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After providing a backdrop to certain parts of The Inbetweeners movie, Majorca also recently played a significant role in Cloud Atlas, the multi-period Hollywood epic starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Susan Sarandon. It would seem that the major Hollywood movie studios are becoming more and more aware of Majorca’s appeal.

Holidays in Majorca always have something special about them. This Balearic Island has some beautiful beaches to explore, but there’s much more besides beaches: compact, peaceful villages, some sweeping landscapes, plenty of water activities, glorious sights, and a full range of accommodation types to suit all travellers.

Hollywood Comes to Majorca

What to See

Majorca has many picturesque areas of natural beauty within its borders. From the Tramuntana mountain range in the north-west of the island (a popular destination for bikers, climbers and hikers), to the wide expanse of the la Badia de Palma bay to the south-west, there’s something for just about everyone, whether you’re coming for adventure or relaxation.

Western Water Park, near Magaluf, complete with its slides and splashes, offers something a little bit more modern for holidaymakers, while, at the other end of the spectrum, the breathtaking 14th-century Gothic cathedral in Palma is well worth a closer look (you’ll probably spot it as you head in on the plane).

Photo by Secret Pilgrim.

14th-century Gothic Cathedral in Palma. Photo by Secret Pilgrim.


Where to Go

Port de Sóller on the north-west shore is one of the most vibrant resorts on the island and offers the luxurious five-star Jumeirah hotel. The capital Palma is home to some 400,000 people (half the island’s population) and offers a depth of tradition, culture and history that may surprise you. Even today, remains left from early Roman settlements are still being discovered.

The east coast offers a less developed, more sedate experience. Here you’ll find hills, inlets, quiet coves and fishing villages that enable you to escape from the bustle. Cala Agulla, for example, offers an appealing stretch of sandy beach surrounded by a dense forest of pine trees. It’s a popular spot with both locals and tourists alike.

Photo by Kally.

Cala Agulla. Photo by Kally.

What to Do

When it comes to activities in Majorca, again you’re spoilt for choice. Relax and soak up the sunshine at one of the many bays or beaches, treat yourself to a Majorcan speciality seafood dish or take a hike or a cycle along one of the island’s secluded tracks. At almost every point along the coast, you’ll find something to make you stop in awe.

For the more adventurous, diving, rock climbing, caving, kite surfing and even cliff-jumping are available at different points across the island. You can spend time pottering around the remote villages or choose to party hard in one of the main nightspots: Majorca leaves the choice up to you.

From Hollywood glamour to quietly spectacular vistas, Majorca has just about everything. Book a trip to this famous island and discover for yourself the reason why millions of tourists and increasingly, film crews, flock to the resort every year.

Whether you want fun for the kids, a quiet spot for time with a loved one or nightlife for you and your friends, you’ll be sure to find it here.


  1. Looks lovely! Have to go someday!

    • Definitely a destination worthy of the bucket list!!

  2. We’ve been discussing Majorca or Ibiza for a trip we’re taking to Spain… did you go to Ibiza too? Just wondering the differences in crowds. We’ve heard Ibiza is generally for the younger crowd, while Majorca is more subdued… true, or no?

    • Ibiza is definitely your party capitol – I haven’t been personally, but I have family and friends who have and it’s definitely more crowded and aimed at your younger, more energetic and party/clubbing traveler. Sounds like a blast, but because it’s more touristy it’s definitely more expensive and you’re looking at high door prices just to get into a lot of the nightlife.

      If you’re looking for the party, definitely go for Ibiza – you can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for something more subdued then I would go for Majorca – similar kind of atmosphere but a little more low key and a lot less. There’s still a tonne of dance clubs and bars throughout Majorca and a lot of travelers and students from the UK come here solely for this, so I wouldn’t say you’re missing out by choosing this over Ibiza. I can’t offer you an actual comparison, but Majorca would be my choice :)

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