A huge beach, a stellar line-up of bars and clubs, and the city of Palma within striking distance – jet off on a holiday to Magaluf and it’s all yours for the taking.
Young at heart
Magaluf doesn’t do things by halves. This thriving resort on Majorca’s south west coast lines up supersized clubs, larger-than-life party people, and the biggest and best white-sand beach this side of the island. No wonder it’s been such a hit with holidaymakers for the best part of 40 years.
It’s not all sun, sand and San Miguel though. Families also make up a big chunk of Magaluf’s fan base. The sea here is sheltered and shallow, so armband-clad kids are safe. And things to do are ten-a-penny – dolphin shows, banana boats and go-karts all make the list.
Peaceful Palma Nova
Head to the next-door resort of Palma Nova, and things are a bit more low-key. Expect calmer sands and a few traditional restaurants mixed in with the more lively stuff. Plus, the pace gets even slower come October, when the whole area becomes a magnet for couples seeking some winter sun.
Close to Palma
Strike out further along the coast – half an hour on the bus – and you’re in the island’s chic capital, Palma. Its twisting Medieval streets and whisper-filled churches are the chalk to Magaluf’s cheese.