Most people think of heading to islands in the Mediterranean during June, July and August, but really, unless you have to go during the school holidays, it’s a far nicer place to visit in the spring and autumn. During the peak summer months, it can be almost too hot to make the most of this pretty and interesting island.
You can also do lots more of physical activities like hiking and climbing more comfortably in the spring and autumn than during the summer. Majorca has a beautiful interior as well as an interesting coastline, so you can find some great hiking trails.
There’s plenty to do and explore in Majorca away from the beach. However, if you are after a beach holiday pure and simple, there are plenty of great resorts and hotels to choose from. The Hi Bouganvilla Aparthotel, for example, in Sa Como on the western coast of the island. It’s located in a quiet resort, but where there’s still plenty going on, so you can have the best of both worlds. With many hotels in Majorca, you can choose to go all-inclusive, half-board or just bed and breakfast. Booking an all-inclusive break is appealing to people who like to know how much the holiday will cost before they go, while others prefer the flexibility of bed and breakfast, so that they can eat out in different restaurants during their holiday.
Wherever you choose to stay, try to make time for a day in the capital city of Palma – many people on package deals fly in and out of Palma, but don’t get to see the city itself as they take a coach transfer from the hotel to the airport. There’s a pretty waterfront and the old town is great to wander around. There’s also the Museum of Mallorca where you can find out about the history of the island. Doing this kind of sightseeing is much more fun when the heat is not too oppressive – another reason to visit Majorca in the spring or autumn!