Balearic Islands

These stunning islands off the east coast of Spain flaunt sunshine almost all year round. Much-loved holiday destinations Mallorca and Ibiza draw travellers who can’t resist the allure of Mediterranean beaches and rugged natural beauty. Life here is different to the mainland and you'll hear the locals speak Catalan dialects alongside Spanish. Relax in Mallorca and learn of its Arabic past in the capital’s old city, or wander groves of olives and almonds. Ibiza is famed for its vibrant nightlife, but there are also secluded coves to explore, markets to shop at and salt flats that reflect blazing sunsets as the days come to an end.