"Sa Coma is a stunning, relaxing resort which still has its shops, bars and restaurants, but in a more manageable dose"
If you’re after a classic beach holiday, you can’t hope for a better place than Majorca: a firm favourite with British tourists seeking a warm spot to lie on the sand without a care in the world. As the largest of Spain’s Balearic islands, Majorca has a variety of different resorts, but if you’re not persuaded by the loud nights and crowds of Magaluf, try heading to Sa Coma on the east coast. A more relaxing resort, Sa Coma still has its shops, bars and restaurants, but in a more manageable dose. The hotels in the resort also provide their own evening entertainment, ideal for family holidays or couples who prefer a cheaper alternative to going out. And if you do fancy a livelier night, the larger resorts of Cala Millor and Porto Cristo are only a short taxi ride away.
Sa Coma Beach
The beach in Sa Coma is a beautiful cove with white sand and safe, shallow waters. As this resort is quieter than some, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a place to sunbathe, and most hotels are only a short walk from the beach. At lunchtime, take a stroll down the promenade and discover some of the fantastic cafés and restaurants. During the height of summer, the sea is warm and inviting, perfect for a leisurely dip, and on the sand there are plenty of sun loungers and parasols to keep you cool as you relax.
Visit the castle on holidays to Sa Coma
Between Sa Coma and Cala Millor is a strip of rugged headland with great sea views and a refreshing change of scenery. If you walk along the coast, you’ll eventually come to a small castle, which you can explore before relaxing with a nice cold drink at the café. This is a great place to take the kids to let them run around and let off some steam, or for those who enjoy a leisurely scenic walk.
Scuba diving in Sa Coma
The diving school at the resort is professional and caters to both total beginners and those with diving experience. There’s plenty of sea life to be found in the clear waters, so make sure to take a waterproof camera so you can capture the beauty of the undersea world. If this is your first dive, you’ll be given a full safety briefing and your experienced instructors will show you the best diving spots along the coast, so if you’ve ever thought about giving scuba a go, this is a great place for your first time.
Day trips to Palma
If you feel the need to break up the long lazy days at the beach with a visit to town, you can easy get to Palma and spend the day in Majorca’s capital. It only takes 90 minutes to get there, leaving you with plenty of time to fit in some shopping, visit the cathedral or aquarium, and eat in one of the many restaurants before returning to Sa Coma.