The island of Mallorca is famous for its wind and water sports, with many resorts actually featuring windsurfing and kitesurfing schools, where tourists can learn to master these tricky skills while still enjoying the holiday of a lifetime. There are also ample places to simply rent equipment, for tourists who don't require tutelage.
Good beaches in Mallorca for windsurfing and kitesurfing include Cala Millor, Cala d'Or, Can Picafort, Formentor, Magaluf, Palma Nova, Peguera, Platja de Palma, Port d'Alcudia, Port de Pollensa, Port de Soller, Portalss and Santa Ponsa - although the pick of the bunch must be the little-known Son Serra de Marina, located on the northeast coast of Mallorca, about five miles (8km) east of Can Picafort. This unspoilt stretch of sand has favourable conditions all year round, and features a spectacular mountain backdrop as well as a few hip and happening beach bars and restaurants.
Pedal boats (pedalos) are also very popular - especially for families with young children - and can be hired at any of the major resorts on the island.
Finally, waterskiing is also an option: resorts that offer equipment for hire (sometimes including boats) include Cala Millor, Can Picafort, Formentor, Magaluf, Palma Nova, Peguera, Platja de Palma, Port d'Alcudia and Santa Ponsa.