With plenty to both entice and entertain, our excellent selection of hotels in the Balearic Islands will help you quickly find your ideal island partner.
Located in a favourable position just off the east coast of Spain, the Balearic Islands boast an excellent mix of Mediterranean climate, scenery and culture. An autonomous community of Spain, the Balearic Islands have endured many turbulent times before reaching this point. Since settlers first arrived the various islands have suffered numerous invasions from intruders such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans in ancient times and the British, French and Spanish in recent history.
Despite being thrust into the limelight more recently as an affordable paradise holiday destination, the Balearic Islands have still managed to retain their natural charm. Stunning white sand, glittering waters and soaring mountain backdrops characterise these idyllic isles. The three largest Balearic Islands Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza are a key focus for holidaymakers today. The largest of these, Mallorca, naturally offers the greatest diversity with a wide range of landscapes and attractions. Our Mallorca hotels cater for everyone from families and sun-seekers to wild party animals. The neighbouring Menorca is far quieter, with beautiful stretching coastlines just waiting to be admired and evidence of the island's varied history in the colonial architecture of its capital, Mahon. Ibiza is the third largest of the islands and is best known for attracting crowds of hedonistic youths. The influence of its party culture has spread far and wide, but it has much more to offer besides international clubs and DJs. Its stunning coastlines, marine life and historical ruins have earned Ibiza the privileged position as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Each of the Balearic Islands has its own unique offering, but there is more than enough beauty, culture and comfort on all of them to satisfy any visitor. Our superb pick of Balearic Islands hotels has been designed to show you the very best on offer and ensure you enjoy your idyllic island holiday to the fullest.
Language: Spanish and Catalan
Capital: Palma De Mallorca
Religion: Dominant religion is Roman Catholic
Time difference: GMT + 1 hour
Things to do in the Balearic Islands
Enjoy the all-round appeal of Mallorca
Mallorca offers something for everyone with its sun-drenched beaches, historical sites, family orientated activities and trendy bars.
Top family entertainments include the popular Marineland zoo, La Reserva Galatzo nature reserve and fun park, and Reserva Africa safari experience, with many convenient all inclusive resorts across the island to make family holidays as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
Culture lovers will appreciate the sights and museums in the capital of Palma De Mallorca, including the impressive gothic Palma Cathedral, which was built on the site of an Arab mosque, and the 14th century Bellver Castle.
For party animals, Magalluf offers sun and water sports on Magalluf Beach by day and alcohol-fuelled mayhem along the Punta Ballena strip at night. Over 100 bars litter the main street catering for all music tastes. For more wild nights, check out our Ibiza hotels to experience a taste of the Balearic Islands' rave capital.
Meanwhile, those looking for some peace and quiet will enjoy lounging on one of the island's many attractive beaches, including the beautiful and isolated beach of Es Trenc on the south coast.
If the Mallorca mix particularly appeals, you may also be interested in our Balearic Islands hotels, where destinations such as Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote offer similar paradise isle experiences.
Relax on the beaches of beautiful Menorca
Menorca offers a quieter alternative to its lively neighbours, with the emphasis on its stunning coastlin