Family Resort

Destination Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa -Santa Ponça in Catalan- is one of the best resorts for family sun and beach holidays in Mallorca, although the spot holds many natural and historical features.

The town is located in Mallorca’s south west, it features two sandy beaches: the “big beach” of 560 metres, and the “small beach” whose name is Caló d’en Pallisser. Here you will find all the services and facilities for an ideal sun, sea and sand family summer holidays.

Regarding accommodation, Santa Ponsa features more than 50 hotels and apartments, therefore travellers can choose the option that best suits with their needs. Gran Isla Hotels has three resorts in this spot: Jutlandia Family Resort, Pirates Village Apartments and Plazamar Serenity Resort. Visitors can also have a look to the amount of rural locations outside the town.

As a very international spot, Santa Ponsa has a wide range variety of restaurants: Spanish, British, German, Asian or Italian among others. There are many bars, chiringuitos and restaurants all across the town and the beach.

Concerning pubs and discos, Santa Ponsa nightlife has increased in the last years.

With regard to go shopping, Santa Ponsa holds a vast number of boutiques and gift shops and an every Saturday street market. Close to the town there is a large industrial estate known as Polígono Son Bugadelles, where visitors and residents can find furniture stores, retailers, building and yacht suppliers, designers and much more.

Santa Ponsa houses a curious mixture of both local, national and international residents. Its main visitors are from Germany, UK, Ireland and Russia, and people from Scandinavia, Holland and France become more frequent.

Much of the architecture is built for tourism but at the same time the town houses some of the most luxurious properties on the island, although it is very common to see people having a typical package holidays as well.

Historically speaking, Santa Ponsa is very important because on September 1229 King Jaume I landed in Sa Caleta -now Santa Ponsa Marina- this fact was the starting point for the re-conquest of Mallorca from the Moors. Today there is a large stone cross in that place and the town celebrates the fiesta Rei En Jaume every year. In the surroundings there exist some archaeological sites belonging to the Moorish and Roman settlements.

The above mentioned characteristics are only a few reasons why Santa Ponsa is placed among the ideal spot for a family summer holidays in Mallorca.