A purpose-built resort
Sa Coma, sitting on Majorca’s east coast, was put together back in the Eighties as a family-focused resort town – so everything’s in easy reach. The promenade is traffic-free, and there are lots of eating places and shops dotted along it. But when you do want to pick up the pace, the bigger resorts of Cala Millor and Porto Cristo are just up the road.
Blue Flag beach
The Blue Flag beach here is about a kilometre long. Its dusky-coloured sand is perfect for making sandcastles, and there are wide, empty stretches as well as areas packing in sunloungers. It sweeps across a halfmoon-shaped bay, so the water is really shallow – great for swimming and pedalo rides. And, of course, the promenade is on hand for drinks and snacks.
Great for families
The whole place is set up for families. Most of the eating places here do a kids’ menu, plus there’s a go-karting track and mini-golf course within walking distance. The mini-train connects you with a chain of resorts further along the coast. It goes to Cala Millor, where you can visit Safari-Zoo for big cats, giraffes and elephants.
Daytrips to Palma
In 90 minutes you can be in the capital, Palma. The old town has an Arabic look, thanks to the island’s Moorish past. It’s a maze of alleyways, dotted with galleries, bijou shops and pavement cafés – and all of it is towered over by the Gothic cathedral. From here, you can take the metro out to Belver Castle – built back in the 1300s, it was Europe’s first circular castle.