Palma de Mallorca, 08th Jun 10
GO EAST TO ENJOY SOME OF MALLORCA'S BEST BEACHES
Caribbean style beaches are only two hours flying time away from the UK on the east coast of Mallorca. The group of award winning beaches; Cala Millor, Cala Bona, Costa de los Pinos and Es Ribell are some of the most beautiful on the island with long stretches of white fine clean sand and clear blue water.
Back in the 1960’s the resorts of Cala Millor and Cala Bona were among some of the first on Mallorca to actually implement a plan of creating a promenade beside the beach with all the hotels behind. Both resorts have invested heavily in upgrading and refurbishment of public areas, provision of sports facilities, restoring monuments and historical features, maintaining clean beaches and offering a wide range of accommodation suitable to every family budget.
These resorts offer plenty of sports activities for the visitor including the demanding 18 hole Pula Golf Course at Son Servera (www.pulagolf.com), badminton & tennis courts; fishing, horse riding, go-karting, scuba diving, hiking, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Annual events include one of the stages of the Mallorca Cycle Tour know as the “Challenge” in February, the International Youth Football Tournament in June spotlighting the young football stars of the future with teams from all over Europe such as; Arsenal, Everton, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and in October the International Balloon Regatta where visitors can also sample flying in a hot air balloon.
Pre-historic settlements – “Talaiots”
This coastline also has great archaeological significance in Mallorca’s historic past with 77 archaeological sites of pre historic settlements known as “Talaiots” dating back to 1100 BC. Two sites can be visited; Na Pol Talaiot is in the centre of Sa Coma and has a circular plan of 12.5 metres in diameter with walls formed out of great blocks of stone it also has a small natural underground cave. The S’Illot Talaiot is literally in the middle of the Cala Millor resort
Is one of the most important and was first inhabited in 1100BC with a population of approximately 200 who farmed the land, reared domestic animals such as sheep and pigs and hunted. The central part features a quadrangular “Talaiot” surrounded by 35 chamber dwellings. Information: www.talaiotsillot.com
Sa Punta de n’Amer
This small peninsula covers approximately 500 acres between the two resorts of Cala Millor and Sa Coma and is a protected natural area of special interest specifically for its flora and fauna. Visitors can walk along the headland and enjoy the spectacular views particularly from the 17th century watchtower known as the “castle” which served as an observation post and first line of defence. Leaflets with full information and suggested walking itineraries are available from the local tourist offices.
This area features five star luxury to aparthotels, all inclusive hotels, self catering accommodation and rural agroturismo properties. Here are a few examples to demonstrate the range. Further information on all accommodation in the area is available in English:
Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa - five star
Located in Sa Coma, this hotel, which opened two years ago, is open all year round and features 216 rooms and suites with full modern facilities, nine conference rooms, an auditorium, four restaurants; gourmet Spanish, Asian, Italian and international, one of the largest and most comprehensive spas on the island, a large outdoor swimming pool with cabinas and a separate sports centre offering a choice of 20 different types of activity including diving, tennis, climbing, padel etc… Prices start at 81€ per person, per night for half board, based on two people sharing a double room. All clients have free access to all the hotel and spa facilities. Information: www.proturbiomar.com
Hotel Castell de Mar – four star
Ideally located right in front of the Playa de Moro, this family owned hotel was opened 40 years ago when tourism first started in the resort and features 192 rooms and 38 junior suites.
Facilities included; large outdoor swimming pool, heated indoor pool and gymnasium, bars, restaurant with outside dining area on the terrace overlooking the sea, poolside snack bar and two conference rooms. Prices start from: 39€ per person (inc. local tax), per day, with half board based on two people sharing a double room. www.cmhotels.com
Marins Playa Suites, Cala Millor (new opening)
This is a good example of an old hotel which has been completely refurbished in contemporary modern style to provide 65 suites overlooking the sea in a privileged location right beside the beautiful Cala Millor beach. The hotel offers two swimming pools, chill out terrace & beach bar and restaurant. Some suites provide kitchenette facilities. www.marinshoteles.com
Finca Son Gener – luxury agroturismo
Located between the villages of Arta and Son Servera, this stunning 18th century finca has been lovingly restored in traditional Mallorcan style with modern day comforts. Son Gener was originally dedicated to the production of olive oil and cereals and was renovated over 10 years ago and opened as an agroturismo comprising 10 junior suites all with bathrooms ensuite and balconies to enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside, mountains and sea. Son Gener features a large outdoor swimming pool and a small spa with indoor heated pool. It has its own vegetable garden and orchard to offer guests the freshest organic home grown produce. Meals are made to order and the menu features Mediterranean cuisine with organic produce wherever possible. The finca is ideally located to tour the local area and is close to the beaches and four golf courses. Prices start at: 290€ per day based on two people sharing, including breakfast.
For general information on this area go to: www.visitcalamillor.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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