Everything from the clear and shallow waters of the town's Blue Flag beach to the traffic-free promenade, and huge number of restaurants offering kids’ menus, means the resort of Sa Coma is super-child friendly. Families can try their hand at crazy golf, watersports or go-karting, and while Sa Coma is perfect for swimming, sandcastle building and sunbathing, couples and families looking for a more laid-back vibe are catered for as well. Hike and explore the nearby nature reserve, explore ancient caves or catch the local ‘mini-train’ to discover other resorts on the east coast.
With its wide sweeping stretch of nearly 1km of fine white sand, Sa Coma beach is a sun-worshipper’s dream. Bathe in the Blue Flag-winning clear waters, take shelter from the midday sun under a parasol and relax while you watch Sa Coma life drift by. With plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars close by, this beach is ideal for families. The shallow waters and on-duty lifeguards make it perfect for younger children too.
Sa Coma beach can get quite crowded, so if the hustle and bustle vibe isn’t for you, head south to S’Illot where you’ll find Sa Coma beach’s quieter twin. Cala Moreia has the same child-friendly shallow waters, beautiful white sand and a traffic-free zone behind the promenade.
Just 8km south of Sa Coma lies Porto Cristo. Once a fishing village, it’s now a charming family resort. The harbour is home to some ritzy yachts, worth a look for some aspirational window shopping while you take a break from sunbathing next to the gorgeous waters. Take a trip on one of the glass bottom boat trips to truly experience the clear sea and the abundant ocean life.
In mid-January locals celebrate Sant Antoni, their patron saint of animals. Spread over two days, bonfires are lit and residents gather to sing songs and roast sausages on the open flames. Colourful parades on the second day lead to the local church, where animals are blessed at the end of the celebration.
Easter is a week-long feast of fun in Majorca. The main parades and celebrations take place in the capital, Palma, but the party-vibe is infectious and spreads across the island.
Weekly markets throughout the summer offer visitors a chance to buy authentic Majorcan crafts and experience the hustle and bustle of the busy marketplace. Sa Coma’s street market is held in Avenida las Palmeras, in the main square, every Wednesday. Most markets start and finish early and are usually over by 1pm. Early risers and hagglers can try bagging themselves a bargain!
Take a boat trip through Portocristo’s ‘Cave of the Dragon’ and marvel at the ancient magnificent stalactites. Formed over hundreds of years the rock formations provide a stunning backdrop to Europe’s largest underground lake. Tours last around one hour and finish with a floating classical concert.
See if you can score a hole in one at Sa Coma’s fabulous mini golf complex. 54 crazy golf holes are laid out in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, complete with palm trees, lakes and waterfalls. With three different 18-hole courses to choose from, there’s plenty to keep avid golf fans and enthusiastic amateurs entertained.
With a vibrant ex-pat community there are many cafés and restaurants catering for British families holidaying and living in Sa Coma. For a taste of home from home (and great value) visit Porky’s. Owned and run by a couple from Birmingham, there’s something on the menu for the whole family. Café del Mar also serves up a fantastic menu, from its nightly BBQ to its highly rated cocktails.
Feel at one with nature and explore this vast expanse of Balearic Island wilderness. With over 200 hectares of nature reserve to walk through, some four-legged assistance may be welcome! Spotting marine birds swooping over the dunes and taking in the scenic views of the coast on horseback will be a holiday moment to cherish.