Cheap Holidays to Cala Dor
Cala Dor Overview
Cala D’Or sits on the south east corner of Majorca. This former fishing village is now a thriving holiday resort with a smart marina and a wide range of interesting little coves to explore. At the heart of the resort is the Cala Gran, the largest beach in the area and the centre of the pedestrianised resort. The marina adds a touch of glamour to the area. The long and narrow inlet is busy with luxury yachts throughout the summer.
Perfect paddling shoreline
The rocky coast really defines this resort with little inlets leading to narrow beaches and a perfect paddling shoreline. The centre of Cala D’Or is a pleasant mix of cobbled streets, low level whitewashed buildings and smart shops, bars and restaurants. It is a perfect family destination.
Isolated beaches and pine forests
The east coast of Majorca is certainly quieter than the busy and sometimes boisterous south west side of the island. The southern end of the island is quite remote with long stretches of isolated beach and pine forest. North, there are some stunning resorts including Porto Cristo and Sa Coma. The latter is home to the ever popular Safari Zoo. 40 miles west lies the imposing capital of Majorca, Palma.
Things to do in Cala D'Or
On the beach in Cala D’Or
Although the coast is busy with little coves and inlets, there are five significant beaches within the resort. From Cala Serena in the north to the beach of Cala D’Or next door to the marina, there are some lovely options for a lazy day in the sun. All beaches are quite small in comparison to the wide open expanses you will find on other parts of the island. The biggest and most popular beach is the Cala Gran, although this too is only 40 metres wide. The sheltered coves provide perfect swimming conditions and the pine trees surrounding the beach offer some midday respite from the sun.
It is possible to explore the surrounding coastline via water taxi. There are regular picks ups and drop offs from the marina.
Eat and drink In Cala D’Or
The marina in Cala Llonga is at the heart of the evening entertainment. There are some great restaurants alongside the marina on Avenida de Cala D’Or. You will find excellent local specialities as well as more international options. The marina is also a good place to pull up a chair with a cocktail in hand and watch the luxury yachts come and go. Away from the glamour of the marina, try taking a stroll through the centre of the resort. The pedestrianised area in and around Cala Gran is good for a local bars and restaurants.
Cala D’Or nightlife
Nightlife in Cala D’Or revolves around the local bars. The resort is very family friendly and this is reflected in the entertainment on offer. You will find bars with live music and karaoke in the centre of the resort. The marina offers some nice, tranquil spots to sit back and soak up the impressive views across the yachts.
Shopping in Cala D’Or
The streets of Cala D’Or are busy with shops selling holiday essentials, beach ware and souvenirs. There are some more upmarket boutiques for more serious shoppers. The resort does not have its own market, the nearest is in nearby Santanyi. This beautiful old town is inland and can be reached by bus or taxi. The large market runs every Wednesday and Saturday and is one of the most popular on the island of Majorca.
For a full day of retail therapy, take a day trip to Palma and experience the best in both local boutiques and large department stores.
Things to see in Cala D’Or
Take some time to explore the surrounding area during your holiday in Cala D’Or. Head up the coast and enjoy the family delight of Safari Zoo near Sa Coma. Golfers don’t have to travel quite as far to make the most of the stunning Vall D’Or course near Portocolom. For a taste of rugged island life it is worth heading down to the Mondrago Natural Park. The simple, exposed beach of S’Amarador is perfect for the family. If you prefer your beach with creature comforts on tap, the nearby beach of Cala Mondrago may be the one for you. There is easy access by car and you will find two beachside restaurants as well as toilets and showers.
This restaurant sits on the edge of the marina overlooking the stunning yachts. This is the place to come for tapas. Selani also specialises in fish and steak dishes. Book a table and enjoy great food and perfect views.
The Little Tavern
This little tapas bar is in the centre of Cala D’Or on Avenida de Belgica. It is a great place to come after a hot day on the beach. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and cold drink. If thirst turns to hunger the Little Tavern offers an excellent tapas menu.
Cala D’Or International Jazz Festival – July
This annual event draws a large local crowd as well as visitors from across Europe to see a great range of jazz musicians perform in stunning surroundings.
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (1)
· Travel Time – Palma (PMI) - 2 hours (London)
· Transfer Time – 25 minutes (Taxi)