Last minute holidays in Majorca

Last minute holidays in Majorca

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Last minute trips to Mallorca for a spontaneous holiday

Sometimes we all need a break. If you need to get away from it all right now, why not take a spontaneous holiday to Majorca? A few days beside the Mediterranean Sea will have you feeling like new in no time. Whether you'd like to chill out on the beach, go wild at the nightclubs or lose yourself in nature, this Spanish gem is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to go.

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Why go on a spontaneous trip to Mallorca?

Mallorca is the ideal spot for a quick sunshine getaway. For one thing, it's easy to get to. Flights from London to Palma take 2 hours and 15 minutes, and flights from other UK airports are under 3 hours. It couldn't be easier - just hop on a plane in the morning and you'll be lying on the beach by lunchtime! What's more, Mallorca enjoys year-round good weather. There are highs of 30°C from June to August, but even in the middle of winter, cloudy skies are rare, and temperatures rarely dip into the single digits.

What can I do on a last minute holiday in Mallorca?

This is an island with something for everyone. While Mallorca may be best known for its beautiful beaches and wild party scene, it has so much more to offer. If you're craving nature, you can spend your spontaneous holiday in Mallorca hiking in the spectacular Tramuntana Mountains or exploring the rocky shoreline of the north-east coast. To enjoy a total break from your normal life, why not try yoga in Mallorca? A morning of sun salutations on a peaceful Mediterranean beach is the perfect way to recharge your batteries. There are also great restaurants across the island, serving tasty local seafood, so foodies will have plenty to keep them busy.

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Spend some time in the capital

You'll find a range of holiday lettings in Majorca across the island, but if you're travelling in a hurry, you may not have time to think about where to stay. If in doubt, look for accommodation close to Palma. This is the capital city, and it's where you'll find the most things to do: there are nightclubs, water parks, golf courses, restaurants, shops and more. It's also ideal if you want to spend a morning sightseeing, with one of the biggest highlights being the spectacular cathedral, built right on the coast. The island's airport is just 10 minutes from the city centre, so you'll have no trouble getting in to see the sights.

Think about transportation

It's easy to get lost daydreaming of villas in Majorca, but you'll also need to think about the practicalities. If you're travelling at the last minute, what will you do after you land? Car rental is not strictly necessary, but it can be helpful, particularly if you're staying in a remote part of the island. Within Palma, there is an excellent bus network that can take you all over town. Intercity buses are also common, and the island is small enough that they are a viable option. For example, the bus journey from Palma on the west coast to Pollença in the north east is less than an hour.

Create a bucket list before you go

When you want a last minute holiday, you might not be able to choose the ideal dates for you. Check your travel days in advance, as there are a few practical things to keep in mind. If you're arriving on a Sunday, be aware that you will need to pay a surcharge when travelling by taxi. On Sundays, you'll find that shops are generally open in Palma and major resort areas, but they'll be closed elsewhere on the island. Restaurants and bars are still open, so you won't go hungry. If you're hoping to visit any museums and monuments, like Palma's Royal Palace, be aware that they are closed on Mondays.

Choose your favourite part of the island

With a last minute holiday, you may not have much time to plan an itinerary. The easiest option is to stick to Palma, but if you want to get away from it all, consider staying somewhere else. Port de Pollença in the north east is a quieter option, with great coastal walks for you to enjoy. You'll be near the spectacular Tramuntana Mountains, as well as some lovely beaches. Sóller has long sandy beaches and is a good choice if you just want to relax beside the sea. If your dream holiday includes a bit more culture, consider Deià. This mountain town is known for its artistic community and its small but stunning beach, Cala de Deià.

FAQs: Last minute holidays in Majorca

Can I travel to Mallorca with just hand luggage?

On a last minute break, you may not want to pay a premium to check your luggage. The good news is that Mallorca's year-round pleasant weather means you don't need to bring bulky coats or jackets. For a weekend break or short holiday, it's perfectly possible to travel with just hand luggage.

Which cities in the UK and Ireland have direct flights to Mallorca?

You won't normally need to catch a connecting flight to get to Mallorca. There are direct flights from several London airports, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Dublin and more. This is a very popular destination, and several different airlines offer flights.

How much should I budget for a trip to Mallorca?

It depends on how you plan to spend your days. If you eat in restaurants three times a day, you can expect to spend around €50 just on food. You can save money by buying food at a market and cooking it yourself, and enjoying free attractions like beaches and mountain hikes.

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