The best beach bars on the Balearic Islands: Majorca
The Balearic Islands are comprised of four major islands: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera and are well known for their lively strips that are full of endless clubs.
But so you know what some people don't take for granted when holidaying on Spain's most famous archipelago? Beach bars. Day or night, they can offer top scenery, decent food and are a great way to collect yourself after a heavy one.
Today we have picked the largest of the group, Majorca.
Pirates Beach Bar, Magaluf
Claiming to be the only bar that offers a barbecue, Pirates Beach Bar is targeted at those who like their drinking holes to be cheap, cheerful and shaped like a ship. With numerous dishes on offer, from smoked salmon ciabatta to homemade burgers, you definitely won't starve. Also, the establishment’s high-end cocktails are priced at less than a fiver a pop and are sure to complement your meal perfectly.
Live music is also an aspect of PBB that the staff pride themselves on and is a great alternative to the loud, bassy sounds that envelope the town at night.
A live acoustic band. Image courtesy of Pirates Beach Bar's Instagram.
Purobeach, Palma de Mallorca
Palma is well known for attracting royalty, which must explain why their bins are coloured bronze. And if you find yourself feeling regal one day, then Purobeach can definitely help with that. The brand started in the island's capital and has expanded to other parts of the world.
They do say the original is always the best, and the case could be made on behalf of this beach bar. Whether you want a few drinks or some pampering, Purobeach has it covered. You can indulge yourself in a range of spa therapies before having a few drinks.
Feeling peckish? Well, the restaurant offers worldly dishes including food from Melbourne, Marrakech and Miami, which they refer to as their 'M3 cuisine'.
Purobeach aims to create an 'oasis of happiness'. Image courtesy of their Instagram.
Wave House, Magaluf
Although not primarily a beach bar, the Wave House is a top destination for thrill seekers. If you're a beginner or pro, the Wave House is a great surf simulator that is located right next to the shoreline.
After time spent making waves, the venue also houses some bars, a pool and a restaurant where you can eat some fresh sushi from seafood caught on the island that day.
The wave machine is great fun, but NOT after a few cocktails. Photo courtesy of their Instagram.
Ponderosa Beach, Playa de Muro
Situated on one the island's most beautiful stretches of beach ( Playa de Muro), Ponderosa is a beach bar that offers a joyous laidback vibe.
It offers a vast amount of cocktails - perfect for those in the mood for something refreshing and fruity - and a plethora of amazing seafood dishes like squid ink linguine, moules à la marinière and calamari.
Ponderosa is a great place to enjoy Playa de Muro's scenery. Image courtesy of Ponderosa's Instagram.