Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the south east coast of Spain and is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. Majorca combines stunning beaches, scenic coves and beautiful countryside with lively and laid-back resorts. The jewel in Majorca’s crown however is its sophisticated capital city, Palma, which caters perfectly for the discerning traveller and offers superb shopping and clubbing as well as a tantalizing gourmet and cultural experience.
Palma, with its atmospheric old town, offers fantastic shopping, stylish restaurants and nightlife, this vibrant, elegant city has so much to offer. The capital of the island, and the Balearics as a whole, Palma was once a Roman city. Today the old town has a grandiose Gothic cathedral, medieval castle and atmospheric Arab quarter filled with museums, courtyards and Moorish palaces. By contrast, the modern part of town is home to a vast choice of restaurants, bars and pavements cafés, perfect for a spot of café culture, as well as some of the best designer shops in Europe. The waterfront and the marina is also a delight and where the city’s beautiful people and luxurious yachts happily rub shoulders with traditional Majorca fishing boats.
Monarch now operates daily flights from East Midlands Airport to Majorca during the summer season, with fares, including taxes, starting from £49.99 one way (£89.99 return). Click here to find cheap flights to Majorca with Monarch.