No collection of islands are as diverse than that of the Balearic Islands. These Spanish jewels in the beryl Mediterranean may be close in proximity, but they are all undeniably different in their landscapes, cities and cultures. From the vibrant city of Palma in Majorica to the party kissed electric shores of Ibiza, and the natural splendour of Menorca, there is a piece of the Balearic Islands islands for everybody. There is no better place to choose a holiday rental in Spain then right here in its most saught after islands. Wherever you choose to stay, make sure your accommodation is as unique as the island it stands upon, so browse through thousands of holiday rental options and book through TripAdvisor or Airbnb today.
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Visit the Balearic Islands, sun-kissed pieces of wonderland in the Mediterranean Sea!
These archipelago islands are islands of dreams. Whether you dream of partying with the stars underneath the stars in Ibiza or drinking cosmos in cosmopolitan Majorca, or an adventure along the verdant kingdom of Menorca and the chance to lay on an untouched beach in Formentera. If you can dream it, the Balearic's can deliver it. Choose an apartment or a holiday villa in The Balearic Islands, where the dream does not need to end, and you can recharge before exploring, shopping, surfing, eating or partying once more!
When to visit?
Though the temperature of The Balearic Islands is moderate around the year, climates reach their peaks between late May to September, when temperatures reach high twenty degrees. Keep in mind that if you are planning on visiting in July or August, most European country's are enjoying their summer holidays, meaning beaches and attractions get busy, and accommodation can book up, so don't wait, and reserve the perfect holiday rental today.
How to get there?
Out of the four major Balearic Islands, three are easily accessible from the UK, with flights to Palma De Mallorca Airport, Ibiza Airport and Menorca Airport from airports across the country, The Balearic Islands can be reached by air in only approximately two and a half hours. The last of the four, Formentera, is less convenient, with no direct flights from Great Britain, the island can only be accessed by catching a ferry to La Savina port from Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza or Denia. One way of breaking up the trip and enjoying some additional Spanish or Catalonian culture is to reserve a apartment in Barcelona or a holiday rental in Valencia where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of these cities, before relaxing in Formentera, or any of the other Balearic Islands.
On touching down in the Balearic Islands, the quickest way of reaching your accommodation without a pre-booked transfer is by taxi, or you can ride by public transport, as each island offers local bus services into the main city centre's. Rental cars are not generally allowed on ferries between The Balearic Islands, which means you need to plan ahead and leave money aside for taxis and boat trips if you are hoping to island-hop! If island hopping is on your agenda, the recommended route begins at Menorca, then Majorca, Ibiza, and eventually Formentera, as this sequence is the most cost and time-effective.
Where to stay?
As the largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is the epitome of Balearic charm, showcasing everything you could ever want from a Spanish island escape. Alongside its sun-glazed beaches, Majorca is becoming more and more desirable as a city-break destination, with the gothic architecture of drawing visitors to its fiesta filled streets. Choose a holiday apartment in Palma Majorca where you can enjoy all that this palm tree-kissed city has to offer and trust us; you will not be disappointed.
The happy medium between the electric beaches of Ibiza and Majorca, and the complete serenity of Formentera, Menorca is the perfect balance which offers the attractions of a tourist hot-spot, while preserving its verdant natural landscape and crystal clear waters. Reserve a holiday villa in Menorca which is big enough for the whole family to relax by your private pool after a day at the beach or exploring the worlds second-largest harbour. Then hit up the quaint local towns, around your holiday home, where you can sample Arroz de la Tierra, amongst other traditional cuisines.
The White Isle, where the days are filled with a bohemian beat and every night showcases the greatest party extravaganzas on the planet. This pace of this colourful island shifts on an hourly basis, as you can unwind in the beautiful old town in one hour, and find yourself partying on its white shores the next. Choose a holiday apartment in Ibiza which will act as a sanctuary in this clubbers kingdom, and stay out until sun-rise, knowing you are never too far from the comfort of your accommodation.
Without a doubt, Formentera is the quietest sibling of all the Balearic's. The island which is the same size as Manhattan could not possibly feel anymore polar opposite to the Big Apple, as visitors can only reach this tiny island from mainland Spain, or its Ibizan neighbour. The extra planning it takes to reach Formentera is undeniably worth it, as this hippie paradise is brimming with secret beaches, exquisite restaurants and has an air of complete serenity, meaning it the peaceful Balearic escape you have always dreamed of. Reserve a holiday home on this sweet land, where you can wake up in a room with a view of authentic and unspoilt Balearic beauty.
Food and culture tips in The Balearic Islands
Visit the Balearic Islands, and you can experience the richness of Spanish culture while enjoying the unique island atmosphere, which sets each island aside from one another. The Spanish roots are reflecting in the siesta air in the mid-afternoon, followed by the fiesta heat of the late summer nights. If you look beyond the influence of the mainland, however, you will see that though each island has its own way of doing things, simplicity is at its key. This laid-back outlook is reflected in the uncomplicated Balearic cuisine, as the locals find joy in bread and oil, alongside recently sourced seafood and Balearic branded cheeses.