Fun in the sun is guaranteed during holidays in Palma Nova, one of Majorca's liveliest resorts. With soft sands to enjoy by day and a party atmosphere after hours, this bustling resort attracts families, groups and couples who enjoy both a day on the beach or by the pool and a wild night out.
Great beaches, excellent weather, water parks, nearby cultural treasures, Spanish and global cuisine and fun bars and clubs: Palma Nova has got the lot. And with nightlife central Magaluf just along the coast and the beautiful city of Palma within easy reach, Palma Nova holidays are a great way to get the most out of the lovely Balearic Island of Majorca.
The purpose-built resort, which has been attracting holidaymakers for decades, swirls away from the old harbour of Palma Nova and sweeps past Palma Nova Beach and Son Matias Beach before reaching Torrenova, on the way to Magaluf. It is easily reached from Palma Airport (PMI), which is just three hours by plane from UK airports. As you might expect, it also boasts a wide range of accommodation options.
You can, for example, enjoy holidays in Palma Nova on the cheap from self-catering apartments and good-value, budget hotels. However, the resort also has some excellent mid-range options and a number of top-class hotels, some of which offer accommodation on a half-board or all-inclusive basis.
All-inclusive deals cost a bit more upfront, but many families find it worth paying a little extra when booking in order to keep a tight rein on the budget during their holidays. The advantages of this approach include unlimited ice cream for children, as well as beers and wines with meals for the older members of the family.
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While not a year-round sunshine destination, visitors will relish long hours of heat and sunshine between April and October. At the height of summer you can expect daytime average temperatures to reach 30C, with spring and autumn visitors enjoying pleasant averages of 24C. Though Palma Nova will mostly be closed down for the winter period, you may even prefer to see the city of Palma when it's at its quietest and the temperatures drop to an average 10C in the day. There is a greater chance of rainfall at this time of year, though.
Angel Sunday; May: Travel to nearby Palma in May to see the parades, taste the food and witness the “giants” as they make their way to the stunning Bellver Castle.
Nit de Foc (Night of Fire); June: You can probably guess form the name that you're in for a bonfire and fireworks display at this Palma event, but the fire wielding “demons” might come as a surprise. Find a place by the lake before sunset for the best view.
Releasing of the ducks; August: Hire a car and travel to C'an Picafort on the north coast to swimmers try to catch the rubber ducks set free on the waves. It's a bizarre spectacle that will delight your little ones.
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Babies & toddlers: The gently shelving sands and calm turquoise waters of Palma Nova Beach create a safe playground for little ones. Buckets and spades can also be picked up cheaply at beachfront shops.
Kids & teens:Western Water Park in Magaluf has slides, rides and aquatic fun for youngsters of every age.
Nightlife: While not as party-focussed as nearby Magaluf, Palma Nova still has plenty to offer to night owls, with bars, pubs and clubs lining the promenade.