The Balearic Islands are very popular with British holidaymakers. Just off Spain’s east coast, these islands have everything from lovely beaches and world-class clubs to prehistoric ruins and picturesque countryside.
The Balearics’ biggest island is all about the beaches. And whether you pick superleague stretches like 13-kilometre-long Ca’n Picafort, or tucked away coves, such as those around billionaire’s playground, Cala d’Or, you’re pretty much guaranteed golden sand and calm waters.
Ibiza is the king of Europe’s club scene. The island’s main resort, San Antonio, is home to world-famous dance spots. It’s a different story up on the north coast, though. Make your way to the countryside around Puerto San Miguel and you’ll find hidden caves and walking trails through thick pine forests.
For an island that moves to a much slower rhythm, Menorca hits the spot. Families flock here for quiet beaches like Son Bou and Cala’n Forcat. Plus, there are prehistoric relics like the village of Torre d’en Gaumes, which is over 3,000 years old.
If you want to drop off the radar, head over to Formentera. Its 20-kilometre coastline is dotted with secluded stretches of white sand. Some, like Playa Mitjorn, have been compared to the Caribbean.