S'Illot, Majorca, Spain
S'Illot was originally a fishing village and has gradually grown into a small holiday resort.
Situated on Mallorca's east coast between the larger resort of Sa Coma and the small town of Cala Moreya, the resort of S'Illot has a low key and relaxed vibe. The transfer time from Palma Airport is around 2 hours.Read more about: The beach | Things to do | Out and about | Nearby attractions | S'Illot Reviews
The beach in S'Illot (also known as Cala Moreya) is 350-metres in length and an average of 50-metres wide. The sand is soft and white, and the beach is backed by a traffic-free promenade lined with cafes, restaurants and shops, which continues into neighbouring resort of Sa Coma to the north.
Things to do
Golf Paradise in neighbouring Sa Coma offers 54-holes of crazy golf, set in tropical gardens, and on the edge of the resort is the Auto Safari Zoo, an enjoyable day out for families, where you can drive yourself around the park or travel on the zoo train.
The nature reserve of Punta den'Amer is situated between the resort of Sa Coma and Cala Millor, a popular walk with an easy to follow path takes you to a 17th-century watchtower where you can relax at the café and enjoy the coastal views.
Out and about
S'Illot is quieter than the neighbouring resorts of Sa Coma and Cala Millor, there are a few lively bars in the resort, though much of the evening entertainment is provided by the hotels and apartment complex.
A small resort so getting around is easy, and the pedestrianised promenade which runs up into Sa Coma provides a convenient route to visit the neighbouring resort. There is however a variety of public transport options; a number of local buses operate to resorts in the surrounding area and even to Palma, taxis are readily available and there is the mini-train which operates during the summer months and travels through Sa Coma, Cala Millor, Cala Bona and Costa de Los Pinos.
For the serious golfers there are two exceptionally good championship golf courses in the area, Pula is the closest with 18-holes and Golf Son Servera which has 9-holes.
A popular attraction is the Caves of Drach in Porto Cristo. Home to a large subterranean lake 177-metres long and 30-metres wide, where daily classical music recitals are performed, it features many caverns with beautifully formed stalactites and stalagmites.
Also in Porto Cristo is the Jumaica Tropical Park, it's a popular choice for families for the mini zoo where children can enjoy the birds and small animals
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