Majorca, Ibiza & Menorca make up the fabulous Balearic Islands with hotel offers for 2012 & 2013
Choose from Cheap hotels in Magaluf, all inclusive hotels in Alcudia, self catering in San Antonio, to Half board hotels in Menorca. The Balearics really do have it all. The flight is only a couple of hours away too, so no excuses!
Just off the east coast of Spain, these islands are jewels in the Mediterranean sea, sparkling with beautiful beaches, extensive choice of accommodation, luxury and budget, a very wide range of activities and superb food. You are spoiled for choice - which one to visit? Majorca is the larger, so we will go there first.
With just about all year round sun, great beaches, warm waters and plenty of nightlife Majorca has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. With a huge choice of beach resorts, or escape to the mountains and explore charming hilltop villages, Soller, Valldemossa and Deia make an excellent base from which to discover the island.
If you are looking for the beach and nightlife, then Magaluf in the south is the place to be, with super beach activities, loads of cafés and restaurants. Nightlife here is hectic based around plenty of bars and nightclubs. Quieter and more for the family, the East coast of Cala de Sant Vicenc, Cala Bona, Cala Millor and Cala Ratjada as well as Cala d’Or a little further round the coast are very popular and offer a good choice for a beach side break.
Plenty of water sports including scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing as well as golf, horseback riding, go carting, hiking and cycling can be found all over the island. Not forgetting the aqua parks with water slides and pools.
Menorca is the least touristy and commercial having resisted the mass building and development and retained its natural beauty.
The island is more suited to an easy going, nature-loving visitor or family groups than the party people that collect on the other islands.
Menorca’s coastline has a enormous number of beaches and is home to some of the most important environmental regions. The north coast is a region of pine trees, fringing quiet coves and rocky outcrops. The S’Albufera wetlands reserve is rich in seabirds, migratory birds and much more.
Menorca offers excellent dive sites including wrecks, coral, marine life and underwater caves.
Ibiza must be one of the best known islands for the holidaymaker, beautiful beaches and clear blue waters, striking scenery, lively atmosphere and well-known nightclubs.
Maybe a Mecca for the party animal, particularly around San Antonio and Ibiza Town, there is a very different Ibiza to be found around the quieter resorts of Santa Eulalia and Es Canar on the east coast.
With many miles of coastline many come for the beach by day and the nightclub by night, and here are some of the worlds largest and most exciting clubs. The multitude of coves and headlands provide wonderful beaches, from long stretches of golden sand to sandy coves.
If all day and night partying is not your idea of a holiday the island has quieter spots ideal for a more easy going holiday, with great opportunities for snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing or windsurfing. Many fabulous walking trails, good fun shopping, and fine dining all readily on hand.
Formentera is the smallest of the Islands and is just off the coast of Ibiza. Visitors to Formentera come to see and experience its natural beauty and easy going atmosphere, which are the complete opposite to its neighbour, Ibiza . There are a limited number of hotels so most make the visit in a day. So if you want to stay, book in advance!
The island has truly amazing beaches of pure white sand lapped by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The main town is Es Pujols with shops, restaurants and bars. Try watching the sun set from a beach bar…perfect end to the day.
Formentera is well known for its fresh seafood with grilled fish a firm favourite. Island cuisine differs from the mainland Spanish diet, well worth trying!
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Ibiza is the party capital of Spain with the hottest nightlife
Hotels in Ibiza offer a great base to explore this fabulous Island. It has many attractions and there is plenty of good quality self catering accommodation in Ibiza, across all resorts. Apartments in Ibiza may also offer bed and breakfast and Half Board options. You can also find all Inclusive hotels in Ibiza.
Ibiza is most certainly an island of contrasts and attracts thousands of visitors each year all looking for and finding a unique magic to this beautiful island. The choice of hotel and self catering accommodation in Ibiza is vast and you will find a huge array of beach hotels, apartments and villas to choose from.
The third largest of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza covers just 225 square miles with the holiday season starting in May and ending in October. The weather in Ibiza is perfect for beach lovers and families alike, especially in May / June as temperatures settle around the mid twenties and reaches over 30 degrees in August.
Ibiza’s nightlife and music scene is legendary; some of the most popular clubs in Ibiza include Amnesia, DC10, Eden, Es Paradis, Pacha, Privilege and Space. In June all of the clubs launch with their opening parties and the summer really starts, with August being the busiest month and if you are a party lover then Ibiza is the place to be! If the club scene is a little too much then a visit to San Antonio’s sunset strip (Calo des Moro) is well worth it for a relaxing drink or two at the famous Café Del Mar or Mambo’s and there are many other resorts to choose from offering family friendly hotels and apartments.
Playa D’en Bossa boasts some of the islands best beaches and family orientated hotels, offering a choice of quality beach front hotels and apartments. Santa Eulalia is quieter and excellent for families or holiday makers wanting a quieter resort as is Portinatx in the north. San Antonia is home to the party revellers and is a 24 hour party resort offering some of Ibiza’s cheapest 18-30 hotels and apartments.
Ibiza Town (locally known as Eivissa) really is the most beautiful port with many fantastic restaurants, port bars, designer shopping, hippy markets and is home to the world famous Pacha nightclub. You will find many cheap hotels and apartments in Ibiza and many people choose to stay in the beach resorts and visit Ibiza Town during their stay.
September in Ibiza see’s a quieter scene with Jazz festivals and cooler temperatures. Offering a resort that suits everyone with beautiful beaches, scenery, and unique atmosphere you really will want to return to Ibiza!
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HOTELS IN MENORCA
We offer some fabulous cheap hotels in Menorca on quickrooms.com and just because our prices are great doesn’t mean we compromise on quality. The product in Menorca is generally of a high standard and very geared towards families.
This beautiful Spanish Island, situated in the Mediterranean offers an interesting alternative to it’s bigger neighbour, Majorca. And it is certainly quieter than its other neighbour, Ibiza! With a charm that is all its own it is a wonderful destination for a family holiday, a beach based break or sea and water sports holidays.
Menorca is not a large island, hire a car and you can get round it in a day, even including a trip to the top of the highest point in the middle of the island, El Torro. You may be struck by how the vegetation and views change along the way, as Menorca was formed by two geological plates.
The island was heavily influenced by the Moors and somewhat later by the British, who held sway from 1708 to 1802. Our main legacy seems to have been the Gin factory in Mahon!
The capital, Mahon, is charming and pretty with a huge staircase from the anchorage in the port up to the main areas. Lots of shops, but on a small scale plus some very well regarded restaurants. If you are looking for a peaceful place by the beach to stay, maybe try Cala Galdana, often known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. It has a beautiful setting in a small inlet with clear water, long sea front with great eating places and a few very good hotels. Well worth a visit even if you do not stay there. Looking for a bit more activity? Try the area around Cala en Bosch and its neighbours, at the opposite end of the island to Mahon. Here you will fine good hotels, larger apartment complexes with pools, super children’s areas and more nightlife. There is a huge range of accommodation from the top class sea front hotels to self catering units and everything in between.
Menorca has many Spanish festivals to enjoy, the people are friendly, hospitable and helpful. A bit of Spanish would help in the quieter areas, but communication is easy.
Being an island, the food offers a wide variety of seafood. From simple road side family run concerns to the major hotels, it is of excellent quality and with a wide range. However the King of Menorcan National dishes has to be its Lobster casserole. It is believed that King Juan Carlos visits Fornells, in the north of the island to enjoy the exquisite lobster stew.
Menorca - warm sun, beautiful well kept beaches and a quieter pace of life with great food…visit soon !More information on Menorca