Holidays to Cala d’Or whisk you to Majorca’s sophisticated side. Here you’ll find sandy beaches and fun nightlife, plus a stylish harbour packed with mega-yachts.
Majorca’s gentle side
This smart destination on Majorca’s southeast coast is the grown-up face of the island. Cala d’Or might have started life as a little fishing village, but these days it’s a well-loved resort that comes with stylish shops, bars and restaurants. Low-rise buildings and cobbled streets give the place an authentic Spanish flavour, while the swish marina, with its resident superyachts, adds a dash of glamour.
You’ve got no fewer than 7 beaches in Cala d’Or – all small, secluded coves where the sand is fine and the water clear. At 25 metres long, Cala Gran is the biggest of the bunch, and here you’ll find watersports and sunbeds, plus a café serving up drinks and snacks. If you want to upsize, the 2-kilometre stretch at Es Trenc is a half-hour bus ride away.
Tennis and golf
There are ample opportunities to get active away from the beach, too. Not for nothing is Majorca known as a golfer’s paradise – you’ve got 5 18-hole courses along this stretch of coast alone, all easily accessible from the resort. And if tennis is more your bag, the 5-star Robinson Club Cala Serena has 13 clay courts, as well as a floodlit sports bar.
Daytrips to Palma
It’s an hour’s drive to Palma, the island’s sophisticated capital. You can’t miss La Seu Cathedral – literally, the place dominates the skyline. This majestic Gothic building was started in 1229 and took nearly 400 years to finish. Shops-wise, Jaume III – Palma’s Bond Street – stocks the designers, while the harbour is the hub of the city’s restaurant scene.