Are you someone who’s thinking of taking a well-deserved vacation but think that places like the Bahamas are a bit too overrated or clichéd? Well then, we recommend you check out Cala Millor.
Cala Millor is a holiday resort which offers all the modern facilities that you need to make your stay a great one and is the largest resort on the east coast of Mallorca island which, along with Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera is a part of Spain’s Balearic which is located in the western Mediterranean Sea near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Cala Millor is situated on the east coast of Mallorca and is a 70 to 75 km (44-46 miles) drive from the capital of Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, from where it takes you around an hour to reach (depending on the traffic conditions).
With a population of only 5000 permanent residents, Cala Millor is in a large natural bay and which hosts the biggest beach of Mallorca, which is measured at around 2 km (almost 1.1 miles) in length. Not only that, Cala Millor also has about 72 tennis courts. The weather in Cala Millor is excellent almost all year round and the atmosphere in the summer is lively and fully of life and the Cala Millor beach is full of people all day, and the bars and clubs are jam-packed all night. However, in the winters things tend to cool down there as well and Cala Millor town takes on a more peaceful atmosphere with many of the hotels and restaurants being closed between the months of November and March.
Though most of the people come to Cala Millor to relax in the sun and have a fancy dinner at one of the many restaurants, there are a variety of activities for adults and children to enjoy at Cala Millor which range from boat trips and watersports such as jet skiing, paddle boarding, canoeing, parasailing, to children’s theme parks and more.
The beach itself is quite spacious and has plenty of fine and light sand and is also good for children, especially those who like to run around since the sea doesn’t get too deep too quickly. Other than that, the beach was also awarded a Blue Flag for facilities and cleanness a few years back. And though Cala Millor is mainly a family resort, it also offers a lot of nightlife activities for those who are looking for late night bars and clubs and are looking to have a good time.
Things to do in Cala Millor
In this part, we’ll be looking at some of the things you can do while you’re staying at Cala Millor.
Since Cala Millor is a bay, going for a boat trip is probably the easiest and best thing to do. You can go on numerous boat trips which range from regular boat trips and glass-bottomed boat trips to enticing speedboat rides. You can get all the information you need for the trips from the Cala Bana or Cala Millor harbor.
Spend a day with the animals at the Safari Zoo
Just a small taxi ride from the south side of Cala Millor, on the edge of Sa Coma you will find the Safari Zoo which is a Safari park zoo which offers a scenery similar to that of the African savannahs. There you can spend time with a number of exotic animals such as rhinoceroses, zebras, gnus, giraffes, gazelles, cheeky monkeys, and a lot of others as well. You can also take the Safari train for the Safari course as well.
Go out to shop from the local Market
While there isn’t any official market in Cala Millor, there is one nearby in Son Servera for which you can take a small 10-minute taxi ride. The market is open every Friday from 8 am to 2 pm approximately, while on Saturdays you can go visit the market in Cala Ratjada, and for Sundays, you can head out to Porto Cristo either via a small taxi ride or a boat ride.
Fun filled day at the Fantasy Park
The Fantasy Park is the best place for family fun, though it is mainly a children’s play area that offers fun-filled things such as a bouncy castle, bungee trampolines, and go-karts along with other attractions, adults too can have fun there and unleash their inner child. The Fantasy Park is located right in front of the Sportsman bar which is in the middle of the beach area. A single ride at the Fantasy Park could cost you a euro for a single go, with the exception of some that is. Still, there’s no denying that Fantasy Park is a fun and economical place to hang out when in Cala Millor with lot of positive reviews.
Cala Millor offers a karting track, which leads you right out of town. You can get go-karts for all sizes and ages meaning that even if you have kids with you, or you yourself are a kid at heart, you can go out and have fun on the 400m inland track which is located right in line with the beach.
Make the most of your holiday by going out to play golf
What’s better than a golf day while staying at a resort? Within a travelling distance of around 20 to 30 minutes of Cala Millor, there are 4 golf courses from which you can choose from. These golf courses are Canyamel, Capdepera, Pula and Son Servera. If you don’t like travelling for half an hour to go golf, you should hit Pula and Son Servera since they are the nearest to Cala Millor and you can reach them within ten minutes.
Don’t like moving around on a golf course? Try Mini Golf!
If you like playing golf, but really don’t have much time or are reluctant to spend so much time playing the game, you can always go for a mini golf game with your family and friends. There are two mini golf courses both of which 18 holes each. These courses are beside each other and set between trees, waterfalls, streams and little bridges, and if you have your kids along who think golf is a boring sport, you can always give them a few coins to spend on the electric boats that are available in the mini lake.
These mini golf courses are located in Sa Coma which is just a couple of minutes from Cala Millor and are situated in the Safari hotel complex. All visitors are welcomed with open arms and the mini golf courses offer their services from May to October, which are free for guests staying at the hotel.
You can also access the course from the rear of the hotel complex on Carrer del Savinar, but only if you follow the path by the side of the Eroski supermarket, from there it’s just a 200meters walk.
In nearby Cala Bona, you can find the Rancho Willy which is an established riding center where people can sign up for a two hour morning or afternoon riding session, or you could hire a horse or even a pony and have a fun casual ride. The center offers horse and pony riding facilities to people of all ages and is located less than 500m away from the harbor in Cala Bona.
Coves Del Drac and Caves Dels Hams
Coves Del Drac and Caves Dels Hams, also known as the Caves of Drach and the Caves of Hams are two cave complexes, which are located close to Porto Cristo, which is around a 20-minute drive from Cala Millor. These caves are some of the most beautiful places to visit on the island.
The Caves of Drach (Dragon cave) is perhaps the most well know cave complex on Mallorca and offers a totally different experience. The cave even has a footpath which is around a 1000m long, and this path takes you to one of the most beautiful subterranean lakes in the world where you can enjoy live music, a lighting show and can even take a boat ride. While the Caves of Hams Coves dels Hams – fishhook caves) may not be as big or as well known as the caves of Drach, but they too have a lot to offer including a concert, a lighting show and boat rides.
Punta de n’Amer
The official nature reserve of the island, Punta de n’Amer is located at the south of the beach between Sa Coma and Cala Millor. Punta de n’Amer is the best place to go out for a stroll or a small walk of a few hours. The reserve also offers a number of great views of Mallorca’s nature and panoramic scenery, including that of the headland and the coast.