Majorca manages to be all things to all men, in that it has an amazing natural beauty as well as a rich cultural heritage dating back to the time of the Phoenicians, the Romans, and subsequently the Moors. You get a sense of history immediately as you fly in over the 14th century Gothic cathedral at Palma and then across fields and vineyards which have hardly changed for centuries.
Although many, if not most tourists go for the sun, sea, and night-life, there are many parts of the island still untouched by tourism, and well worth seeing for the variety of wildlife and the magnificent scenery. The northern part of Majorca has dramatic mountains and gorges, with narrow, winding roads, and the occasional spectacular viewpoint out to sea, such as the former defence tower at Mirador de ses Animes.
The interior of the island is surprisingly green with many vineyards, picturesque villages, and country estates, one of which, at La Granja has an interesting museum and hosts shows of locals dancing, wine tasting events, and craft fairs.
Majorca consists mainly of limestone and there are fascinating cave systems, some of which, like the Coves d'Arta can be visited as a guided tour.
You could easily spend a whole day in the capital of Palma because it is exceedingly rich in historic sites, such as the magnificent cathedral, which took 3-400 years to build. The long central knave is one of the highest in Europe with slender, octagonal pillars supporting the vault. The rose window on one side is made from 1,200 pieces of stained glass and is more than 40 feet wide. With a stone pulpit and much use of walnut in the pews, the interior has a more friendly ambience than some cathedrals without losing out on splendour.
The beaches in Majorca are as good as any in Spain, with some of the best on the eastern and southern coasts. Some of the larger ones get busy in high season but if you hire a car it is easy to find much quieter ones. There are dozens of bars and restaurants for evening entertainment, although there is not the frenzy associated with some notorious spots in Ibeza.
A holiday in Majorca can provide interest when you tire of the beach, and something for everyone, such is the variety of places to see and things to do.