The Balearics – An Escape From The Winter Blues

If youre looking to escape the winter blues, what better than to jet off to the Balearics to bask in the Mediterranean sun, says Greg McDonald who owns a real estate agency on Spain’s Costa Blanca with a large selection of Torrevieja properties on offer.

Every year, tourists always keep going back to Majorca, a well-known celebrity destination, a perfect spot for the family holiday and a romantic getaway, all in one. Its golden sands are legendary and can be seen in every picture postcard you find. To the north of the island, Alcudia offers a vista of gentle blue seas, whilst Puerto Pollensa with its sand and pebbles stretching around the bay is an ideal place to take the kids. But there is far more to Majorca than the sea, sand and sun.

The grand Gothic cathedral in Palma stands overlooking the harbour, the crowning glory of the old town. Why not join the million visitors every year who go and take a ride on the famous Twenties-style trains bound for the village of Soller up on the north-west? Or visit the three chambers at the Caves of Drach, and feast your eyes upon Lake Martel, one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world. Majorca has so many hidden treasures you can discover, it is well worth a visit!

Menorca is widely known as a calmer, gentler place to go, perfect for those relaxing holidays. In the capital Mahon you can visit the street markets and the shops, whilst in Ciudadela on the west of the island the narrow streets, the cobblestone squares and the old mansions will captivate you. At Monte Toro, the islands highest peak, you will find an impressive sculpture of Christ and a small Renaissance church.

Ibiza, however, is quite a different experience. As soon as the sun sets, the ravers are out to enjoy themselves. Yet still, the families keep flocking for their holidays in the sun. Ibiza Town, the capitals old quarter, is a World Heritage site, preserved in its 16th-century style. A journey by train on the Ibiza Express will take you through those hidden spots in the north, whilst the Aguamar Water Park is a great place for the kids to scream and splash and the mums and dads to lie back and take it easy for a little bit.

Good deals on holidays to the islands are available from many UK travel firms like Jet2. For your own peace of mind, and to protect yourselves and your belongings, look into a good deal on travel insurance. Be it Menorca, Ibiza or Majorca, you will discover your perfect holidays on the Balearics.