Balearic Island Breaks

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Can you name all the Balearic Islands? If you’ve answered yes to this question, and followed up with the answer of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera, give yourself a pat on the back – it’s time for a well-deserved holiday! Or perhaps you’ve already been on one, as these Spanish islands that form an archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea just off the Iberian Peninsula are prime holiday destinations for scores of tourists from Great Britain.

With long white sandy beaches, an internationally recognised DJ scene and an abundant selection of bars and clubs, Magaluf, on the island of Mallorca, is a popular option for summer holidays, stag and hen weekends and party weekends away with friends. Magaluf caters for families as well as the youth market.

A Magaluf hen night, however, offers some pretty special things that those closer to home just can’t guarantee to deliver – namely sunshine, blue skies, azure waters and a Mediterranean climate! Magaluf stag nights hold the promise of being just as appealing – just make sure you schedule your hen and stag nights separately. You don’t want to bump into your future spouse on their last night of freedom… or have them see you on yours!

The neighbouring resort of Palma Nova is also an appealing option for young people, although the more subdued vibe is perhaps more conducive to a family holiday rather than a hen party. When all is said and done, perhaps it’s best to stick to Ibiza when you’re single, Magaluf when you’re about to tie the knot and Palma Nova when you’ve settled down and are holidaying with kids. Shakespeare once described life as having seven stages – if he'd still been around in these days of package tourism, he'd surely have added that the Balearic Island have something to offer everyone at all seven stages!