The island has an abundance of picturesque beaches, and with summer temperatures ramping up we’re letting you in on a few of our favourite spots to cool down.
1. Playa de Formentor (North)
A beach that won’t leave you wanting for much, Playa de Formentor (aka Cala Pi) has virtually every amenity imaginable, with the added bonus of crystal clear blue waters and white sand. With sunbeds, toilets, showers, disabled access, drinking water stations, cafés and even a couple of souvenir stalls it’s no surprise that this beach can become fairly populated during the peak season. Although narrow, Playa de Formentor stretches long and is backed by a grassy area lined with pine trees providing perfect picnic shade. The beach itself gently slopes down to the waters edge, with gorgeous views across to the northern foothills of the Tramuntana mountain range.
2. Caló des Moro (South East)
Although off the beaten track this idyllic spot may look familiar to you due to its popularity on instagram (no filters needed!). The stunning, turquoise water and fine white sand is the stuff of dreams, but be prepared to earn your swim! Access isn’t great, with a wee trek down the cliff and along a dirt track, past neighbouring (and also lovely) S’Almunia beach. There are no amenities at this small cala so pack your lunch and arrive early.
3. Es Trenc (South)
Over 2km of unspoiled white sand within a national park makes this beach one of the most popular on the island. Reminiscent of the Caribbean the water here is clear, shallow and calm making it a perfect family spot. Amenities are limited to toilets and a couple of ‘chiringuitos’ for drinks and snacks so come prepared and while away the hours at this relaxing gem in the south of the island.
4. Ses Illetes (South West)
If you want to experience a beautiful beach but not venture too far out of Palma then Illetes is your spot. Comprising three calas within easy distance you can take your pick of Playa de Illetes with its beach club, restaurants and water sports, smaller Cala Comtessa with a single beach bar, or Cala Xinxell with shallow child friendly waters. Lovely soft sand and crystalline sea in an upmarket area just a stones throw from the bustling city.
5. Port de Sóller (West)
Enveloped by the magnificent Tramuntana Mountains this sheltered working harbour doubles as a great family friendly beach with soft golden sand. Flanked by a boardwalk of great restaurants, boutique shops, and with the historic tram chugging by, the charm of this quintessential fishing port is undeniable. A quieter more sedate spot, this is an ideal getaway from the chaos of some of the livelier beaches on the island.
Written by Ché Miller
About the author
Ché has always had a passion for hospitality. Having completed a conjoint Bachelors Degree in International Business and Hospitality Management, she has spent the last 15 years working in the hospitality industry. When this passion led her to working in a premier health retreat in Australia in her twenties, she found the knowledge she gained there inspired her to start living a healthier life.
Now Ché loves to combine her two favourite things, hospitality and wellbeing, by scouring the island for the best nourishing restaurants, products and services. She has been living in Mallorca since early 2017, having moved from her home in New Zealand, and absolutely loves the energy of the island and everything it has to offer.
Ché’s other interests include ashtanga yoga, boxing, reading, writing, and really good coffee.