"It’s one of those boomerang destinations that’s kept people coming back time and time again. But scratch Majorca’s surface and beneath all that sun, sea and sand lies a conjurer’s bag of surprises."
Chic celebrity bolthole. Bucket and spade superstar. Romantic holiday hideaway. Majorca ticks all these boxes. And plenty more besides. The biggest of the Balearics, this versatile isle has long been a favourite with the world’s travel pack. But never has Majorca enjoyed such a popularity boom as it has done recently. You only have to look at the celebs’ holiday habits to see it’s well and truly in vogue. Hollywood royalty Catherine Zeta Jones and hubby Michael Douglas have got a place here. And Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s just down the road. But that’s not to say a velvet rope surrounds Majorca, reserving it exclusively for the VIPs. Far from it.
Families flock to the safe sands of Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Cala Bona, bursting beach bags in tow. The party crowd hotfoot it to Magaluf and Palma Nova for cut-price cocktails and enough neon to give Vegas a run for its money. And those with their sights set on R&R find room for a sunshine snooze in Camp De Mar and Cala D’or. And then, of course, there’s the star of the island show - Palma. It’s a tapas-loving, boutique-brimming capital city where chic meets charm and the pair get along famously. So whether you’re a family on a shoestring, a hen party looking to let your hair down or a couple in search of a starry-eyed retreat, Majorca is one of those rare places that fits firmly under the ‘something for everyone’ bracket. Whichever slice you plump for, the island will send you home with a first-class suntan, a filled-to-bursting digital and the burning desire to book your return visit before you’ve even set down your suitcase. What more could you ask for?
Make no mistake about it, beaches are what Majorca does best. From jaw-dropping sweeps of velvet sand to dinky little coves carved by a crystal sea, you name it, this island’s got it. Which presents you with a problem "which one’s it going to be" Take a look at the north coast and you’ve got places like Alcudia tempting you to part with your tanning time. Here, a super-calm sea whispers sweet nothings to eight kilometres of sun-drenched sand. The water’s nice and shallow, too, so you can wade out really far. It’s an ideal choice for families, with plenty of room to spread out and just the right material for the kids’ construction work. Nearby Puerto Pollensa is another good spot if you’ve got the tots in tow. It strikes a somewhat seductive pose, stretching round a magnificent bay in a ribbon of sand and pebbles. Again, the sea’s nice and calm so your little ones can paddle in safety - when they’re not shooting down flumes at the nearby waterpark in Alcudia that is. Over in the east, Sa Coma sits pretty with its kilometre-long stretch of angel-white sand. The sea here offers up plenty in the way of watersports, too, ideal when you’re ready to escape the midday sizzle. And nearby Cala Bona has a Kodak-worthy coastline scalloped with pretty, honey-coloured coves. Trace your finger southeast on the map, meanwhile, and you’ll come to Cala d’Or. Translated, it means Golden Cove and it’s a title that certainly fits the bill. This chi-chi island slice is draped in warm gold-dust sands that’ll have you smoothing on the suncream in nanoseconds. Kick back and relax while the clinks and guffaws of shipboard soirees drift down from the billionaire’s playthings moored around you.
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