich and famous in some of the world’s best-loved nightclubs.

However you picture your perfect holiday, the Balearics are sure to cater to your every need.

In this brief article, I would like to highlight just four of the many reasons why you should consider the islands as your next destination, to give you a Spanish experience that you wouldn’t get on the mainland.

Let’s get started!

Why you Should Visit the Balearic Islands?


1. The Balearic Islands are a synonym with Variety

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Sea, beaches, coves, festivals, romantic sunsets, exclusive bar, concerts, paragliding, water parks, cycling runs, mountains,  historic villages… you name it, and for sure in the Balearic Islands you’ll find it!

The Balearics provide a great opportunity to see lots of different places in one trip, and many tourists take advantage of this with a spot of island hopping. Did you know that on Mallorca the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains are an UNESCO World Heritage Site? Or that in Ibiza there’s the largest Night Club in the World according to the Guinness World Records?

With several ferry companies connecting the archipelago, visitors are able to flit between the islands all year round, but do note that there will be a more frequent service in the summertime. You’ll also have the option to fly directly to Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca from many European cities, giving you more flexibility with where you start your island-hopping adventure.

Spending some time on each island will allow you to experience their unique cultures and lifestyles. Get back to nature and enjoy the beauty of Formentera, before winding back the clocks and taking in the historical sites of Menorca. There truly is something for everyone, so you can ensure no member of your travelling party will be left out!


2. If you Live in the Night, You’ll Love the Balearic Nights!

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It’s no secret that the Balearic Islands are home to one of the most revered nightlife scenes anywhere in the world. Partygoers from all four corners of the globe flock to Ibiza’s magnetic shores every year, to sample the world-famous nightclubs and bars that give the White Isle its unique identity.

But don’t be fooled – Ibiza isn’t the only Balearic Island that knows how to throw a party. Majorca is another beloved haunt, particularly amongst students and young adults in search of cheap thrills. The beating heart of Majorca’s nightlife scene is Magaluf and its sizzling strip, which is found on the island’s western coast. Here, you’ll have the pick of some of Europe’s biggest and best nightclubs, alongside a 900m long sandy beach where you can relax and recuperate the next day. 

During my years in Mallorca, I’ve been working closeby, and Magaluf was the crazy place to chill in the night and enjoy the Mallorquin nightlife (and where I also surprisingly got two of my tatoos ahah 😉 ).


3. A Photographer’s Paradise

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Sa Calobra, Calo des Moro, Cala del Mago…just google any of it! Of just simply type in “Balearic Islands”: safebet that you’re going to be amazed.

The natural landscapes seen all across the Balearic archipelago make the region something of a photographer’s paradise. Whichever island you land on, you’re sure to find plenty of ‘Instagrammable’ hotspots that are certain to be the headline of any holiday album.

Don’t miss Cap de Formentor in Majorca, where the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range sinks into the Mediterranean. If you’re looking to capture the best sunset shots, Ibiza is the place for you. It’s gained a global reputation as one of the best places to watch the sunset, which certainly adds an element of wonder to the magnetic Ibizan atmosphere. Formentera and Menorca, more quiet and secret, are wonders for private photoshots away from the crowds.

Never visit the Balearic Islands without your camera! ;D 

4. From anywhere in Europe, the Balearic Islands are just Around the Corner!

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Last but not least, a major advantage of traveling to the Balearic Islands is that they’re extremely well-connected to almost any major city in Europe. The islands indeed host three extremely efficient international airports: Son San Joan Airport (Mallorca), Ibiza Airport (Ibiza), and Mahon Airport (Menorca). Formentera has no airport, but it’s a 20min away from Ibiza by Ferry.

If flying is not for you, you might be happy to hear that ferries are connecting Mallorca to pretty much all southern European countries. The main connecting dock (and the cheapest one too!) is surely the one from Barcelona (we took our orange van to the island from there, the boat trip takes about 6 hours).

If you’ve already planned to visit southern Spain, like the gorgeous Valencia, the magical Malaga, or the stunning mountain sceneries of Andorra to quote a few, know you might get a convenient long-distance ride with Andy (an innovative and hassle-free shuttle service in Spain and nearby countries) to get quickly to Barcelona and off either by plane or ferry!

All in all, anywhere you are in Europe, the Balearic Paradise is just a few hours away! 😉


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In this article, we’ve seen four reasons why you should give it a try and go for a Balearic Islands Holiday: variety, nightlife, jaw-dropping panoramas and convenience!

As I am very passioned about this tiny and gorgeous corner of the world, I cannot stress enough about how incredibly beautiful it is and how impossible for you is to believe my words if you don’t try it at least once by yourself ;D

Thanks for reading, and we see each other in the next article!

On a note, here following I leave you also a summary for the Ultimate Travel Guide I wrote about Mallorca, if you would like to have more information about the island. Enjoy and Happy Travels! 


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