Wondering where to go in the Balearic Islands in 2021?
Endless sunshine, stunning scenery, historical towns, exciting activities… The Balearic Islands offer all this and much more. But where should you visit in Majorca or Menorca in 2021? Here’s our expert team’s handpicked selection of some of the best holiday villas and resorts in these two Spanish slices of paradise:
Villa Rico, Majorca: amazing mountain scenery
Located in the countryside to the north of Majorca, Villa Rico is the ideal choice for big families or groups. This fabulous 5-bedroomed property is set against a stunning mountain backdrop, with a private heated pool at the centre of its extensive gardens. Even better, there’s comfortable outdoor furniture under the covered terrace for alfresco dining or unwinding with a drink in hand.
The bright and airy indoors are equally impressive, with a well-equipped kitchen and indoor BBQ room for whipping up delicious homemade feasts. And to top it all off, you’re only a 10-minute drive from both the atmospheric Old Town of Pollensa and charming resort of Puerto Pollensa.
Puerto Pollensa, Majorca: picture-perfect marina
Puerto Pollensa is a picturesque gem on Majorca’s northeast coastline. Once a fishing village, this small resort boasts a horseshoe-shaped marina with the glorious Tramuntana mountains as its backdrop. Whether you’re looking for a chilled ambience, beautiful beaches or breathtaking scenery, you’ll find it all and more here.
Wander down the pretty promenade and enjoy a meal at one of the sea-facing eateries with wonderful views. Browse the stalls at the bustling weekly market in Plaza Miquel Capllonch, the town’s main square. And don’t forget to experience the famous Pine Walk, a scenic pine-fringed path along the waterfront that’s the perfect setting for a romantic evening stroll.
Villa Serena Forcat, Menorca: contemporary family getaway
Found in the sought-after resort of Calan Forcat on Menorca’s northwest coast, Villa Serena Forcat is a fantastic family-friendly villa. This spacious 4-bedroomed property offers a large private heated pool surrounded by a decked terrace and plenty of sunbeds. Inside, the contemporary furnishings and beamed ceilings create a stylish yet homely vibe.
What’s more, the villa occupies the perfect spot for those without a hire car. You’re just a 10-minute stroll away from the centre of Calan Forcat, with its trio of sandy coves, great selection of shops and eateries, and fun-filled waterpark. But if you want to venture a little further afield, it’s only a short drive to both the enchanting historic town of Ciutadella and lovely resort of Calan Bosch.
Calan Bosch, Menorca: bustling waterside resort
Calan Bosch is a well-loved modern resort on the southwest coast of Menorca. At its heart is a buzzing marina, fringed with an array of shops and restaurants where you can indulge in some retail therapy or tantalising cuisine. The atmosphere comes even more alive at night, with live music playing at many of the resort’s bars.
You’ll also find a gorgeous little beach with soft golden sands and shallow azure waters, just right for a family day in the sun. And younger visitors will love whizzing down flumes and making a splash at Aquarock, the biggest waterpark on the island.
Want more inspiration for where to go in Majorca or Menorca in 2021? Take a look at our great range of holiday villas in the Balearic Islands.