The small, laid-back resort of Cala D’or is located on the south-east coast of Majorca, approximately 40 miles from Palma Airport. This stunning coastal resort is popular with families and couples looking for great holiday deals in beautiful Majorcan surroundings where they can get a taste of traditional Mediterranean island life. Built around a traditional fishing village, the resort retains its traditions without obtrusive high-rise accommodation, making it more attractive than many of the other developed resorts on the island.
Wander along the pedestrianised main street where you will find a large variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops before strolling down to the marina for a relaxing evening looking out over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea while enjoying a meal at one of the marinas many restaurants. Cala Gran is where you will find the widest choice of restaurants, bars, shops and most lively pubs with live music.
Cala D’or has a host of hidden gems just waiting for you to discover. The small rocky coves along the coastline and the beautiful sandy beaches (calas) are just perfect for filling those long sun-filled days. Cala Gran is the most popular beach and has safe swimming, a large area of sand, sheltered sunbathing a children’s playground and plenty of restaurants to choose from. Other beaches include the secluded Cala de sa Torreis with its 17th century watchtower, Cala des Homos Morts which is reached by boat, the undeveloped Cala Esmeralda, tiny Cala de ses Ehos, Cala des Pou (near the marina) and Cala de ses Dones, to name just a few. The beautiful long beach at Es Trenc can be reached by taking the bus but be aware that this stretch of beach is very popular with nudists! There are plenty of water sports available in Majorca including scuba diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing, windsurfing and sailing.
Away from the beach there are the mystical Caves of Drach and Caves of Ham near Porto Cristo which make a great day out for the whole family. The well lit Caves of Ham will fascinate the children (and adults too) with their amazing stalactites known as ‘fish hooks’ and the dramatic Venetian Lake. The Caves of Drach feature the Black Cave, the White Cave and the Luis Salvator Cave which has a natural window (La Ventana) looking out onto another huge underground lake. Next to the Caves of Drach is the Aquarium de Mallorca, a firm favourite with the kids. Also near to the caves is the 18-hole Vall D’or golf course. Close to the village of S’Horta is the interesting Santueri Castle which offers good views of the area. Pick up some excellent local crafts and souvenirs at the Sunday market in nearby Felanitx, regarded by many as the best market in Majorca. There is also a food market at Santanyi on Saturdays and Wednesdays which is good fun for the family.
Majorca has some beautiful countryside which can be explored on foot, by bicycle or by horse-back. Guided cycle rides include visiting the secluded coves, the resort of Porto Colom and the gardens of the valley of S’Horta.
The summer months of July and August see up to 11 hours of sunshine a day with temperatures around 28°C, even the evenings see the temperature no lower than 20°C. June, with temperatures peaking at 25°C and September with temperatures in the mid 20′s are the best time for family holidays to Cala D’or as the resort is less crowded than in the peak holiday season. These months still see between 8 and 11 hours of sunshine a day giving visitors plenty of sunshine hours to explore the island. January and February see the lowest temperatures which range from 14°C to 22°C.