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Your next island holiday in sunny Mallorca, Balearic Islands

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There is nothing quite like an island holiday - your own spot in the sunshine, surrounded by the sparkling sea, golden sands and glorious views.  While the Caribbean might not always be within your reach, if you live in the UK or Europe, the Balearic Islands are a dream come true for your next island holiday.
Separate from the Spanish mainland, the four most well known Balearic Islands are Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca.  Each island has a distinct character of its own, with Ibiza being one of the more trendy resorts, famous for its great nightlife.  Formentera and Menorca are smaller and quieter islands with their own many charms, and then there is Mallorca, the largest, and possibly the best-known of them all.

Mallorca, dubbed Majorca by the British, has so much to offer.  You have the large modern city life in Palma, the capital, as well as wonderful picturesque and traditional small towns dotted around the island.  Whether you stay on the coast or inland, you are always within easy reach of those sandy beaches and endless sea views too.

The following are just a few of the lovely little towns, well worth the visit on your Mallorca tour - with a range of destinations from down at the beach to the charming interior of the island.

Couple Holding Hands at Sunset Over the Bay of Alcudia, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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Pollensa - originally a fishing village, the town still retains the time-old tradition of the evening paseo or stroll.  Imagine walking along the beachfront and into the sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay in the town, all set off by a stunning backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range.   Stop for a glass of wine along the way, or enjoy a meal of traditional cuisine on the beachfront as the sun sets.
Galilea Village, Sierra De Tramontana, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe
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Lloseta -  this little town is situated on the eastern side of Mallorca, nestled between the Tramuntana mountain range and the plain.  With the mountain views and the diversity of colours on the plain, Lloseta is situated in one of the island's most attractive regions.  A number of lovely hotels and bed & breakfasts are available in the town and shopaholics will have a treat browsing the local handicrafts.  Choose from pottery, cloth, footwear, glass and wine for the ideal gifts to take home from your holiday.

Binibona - right in the heartland of northern Mallorca is an undiscovered little treasure - the perfect location for a great holiday break.  Relax in the clean mountain air, breathe in the scent of jasmine and rosemary plants and stroll in the tranquil olive groves.  The only sounds you will hear are the sheep bells, gently chiming in the distance and the twittering birds.

If this sounds too quiet for your tastes, bear in mind that within a short drive, you will arrive at some of the islands most spectacular beaches and you can explore many unspoiled villages in the area.  Enjoy the local cuisine in comfort and if you crave the big city life, Palma is a mere 40 minutes drive away by car.

There are so many attractive locations on the island Mallorca, you will be drawn back time after time for a refreshing and renewing holiday stay. And, as always with Spanish destinations, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation. Choose from modern to traditional hotels, resorts and small, charming bed & breakfasts. 

If wanting to be a little more independent, there is a great choice of holiday rental apartments and self-catering villas in Mallorca for that home-away-from-home experience.  Browse the markets for fresh locally-grown fruit and vegetables, purchase some fresh meat from the butcher, buy the catch of the day at the local fish shop and visit the stores for a great bottle of local wine.  Simply live it up like a Majorcian - you might find you never want to leave!
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Latest update:  May 13, 2014