Cala d'Or holidays have their finger in a couple of pies, with an appeal that hooks in families and couples alike.

Great for kids

This former fishing village has reinvented itself over the years, and these days the focus is on families instead of fresh-from-the-net seafood. Whitewashed hotels make Cala d’Or feel like Ibiza without the bassy backing track, and there’s a generous helping of shops, bars and restaurants bubbling away in the centre. For the best souvenir shops, boutiques and pavement cafés, have a saunter down the main strip – Avinguda Tagomago.

Romantic breaks

Couples often plump for Cala d’Or, as well. One of the major draws is the seven-strong selection of sandy beaches. They’re punched into the town’s shoreline like morse code, with sheltered sands and peacock-blue waters. Cala Esmeralda and Cala Ferrara are the most popular spots, and both come with a side order of trendy bars. The marina, meanwhile, is great for evening strolls beside the yachts and gourmet eateries.

Exploring Majorca

Majorca’s south-east coast is flush with fun things to do, whether you’re a wildlife buff or a beach bum. It only takes 15 minutes to drive to Mondrago Natural Park, where white-sand coves and bird-speckled wetlands set the tone. Spend a little longer on the road, and you can reach one the island’s podium-worthy attractions – the stunning Drach Caves. And if you fancy hitting the waves, boat trips along the coast get you to the stylish seaside town of Porto Cristo.

At a Glance

  • Browse the town centre’s boutique shops
  • Stroll through Mondrago Natural Park
  • Relax on Cala Esmeralda Beach