Holidays to Majorca
The largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands, people have been booking Majorca package holidays since the 1960s. Despite the growth of other, more exotic holiday destinations, bargain holidays to Majorca have remained a perennial favourite with British families wanting a low priced break in the Spanish sun. At Co-operative Travel we have cheap Majorca holidays in Alcudia, Pollensa and many other popular resorts.
Many people still equate Majorca (or Mallorca, as it’s also known) with the package tourism boom of the 1960s, when hundreds of high-rise hotels and apartment blocks sprang up along the coast. Today, people booking last minute Majorca holidays see a more enlightened approach, with many of these faceless concrete complexes replaced by stylish low-rise holiday villages reflecting the vernacular architecture. Away from the big purpose-built resorts like Magaluf, there has been a move towards Majorca holidays taken in smaller, more traditional boutique hotels, villas and even renovated 13th century homes.
People book late deals to Majorca for the sand, sea and sun, rather than the culture. Nonetheless, you can still see traces of the island as it was before the tourist boom, in towns like Alcudia, which has retained its 14th century wall, and Palma, the historic capital.
The island’s best beaches are on the north and east coasts, and this is where most Majorca package holidays are booked. Sadly, many of the quaint fishing villages and hidden coves have been swallowed up by modern developments, but there are still pockets of the past here and there. The rugged northwest coast is dominated by the spectacular mountains of Serra de Tramuntana, and when booking last minute Majorca holidays it’s well worth taking time to explore the island beyond the beach. A short drive will take you to monasteries, museums and mountain villages, alive with olive groves and vineyards.
Last minute Majorca holidays are often booked in the resorts around Palma, on the southwest coast. Once you’ve admired the sunset and architecture, you will find dozens of rocky coves and little harbours to explore, and some excellent seafood restaurants.
Booking Ahead - Majorca Holidays in 2016/2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Majorca holidays in 2016/2017.
Booking ahead for your 2016/2017 family holiday to Majorca has real advantages: parents can book holiday time off in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays. Majorca is the perfect place for families with it's friendly atmosphere, great beaches and child friendly resorts like Cala D'or, Sa Coma and Cala Millor amongst many others.
Book a Majorca package holiday for next year and save money now.