Spring, Summer, Autumn
June – August
LCY → PMI
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 24 £GBP (40 min)
Bus: 5 £GBP (90 min)
Set on Mallorca’s (or Majorca’s) southwest coast, Magaluf is the island’s best known resort, drawing holidaymakers from across the globe for more than 40 years and you can discover why for yourself on Magaluf holidays. The secret of Magaluf’s success is simple – an idyllic, kilometre-long (0.6 miles), palm-lined beach, which is bordered by a wide promenade packed with bars, cafés and restaurants. Awarded a Blue Flag, the pristine white sand is dotted with sun-loungers. While on the water all varieties of water sports are available. Add to this almost any attraction going, from the wild west-themed Western Water Park, to the mind-bending and often frightening Katmandu Park with its upside-down house among other attractions.
As for nightlife, Magaluf is probably Mallorca’s premiere destination for a good time. Its main drag is emblazoned with neon lighting the way to the numerous bars and clubs where you can spend your holidays to Magaluf. At one end of the thoroughfare is the huge club, BCM, which is a match for anything you’d find on the neighbouring island of Ibiza.
Magaluf’s hottest month is at the peak of summer in August when the average temperature reaches 25 degrees Celsius (76 Fahrenheit), January represents the coldest month with temperatures reaching an average of 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit). In August the average water temperature is 26 degrees Celsius (79 Fahrenheit).
During the day, Magaluf is dominated by water sports, either beach-based or at any of the numerous water parks nearby. Just outside Magaluf is Aqualand, and the previously mentioned Western Water Park. A fun-filled family day is guaranteed near Magaluf in Costa D’en Blanes at the Marineland Dolphin Show, known as one of the world’s best marine shows featuring sea-lions, dolphins, penguins and exotic birds.
According to cheap Magaluf holidays, away from the water and about a 30 minute drive from Magaluf is Mallorca’s capital, Palma. This chic city presents a true mix of the old and the new. Palma’s old town is a labyrinth of cobbled streets that all lead to the city’s leading attraction – the impressive Gothic cathedral of Sa Seu which looms over Palma from every vantage point. The modern is represented by the glitzy marina which becomes a hive of activity after dark. Inland Mallorca is also worth exploring to see a more authentic Spanish way-of-life and car hire is cheap.
Think holidays to Magaluf are confined to spending time relaxing on the beautiful beaches, think again.
Activities such as golf – maybe at the 18 hole Golf de Poniente, between Magaluf and Calvia? Alternatively there’s a lighter version of the game in the form of crazy golf. Then there’s go-karting, tennis and the three water parks in nearby for thrills and spills for all ages.
On course some serious beach time should be on the agenda and Majorca beach, Palma Nova and Magaluf beach are all stunning in their own right, offering powder-like white sand, while the shallow waters make it perfect for young children and anyone else who doesn’t want to get their hair wet.
For the more adventurous Magaluf holidays there are water sports like jet skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Strong swimmers can take up the challenge of swimming the 400 metres (1,300 feet) from the beach to Black Lizard Island. If reptiles aren’t your thing though it might be better not to make the swim, it’s called Black Lizard Island for a reason and there are hundreds of them basking on the rocks or scurrying underfoot.
Magaluf has a thriving local restaurant scene and there is a vast range of international cuisine as well meaning all tastes will be catered to not matter how much of a gourmand or picky eater you are. You can kick-back and relax in one of the many bars overlooking the beach for cocktails or for a more lively evening hit BCM – the largest nightclub in Europe on Avenida S’Olivera. It doesn’t begin and end with BCM however, and clubbers of all ages are spoiled for choice in Magaluf.
A change of pace and a taste of Mallorca’s pirate past can be found at the show Pirates Adventure. There are two versions – a family show that blends pantomime, musical performances and gravity-defying acrobatics all performed on a life-size galleon has lured the crowds since long before the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise. Tickets include dinner and drinks. The second version of the show takes place every evening – known as Pirates Uncut it’s strictly for the over-18s.