The Best Beaches on the Island of Summer Holidays

When you mention the island of Mallorca the first thing that springs to mind is most likely sunny, warm weather and beautiful beaches. It’s truly the perfect place to spend your summer. With 262 stunning beaches and coves dotted all around the largest of the Balearic Islands and totalling over 50km for you to explore, there is so much for you to enjoy. Although we highly doubt you will be disappointed by any of the beaches on offer, here at Son Julia Country House & Spa we wanted to provide you with a list of those we find just that little bit more special…those that will take your breath away and give you one of those unforgettable holiday memories.

Calo des Moro, playa Mallorca

Calo des Moro

Although located on the South East of the the island you won’t find many signs leading to this fairly hidden cove which in recent years has become one of the more famous ‘secluded’ beaches to visit. Once reaching this picturesque cove you will come to the beautiful viewpoint and the perfect place for your Instagram-worthy snap. Once you have scaled down the small climb to the shore you will be able to enjoy the clearest, calmest waters on the island. One word of advice; make sure you arrive early to find a parking spot and stake your claim on the bijoux sized beach.

Cala Deia

This small shingle beach is the idyllic cove of one of Mallorca’s prettiest towns – Deia. Without a car the short hike downhill has to be attempted to reach the crystal clear water in this enclosed bay, but once there you will feel as if you have discovered a hidden paradise. Relax on the rocky shoreline, enjoy a refreshment in one of the two restaurants located at the water’s edge or even join the ever present artists who set up their easels on the terraces trying to capture this natural beauty on a canvas.

Sa Calobra

Perhaps one of the most widely known beaches on Mallorca, the clear blue waters lap gently onto this narrow, rocky beach, which is dramatically enclosed on either side by large vertical cliffs. What makes this beach so renowned are the ways in which you can reach the cove. By road you will descend along a stunning, narrow road, which undulates back and forth until it reaches the shoreline, definitely not one for the faint-hearted. Another way of reaching the water is via the infamous torrent de pareis, which is a 5 hour, expert level hike across house sized boulders, until you arrive at the beach for a well deserved swim and cool off.

Playa de Es Trenc, Mallorca

Es Trenc

One of the few beaches on our list well known for its unspoilt sandy beach that stretches over 2km in length. Often referred to as Mallorca’s answer to the Caribbean, the shallow water is as clear as it comes, which means it’s a great place for the entire family to spend a scorching summer day. Although isolated due to its relative remoteness there are a number of small bars offering excellent service to the tourists who come throughout the peak months, some of whom may take part in a spot of nudism, which may also be popular on this beach.

Cala Pi

Another small, secluded beach which gets its name ‘Pi’ from the pine trees that surround it. The cliffs that are on either side of the water shelter the beach, meaning there is little disturbance and very few waves, making this beach perfect for swimming. Located to the south of the island, it is not far from the capital of Palma de Mallorca and being situated in Llucmajor it is also easy to reach from our Son Julia Country House & Spa.

With so many wonderful beaches and coves dotted around the island why not stay at our Boutique hotel in Llucmajor and not only experience luxurious accommodation with top notch services but also be well placed to visit all our recommendations or find some hidden gems of your own. Furthermore after spending all day at the beach this summer, you can come back to our 5-star, restored 15th century mansion and enjoy live Jazz music (every Thursday and Saturday throughout summer). Our restaurant terrace also offers exquisite BBQ food every Tuesday throughout July and August. With all these reasons and more, there has never been a better time to visit our charming hotel and enjoy a summer on Mallorca.

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