Some regions have all the luck. With 300 days of sunshine per year and a bevy of amazing beaches, the Balearic Islands are home to some of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world. Though undoubtedly splurge-worthy and breathtakingly gorgeous, each island has its own personality. While Ibiza is virtually synonymous with ‘hedonism’ and ‘party’ (some clubs don’t even open until 5 am), Mallorca caters to the jetsetters and pampered elite. Farther north in Menorca, lonely bays, prehistoric monuments and romantic fishing ports offer a quieter alternative. There are plenty of hidden treasures here for those willing to deviate from the beachside decadence and discos. Explore grand cathedrals and Gothic castles, discover primitive wall paintings deep within a cave, and visit an original hippie colony whose only contact with the outside world is a transistor radio. No matter which part of the Balearic Islands you end up in, great seafood is almost guaranteed. Sopas i panades de peix (fish soups and pies) are found everywhere.