As one of the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers seeking a fun-filled holiday in the sun, Majorca is a wonderful option.
With miles of white sandy beaches and crystal clear water, modern resorts and glorious weather for most of the year, it's no wonder so many people return to this Spanish island again and again.
What's more, a holiday to this glorious destination can be very affordable, especially if you take the time to seek out bargain holidays in Majorca.
So much more than sand, sun and sea air
On the surface, Majorca may look like any other resort destination – and many holidaymakers want nothing more than to spend a week lounging in the sun, topping up their tans, reading a novel or two and sipping on exotic cocktails.
Indeed, this is a wonderful way to unwind, and a bargain break in Majorca is sure deliver if this is what you're looking for. However, if you enjoy getting out and exploring, there's plenty more that this island paradise has to offer.
For example, the capital city of the Balearics, Palma de Majorca offers a wealth of historic attractions to discover.
Palma Cathedral, also referred to as La Seu, is an imposing gothic structure that overlooks the harbour. The church was built in numerous stages between 1229 and 1601.
Visitors to the church can examine the beautiful stonework and the reliquary includes a number of intriguing artefacts. Be sure to take a look at the massive rose window – created in the 14th century, it's a truly stunning bit of glasswork that fills the building with sparkling colour when the sun shines through.
Elsewhere in Palma, there's the royal palace, called Palau de l'Almudaina, a 10th-century Arab bath house and the lovely harbour. Or you could simply navigate the winding medieval streets to see the various shops, cafes and street performers.
Other destinations that you might want to visit on a trip to Majorca include Alcudia, with its Roman ruins and Fornalutx, one of the prettiest villages in Spain. There's also Valldemossa on the north coast, where Frederic Chopin and George Sands spent a romantic year together.
Things to know when visiting Majorca
Getting to Majorca is easy – flights depart from airports around the UK every day, arriving in Palma around four hours later. This means you could be soaking up the sunshine in no time at all.
Speaking of sunshine, Majorca's climate is Mediterranean, meaning that the summers are beautiful and sunny. July and August are the warmest months, reaching average highs of 28 or 29 degrees C, although there can be occasional showers. Meanwhile, the winters can be stormy, with average low temperatures around 8 or 9 degrees C.
Since the Balearics are an autonomous region of Spain, they are part of the EU and the Euro is the currency. This also means you'll be subject to EU customs restrictions when bringing items like alcohol, cigarettes and perfume back home.
How to plan a holiday to Majorca
Here at Bookable Holidays, we make it easy to plan affordable breaks abroad.
To get started, simply visit our website at www.bookableholidays.com. Enter a bit of information about your holiday – such as the dates and destination, and we'll give you a range of deals to choose from. You can also phone us on 0871 855 8231 if you have any questions or need some advice.
Options include all-inclusive packages, or you could go for a pick-and-mix approach, allowing you to select flights, accommodation and extras like airport transfers and travel insurance. With our help, you'll have your entire getaway booked in no time.