Palma de Mallorca, 12th May 10
MALLORCA’S STUNNING SOUTH EAST COAST
The traditional family seaside resort area of Cala D'Or features some of the island’s most beautiful coastline and beaches. Looking to the future the resort is investing in new facilities and upgrading.
In the past five years the local Santanyi town hall has invested approximately five million Euros to provide better public facilities around the resort including a new pedestrianised way in the main town centre of Cala D’Or making an attractive area for shopping, restaurants and cafes with large terraces to enjoy outside dining plus a new public sports facility with a large covered, heated pool and tennis courts.
Cala D’Or has maintained its charm mainly because of strict building regulations ensuring that no new buildings are built over three storeys high and all buildings are painted white providing a clean, bright environment. The Cala D’Or Marina is possibly one of the most attractive on the island and offers 563 berths surrounded by villas, restaurants, cafes and shops.
One of the most important features of this area are the 12 stunning white sandy beaches and coves which are ideal for families including the famous S’Amarador which is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Mondragó Nature Reserve
The Mondragó Natural Park covers 765,7 hectares and was declared a nature reserve in 1992 and is the second largest protected nature area in the Balearic Islands after S’Albufera. In 2000 a specially protected bird shelter was introduced. The public can explore the park via special paths to see good examples of the local fauna and flora, wildlife, historic stone shelters and ancient dry stone walls and wells once used by the contrabandists.
Vall d’Or Golf
The Vall d’Or golf is an 18 hole course and combines two completely different landscapes of pine forest, pine, almond and olive trees or coastal sea views. The course is rated as of average difficultly but quite entertaining. The club house features a restaurant/snack bar, a large terrace, locker rooms, pro shop, swimming pool with large sunbathing area and paddle courts.
Green fees start from 98€ for 18 holes and a sunset green fee starts at 60€.
Further information: www.valldorgolf.com
There is a wide variety of quality accommodation in this area, here area few examples which demonstrate the range:
Melia Cala D’Or
This boutique hotel has consistently won awards from tour operators. The hotel offers 18 deluxe rooms and 31 junior suites. Some suites feature a kitchenette facility. The rooms are divided into four separate buildings with Mallorcan architecture combining modern comfort with traditional décor, with two restaurants one with a poolside terrace, three swimming pools, a children’s area, spa area and Mediterranean gardens. The hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Information: www.solmelia.com
The Iberostar Club Cala Barca
This recently refurbished, all inclusive resort, has now been completely upgraded to a four star standard and is well located with sea views and views across the Mondragó Nature Reserve. The resort features its own Beach Club, children’s club, various sports facilities and a new Zen Spa. The special launch price is 42€ per person per night (all inclusive) and the first child in a family booking goes free. Information: www.iberostar.com
Hotel Esmeralda Park & Hotel Esmeralda Club
These two options offer families the choice between full board option or self catering. Both hotels are located right in front of the picturesque Esmeralda Beach near to Cala D’Or. Facilities include various bars and restaurants, a supermarket, children’s playground, gym, tennis courts, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Prices start from 51.21€ per person per day (half board) in the Hotel Esmeralda Park and from 64.70€ per night for an apartment in the Hotel Esmeralda Club that sleeps four (accommodation only). Information: www.inturotel.com
Hotel Playa Mondragó
This hotel has been owned and operated by the same family for 40 years and provides basic two star accommodation in a wonderful location right in front of one of Mallorca’s most beautiful beaches. The hotel has recently been renovated and all rooms provide TV, fridge and A/C. Prices start at 35 € per person per night in a double room to include breakfast. Information: www.playamondrago.com
Sa Galera Rural Hotel & Restaurant
This typical Mallorcan finca estate dates back to the 13th century and is surrounded by countryside. The estate has been in the Bonet Company family since 1850 and the family has lovingly restored the finca to provide modern day comfort in a traditional setting. All the rooms are different and have their own character and theme depending on where they are located in the finca.
Facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool and gardens. The estate has over 5000 almond trees and has one of the most important pure Mallorcan horse breeding centres. Prices start from 128 € per night per room to include breakfast. Information: www.hotelsagalera.com
For full details on all hotels in the Cala D’Or area please consult the local hotel association website: www.mallorca-calador.com
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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