Cala D'Or Holidays
Located on Majorca, part of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Cala D’or is a specific destination resort that is known to showcase the classier side of the Balearics today. Like all of Spain’s award-winning islands, Majorca is home to white sand beaches, hot Spanish sunrays, bustling shopping and nightlife, and award-winning Spanish cuisine, topped off with delicious wines sourced from the mainland.
Within Cala D’or, watch the Balearics take it to the next level, with a harbour that comes with mega-yachts, mega parties, and delicious cocktails that will whisk anyone away into the night. Wear your very best and simply stroll around, taking in the impressive yacht architecture sights right before your very eyes. If you’re lucky, you might even catch an invite to one of the many night time yacht parties.
As a smart destination on the southeast coast of Majorca, many would refer to Cala D’or as the “grown up side” of what the Balearics can offer when one knows how to look a little deeper. Beginning as a quiet fishing village hundreds of years ago, Cala D’or has managed to transform into a style fashion getaway that is saddled with shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as low-rise buildings, cobbled streets, and authentic scenery that lets you know it’s definitely a Spanish getaway.
It wouldn’t be a classy and secluded getaway if Cala D’or didn’t also come with it’s fair share of award-winning beaches, hidden coves, and quiet beachfront resorts where the water is as clear and aqua blue as ever. If you’re looking to learn more about the flora and fauna while visiting the resort, visit the Mondragó Natural Park, a 15-minute walk away that comes with forests and rocky coves, as well as little secluded spots that will have you feeling like you are truly home in paradise.
Overall, before you leave, be sure to enjoy the award-winning tapas bars, restaurants, and clubs that are nestled throughout the beautiful holiday destination. Be sure to bring your sunscreen!
Things to know about Cala D'Or
- Currency: Euro Exchange rate: £1.00 to € 1.13
- Timezone: Europe/Madrid (UTC+1)
- Language: Spanish
- Belfast International (BFS): 2:55
- Birmingham International (BHX): 2:30
- Edinburgh (EDI): 4:20
- London Gatwick (LGW): 2:20
- London Luton (LTN): 2:25
- London Southend (SEN): 2:25
- London Stansted (STN): 2:25
- Manchester (MAN): 2:30
Top accommodations in Cala D'Or
Inturotel Sa MarinaThe 4 star resort, opened in June 2001, and be-cause of its excellent location, facilities and careful service, make it ideal for coupl...
Inturotel Cala EsmeraldaModern and comfortable Hotel surrounded by Mediterranean gardens in front of the beautiful beach of Cala Esmeralda. It is located a sho...
Melia Cala d'Or Boutique HotelThe low-rise, whitewashed buildings of the Melia Cala d'Or are the subtle jewel in the extensive, landscaped Mediterranean gardens that...
Inturotel Cala Azul ParkSituated on the south-east coast of Mallorca, the complex boasts an excellent location right on the sea front, facing Cala Azul and onl...
Mar Hotels Ferrera BlancaOne of the most exceptional areas of the Mediterranean, the East coast of Majorca, is known for its fantastic white sandy beaches with...
Sunprime MonsuauThe Hotel Tamarix is situated in the south of Majorca, one of the most beautiful coastlines with many little beaches in the surrounding...
Apartamentos Cala d'Or PlayaA fully modernized apartment complex. Located between the beaches of Cala Gran and Cala Esmeralda, with spacious gardens and green area...
Inturotel Cala Azul GardenLocated on the south-east coast of Mallorca, the hotel is situated at a distance of 150m from the beaches of Cala Esmeralda and Cala Fe...
Hotel RocamarinaYou can be assured of a very comfortable stay at the friendly and welcoming Rocamarina. The Rocamarina is for mainly couples. The Rocam...
Fowlers HotelStylish and sophisticated B&B located in the old part of Cala D'or near to the church, overlooking the marina and bay of Cala D'or. The...
Things to do in Cala D'Or
From water-sports and sunbeds, to beachside cocktails and plenty of things to do and see, there are a variety of attractions in Cala D’or that are sure to keep you happy and entertained throughout your stay.
- Golfing: With 9 and 18-hole options sprinkled throughout Majorca, you don’t have to spend your every day on the beach while holidaying in this magical getaway. Play a game of golf at some of the most beautiful courses you will ever see throughout the world.
- Water Sport Rentals: From parasailing to jet-skiing, you can make the beach an active place on your body by pursuing any kind of water sport rental.
- La Seu Cathedral: Located in the capital of Majorca, Palma, travel just an hour away to see the La Seu Cathedral – which literally dominates the skyline of the bustling city centre. Built in 1229, requiring nearly 400 years to complete, you will notice the historic details and attention to precision when you finally see this incredible attraction.
- Jauma III: After driving to Palma, be sure to shop around Jauma III, stocked with designers and bustling harbours. It’s the perfect place to boutique shop and find the right piece of designer-ware to take home with you when it’s all said and done.
- Fiesta of la Mare de Deu del Mar: What it means is the lady of the sea, and it translates into a day-long festival filled with fun, food, drinks, and plenty of music out in the streets.
With 7 different beaches available for the taking in Cala D’or, there is plenty of beachfront real estate for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun and the surf. Whether you want something more playful with access to a nearby boardwalk, or you’d prefer to drive to a slice of paradise that is entirely your own, Cala D’or and the island of Majorca can certainly deliver:
- Es trenc: A 2-kilometre stretch of secluded beach awaits you with just a little drive outside of Cala D’or. Simply unroll your towel, lay back, and lose yourself in some of the best beachfront access in the entire world.
- Cala Gran: The 25-metered cove is a great place to escape the hot sun and lay back in the water’s edge while you capture what could be some of the most cherished photos of your lifetime.
- Alcudia Beach: With another drive just outside of Cala, if you love to surf and have fun in the water, this beach is the perfect opportunity to grab your surfboard and splash around in the waves.
- Ca’n Picafort Beach: With a 13-kilometre beach at its disposal, this Majorca beach is perhaps the most famous of all. Take time to find a spot that is entirely yours, listening to the water while feeling you’re stranded on a beautiful island.
As a Spanish holiday getaway, remember that Spain receives the most direct sunlight of all European nations. Do plan accordingly and pack what you need to ensure you are properly protected from the direct and harmful rays.
Food & drink
When you think of Spain, it’s time to think of delicious spreads of paella, sweet and crisp wines made right on the mainland, plenty of creative tapas to go around, and pitches of sangria for days. Cala D’or does not disappoint when it comes to quintessential Spanish cuisine, and here’s why:
- Cala Grans’ Café: Before or after you wade into the white sand beaches, sink your teeth into brunches and snacks, embodying the classic tastes and seafood smells that are quintessential in Spanish cuisine.
- Marina Strolling: As the main attraction in Cala D’or, take some time to simply stroll the marina and stop in each little restaurant enclave for a tapas or two. While on your stroll, eat tumbet as a Thai delicacy popular at the resort.
- Yayas: Like all Cala destinations, Yayas comes with a gorgeous outdoor terrace right on the water that will really make your dinner that much more special.
- Churchills: This laid back Spanish lounge is an easy place to meet up with friends and family while sharing a variety of tapas all night long.
- Port Petit Restaurant: Known for wonderful Spanish service and hospitality, catch a live performance or show while you eat your seafood entrée outside under the Spanish stars.
With over 20 different restaurants options located in just a few kilometres of beachfront property, it’s worth restaurant hopping to really get in all of your options before you have to return back to mundane reality.
It wouldn’t be a Majorca holiday getaway if there weren’t at least a few night time destinations filled with fruity drinks, locally sourced wine, loud, live music, and EDM sprinkled throughout the venues. If you’re looking to take your holiday to the streets in the evening, check out the following nightlife options at your fingertips:
- Smuggles Bar, Cala Egos: This is a top Cala D’or’s spot for people watching while enjoying a drink right at the terrace overlooking the stylish marina. If you want to know more about the yacht owners, their families, and their staff, sit at this beautiful location and drink the night away taking in the unique sights and sounds of Cala D’or.
- The Quarterdeck: Not open until 6 in the evening, you can rest assured this bar-turned-nightlife spot is going to remain open until the wee hours of the morning so you can really get in your night-time extravaganza.
- Mabu-Hay: Another classic Spanish evening destination with plenty of loud music for dancing, and delicious, colourful cocktails for getting the courage to get out there and dance.
- Kalypsotuttifrutti: Although it’s a mouthful, this colourful and tropical evening bar comes with neon lights and great wines, making it a perfect pregame spot if you are looking to take on the night ahead of you.
- Betty’s Music Bar: The name pretty much describes Betty’s to perfection, where you can count on DJed music and live performances in a fun, neon-lit venue.
If you are traveling with a family, do not worry: the entirety of Cala D’or is not characterised by its nightlife. It is still a perfectly acceptable and family friendly destination for you and your children.