Home to the endless resorts that specialise in sun, sea and sand, the Balearic Islands are a perfect choice regardless of whether you are looking to party or relax.
Whilst Ibiza is synonymous with the former, it is Menorca where you will find ideal spots in which to take it easy. Usually, quieter than the islands around it, Menorca was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993. As well as golden sands, there are rugged coastal areas protected by lighthouses and ancient megaliths with intriguing stories behind them.
Although Ibiza has made its name as a clubbing destination, there is so much more to this beautiful island than live music and all-night bars. The spas and yoga retreats allow you to unwind before the water sports get the adrenaline pumping again. Add to that a historic Old Town and the mysteries surrounding the Es Vedra rock formation and you have quite a diverse destination.
Mallorca (Majorca) offers more of the above with some fantastic dinner spots thrown in for good measure. Glorious views feature charming harbours, sweeping vineyards and craggy cliffs, whilst the nightlife can definitely hold its own against that of its noisy neighbour.