Cheap Holidays to Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa Overview
Once a fishing village, Santa Ponsa is now one of the liveliest holiday resorts in Majorca. This family friendly resort is built around a magnificent beach, the Platja de Santa Ponsa, stretching the length of the resort. The pedestrian promenade, shaded by pine trees, has many beachfront shops, restaurants and cafés offering local and international cuisine.
Santa Ponsa boasts three golf courses, one of which is known as the islands finest and has played host to the Mallorcan Open. For those wanting to explore the island further, there are regular bus services to nearby towns and resorts. Santa Ponsa is a great option for a relaxing break in the sun.
Thriving holiday resort
Santa Ponsa is a thriving holiday resort on the south corner of Majorca. Only 12 miles from historic Palma this busy resort is the perfect family resort. The surrounding rocky coastline gives way to a beautiful sandy bay, lined with shops, bars, restaurants and places to stay. This former fishing village is still a working town with a large local population. To the east lie the twin pleasures of Magalluf and Palma Nova while further west is the upmarket resort of Port d’Andratx.
Crystal clear Mediterranean
The resort has been developed around the large expanse of the Playa Santa Ponsa. Families flock here to make the most of the broad, flat beach and crystal clear Mediterranean. The edges of the beach are lined with pine trees providing much needed shade in the middle of the day. Beyond the main beach lies a second smaller beach as well as the splendour of the marina at Sa Caleta.
Majorca is a great island to explore. From the rugged west coast to the cosmopolitan charm of Palma, the island is waiting to be discovered. Palma is a short distance away and well worth a day trip. Explore the stunning cathedral and cobbled streets of the old town before enjoying some tapas and a drink.
Things to do in Santa Ponsa
On the beach in Santa Ponsa
The expansive beach of Playa Santa Ponsa is perfect those long summer days. The sheltered cove makes the water perfectly safe for both swimming and paddling. There are loungers and parasols available plus showers and toilets. There are lifeguards along the length of the beach watching out for trouble in the water. There is a nice promenade running the length of the beach and a small pine forest complete with places to sit as well as local snack bars for day time refreshments. Watersports are a popular part of beach life in Santa Ponsa – try your hand at stand up paddle boarding or kayaking.
Eat and drink in Santa Ponsa
The busy strip above the beach on Ramon de Montcada is lined with places to eat and drink. You will find lots of good local restaurants as well places specialising in more international tastes. There are also the usual fast food suspects dotted in and around the resort centre. The main road that runs the entire length of the beach has some really good local restaurants serving up traditional dishes overlooking the beach. Santa Ponsa is a popular destination with both Irish and Scottish visitors and this is reflected in the wide range of themed bars.
Santa Ponsa nightlife
Head to Ramon de Montcada after dark. The streets are alive with people moving from bar to bar as they work their way down the strip. You will find a great range of bars playing live music, many with good happy hour deals. The resort is extremely family friendly so you are likely to see families enjoying the warm welcome on offer in most bars. As the night gets later and the families head home you can try one of Santa Ponsa’s clubs. Disco Inferno is probably the most popular option with holidaymakers.
Magalluf is a short distance away if you need more than Santa Ponsa has to offer. Try the renowned BCM Dance Planet.
Shopping in Santa Ponsa
The sea front is lined with stores specialising in both holiday essentials and local souvenirs including ceramics, jewellery and leather goods. For designer boutiques and larger stores it is worth taking a trip to Palma. The historic old city is packed with quirky one off boutiques selling handmade products and designer clothes. There is also the impressive El Corte Ingles department store for a more familiar shopping experience.
The historic old town of Andratx has a great weekly market every Wednesday. There is a good local bus service if you don’t have a hire car.
Things to see in Santa Ponsa
Get out of the resort and explore the coast further west. The port of Andratx is spectacular with luxury yachts coming and going. Opposite the marina is the old town complete with waterfront promenade lined with restaurants and bars. Further north is the equally impressive old town of Soller as well as the beautiful sea front. For family fun consider the numerous waterparks or perhaps the tree top fun of Jungle Parc. Golfers will enjoy the local courses, set up to challenge even the smoothest swing.
Overlooking the southern end of Playa Santa Ponsa, this local restaurant is a Santa Ponsa institution popular with locals and visitor alike. The service is excellent and the sea food is top notch.
This popular bar on Ramon de Montcada is the perfect place to spend a warm evening. The owner makes sure everybody feels at home, the atmosphere is lively and the drinks are cold and reasonably priced.
Las Fiestas del Rei en Jaume
This annual festival celebrates King Jaime I and his successful defeat of the Moors in 1229. The whole area is given over to celebrations with medieval re-enactments, battles on the beach, live music and of course food and drink.
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (1)
· Travel Time – Palma (PMI) - 2 hours (London)
· Transfer Time – 30 minutes (Taxi)