Mallorca: Why go

A beautiful island of diverse landscapes - from stunning rugged mountains and dramatic sea cliffs to over 70 beaches and isolated coves, hidden valleys with ancient olive terraces, citrus groves, almond orchards and picturesque villages with great restaurants and bars. For those wanting more than a beach, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, climbing, bird-watching, painting, cycling, sailing and golf. There's no shortage of nightlife, but if you're in need of peace and tranquillity, there are plenty of rural hideaways.

Fantastic places to stay (some of the best in the Med) range from restored stone fincas (farmhouses) and traditional Mallorquin homestays to the most stylish of small hotels. And it's affordable, too: food, drinks and car hire are very reasonably priced. Frequent and inexpensive flights (only 2.5 hours from London) make it ideal for a short break or those travelling with young children.

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