Son Servera is a charming country town set just inland from the lovely seaside resorts of Cala Bona and Cala Millor. A perfect destination for relaxed holidays in the Majorcan countryside, it has fabulous beaches within easy reach, a host of fantastic walking trails, and plenty of vibrant nightlife in bustling Cala Millor. Surrounded by olive groves, and just a short drive from pretty historic towns such as Arta and Alcudia, Son Servera is ideal for soaking up the relaxed pace of life in the traditional heartland of Majorca. Among other popular sights in the area, you’ll find the famous cave complexes of the Cuevas del Drach and Cuevas del Ham.
Son Servera is perfect if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday in the blissful Majorcan countryside. The little town is a delight to stroll around and has a clutch of charming cafés and restaurants. There are some wonderful walks in the area, which is full of olive groves and vineyards. Cala Millor is the nearest big resort, with a gorgeous sandy beach lapped by turquoise waters, which has lots of water sports, great amenities (including sunbeds and lifeguard posts), and some of the best nightlife on the island. Or you could head to quieter Cala Bona, which is a smaller resort arranged around another sandy beach. You can explore lovely Arta and Alcudia, two pretty historic towns, or visit the famous caves complexes of the Cuevas del Drach and the Cuevas del Ham.
Son Servera may be small, but it has a good range of cafés and restaurants, including some wonderful country restaurants serving delicious local cuisine. In nearby Cala Millor, you’ll find even more options for eating out, with a wide choice of eateries that includes everything from popular chains and pub grub to upmarket seafood restaurants. Make sure you try some of the local specialities while you’re here: perhaps a succulent seafood paella, or fideuà, the Majorcan variant, which is made with tiny noodles instead of rice. Or you could go for some freshly grilled grouper or oven-baked John Dory, or perhaps the tasty vegetable dish, tumbet, made with potatoes, aubergines and red peppers.
Son Servera is a quiet little town, ideal for relaxed family holidays in the countryside. And, thanks to the nearby resort of Cala Millor, you can mix up the country walks and rural peace with a whole range of fantastic beach activities! The shallow waters and long sandy strands have made Cala Millor a huge favourite with families. It has plenty of facilities, including sunbeds and parasols for hire, plus lifeguard posts, and beach bars and cafés. There are all kinds of water sports available, from pedaloes to kite-surfing, so kids of all ages will be kept happy! Children will also enjoy a visit to the water park in Alcudia, or perhaps the famous Drach and Ham caves, which are thickly hung with stalactites and stalagmites.
Action & Adventure
The area around Son Servera is perfect for walking and biking, with several well-marked trails (including one down to the beach at Cala Millor). There is a wide range of water sports available in Cala Millor, including sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, snorkelling and scuba diving. You’ll find specialist suppliers that offer equipment rental and run courses and arrange diving excursions to the best sites. There are tennis courts in Son Servera, as well as no less than four golf courses (the Son Servera is one of the oldest and most prestigious on Majorca). If you’re in the mood for a serious adrenaline rush, head to Alcudia to have a go at paragliding.
Cala Millor is one of the biggest and liveliest resorts on the east coast of Majorca and is located just 2 miles from sleepy Son Servera. Cala Millor’s main beach is stunning swathe of golden sand, overlooking impossibly blue waters. Sunbeds and parasols are available for rent, and you can take your pick from a huge choice of water sports. The beach is shallow enough for even the youngest children. Neighbouring Cala Bona is smaller and quieter, and also has a lovely sandy beach. It also boasts sunbed and parasol rental, plus beach bars and cafés, but has few facilities for water sports.
Sleepy Son Servera is no nightlife hub, but there is a sprinkling of relaxed cafés and bars where you can order some local wine and enjoy the balmy evenings out on a terrace. If you want some serious nightlife you won’t have to travel far: Cala Millor, just down the road, boasts some of the biggest and liveliest bars and clubs on the island, so you can party all night if you’re in the mood to let your hair down! These range from jazz bars to open air night clubs featuring international DJs, so you’ll have a huge choice of nightlife options to choose from!
Son Servera is perfect for a romantic holiday: it has all the peace and tranquillity of a country town, plus all the attractions of a lively seaside resort right on the doorstep! You can relax and soak up the beautiful, rural scenery around the town, or stroll through its picturesque streets, stopping off for coffee on a charming square. And then head down to the fabulous beach in Cala Millor, just 2 miles away, to bask in the sunshine and go for a dip in the impossibly blue waters. If you’re active types, you’ll enjoy the hiking and all the amenities for water sports, or perhaps you’d like a round or two of golf – there are four courses in and around Son Servera.
Son Servera is an historic town, formerly a fishing village, which has preserved much of its original charm intact. You can stroll around the narrow streets and pretty squares, and admire monuments such as the 17th-century church of Saint John the Baptist, which was built with a defensive tower in order to give advance warning of pirates. The old laundry, where local women once gathered to do their washing, also still exists. In nearby S’Illot, you can admire one of the best preserved prehistoric villages on the island, and the charming and picturesque towns of Arta and Alcudia each preserve some fine churches and historic buildings.