Quieter than its neighbouring resorts of Palma Nova and Magaluf, the friendly resort of Santa Ponsa on the southwest coast of Majorca is a popular choice among families and couples looking for a relaxing getaway, but with easy access to all the amenities provided by the larger resorts.
The major draw in Santa Ponsa is the beach. The sheltered main beach ‘Santa Ponsa Platja’ is a blue flag award winner, with calm turquoise water and a wide sweep of golden sand, bordered by pine trees filled with the birdsong of the local Parakeets. Further around the bay however is the secluded ‘Little Beach’, a favourite for families with small children because of its warm shallow water, perfect even for the littlest water babies!
Santa Ponsa boasts a great variety of bars and restaurants offering a wide choice of world culinary delights and family-friendly entertainment after dark. Pub quizzes, karaoke and live music can be found in a lot of the bars, however, if you do like things a bit livelier, the Carrer Ramon de Montcada strip is Santa Ponsa’s answer to the madness of Magaluf.
Also known as the ‘Irish Quarter’, this small stretch of disco bars and nightclubs located on the south side of the bay, away from the main hotels, comes alive as the clock strikes midnight. Dance until the early hours to the best international dance music or hop in a taxi and head to Magaluf to keep the party going until dawn!