Balearic Islands

Spain’s famous, at times infamous, Balearic Islands have greeted literally 100s of millions of travellers over the last 50 odd years, and few go home disappointed. Whilst certain resorts are probably best avoided (Magaluf we’re talking to you), there’s so much character, culture, charm and beauty to be discovered if you know where to look. Start with these articles below…

mahon menorca guide

Rich in history, seafood and pomadas, Duncan Rhodes discovers a quiet capital, but one with enough art, culture and events to keep you off the beach for a day or two… Built around the second largest natural harbour in the world (after Pearl Harbour), Mahón is a grand old port…

minorca off peak in may

Having already sampled the charms of Majorca and Ibiza, The Editor pays a visit to Menorca, where he finds a Balearic beauty blissfully untainted by mass tourism with plenty of cool activities for both spring and autumn. “I had a friend whose family owned a villa in Cala en Porter…

majorca-itinerary

We love a break from the city, almost as much as we love a city break, and in our latest Escape adventure The Editor spends ten days in Majorca exploring the island’s best beaches and culture. A far cry from his last visit. My face is pressed up close against the dark surface…

ibiza-romantic-holiday-break

For years Ibiza has been synonymous with raving and misbehaving, but, as he turns 30, Ben Rhodes is more than happy to swap Es for Zs and discover the laid back side of the White Isle on a romantic break for two. (Photos Olivia Saunders). Glow stick? Party whistle? Hot…