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About Balearic Islands

There are only four Balearics Islands, located between Spain and the North African coast, and they all have their own characters. Between them they appeal to a very wide range of travellers and consequently offer a massive range of accommodation. Our selection of the best places to stay in the Balearics range from off-the-beaten-track farmhouse B&Bs to all-singing-all-dancing five star luxury hotels.

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Mallorca is the largest island and has a little of everything, from stunning natural beauty to elegant or bustling resorts, to traditional old manor houses done up as refined rural retreats. One of the main reasons Mallorca is a favoured Mediterranean destination is the coastline - it's breathtaking. And while resorts have colonised many a gorgeous cove, there are still plenty to be explored.

Menorca is the tranquil island, yet also the one with the most unique landscapes to explore - there are biosphere reserves, national parks and curious archaeological sites. Menorca is where you'll find untouched beaches and coves.

Ibiza: you only need the name to conjure up an image of clubbers raving all night. But if you go beyond the throbbing party scene, you'll find that Ibiza has a peaceful side too. A side of clean, sandy beaches perfect for relaxing or for watersports, dramatic cliffs, traditional whitewashed villages, hippies and World Heritage Listed sites.

Formentera is the smallest and most southerly - and there's no airport and it's quieter. Formentera has unspoiled sandy beaches, the island is pretty flat, so it's a nice place for families, but there's not much in the way of cultural attractions. Outside the busy season the small independent hotels offer some great deals and there's more of a back-to-nature feel.

What not to Miss

  • Mallorca’s spectacular limestone-cliff-and-turquoise-sea coast, pretty villages and lush, foodie-friendly interior are all appealing. Palma’s stunning architecture, laid out around the central cathedral, means it would be a shame to miss it if you were in the area…
  • If you want beaches then Menorca is unmissable, with more beaches than both Ibiza and Mallorca combined. The resorts are smaller too, so there are fewer people to share you stretch of beach with.
  • We all know Ibiza is unmissable if you want to dance until dawn, but it’s also a fantastic destination if you want history and want to stay in a rural agroturismi or a homely finca. Even the capital, Ibiza Town, has medieval mansions, a cathedral, a castle and the Heritage Listed old town.
  • If you want want to sail, fish, snorkel and stroll then Formentera is unmissable too.

With such a breadth on offer, finding one of the best places to stay in the Balearic Islands shouldn't be too difficult. Here are our favourites.

On Mallorca

  • The Hotel Villa Italia is perfect if you're planning a sophisticated seaside break. Right on Port d'Andratx, a beautiful natural harbour, you're close to the smart restaurants and upmarket boutiques of this charming fishing-village-turned-high-end-resort.
  • The best place to stay in Palma if you want to get close to its Roman history is the Palacio Ca Sa Galesa - its spa is a genuine Roman bath! Decorated with antiques, it also has a modern art collection - including a Miro and a Calder. One of the best places to stay if you're looking for a prime, Old Town location.
  • Ten minutes walk from town, harbour side Portixol has a large restaurant-side pool and free bike hire, which makes it a good choice for families. The music lounge and huge selection of magazines and papers make it somewhere it's nice to hang out.
  • For something historically Mallorcan, try Can Cera in Palma, a beautifully renovated and restored 12 room townhouse. The rooms are large and romantic and the suites have private balconies. The restaurant is fantastic and the views from the roof terrace are stunning. Rooms start from around £150 per night.

On Menorca

  • Biniarroca Country House Hotel is perfect if you're looking for somewhere to hideaway. There are delightful gardens and a lovely pool. The rooms are stylish and the food delicious and either grown on site or sourced locally. It's also adults only, so ideal if you want to escape the family vibe.
  • Sant Joan de Binissaida is a great choice for foodies. Firstly you're surrounded by olive groves, secondly much of the produce comes from the hotel's garden, and thirdly there's a Michelin star menu.

On Ibiza

  • Rural, but with every comfort catered for, Hacienda Na Xamena is one of our recommendations for those who want to get away from everything and just relax. The hacienda's setting is private - surrounded by pine forests on one side and a beautiful cove on the other. Infinity pools take full advantage of the views. The food is good and the spa even better. And, if you're looking for somewhere romantic to possibly spend your honeymoon this secluded spot is one of the best.
  • Overlooking the marina, the Hotel Ocean Drive ticks all the right boxes if you want to be right in the heart of something lively! The decor is retro but modern and there's an excellent roof top terrace.

On Formentera

  • The Hotel Es Mares is a peaceful haven of tradition. Local colours and textures, plenty of sun and bleached wood and Mediterranean deliciousness. There are 18 rooms - but no kids - and all the modern conveniences you need with no fuss or nonsense.

With Ocean Views

  • Hospes Maricel is a dream of a hotel sitting right on the Mediterranean at Carretera Andratx. The restaurant on the sea terrace is something special - it has Spain’s best Japanese chefs. As is the spa occupying the sea caves under the hotel and the infinity pool flows right into the sea.
  • Between beautiful Sóller and picturesque Deià is the Ca’s Xorc, a truly special boutique hotel with 15 rooms and panoramic views from its sprawling, romantic terraces. The food is gourmet and the pool is an infinity.

For a Beach Break

  • Font Santa is a five star hotel within striking distance of what many say is Mallorca’s best beach. This sandstone house has been beautifully converted into a 25 room hotel with chic, contemporary all white decor. There’s a great spa in the picturesque grounds.
  • Barcelo Formentor in Puerto de Pollença is an idyllic beach resort with two pools, a choice of restaurants, tennis courts, a spa and beautiful tropical gardens.

With a Private Beach

  • A large hotel set apart by its excellent sea views, Mallorca’s Es Molí is a good choice if you're looking for somewhere with a private beach. It's far enough away from Deia that this 17th Century manor house feels like itt has the island to itself - but you're actually quite close if you want to be.

Most Romantic

  • The Cap Vermell Beach Hotel is a charming, beachside hotel hidden way on the north east coast. There are just 12 simply furnished rooms overlooking the turquoise Mediterranean, plus a great seafood restaurant.
  • If you want to relax in luxury stay at Mallorca’s Cap Rocat, a former military fortress converted into a secluded, relaxing, gastronomic resort.
  • Cas Comte Petit Hotel & Spa is a luxurious, adults-only hotel in the traditional Mallorca town of Lloseta. There are just 14 rooms, a fantastic roof-top terrace with pool, an excellent restaurant and a spa that’s good enough to be part of the name.
  • Sant Joan de Binissaida is a renovated Menorcan farmhouse offering chic accommodation as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant serving Mediterranean gastronomic classics. Relax by the pool or wander around the lovely gardens, which is where they grow many of the vegetables used in the cooking.

Best Agroturismo

  • If you're looking for a superb agriturismo, Can Talaias is one of the best on the Balearic Islands. It was one of Ibiza's first, located just above the village of San Carlos. There are excellent sea views, but you're not actually on the beach - though there are a number of peaceful coves and beaches just a short drive away.
  • Torralbenc boasts a collection of contemporary farmhouses surrounded by grass plains. Modern minimalist accommodation, a spa and all the other necessary mod cons make this a great choice for a rural getaway.
  • Can Pujolet is an agriturismo with superbly atmospheric accommodation featuring exposed wooden beams and warm hues. Lounge by the pool and enjoy meals made from locally sourced produce (some of which is even grown onsite).

For Families

  • The Hotel Esplendido is the perfect base for a family beach holiday. In beautiful Sóller, with a private beach and extensive pool, spa and grounds, there’s plenty to do and a lovely sea-facing terrace to enjoy meals al fresco.
  • Finca Es Castell is an off-the-beaten-track rustic retreat which is a haven for couples, families or groups wanting a relaxing rural retreat with great food. Situated in the heart of Mallorca, it's well positioned for exploring all over.
  • Located in the oldest part of Mahon, Casa Alberti offers an apartment (sleeping up to four people) as well as a range of unfussy rooms and suites - perfect for family getaways. Enjoy breakfast each morning in their charming courtyard to set you up for the day.
  • Biniatram is set in the countryside a mile away from the beach at Cala Morell and offers simple, clean rooms with a lovely outdoor swimming pool. What's more, self-catering accommodation (apartments with kitchens) is available for families and groups.

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Travel Information

  • Mallorca’s main airport is Son Sant Joan airport, which is just five miles from Palma, Ibiza Airport is just four miles outside Ibiza Town and Menorca Airport, also known as Mahon Airport, is located 5km southwest of Mahon. It’s easy to ferry hop between the islands, and, depending which island you’re aiming for, it’s about an eight hour ferry crossing from mainland Spain. In winter only Mallorca is properly connected, though during summer there are plenty of flights on offer.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The Balearic’s Mediterranean climate means there’s around 300 days of sunshine, and year round average temperatures of 20-21ºC. Summer is the most popular time to visit, but spring is possibly more lovely, what with the wild flowers and the fiestas - and the pre-peak-season prices. Many hotels and restaurants close between November and February, but the weather is still good in September and October. it’s definitely worth looking into the weather conditions around your accommodation choice - there can be quite a bit of variation.

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See all » 94 hotels in Mallorca

  • Sant Francesc Hotel Singular 39 rooms from $223

    Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca)

    An elegant Spanish mansion that has been beautifully restored in a contemporary style. Simplistic, stylish guest rooms and grand communal areas - a fabulous rooftop swimming pool with sushi bar and panoramic views of the city. A luxurious 19th-century manor house hotel.

    City Style  -  Regarded by many as the most luxurious stay in town
    Local exploring  -  Right in the centre of Palma with Catherdral views
    Sailing  -  Organise a private sailing trip
    Sights nearby  -  Palma Cathedral
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Small Luxury Hotels
    Check prices
  • Bennoc Petit Hotel 12 rooms from $192

    Llucmajor

    Originally constructed in the 12th century, restored into a 12 room hotel with contemporary interiors and modern amenities. An outdoor pool, a spa and wellness centre plus a restaurant serving organic cuisine. Charmingly rustic.

    Families  -  The hotel offers spacious suites to accommodate four, along with a living room and bathrooms. Also cater to special diets
    Total relaxation  -  A spa, jacuzzi, sauna or Turkish bath exclusively for guests' use
    Great walks  -  Walks into the surrounding areas can be organised by the hotel
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Check prices

See all » 35 hotels in Menorca

  • S'Engolidor Restaurante e Fonda 5 rooms from $57

    Es Migjorn Gran, Menorca

    A quaint country house dating back to the 1800s offering guests five homely bedrooms. Terracotta tiles, exposed beams and comfortable beds. The hotel has a popular restaurant with outdoor terrace dining and views of the S’Engolidor ravine. A charming spot with lots of character.

    Hideaway  -  Located in a charming village experience a more rural side to Menorca
    Diving  -  Diving on offer at nearby beaches
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Check prices
  • Hotel Can Faustino 24 rooms from $177

    Ciutadella

    This 16th century former castle is low key luxury. Minimal and muted decors allow its rustic beauty and natural furnishings to do the talking with some rooms enjoying private balconies. Much of the fruit and vegetables are grown on site and produce is local. There are two pools and sumptuous spa.

    Diving  -  There are plenty of dive schools on the island and for the already certified try some of the more challenging cave dives.
    Sailing  -  'Menorca en Barco' comes highly recommended for its group and private boat trips.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
    Check prices

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  • Vinya d'en Palerm 5 rooms from $176

    San Miguel de Balanzat, Ibiza

    A traditional farmhouse in a tranquil rural setting surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Simple rustic rooms with stone walls and private terraces. Lush greenery, swimming pool, bikes to borrow, and general relaxation. A no frills spot for couples and families.

    Total relaxation
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Check prices
  • Can Arabi 12 rooms from $274

    Ibiza

    Elegant accommodation at this villa located in a tranquil spot. Rooms with balconies and some with a private hot tub. An outdoor pool and sun terraces. The restaurant serves freshly made, locally sourced dishes. Chic, comfortable and luxurious.

    Country Escape  -  Originally a cattle farm, it has been renovated into a country house with gardens and a pool
    Local exploring  -  Ideally located close to the small village of Puig den Valls and Ibiza Town
    Local markets  -  Next door to local supermarkets, bars and restaurants
    Diving  -  Dive at Es Vedra Island. Tours can be organised
    Check prices

See all » 4 hotels in Formentera

  • Cala Saona Hotel & Spa 98 rooms from $328

    Cala Saona, Formentera

    A luxury hotel set in a scenic spot set back from a quiet beach. Accommodation varies from spacious suites to chic doubles. All have white on white hues, plenty of light and luxurious bathrooms. The location, fabulous spa, glorious pool and superb restaurant are the real selling points.

    Beach Life  -  Boasting spectacular sea views and access to a quiet cove.
    Sailing  -  Charter a boat and discover the island from the sea.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Check prices
  • Gecko Hotel & Beach Club 30 rooms from $495

    Formentera

    A small luxury hotel located on a beautiful stretch of beach. Accommodation is light and contemporary with minimalist furniture, lots of glass and modern artworks. Yoga classes are held each morning, healthy food served in the restaurant, a chic outdoor bar and fabulous spa. Utterly spoiling.

    Beach Life  -  Situated on the island famed for powder white sand beaches.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Check prices

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  • Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa 112 rooms from $320

    Santa Eularia des Riu, Balearic Islands

    All round one-stop 5 star contemporary eco hotel with sublime food created by award-winning Michelin star chef Sergi Arola, pampering spa and rooftop pool overlooking Santa Eulalia marina. Will appeal to couples, soloists and groups who appreciate impeccable service, delicious food and good vibes.

    Eco break  -  The ideal eco break on the beach, with solar panelled balconies and sleek features to minimise use of AC.
    Total relaxation  -  With an award winning spa, pillow menus, a Michelin star chef and sea facing suites and rooms.
    Diving  -  Diving trips can be organised by the hotel.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Check prices

See all » 94 hotels in Mallorca

  • Sant Francesc Hotel Singular 39 rooms from $223

    Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca)

    An elegant Spanish mansion that has been beautifully restored in a contemporary style. Simplistic, stylish guest rooms and grand communal areas - a fabulous rooftop swimming pool with sushi bar and panoramic views of the city. A luxurious 19th-century manor house hotel.

    City Style  -  Regarded by many as the most luxurious stay in town
    Local exploring  -  Right in the centre of Palma with Catherdral views
    Sailing  -  Organise a private sailing trip
    Sights nearby  -  Palma Cathedral
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Small Luxury Hotels
    Check prices
  • Bennoc Petit Hotel 12 rooms from $192

    Llucmajor

    Originally constructed in the 12th century, restored into a 12 room hotel with contemporary interiors and modern amenities. An outdoor pool, a spa and wellness centre plus a restaurant serving organic cuisine. Charmingly rustic.

    Families  -  The hotel offers spacious suites to accommodate four, along with a living room and bathrooms. Also cater to special diets
    Total relaxation  -  A spa, jacuzzi, sauna or Turkish bath exclusively for guests' use
    Great walks  -  Walks into the surrounding areas can be organised by the hotel
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Check prices

See all » 35 hotels in Menorca

  • S'Engolidor Restaurante e Fonda 5 rooms from $57

    Es Migjorn Gran, Menorca

    A quaint country house dating back to the 1800s offering guests five homely bedrooms. Terracotta tiles, exposed beams and comfortable beds. The hotel has a popular restaurant with outdoor terrace dining and views of the S’Engolidor ravine. A charming spot with lots of character.

    Hideaway  -  Located in a charming village experience a more rural side to Menorca
    Diving  -  Diving on offer at nearby beaches
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Check prices
  • Hotel Can Faustino 24 rooms from $177

    Ciutadella

    This 16th century former castle is low key luxury. Minimal and muted decors allow its rustic beauty and natural furnishings to do the talking with some rooms enjoying private balconies. Much of the fruit and vegetables are grown on site and produce is local. There are two pools and sumptuous spa.

    Diving  -  There are plenty of dive schools on the island and for the already certified try some of the more challenging cave dives.
    Sailing  -  'Menorca en Barco' comes highly recommended for its group and private boat trips.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
    Check prices

See all » 24 hotels in Ibiza

  • Vinya d'en Palerm 5 rooms from $176

    San Miguel de Balanzat, Ibiza

    A traditional farmhouse in a tranquil rural setting surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Simple rustic rooms with stone walls and private terraces. Lush greenery, swimming pool, bikes to borrow, and general relaxation. A no frills spot for couples and families.

    Total relaxation
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Check prices
  • Can Arabi 12 rooms from $274

    Ibiza

    Elegant accommodation at this villa located in a tranquil spot. Rooms with balconies and some with a private hot tub. An outdoor pool and sun terraces. The restaurant serves freshly made, locally sourced dishes. Chic, comfortable and luxurious.

    Country Escape  -  Originally a cattle farm, it has been renovated into a country house with gardens and a pool
    Local exploring  -  Ideally located close to the small village of Puig den Valls and Ibiza Town
    Local markets  -  Next door to local supermarkets, bars and restaurants
    Diving  -  Dive at Es Vedra Island. Tours can be organised
    Check prices

See all » 4 hotels in Formentera

  • Cala Saona Hotel & Spa 98 rooms from $328

    Cala Saona, Formentera

    A luxury hotel set in a scenic spot set back from a quiet beach. Accommodation varies from spacious suites to chic doubles. All have white on white hues, plenty of light and luxurious bathrooms. The location, fabulous spa, glorious pool and superb restaurant are the real selling points.

    Beach Life  -  Boasting spectacular sea views and access to a quiet cove.
    Sailing  -  Charter a boat and discover the island from the sea.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Check prices
  • Gecko Hotel & Beach Club 30 rooms from $495

    Formentera

    A small luxury hotel located on a beautiful stretch of beach. Accommodation is light and contemporary with minimalist furniture, lots of glass and modern artworks. Yoga classes are held each morning, healthy food served in the restaurant, a chic outdoor bar and fabulous spa. Utterly spoiling.

    Beach Life  -  Situated on the island famed for powder white sand beaches.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Check prices

See all » Other hotels in Balearic Islands

  • Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa 112 rooms from $320

    Santa Eularia des Riu, Balearic Islands

    All round one-stop 5 star contemporary eco hotel with sublime food created by award-winning Michelin star chef Sergi Arola, pampering spa and rooftop pool overlooking Santa Eulalia marina. Will appeal to couples, soloists and groups who appreciate impeccable service, delicious food and good vibes.

    Eco break  -  The ideal eco break on the beach, with solar panelled balconies and sleek features to minimise use of AC.
    Total relaxation  -  With an award winning spa, pillow menus, a Michelin star chef and sea facing suites and rooms.
    Diving  -  Diving trips can be organised by the hotel.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Check prices