Head for Majorca’s rugged east coast for a 2018 or 2019 holiday in Cala Millor, one of the region’s most vibrant getaway destinations. With a name that literally means ‘better bay’, it’s a truly superior seafront destination just an hour from the capital of Palma de Mallorca.
This town is abuzz with a welcoming spirit and plenty to keep its visitors entertained all year round, from its streets filled with restaurants, bars and shops, to its long golden beach bordered by shallow sea waters. Perfect for anyone in need of a sunny beach break, this modern town also has an historical heart, with some cultural sites sitting beneath its smiling holiday town exterior. Whether you want long lazy days in the sun, a break filled with good food and plenty of relaxation, or just a convenient base for exploring the island of Mallorca, our cheap holidays to Cala Millor is an ideal place to start.
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Snuggled behind the beach sits the town’s pedestrianized shopping sector, which is filled with clothing stores, souvenir shops and leather vendors. The area is also scattered with local restaurants where you can enjoy a bite to eat or a drink between shopping, with plenty of fresh seafood gracing many menus. Peering over the town sits the ancient 17th-century Punta De n’Amer watchtower, sitting within a rugged 200-hectare nature reserve, stretching across a rocky headland of pine forests and sand dunes. It is the ideal highlight for anyone who wishes to enjoy a gentle hike from the town. Your holiday to Cala Millor can also be filled with day trips and excursions, whether you’re looking for family entertainment, or to see some of the island’s natural highlights. The Caves of Drach sit just a short drive away, as does the entertaining Fantasy Park and a variety of golf courses.
The food in Cala Millor is international, and there’s nothing you can’t find if you know where to look. Not only is there food from all over the world here, but some excellent and very tasty examples of it, too. From traditional British grub at a bar in the backstreets of Cala Millor, to many Chinese and Indian restaurants around the area, you won’t struggle to find exactly what you’re looking for.
There are also lots of places you can try traditional local cuisine, so join the locals in one of the authentic restaurants serving paella and maybe even some snails if you want to try something really different.
The trick is not to stick to the seafront for your meals, and to investigate the quieter streets a little further from the tourist areas, because this is often where you’ll find some of the best food on offer.
There are some world-class attractions for families with young children, and you’ll have just as much fun as they do during your holiday in Cala Millor.
Aqualand is Mallorca’s theme park, and it has slides, rapids, wave pools and water rides of all kinds to keep the whole family entertained for an entire day at least.
Have a night to remember with the Pirates Show, an evening of comedy and acrobatics that will not only entertain adults, but will also delight children of all ages on one of the most memorable nights of your holiday in Cala Millor.
For daytime fun and getting close to nature, Marineland gives little ones the opportunity to see dolphins and sea lions perform, and to get up close with parrots that can also put on a show.
Katmandu Park is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, with an interactive upside down house and a 4D cinema, it’s a must-see for families with kids to impress.
Explore the Caves of Drach and other sea caves, where you can walk and swim among the stalactites and stalagmites of these ancient wonders and take speedboat rides around the coast.
Jeep and beach buggy tours will take you around the landscape in the style of a real explorer, and you’ll get to see the scenery away from the usual tourist spots, as well as have a fun and bumpy ride as you go.
With so much beautiful ocean around you, it would be a real shame not to go diving or snorkelling and you can do both of these things while you’re in Cala Millor.
For something a little out of the ordinary there are wagon excursions out to Rancho Grande, where you’ll travel through pine forests to be treated with a barbeque and live music down on the ranch.
The jewel in the crown of a Cala Millor holiday is most certainly the white sand of the 1.8km beach, where many of its visitors spend their entire stay soaking up some sunshine. With a width of 30m, there’s plenty of space to find your spot on the generous beach.
The beach is the perfect place to look out at the shallow turquoise sea lapping at the bay, and this slowly shelving seabed provides the ideal setting for family paddling and snorkelling, with other water sports on offer along the shoreline. The whole coast stretches across six kilometres, most of which is scenic and rocky, and ideal for adventurous strolls to take in the natural beauty. The promenade behind the beach is scattered with beachside bars, shops, restaurants and cafés, where you can enjoy idyllic days and laid back evenings.
Anyone in need of some energetic nightlife on holiday will find there’s plenty of fun to be had in Cala Millor’s range of night time entertainment. Nights out range from relatively quiet quiz evenings to enthusiastic karaoke bars, where you can sing your heart out with your friends. Cala Millor is blessed with Mediterranean climate, which sees the town flooded with sunny days over the summer, and mild months for the rest of the year, so the evenings are the perfect temperature for outdoor restaurants and bar-hopping. Book your Cala Millor holidays in the summer and you can expect scorching days of around 30C, or opt for a spring or autumn break for cooler temperatures of around 19C. Those seeking some winter sun can find just that with a visit from December to February. Cala Millor has some of Spain's warmest winter temperatures, at around 10C.
If you’re looking for a romantic break in Cala Millor, you won’t be disappointed. Take a catamaran trip to see the sun rise and look out for dolphins, with a breakfast included in the trip. Or how about a long boat trip where you’ll be served lunch and given some time to snorkel together in the clear blue waters off the coast?
Dinner could be the world class Son Amar show, where incredible performances and beautiful local food combine to create one memorable and very romantic evening.
For the ultimate in romance, it doesn’t get better than a hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscape with your other half, or riding a horse along the beach. You can do both of these things relatively cheaply when you visit Cala Millor for your couple’s getaway.
There’s so much culture and history in Cala Millor, it would be a real loss not to take a break from the beach and modern day tourist trappings to experience it.
Take a leisurely, guided walk and absorb the history of Cala Millor’s original buildings, including the Cathedral, so you can get a feel for the way of life and the heritage of your holiday destination.
Excursions by bus, train, tram and boat have been designed to show you the ultimate splendour of the landscape, as well as giving you the chance to travel like a local and go through some of the lesser-known spots.
If you want a truly cultured day out, a trip to nearby Palma - the capital - will give you everything you could ask for. History, entertainment and the bustling heart of modern day Mallorca is just a short journey away.
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