Magaluf is located in the popular southwest of Mallorca, in the municipality of Calvia, close to Palma Nova. This was the original home of the British package holiday in the 1960s and, today, British tourists consider this the party capital of the island.
Magaluf is almost entirely purpose-built as a holiday resort and is notorious as a destination for hedonistic young Brits. The nightlife features numerous bars and nightclubs competing for the custom of the up-for-it holidaymakers who often lose their inhibitions amid the bright lights and seductive special offers on cocktails and other drinks. But while negative publicity stemming from its booze-soaked revelry continues to taint Magaluf’s image, a tide of change is slowing sweeping across the resort.
Magaluf offers a number of attractions for families and enjoys a large sandy beach, overlooking the small island called Illa de Sa Porrassa. Most of the action happens close to the beach with many waterfront bars and restaurants and a further strip of mainly British venues, takeaway spots and shopping. There is a good range of amenities that cater well for the largely English-speaking residents and visitors.
Magaluf is home to some popular and well-established tourist attractions, including Pirates (housed in a purpose-built theatre), House of Katmandu, Karting Magaluf, Aqualand and The Western Water Park. It’s also the location of the new BH Mallorca, which offers live music from well-known DJs and chart-topping performers.
Besides Nikki Beach, Magaluf offers numerous other beach clubs. Some are well suited for partying, others are better for dining or relaxing with a cocktail. In the stylish Zhero Boathouse Beach Club you can enjoy a Mediterranean dinner or just some drinks in a relaxed atmosphere, just beside the pool. The new, more exclusive Folies Beach Club Calvia offers modern Asian cuisine and has a VIP area and Balinese beds for extra pampering.
Magaluf caters very well for British tourists looking for typical sea, sand and sangria type holidays and there are endless fun things to do. As well as clubbing you can enjoy a wide range of water sports, live entertainment and theme parks. Families will enjoy the ever popular Pirates show and water parks. Sportier types can enjoy go-karting or book a training session at The Wave House for instruction on surfing. There is also the golf club Golf Poniente at nearby Cala Vinyes.