Cala d’Or holidays are an eclectic mix of the sleek and the chic, tempered with old-school charm. Cala d’Or started out as a small fishing village, which expanded to meet the rising demands of visitors and tourists. It’s kept much of its old charm, so among the gleaming hotels, you’ll find narrow backstreets housing quirky shops, traditional restaurants, and local bars. The jewel in the crown is the stunning marina, which adds a whiff of Cannes sophistication to the resort. If you’re a confirmed water lover then you’ll enjoy the range of marine activities on offer, including boat tours and kayaking. Cyclists can take advantage of the warm weather and excellent riding routes, or you can hit the beach with the family and get some serious sunbathing in. Don’t leave your holiday without enjoying a grilled sea bass meal in one of the scenic harbour restaurants.
A relaxing place to stay
You’ll find clusters of shops and places to eat and drink around each cove (or ‘cala’), so you’ll have lots of choice; they’re all linked by a mini train, making it easy to get from one to another. The area’s changed a lot since it was discovered by a group of artists nearly a hundred years ago, but Cala d’Or’s still one of the quieter resorts in Majorca. You can still enjoy the same beautiful summer weather, picturesque views and pine-scented air. Hire a bike for the full effect, or spend a day at the beautiful Parc Natural de Mondrago, a coastal nature reserve that’s not far from Cala d’Or.
From the luxury yachts bobbing in the marina to memorable scuba diving trips, most of the highlights of your holiday in Cala d’Or will come from the sea. You can visit hidden coves and nearby resorts along the coast, or hire a boat for a leisurely excursion on the water. Perhaps the biggest treat of all is the mouth-watering seafood served in the classy restaurants on Cala d’Or marina. Follow your meal with cocktails for the perfect evening. Or, if you prefer your evenings a little livelier, make your way to the karaoke bars and live music in the mini resort centres.