Every little village and resort on Majorca has a bar or restaurant where you can relax in the evening and try a few of the local cocktails. However, if you’re looking to dance the night away in one of Majorca’s dance clubs or on the beach, you’ll need to head to one of the larger beach resorts or towns. So, if you’re wondering which resort is best for you, here’s our Majorca nightlife guide to help you decide where to spend your holiday and party in Majorca.
The Best Beach Resorts to Party in Majorca
When choosing the best Majorca nightlife resorts it’s hard not to think about Magaluf. Notorious for its streets lined with clubs and bars full of young British tourists looking for a good time, Magaluf offers plenty of opportunities to party all night long. For the best clubbing, head to the world-famous Nikki Beach Club, the Oceans Beach Club and the BCM Hotel or, for a chilled out vibe, try the Wave House Mallorca which has an artificial wave machine where you can learn to surf like a pro.
However, if you’re looking for great Majorca nightlife that’s not in Magaluf, or the best resorts in Majorca for couples looking for fun nights out, then there are plenty of other options. Palma Nova has some great beach hut bars that promise spectacular sunsets, whereas Port d’Alcudia offers a great selection of bars and nightclubs to suit everyone. Even smaller beach resorts like Santa Ponsa and Cala Ratjada have a choice of bars and clubs that stay open until late.
The Best City Nightlife in Majorca
If you’re staying in the capital, then rest assured that Palma de Mallorca has lots to offer at night. The area around the Old Town mostly consists of shops, with the odd good cocktail bar around Placa Mercat and some traditional tapas bars near Placa Major. However in La Llonja, near the port, you’ll find a great selection of independent bars and cocktail lounges. Bar Abaco is a great place to start and has a beautiful courtyard setting, or you can hit the dance floor at Opio where you’ll find a DJ and a great party atmosphere.
Santa Catalina is another great spot for nightlife in Palma where you’ll be welcomed by a mix of locals and expats at places like LAB Cocktail Bar, La Havana Club and Ginbo, the best gin bar in Palma. Bars in the centre of town only tend to stay open until 1 or 2am but, come summertime, the mile-long stretch of bars at the Paseo Marítimo is a lively place to be until well into the night hours.
Live Music in Majorca
During the summer months the island bursts into life with fiestas and festivals dedicated to live music and fireworks. Check online to see if there are any taking place near your resort before you arrive. The main events include the big music festival Mallorca Live, which regularly features big name international artists, and Mallorca Rocks. You might also catch some famous stars playing at Port Adriano.
The major fiestas on the island include Sant Sebastia in January, Sant Joan in June, both in the capital, and Les Festes del Rei en Jaume in September (in Santa Ponsa). Come for live concerts, bonfires and crazy firework runs in the streets.