Majorca (or Mallorca as it is also spelt) is the largest of the Balearic Islands off the east coast of Spain, which collectively are one of the most popular holiday destinations in the World. Two of the most popular resorts on the island for holiday makers are Magalluf and Palma Nova, both situated in the south west. For those looking for lively fun from their Majorca holiday, one of these two resorts would probably be a good choice.
The majority of visitors to these resorts are British package holiday makers looking for fun in the sun, and few leave dissatisfied. Palma Nova has three sandy beaches, each with blue flag status, water sports and boat trips and plenty of sports facilities, particularly golf courses in the vicinity. In addition to this, in adjacent Magalluf you will find more watersports including jet skiing, kite surfing and scuba diving, a giant waterpark and a Wild West theme park.
Shopping in Palma Nova and Majorca is probably what you would expect from such a tourist oriented place, with plenty of gift shops, convenience stores and shops selling beachwear and souvenirs. Better shopping is available in the islands capital Palma, a short bus or taxi ride away.
The long promenade in Palma Nova provides Chinese, Italian and Mexican restaurants along with Spanish bars serving tapas during the day. In Magalluf there is also a wide selection of restaurants, many of which cater to British tastes; there are several that even serve Sunday roasts, bangers and mash, fish and chips and other British favourites. As these resorts are generally favoured by young budget travelers, there are also the usual fast food outlets available.
There is a huge amount in Magalluf and Palma Nova to keep night owls and other party animals entertained. In Palma Nova you can expect to find late night bars with DJ’s and dancing, English style pubs and karaoke bars while Magalluf boasts some top class night clubs well known on the European club circuit and competes with Ibiza as the clubbing capital of the Mediterranean.
Both Palma Nova and Magalluf can get very busy during peak season and beaches and sidewalks can become crowded. As such, this area of the island will probably not be a good choice during the summer months for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing break from their Majorca holiday.
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