If you are in search of a Spanish holiday resort that blends relaxation and leisure perfectly, look no further than Majorca. This picturesque peninsula is one of the busiest of the Balearic Islands and of the many resorts you'll find around the island, Santa Ponsa is among the prettiest. Keen golfers and cyclists favour this coastal town as a holiday destination, as do families who are in search of waterpark fun.
Spotting a dolphin is highly likely when you're on holiday in Santa Ponsa, where spas, luxury hotels, and tennis clubs make up much of the landscape. With its sheltered coves, white sand beaches, and stunning diving spots, there is no wonder why this small town is such a big hit for holidaymakers from all walks of life.
Activities aside, Santa Ponsa holidays are ideal for people who want to take a break from their busy schedule and tuck into tapas, sip wine at traditional taverns, or spend lazy days beside the seaside. It will take you less than three hours to arrive on Spanish soil from the UK, so why not book your 2018 holiday to Santa Ponsa today and prepare to soak up the laid-back atmosphere?
Most popular hotels in Santa Ponsa
TRH Jardin Del Mar Hotel
Santa Ponsa, Majorca
Pirates Village Resort Hotel
Santa Ponsa, Majorca
Sun Beach Apartments
Santa Ponsa, Majorca
Zafiro Rey Don Jaime
Santa Ponsa, Majorca
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 2h 45m
When to go
(°C) Avg. High Temp
Whether you plan a one or two-week holiday to Santa Ponsa, you will be spoilt for choice deciding what to do since there is so much going on for every day/night of the week. Daily boat trips are recommended if you want to uncover the best snorkelling and sunbathing spots around the coast.
Your days can be spent zip-lining around the Jungle Parc, taking a swing at Santa Ponsa Golf Course, or go-karting in nearby Magaluf. Head to the craft market to peruse souvenirs and when you get hungry, devour a seafood platter at the marina. Alternatively, mingle with fellow holidaymakers at the Square, where tribute bands play live music after sunset.
Wine and Dine
Majorca's landscape is made up of numerous vineyards and wineries, with the Wine Corner standing out as must-visit place for anyone who is keen to sip on spirits and Spanish wines sourced directly from the area's traditional winemakers. Receive expert guidance from Manuele, the proud founder of Wine Corner, where wine tasting events are held on the regular.
Examples of the palatable beverages included in the selection include Rueda and Rioja. Once you have found your preferred wine, tuck into Spanish ratatouille or nibble on cured meats with a glass of red or white wine at Santa Ponsa restaurants, like Perseverantia Cafe Beach Club, El Jardin, or Restaurante Grill Manolo's.
Although diving excursions are available for lovers of the underwater world, you need not get wet to see rich marine life swimming in its natural habitat. Palma Aquarium is a 32-kilometre drive from Santa Ponsa and it is well worth the journey. Watch the kids' faces light up as they witness over 700 fish species gliding through the water here, or catch sight of birds, sea lions, and dolphins at Marineland in Costa d'en Blanes.
Take a taxi to Aqualand in El Arenal for a water park day out. Should you prefer to stay closer to your hotel in Santa Ponsa, join the family on a swift bus trip to Western Water Park in Magaluf. If tennis is a hobby of yours, play against relatives on one of six clay courts at the Royal Tennis Academy.
Action and Adventure
From quad biking and 4x4 excursions to equestrian activities and cycling, there are so many ways to get active when on holiday in Santa Ponsa. Earn your PADI diving certification at one of the diving schools, experience an aerial adventure in a six-hectare pine forest, or organise a day trip that involves cliff jumping, sea caving, climbing, or canyoning! Trekking and coasteering are two other examples of the sensory-stimulating activities one can indulge in during their time in this enchanting part of Majorca.
If you are interested in water sports activities, a Santa Ponsa holiday will satisfy the inner adrenaline junkie. With paragliding, jet-ski rental, and water-ski activities available at the main beach (Playa de Santa Ponsa), you will be positioned just footsteps from the action at all times. Similar facilities are available at Playa d'en Pellicer beach or what is better known as Little Beach. Castellot Beach and Cala Blanca are two other beaches that blend into Santa Ponsa’s scenic coastal setting.
It will take just over 10 minutes to drive from your Santa Ponsa holiday hotel to Magaluf, where the party doesn't stop until the early hours at BCM Planet Dance. Bars and nightclubs are clustered along Magaluf's main party strip, which is slightly more rowdy than Ramon de Montcada.
Ramon de Montcada is Santa Ponsa main strip. It attracts holidaymakers in search of entertainment with its tribute acts and cheap drink deals. A younger crowd can be seen socialising at Fama, which is on par with Kitty O'Sheas and Disco Inferno in terms of nightlife.
Santa Ponsa holidays attract just as many couples as they do families. A boat trip to Sa Dragonera Island will expose you and your partner to the dramatic coastline. Home to a natural park, the protected island is a must for sightseeing, as are the coves, cliffs, and caves in the nearby beach town of Peguera.
Here, you can cruise around the coast on a glass bottom boat, before unwinding at a spa, like Shinkai. Since you will be in Majorca's southwest region, finding a viewpoint where you can enjoy a romantic kiss with an ocean backdrop won't be much of a challenge.
Santa Ponsa plays an important role in the island's history. Home to a number of defense towers that were formerly used to prevent attacks and invasions, the cultural beach resort offers more than meets the eye. Upon first appearances, the resort might seem like your average beach holiday destination but if you look a little closer, the history and culture will be hard to ignore.
Spanish culture is reflected in the Flamenco dancing, music, and bullfights. Let's not forget about the daily siestas that the local people take in the afternoons! Learning some basic Spanish such as "¿Cómo está?" (How are you?), "Por favor" (please), and "Gracias" (thank you), will not only put a smile on the face of the local islanders but also, it will make getting around that little bit easier.