Sparkling water as far as the eye can see, warm sand between your toes: we reveal our 12 favorite beaches in Mallorca.
The Cala des Mármols near Santanyí is a sandy bay without cheering, no hustle and bustle, but full of quiet merriment. Such seclusion is of course not easy to have: From the S’Almunia Bay it goes about five miles along the cliffs along the cliffs. But after the hike, the bath feels all the more fantastic in the bright blue sea. Promised!
A curve road and a hiking trail lead from the artist village Deià down to the bay Cala de Deià between pine-clad rocks. There is a pebble beach into which a torrent flows, and two romantic restaurants. Because there is no sand, the water is crystal clear. It’s best to go snorkeling, let it dry in the sun and then eat a portion of squid or fries.
Before you can plunge into the waters of the hidden bay of Platja des Coll Baix, you have to hike for two hours. But that does not matter, because the path is almost as beautiful as the destination. And when you finally discover the bay from the top, you want nothing more than a few wings to float down gently (Getting there: From the Ermita de la Victòria on the peninsula Alcúdia you can reach the mountain Talaia d’Alcúdia in about an hour Then it’s not far to Platja des Coll Baix).
In the nature reserve of Parc Natural Mondragó there are some beautiful bays with turquoise water. To Cala Mondragó you can easily reach Santanyí or Portopedro. If it’s overcrowded here, just keep going – about ten minutes along the shore road to Cala S’Amarador. The beautiful sandy beach is surrounded by shady pine trees. If you are lucky, get a shade!
Admittedly, the kilometer-long, white natural beach Es Trenc in the south of Majorca is no longer a secret. He is one of the most beautiful anyway – that’s why he made it into the list of our favorite beaches. Tip: With its shallow water, Es Trenc is also great fun for children.
Platja ses Covetes beach is located between Es Trenc and Platja de Sa Ràpita. The beach is perfect for celebrating the sunset: under the palm roof of the beach hut “Es Murters” you can watch the sky compete with your Aperol Spritz in the glass. There are fresh seafood, groovy music and a nice service (Getting there: take the road from Campos southwest to Ses Covetes).
Towards evening, it is on the Cala S’Almonia, deep in the south of Mallorca in the municipality of Santanyí, really contemplative. A few old fisherman’s houses doze in silence, local families and lovers chat on the concrete platform. Due to the lack of sand, the bay is perfect for snorkelling with its crystal-clear water (getting there: before the sign for Cala Llombards turn right and then on to the end, from there go down the stairs between the pines to the water).
If you walk in the bay Cala S’Almonia on the left past the fisherman’s house on a rocky plateau, eventually reaches the tiny “Caló d’es Moro”, which has dug the sea in the cliffs. There you sit on stones, but the bay is really remote and fantastically beautiful. And because it is very sheltered, the water is often as smooth as in the Caribbean. Tip: Better not to scramble down the bay in flip-flops.
The Platja de Formentor in the north of Majorca is not very wide – but beautiful (and well visited). From the natural beach you have a great view over the bay. You can reach the Platja de Formentor if you drive from Pollença for about 14 kilometers towards the lighthouse and then follow the sign “Playa”.
On the sandy beach of the mini-village Sant Elm you can see two uninhabited islands: Dragonera, which looks like a dozing dragon, and the smaller Pantaleu. If it is too crowded on the beach, rent a pedal boat, cruise over to the island and watch the excitement from a distance. Sant Elm is located near the beach in southwest Majorca (access via Andratx).
The deep bay of Cala Varques in the east of Majorca is one of the most picturesque bays on the island. The trip there is worthwhile not only for swimming, but also because of the great look. The rocks around the sandy beach are reminiscent of an amphitheater, a pine grove provides shade, the water shimmers turquoise blue. The easiest way to reach the Cala Varques by boat, otherwise you have to walk about 20 minutes.
The Cala de Portals Vells in the south of Majorca is also called Dreifingerbucht, because it extends over three small sandy beaches. Even the locals enjoy themselves in the deep blue water, in the summer it gets crowded. The beach “El Mago” (the magician) is located in the middle of the three-finger bay, the Platja de Portals Vells. It is allowed to bath naked and there is a bar. The most family-friendly of the three bays is the Platja de Portals Vells, also called Sa Caleta.
Majorca beaches – these are our favorites
Are you planning a Mallorca vacation this year? How lucky are we to live so close to this wonderful island, whose magnificent beaches make us feel like we’re catapulting all the way to the Caribbean ! The water is so blue and crystal clear in many places, the sand so powdery, the pines so spicy scented. But we have to do without the coconut palms.
At our 12 favorite beaches, we have focused on remote bays and beaches – often without parasol rentals, beach bar, showers, swimming supervision or parking. And beauty is well known for its price: the Platja of the Coll Baix, which can only be reached on foot, as well as the bay of Caló d’es Moro. This can be quite exhausting in the heat, but the way is worth it and the refreshing bath afterwards feels even better.
Among the well-known beaches we like the natural beach Es Trenc and the Platja de Formentor so well, that we have also included them in our hit list. A city beach is not there, because we like it out of the way. Therefore, popular destinations such as Manacor, Salines or Alcúdia are missing.
But we are sure: one or the other beach will inspire you – and you will certainly enjoy Mallorca even more than before!