Nice beaches, cool clubs, good shops: You find this on Majorca as well as on Ibiza. However, which Balearic Island scores, actually, better?

We have compared Majorca and Ibiza in five categories.

Majorca counts as a favourite island of the Germans. Also her small sister Ibiza is exceedingly liked with vacationers. However, which island fits better to own claims? This many vacationers ask themselves. Now the holiday home portal HomeToGo has compared which of both islands offers the traveller the most. For this there were awarded points in five categories Nightlife, Shopping, Lodging, People/VIP factor and scenery and beach.
The big overview:


Ibiza is extensively famous as THE party island par excellence – and this not only with the Germans. The best DJs of the world reside here and convert the island into one single music-flowed place. There is no classical “nightlife”, but the parties begin partially already at the break of dawn and end if the sun stands already in the sky – sometimes more than 24 hours later. Amnesia, Eden, Pacha are the in-clubs par excellence called which let the party people forget the time. Most clubs ask between 20 to 90 euros of entry. Quality has price.


Majorca is also presentable concerning going out and nightlife and, in addition, it is mostly cheaper. Also there are famous clubs like the Pacha, indeed, the amount of known clubs of Ibiza remains unequalled for Majorca. In so-called Ballermann it is meanwhile – thanks to stricter rules – at least a little more quietly than some years ago. Also really wild is the in summer of mainly British tourists settled place Magaluf which lies to the west of Palma de Majorca and has tramped the Ballermann as a notorious party mile partially the rank.

Balance: Though Majorca offers beside Ballermann & Co. also some alternatives, but does not approach the gigantic offer of Ibiza.


Ibiza; Numerous hippie markets invite the visitors on the whole island to almost endless strolling on Ibiza. Exotic treasures wait only to be found between typical hippie power and Flower power things. In addition, many boutiques offer the possibility to spend the holiday money generously.

Majorca offers above all in the capital of Palma numerous shopping possibilities – from High Fashion up to Streetstyle and local designers nearly everything can be found here. Nevertheless, with the shopping one should concentrate not only upon the big shopping streets, but risk also an excursion in small side lanes. Here also the attractive boutiques which make the shopping heart beat higher, romp around.

Balance: On both islands it can be wonderfully bought. However, on account of the unique atmosphere of the hippie markets which cannot be found thus on the neighbouring island Ibiza scores even more.


Ibiza offers by the lower size naturally less surface for lodgings. Here vacationers pay accordingly more for hotel room or holiday apartment than on the neighbouring island.

At least, Majorca is more than six times is as large as Ibiza. The island offers a bigger selection for a lower average price.

Balance: Clear advantage for Majorca



On Ibiza many VIPs and those who would like to be some, spend her vacation. This mostly exists of parties, to sun baths on the yacht and champagne slurping. The chance to meet a VIP in one of the clubs is not so bad at all.


Also on Majorca some known personalities romp about. Thus Michael Douglas was already sighted in the small village Deia and Claudia Schiffer should also have a villa on the island to her own.

Balance: In this case the glamor factor goes to Ibiza – the density of stars and starlets is clearly bigger here and one moves on the same parties. Only by DJs like Avicii, Paris Hilton and David Guetta who put on here her hot beats VIP feeling arises.


Ibiza is also known for the mixed landscape and dreamlike bays far off the party noise. The small island offers nearly 60 beaches – for every taste something is present. A quiet little place can be as found as bustle in the numerous Beachbars. Also international star love this and park their yachts in front of the nicest bays of Ibiza, like the Platja de ses Salines.

Majorca scores with the more diverse and more attractive scenery, with clear water and countless marvellous bays. Here by the size one finds more possibilities, to take a break from everyday and to discover small places.
Balance: This point goes scarcely in Majorca.


Ibiza: 3 points, Majorca: 2 points



Both islands do justice to the different wishes of the vacationers. The small, but fine island Ibiza is still recommended for the hungry for party and electric music lover. However, Majorca is wonderfully suited for a relaxed vacation in a dreamy place.


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