Compare the best Majorca flights

As a firm favourite with British holidaymakers for decades, Majorca delivers as a perfect holiday destination for families, couples and fun-seekers alike. As one of the biggest of the Balearic islands, it offers fabulous beaches, great food and nightlife too.

Why go?

Take a flight to Majorca and arrive on an island with sun, mouth-watering tapas, family-friendly beaches and stunning scenery...

The largest of the Balearic Islands has attractions and resorts for every type of traveller. Families will love Alcudia's gently sloping beaches and shallow waters, party animals will be up all night in Magaluf's famous clubs such as BCM, music lovers can celebrate Chopin's genius in Valldemossa, and shopaholics can spend, spend, spend in Palma's trendy boutiques.

A good place to start exploring the island is Majorca's capital Palma. Here you can sample plates of tasty tapas, admire the city's Gothic cathedral, stroll around the marina or wander around the art galleries.

Or if you are staying in Palma, why not take a day trip and hop on to the island's 100-year-old wooden train to Soller and admire stunning views as you travel? If this sounds like your thing, another charming transport option is to take a trip on the aging tram from Soller to Puerto Soller and to explore the picturesque port town on arrival.

And, whether your accommodation is in Cala d'Or, Palma Nova, Puerto Pollensa, Cala Millor, C'an Picafort or Calvia, it's worth planning a visit to the magnificent Caves of Drach where you can enjoy a classical music performance followed by a boat trip on the lake.

Alternatively, for a spot of glamour, head to Deia on the north coast of Majorca and celebrity spot. Novelist Robert Graves called Deia home and literature fans can look around his house.

Hire a car and pick it up from the airport when you arrive. Not only will this make the journey to your hotel more straightforward, it will give you the freedom to explore the whole island from the cliffs in the north west and the pretty inland villages to the secluded beaches along the coast.

How to get there

Because it is such a popular destination, there are a great number of flights to choose from...

Majorca flights take around two and a half hours from the UK and land in Palma de Mallora Airport (PMI) which is just five miles east of the island's capital of Palma.

Demand for Majorca flights tends to be the highest during the peak summer months of July and August so it is important to book well in advance for this period.

Getting to and from the airport

Once you land, you'll want to get to your accommodation as quickly and easily as possible. Find out the best transfer option for you...

If you haven't pre-arranged transport with your hotel, there are taxis and buses at the airport which will whisk you into Palma and to the other big resorts around the island (although bear in mind that you may have to change buses in the main Palma bus station or hop on a train in the capital if you are taking public transport).

Where to stay?

A long-time favourite destination with British holidaymakers, Majorca delights with its great resorts for all ages and budgets...

Majorca is a great choice for families, with a host of locations that offer great beaches, accommodation and friendly Majorcan hospitality. To the west, you'll find the lively resort of Magaluf which remains very popular with 18 to 30 year olds who are looking to party and enjoy the nightlife.

For families, resorts like Palma Nova and Santa Ponsa are a better option with great beaches, child-safe play areas and good value restaurants. Mid-range hotels and rentals are available but so too are luxury choices for those with more to spend. These resorts also have the advantage of being within easy reach of Palma which is handy for day trips and getting to see more of the island.

The east remains popular, with Cal d'Or being one of the favourite spots for British holidaymakers. There are lots of rentals here - apartments and villas - as well as a wide range of hotels.

In the north, find Alcudia with its wonderful harbour and Puerto de Pollensa with its famous bay. Both of these resorts remain firm favourites for families with their safe beaches and many restaurants and cafes.

For a cooler and much more pricier vibe, head to stylish Deia in the north west. Rentals here can cost thousands a week but you will be surrounded by a bohemian crowd.