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The Most Beautiful Places in the Balearic Islands

Posted on: May 5th, 2016 by admin No Comments

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The most beautiful places in the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are a glorious Mediterranean archipelago nestled in the Balearic Sea, off the coast of eastern Spain. If you want to avoid the usual tourist haunts and see some jaw-droppingly beautiful places, you are going to be spoiled for choice!Mallorca
Pretty villages include Sóller, nestled within a lush green valley and majestic mountains, and Fornalutx with steep winding street, both perfect for hiking. For artistic inspiration, visit the charming village of Valldemossa where crumbling houses, a palace and a monastery are surrounded by romantic forests. Bellver Castle is a 14th century gothic castle on the outskirts of Palma. If hidden coves are more your thing, head to Sa Calobra beach for a lovely trek through a shaded gorge, underground tunnels and Torrent de Pareis (‘twin streams’). You can catch a boat across an underground lake in the Caves of Drach and admire stalactites and stalagmites in the Caves of Artà. For panoramic views, head to Cape Formentor which has a peak 384 metres above sea level and unspoilt, picture postcard beaches. Another beautiful beach can be found at Playa de Es Trenc; a two mile stretch of golden sand where the local speciality is freshly caught red shrimp.Menorca
One of the most photographed places in Menorca is Cala Turqueta, a beautiful cove with crystal clear waters. For history enthusiasts, Naveta des Tudons is a majestic Bronze Age monument best viewed at dusk. Favaritx Lighthouse, in the S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park offers a charming perspective for wildlife watching.

Ibiza
Nestled in the hills of Ibiza’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Dalt Vila with medieval battlements, white washed buildings and a stunning cathedral. Just ten minutes away is Las Salinas Beach, a park of outstanding natural beauty with salt lakes and a wildlife conservation area. For lovely views of a nearby uninhabited island head to Cala d’Hort and relax by the towering white cliffs.

Formentera
Regularly making it onto ‘best beaches in the world’ listicles, Playa de Ses Illetes is the perfect place to get away from it all. For one of the most stunning sunset views on the island, head to Barbaria Lighthouse – if you climb to the top you can see Ibiza. You could also take a boat trip around the tiny island of Espalmador, just 50 metres offshore and paddle in the sea off Playa S’Alga.

Our Top 5 Favourite Majorcan Beaches

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by admin No Comments

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Majorca is a first-rate destination for those of us who enjoy fun, relaxation, or even a combination of the two, on an idyllic beach. If the waterfront is an important consideration when booking a holiday, here are five of the best Majorcan beaches that could be a perfect fit for you.

Cala Llombards
On the South-East coast of Santanyi, this somewhat secluded beach is ideal for families with young children, due to its shallow waters. The perfectly clear water means it’s a good place to take your snorkel! Sun loungers and parasols are available for relaxing on the fine sand, and there’s also a beach bar at this relatively undiscovered gem.

Playa de Muro
Another family favourite with good stretches of shallow water is Playa de Muro, in the region of Alcudia. Displaying a blue flag of cleanliness, the large range of surrounding bars, restaurants, and facilities make this lengthy range of soft, golden sand an ideal choice for families of all ages.

Cala Mesquida
In the North-East region of Arta, lies the rather unique Cala Mesquida with its desert-like conditions! Boasting a large amount of sand dunes, the gently shelving sand leads into crystal clear seawater. You can try out a little windsurfing here before relaxing in one of the welcoming beach bars.

Cala Deia
Deia is a truly picturesque village near Soller, on the North-West coast. A small, secluded cove sits at the foot of a cliff, and although the beach here is shingle, the rock fringed bay provides the illusion of basking on a desert island! The azure waters are perfect for snorkelling, and there are a couple of very authentic beach bars and fish restaurants.

Es Trenc
Returning to the South of the island, this popular beach is local to Palma, and is home to dreamy white sands and shimmering turquoise waters. There is a restaurant and a bar here which makes it a great place for a perfect summer day. In the cooler months, this beach is a magnet for migrating birds. An all-year-round choice for anyone.

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Top Tips on How to Pack Light for Your Majorca Holiday

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by admin No Comments

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When packing for your holiday, it can be easy to pack too much and end up taking more than you need. Not only does this mean carrying around luggage that is heavier than necessary, but it may also cause you issues with luggage restrictions at the airport. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to pack light.

Firstly, choose a lightweight suitcase and do not use a case which is larger than necessary. A material case may be better than a solid one, as this will be lighter and stretch to accommodate the contents.

When packing clothes, you will not need to pack a new outfit for each day. If you take a small sachet of washing powder, you can wash clothes if necessary so that you can wear them more than once. You may also be able to buy new clothes fairly cheaply in Majorca, which will give you something extra to wear as well as being a souvenir. The climate in Majorca is mild for most of the year, so you should only need to pack lightweight summer clothes. Items that you may want to pack include casual clothes for the daytime, such as T-shirts and shorts or skirts, swimwear and something dressier for the evening.

Toiletries can take up a lot of room, but you can reduce the amount of space taken up by using travel size items or samples. If you are concerned that you may run out of a particular product, remember that you will have the option of buying more in Majorca. Generic products such as sun lotion should be easy to find at one of the many market stalls or supermarkets.

If you find that you always pack more than you need when going on holiday, taking these few simple steps may help you to reduce the load, leaving more room in your luggage to bring back souvenirs.

Getting the Perfect Holiday Tan Without The Sunburn

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by admin No Comments

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Choosing a sunny destination for a vacation provides the opportunity to get a sunkissed holiday tan. Unfortunately with great tans comes great responsibility, there is always the danger of getting burned. The following are a few tips that can help.

Sunscreen

Use a good quality sunscreen as this blocks much of the UV rays to avoid sunburn while allowing some tanning action to bronze skin.

Timing

Stick to tanning in the morning before ten o’clock and after four o’clock in the afternoon. The hours between ten and four are when the sun is strongest and sunburn is more likely to occur.

Tolerance

Rather than lying out for hours on your first day on the beach, gradually build up the time you expose your skin to the sun. Try 15-30 minutes at first and add a few minutes each day as you get used to the heat. This allows a tan to build slowly without the risk of getting burned.

Get your car hire sorted before before going off and getting a lovely natural tan.

Jet Skiing in Majorca

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by admin No Comments

jet skiing in Majorca

As well as offering visitors a great place to relax in the sun, the Balearic island is a hive of activities and a visit to  is sure to live long in the memory. One of the most popular pursuits on offer is Jet skiing in Majorca. The seas around Majorca are perfect for watersports and thousands of people flock to island to test the waters.

It’s easy to see why tourists love jet skiing so much. With the waves under your feet and the wind in your hair, it is a fun and exhilarating experience that simply cannot be replicated.
Watersports are on offer to people of all ages and abilities right across Majorca, but four of the most popular spots are found in Palma Nova, Magaluf, Pollensa Bay and the small town of Santa Ponsa.

All you have to do to get started is walk down to the beach and speak to a jet ski operative. If you don’t feel this adrenaline rush is for you just yet, then you can charter a sailing yacht and relax as you pass some of the most stunning coastlines in the world.

Easter Holidays in Sunny Majorca

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Easter Holidays

Easter is the perfect time to visit Majorca, as this picturesque Spanish island really comes to life at this time of year. That’s why Easter holidays are so popular. Easter is known as Semana Santa in Majorca and the celebration kick off with Palm Sunday. Thousands of people from all over the island take part in processions from their church at this time to symbolise welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem.

The Easter celebrations last for a full week in Majorca. Among the events that visitors will be able to witness are impressive parades, vibrant markets, fiesta and a wide range of other events. Perhaps the largest processions of the week are Crist de la Sang, which is held on Maundy Thursday and Sant Enterrament on Good Friday. One of the great things about these celebrations is that visitors are welcome to join in the fun and this is a great opportunity to discover warmth and vitality of the people of Majorca.

Serra de Tramuntana – An Adventure You’ll Never Forget

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by admin No Comments

Serra de Tramuntana

 

If you’re looking for a stunning destination to visit that’s not quite mainstream, then consider visiting the Serra de Tramuntana. This mountain range runs across the north-western coast of Majorca, and has been awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO due to its significant physical and cultural importance.

Majorca is a highly popular holiday destination, offering great weather, stunning sights, and amazing culture. However, if you want a little more than the usual sights in Majorca have to offer, then the Serra de Tramuntana is right up your alley.

Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing drive to see the stunning mountain scenery and the coast, or you want to enjoy a spot of hiking, this area is ideal for you. You can stop in all the towns, enjoy a cup of coffee, visit the Monastir de Lluc, and generally immerse yourself in the culture of this amazing island. It will be a trip you’ll never forget.