Santa Ponsa holidays hit the nail on the head if you're with the whole clan. There's a big block of sand, plus more bars and restaurants than you can keep count of.

Fit for families

There’s tonnes going on in Santa Ponsa, but it scores highest for those with kids in tow. Modern hotels wrestle for space along the seafront, and treetop adventure courses and waterparks are right on your doorstep. At night, al fresco tables and chairs crowd along the pavements, and the hum of cheery Irish bars and tavernas comes to life.

Top for tanning

Spain's Balearic Islands more than hold their own in the sunbathing department, and Santa Ponsa’s no exception. The main beach is stereotypical in all the right ways – it’s a long sandy number drizzled with parasols and pedalos, plus hotel-dressed headlands on either side. The water’s calm enough for pint-sized swimmers, too, so sea swimming’s on the cards for the whole family.

Strong clubbing game

This is the best corner of Majorca if you’re the clubbing sort – and we’re not just talking about nightlife. Nearby Magaluf wears the crown for all-night parties, but Golf Santa Ponsa steps up as the island’s premier point for days spent driving and putting. As golf courses go, the fairways deliver spectacular views. Drag your gaze away from the mountains and pine trees, and you’ll spy a hole where the lake-locked green’s shaped exactly like Majorca.

Island hopping

Boat trips are a nice way to switch things up from Santa Ponsa’s hotel-furnished seafront. Hop aboard at the marina, and the coves and caves of Majorca’s south coast are at your beck and call. Plot a course a little further out, and you can pay a visit to the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera. This hilly strip of land’s been designated a national park from tip to toe, and the scenery’s home to a species of lizard that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

At a Glance

  • Spend time flaked out on Santa Ponsa Beach
  • Sail across to unspoiled Sa Dragonera
  • Hit the fairway on one of the island’s top courses