Last Updated on February 5, 2024 by Henry @ The Getaway Lounge
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By far the biggest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is one of Europe’s top holiday destinations, boasting year-round sunshine.
With hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous coastline you’ll find almost every kind of beach break you can imagine, with the Cosmopolitan city of Palma mixing things up nicely.
When it comes to showing off every type of holiday, Majorca wins hands down!
So, take your pick from these popular resorts you can check out, starting with those that are closest to the airport in terms of road distance.
Besides, the closer you are to the airport the easier it will be to reach usually, and the longer you’ll have to enjoy your holiday!
|Popular Majorca resorts
|Road distance from the airport
|What to expect
|2km (5 minute drive)
|C'an Pastilla is a popular choice for those who want quick access to the airport and Palma city. It boasts beautiful sandy beaches, a lively promenade, and numerous water sports activities.
|Palma City Breaks
|9km (10 minutes drive)
|If you're looking for a mix of culture, history, and vibrant city life, Palma City Breaks is the way to go. Palma offers stunning architecture such as the famous cathedral, charming old town, great shopping, and a lively culinary scene.
|22km (20 minute drive)
|Portals Nous is known for its upscale marina, designer boutiques, and luxury resorts. It's a haven for yacht enthusiasts and those seeking a sophisticated atmosphere. Enjoy high-end dining and shopping.
|24km (20 minute drive)
|Palma Nova boasts a stunning sandy beach and a range of water sports. It's a great destination for families and couples looking for a beachside retreat with plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops nearby.
|28km (25 minute drive)
|Magaluf is famous for its vibrant nightlife and bustling beach scene. It's a hotspot for young travelers looking for party vibes. The resort offers numerous bars, clubs, and entertainment options.
|32km (30 minute drive)
|Santa Ponsa is a family-friendly resort known for its beautiful beaches and golf courses. The area is also home to the Jungle Park, a popular attraction for kids and adults alike.
|35km (40 minute drive)
|Puerto Soller is nestled in a picturesque bay surrounded by mountains. It's known for its scenic tram ride, historic train, and stunning landscapes.
|Camp De Mar
|37km (30 minute drive)
|Camp De Mar is a quiet and upscale resort known for its golf course and beautiful bay. It's perfect for a peaceful and luxurious escape with a touch of Mediterranean elegance.
|57km (50 minute drive)
|Cala D’Or is known for its beautiful coves, crystal-clear waters, and Mediterranean charm. It's perfect for a romantic escape or a relaxing family vacation.
|59km (40 minute drive)
|Pollensa is a charming town nestled in the Tramuntana mountains. It's known for its historic architecture, art galleries, and vibrant local market.
|60km (50 minute drive)
|Porto Cristo is famous for its impressive Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves). Explore the underground world and then relax on the beach or stroll along the harbor.
|63km (50 minute drive)
|C'an Picafort is a laid-back resort with a mix of family-friendly activities and beautiful sandy beaches. Visit the nearby Albufera Natural Park for birdwatching and enjoy local seafood cuisine.
|66km (50 minute drive)
|Puerto Pollensa is a charming coastal town with a relaxed atmosphere. It's surrounded by the stunning Tramuntana mountains and offers various water sports and hiking opportunities.
|67km (50 minute drive)
|Cala Millor is a popular resort known for its beautiful beach and wide range of activities. It's ideal for families and couples looking for entertainment, with plenty of shops, restaurants, and nightlife options.
|65km (55 minute drive)
|Sa Coma offers a tranquil atmosphere and a lovely beach. It's great for families and nature lovers, with easy access to the Punta de n'Amer natural reserve.
|66km (55 minute drive)
|Cala Bona is a quieter resort with a charming harbor, ideal for those seeking a peaceful and picturesque getaway.
And here’s a map showing you where each of these resorts are located in relation to the airport.
There are loads of UK airports and airlines flying directly to Majorca, both on a seasonal basis and all year round.
First things first, we would usually recommend booking an ATOL protected package holiday to this destination.
Reason being, you’ll often get better value for money compared to booking a flight only.
Besides, the final price can be bundled together into one simple booking and include your flights, hotel, full baggage allowance and transfers both ways.
And if it is a holiday you’re after, we tend to recommend the following:
That’s certainly the case if your flight is operated by Jet2, easyJet or TUI, because it’s ideal to have the same overarching company looking after every element of your holiday if possible.
For those airlines that don’t operate holidays however, such as Ryanair, it’s worth checking out On The Beach who also have a great reputation, and you can often bag an amazing deal.
Keep in mind however that you don’t get certain extras included such as your bags or transfers, so look out for the drip pricing if you do require those extras!
If you haven’t already got a route in mind, it’s worth taking a couple of minutes on each individual website to see for yourself which will be better after taking into account your favourite departure airport, preferred dates, convenient flight times, hotels you like the look of and indeed price!
If you’re travelling around the island and want to stay in different places, or if you just want complete flexibility in terms of where you stay using the likes of Airbnb, then booking your flights and accommodation separately will be your best bet.
Here’s a birds eye view of the island, showing off its lush green landscapes and turquoise waters!
So, here’s the popular holiday resorts in order of closest to Palma de Mallorca airport first:
We’ve used the most popular holiday resorts as featured by the UK’s largest holiday provider Jet2holidays, but the vast majority of these will also be covered by the other providers, too.
And we’ve made our road distance calculations using the handy directions feature on Google Maps, whilst estimated driving times will of course depend on traffic.
We hope you found this useful, and if you end up booking, enjoy your holiday!
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