Whether it’s your first holiday together or you’ve been slowly exploring the world as a pair, visiting a new country is an exciting experience. From discovering vibrant cities to indulging in delicious food and drinking cocktails by the pool, there are endless possibilities for your perfect couple’s holiday.
The resort that you choose as your base forms the perfect foundation for any trip, affecting how easily you can get around, and the type of activities you’ll likely be doing.
If you have a hire car, then you’ll have a bit more free range, but you’ll still want to be within walking distance of some great restaurants – especially if you’re looking to sample some of the delicious local wines. Luckily, there are plenty of choices in Majorca, no matter what your budget, so you’ll be sure to get somewhere that suits you.
With so many great options, how do you decide on the perfect spot for your holiday? We take a look at some of the most popular destinations to help you decide.
Whilst you might recognise the name as a party capital for teenagers finishing their exams, there’s actually a lot more to this charming resort than just nightclubs and cheap thrills. It’s the perfect place to spend your days enjoying the sun, sea and sand, but still have the option of plenty of nightlife on offer in the evening.
It’s also not too far from Palma de Majorca, if you’re looking to explore the city.
There are also several theme parks in the area, if you both love to chase an adrenaline rush.
Western Water Park is one of the biggest water parks in Majorca, and with entrance from €13, it’s not too expensive either. As well as traditional flumes, take a ride on ‘Crazy Horses’, where you can slide next to each other and race to the finish. If you’re feeling adventurous, then brave ‘Boomerang’, a 15-metre-high halfpipe that you can go on together.
If you’re looking for something more low-key, then head out to Calo des Monjo, a natural bay that is surrounded by sweeping green cliffs. Whilst you will need to walk into the beach, as there isn’t parking close by, you’ll be rewarded for leaving the bustling town behind with a gorgeous unspoilt cove.
Follow the forest path from Cala Fornells for approximately 2km, and discover this romantic haven. Don’t forget to pack a picnic.
Outdoorsy couples should head to Alcudia. Home to Majorca’s longest stretch of beach, you’ll feel right at home when splashing in the crystal clear waters or enjoying a good holiday read whilst topping up your tan.
If you’re craving a new adventure, then this resort can offer everything you need, from windsurfing to stand-up paddleboarding. Sailing is also popular, so make the most of warm weather and get out on the water. Book a group trip, or for a romantic date, organise a sailing lesson for you and your partner to learn a new skill together.
For those who prefer to stay firmly on dry land, opt for a stroll along the historic streets of Alcudia Old Town. You’ll find plenty of local restaurants serving up delicious delicacies. Try the local special of pa amb oli (bread with garlic, tomatoes and locally-grown olive oil), or dive into the range of super-fresh seafood, from paella to lobster stew.
If you’re looking to splash the cash, then Maca de Castro in Port d’Alcudia is a Michelin-starred restaurant, with a romantic garden and a menu that gives a modern twist on Mediterranean cuisine.
If going on holiday for you means living the luxury lifestyle, then Cala d’Or could be a good option. Escape from everyday life and admire the VIP-owned yachts that bob in the harbour as you sip on the perfect cup of coffee or a cocktail. You can also take trips out on a boat (fully captained, no sailing needed by you). Enjoy the stunning scenery as you smoothly cruise along the coastline, before pausing in private coves for a quiet swim and snorkel.
Once you’re back, you can shop until you drop in the exclusive shops of Avinguda Tagomago, to find the perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe. Or, swap the sandy beaches for a sand wedge and admire the views as you make your way around the 18-hole course at Vall D’or Golf. If you’re feeling competitive, they hold an open tournament every Wednesday.