As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s time to start thinking about romance… And what better way to show your loved one you care, than organising a romantic break away?
City break destinations like Paris, Venice and Bruges are very popular with couples, and are the iconic ‘romantic’ destinations, but if you want to tie it in with getting a good dose of winter sun, then you might want to consider Majorca.
One of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is neighboured by its smaller sister island Menorca, party-loving Ibiza and pretty Formentera. It is known for its traditional towns as well as all-purpose resorts, turquoise blue seas and multitude of hidden hideaways with pristine beaches untouched by tourism. There can’t be many more romantic activities than gazing out over the sparkling ocean as the sun descends with a refreshing cocktail.
Popular all year round with all kinds of travellers, February or March is a great time to travel as the temperatures are much cooler than in the height of summer (approximately 15 degrees Celsius), with eight hours of sunshine a day on average.
There’s also plenty of cheap holidays to Majorca to make the most of, so you don’t have to break the bank to get here. This time of year is an ideal time to travel as you can have your pick of accommodation, being the low season. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day as this is the time to escape daily life and enjoy time spent with your loved one.
It’s also a great time to discover the island and it’s beaches as you won’t need to share the sand with the hordes of tourists that travel in summer. Some of it’s most popular include Cala Bona – a traditional fishing village on the east coast of Majorca, with a kilometre-long beach and Camp de Mar, in the south-west of the island. The beach here is 180 metres long and 60 metres wide, so it’s perfect for long romantic strolls (you may not even see another soul!). For more information you can visit this website.
If you and your Valentine want to get away from the beach, there’s a lot to explore. This time of year is ideal for walking and discovering the national parks as you can really feel like you’re getting away from it all.
There are many popular walks that wind their way through the stunning countryside of Majorca, especially in areas like the Sa Dragonera Natural Park – situated off the southwest coast of Majorca. A historic island, with evidence of Moorish and Roman ruins (as well as being a popular hangout for smugglers and pirates!), it is named Dragon Island, due to it’s shape akin to a slumbering dragon.
The Serra Llevant mountain range in the north east of Majorca is also a good spot for taking in the views. The undulating limestone landscape offers fantastic views of the sparkling ocean and scenic surrounds. On a clear day, you can reportedly even see the smaller Balearic island of Menorca in the distance.