A Guide To Holidaying In The

Close to eastern Spain, the Balearic Islands are known for great weather, fun things to do and good food, plus much more. Here are some of the many things that you can look forward to when you book your glorious sun-soaked stay here.


Heading to the Balearic Islands could see you enjoy dishes packed with deliciously prepared vegetables, enhanced by cereals and legumes. 

The nut of the almond blossom tree is also a very traditional ingredient on the island, along with bread, olive oil and tomatoes.

Other common dishes you should make sure to try include tumbet, sobrassada and ensaimades. For a more laidback evening, sample some Maó cheese and wine.

Things to do

On a visit to the Balaeric Islands, you are never far from an incredible beach, where you can spend your days lounging peacefully. But if you're feeling adventurous, why not explore some of the coves or head into one of the marvelous cities like Palma or Inca, to experience a range of cultural heritage found across the islands.

This huge variety of ways to enjoy your time is one of the things that makes the Balaeric Islands such a great holiday destination for all the family.


Generally, the Balaeric Islands boast pleasant, warm weather. The winters are mild, but the hottest month is July. The best time to visit is anytime between May and October when the Islands are the perfect condition for relaxing by the pool, enjoying the beach, or exploring the exciting historical areas.

Top holiday destinations in the Balearic Islands

While there are a variety of destinations in the Balaeric Islands, a few stand out from the rest. Just a few of the wonderful places you can visit are listed below.


The options when visiting Mallorca are endless. Its picturesque nature makes Mallorca a brilliant choice for those with hobbies like painting and photography. For those more inclined to adventure, the varied landscape makes Mallorca a brilliant place for cycling, walking and hiking – no matter your skill level, there is a location perfect for you to try out a new activity or enjoy an old one.

Still, if it's a relaxing holiday you want, the luxurious Mallorca waters and beautiful beaches are great for sunbathing. If you’re looking for fun for all the family, there's entertainment in the form of numerous water parks, the Caves of Drach and Palma Aquarium.


For those looking at a calmer stay, Menorca could be perfect. A hidden gem within the Balearic Islands, Menorca has a magical charm and beauty about it. As the quieter island, it's an ideal stay if you’re looking for a peaceful holiday meandering its network of footpaths and 200km of coastline.

Some of the most popular things to see in Menorca include celebrated monuments, historical sites, and wildlife reserves, including Cathedral Ciudadela, Fort Marlborough and Parc Natural de s'Albufera des Grau. As well as these sights, there are lots of activities to enjoy like horse riding, sailing and watersports, which are brilliant for the more adventurous holiday goer and offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the dazzling sea and breathtaking views of the island. The two most popular resorts are Ciutadella de Menorca and Mahon.

Plan your dream holiday to the Balearic Islands

There's no doubt that a holiday to the Balearic Islands is a fabulous way to spend your time off, but where should you stay? Here at Vintage Travel we offer a diverse choice of private villas in the Balearic Islands with their own pool. Many of our villas are a short distance from sandy beaches, local villages and surrounded by beautiful scenery to explore, and provide the perfect base for relaxing in private with your family and friends. You can enjoy evenings at local restaurants, or if you’d prefer to cook up some local produce yourself, you can do so whilst relaxing at your villa.

Between these two idyllic destinations, there are endless activities, sights and accommodations to enjoy, so browse our villas in Mallorca and Menorca.