Palma de Mallorca, 31st Jul 07
ON THE BEACH
A round up of Mallorca's best beaches, clubs and beach bars...
Back in the 1960’s Mallorca’s famous seaside resorts and 544 kilometres of coastline put it on the map as Britain’s favourite overseas holiday destination. Although the coastline still remains the same as ever, beach areas are getting a designer “makeover” with the introduction of stylish new beach clubs, beachside restaurants, clubs and beach boutiques. Now you can swap your bucket and spade for a relaxing massage by the sea shore.
Opened as a sister organisation to the successful Puro Hotel in Palma’s old town. Located close to the airport this beach club provides a complete programme of activities from sunrise to sunset with yoga, poolside beauty & health treatments, spa, sunbathing, guest dj’s, chill out music, food and drinks. www.purobeach.com
Located close to Illetes in the south west of the island, the Virtual Club operates on much the same lines and provides a combination of sunbathing, refreshments, massages, chill out sessions. www.virtualclub.es
Further down the coast on the south western tip of the island near the Port of Andratx, the Gran Follies Beach Club offers spectacular views of the sea, take in the view from your luxury sunbed and enjoy poolside massage treatments around the salt water pool. Restaurant and bar service available. www.granfolies.net
Blue Flag Beaches
There are 76 official beaches on the island and 37 of those beaches can proudly fly Blue Flags, which is the European Union beach award for cleanliness, quality of water and various facilities which include lifeguards. These awards mainly apply to the larger beaches around the island.
However, for the more adventurous there are many beautiful beaches and rocky coves that are not awarded Blue Flags because they do not have facilities and often access is via a small path from a road. One of the most famous is Es Trenc located on the south east of the island where the sand is white and the sea a deep azure blue. Other examples include Cala Agulla near Cala Ratjada (north east) and Cala Varques near Porto Cristo (south east). For more information: www.infomallorca.net.
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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