Cala Millor has a beautiful sandy beach, a relaxed vibe and warm weather. This makes it the ideal destination for thousands of British tourists.
Have a look at our comprehensive guide to discover why Cala Millor could be the perfect destination for your next trip abroad.
What is Cala Millor Like?
Cala Millor is a lively town nestled on the east coast of Majorca. As a modern resort, the area is packed with things for tourists to see and do.
However, one of its biggest draws is Cala Millor beach, which sits snuggly within a sheltered bay and is a favourite with visitors and locals.
History & Culture of Cala Millor
Until fifty years ago Cala Millor was nothing more than a shoreline. But, thanks to its stunning beach and peaceful waters, it started to become an idyllic resort for holidaymakers. The area soon began to see new houses and developments spring up, and the town showed no signs of ceasing its steady increase in infrastructure.
Beaches in Cala Millor
Cala Millor translates in English to ‘The Better Bay,’ and it is known as one of the best beaches on the entire island. The sand has a gentle slope leading to crystal-clear waters where you can paddle and swim the afternoon away. The water is also very calm, making it an excellent location for young children to have fun.
There is a flag system on the beach to indicate when it is safe to swim – when the red flag is flown, no swimming is permitted.
There are boat trips that will take you out into the water for stunning town views. Tourists can try watersports and there is a windsurfing school for thrill-seekers. You can also take boat trips out to the bay for a more relaxing excursion away from the town. If you want to chill out and enjoy the warming sun, the beach has sunbeds and parasols which you can hire.
Things to Do in Cala Millor
As a purpose-built resort, Cala Millor is packed with activities to keep visitors happy. Underneath the rocky headlands lies a world of adventure, excursions and relaxation. The promenade, which runs the length of the beach, is shaded by large palm trees and has a great variety of shops and restaurants.
Here are a few more ideas you should think about for a fun day out, whether on your own, with friends or with the whole family.
Canyamel Golf is situated close to the town. The Par-73, 18-hole course will test your skills in a stunning setting of natural beauty.
Safari Zoo Mallorca
The safari zoo close to Cala Millor is a great day out for adults and kids alike. There is a convenient transfer service from the town, so you don’t need to worry about travelling there yourself. The safari spans 3km, where you can take the car (your own, not a hire car!) or the safari train to see various tropical animals up close.
Keep the kids entertained with not one but two theme parks in the vicinity, one of which is the famed Fantasy Park. The adventure parks are on opposite sides of the promenade, and offer many child-friendly activities. Kids can enjoy trampolines, huge bouncy castles and a Go-Kart track. Fantasy Park is a must for tourists with children – they will love every second of it.
There are many water sports opportunities at and around the beach. Boat trips and banana boat rides are available, for example. Visitors can also try paddle boarding and snorkelling. You can even organise a scuba diving trip to understand the underwater environment better.
Cycling is a popular pastime among visitors to the island, and it’s easy to see why. The area is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, from the rolling hills overlooking the lovely beach to the clear waters. The cycle path runs along the coastline, and there are plenty of hire shops where you can pick up a bicycle.
If adventuring is your idea of a day well spent, visiting the Dragon Caves, known locally as Cuevas del Drach, is an absolute must. These caves are located in nearby Porto Cristo.
You can buy tickets in most Cala Millor hotels, which include transfers to and from the cave. In the caves, you’ll be treated to a classical music concert on the lake in the cave, which is a genuinely unforgettable experience.
Hotels in Cala Millor
Cala Millor has many hotels to choose from near the beach and further afield. As the town is known for being mainly a budget-friendly all-inclusive/half-board holiday resort, much of the area is filled with resorts and hotels that cater to the niche.
Those with children should consider Hipotals Hipocampo Palace, which features majestic large-scale tropical gardens and outdoor swimming pools where the kids can splash around and partake in fun in the water. There’s the state-of-the-art gym, as well as the Turkish baths and hot tub for the adults.
If you want an adults-only hotel to relax in, the Cala Millor Garden is a sleek, modern hotel featuring two swimming pools, a wellness centre and a gym. The hotel offers many options to suit every budget, including all-inclusive stays.
Restaurants in Cala Millor
There are many restaurants to choose from in the town, meaning you’ll be spoilt when deciding what type of cuisine you want. From tapas to burgers (yes, there’s even a Burger King), fresh local seafood to pasta, you most certainly won’t go hungry.
Tapas de Sa Caleta is a highly popular restaurant, with natives to the island coming out of town to dine there. It has a beautiful terrace that overlooks the sandy beach and offers high-quality food for competitive prices.
Choose from a range of sumptuous salads, mouthwatering seafood, tapas and much more. There’s also a kids’ menu to keep the little ones happy.
If you want some traditional, authentic Italian fayre, Il Grande Mini mini L’incontro is the place to head. Its menu has something for everyone, and the Mediterranean cuisine is also well-priced, with respectable-sized (aka big!) portions being served.
Nightlife in Cala Millor
After an enjoyable day lapping up the rays on the sun beds at Cala Millor’s beautiful sandy beach, there’s the night scene to explore. The nightlife is heady and lively, with many bars, clubs and even a few karaoke bars if you fancy a sing-song. One of the most popular spots is Palace Q, which stays open until early in the morning.
If you are bringing the kids to the town, there is a wide range of amusement arcades that stay open in the evenings and family-friendly bars, so the younger party members don’t have to miss out on the fun.
Shopping in Cala Millor
In Cala Millor, there are lots of shops selling just about everything a tourist could need. All the essentials are taken care of, from inflatables to bring with you to the beach to those all-important gifts for family and friends back home.
If you choose self-catering for your holiday, there’s a supermarket and corner shops where you can pick up some groceries. Over the summer, there’s a quaint little market at Calle Eucalipto every morning until 1 PM.
How to get to Cala Millor
By car, it’s possible to get to Cala Millor in just 60 minutes from the airport in Palma. Once you drive out of the airport, take the Ma-15 eastbound, and at Sant Llorenç des Cardassar use the Ma-4030, followed by the Ma-4040, where you will need to follow the signs to Cala Millor.
If you are travelling by bus, there’s a direct route from Palma airport, which runs several times a day. You can expect to be in Cala Millor in 90 minutes by local bus if the traffic isn’t heavy, which, thankfully, it usually isn’t.
Surrounding areas of Cala Millor
If you want a change of scenery from the bustle of Cala Millor, there are quieter towns nearby, such as Cala Bona. Cala Bona can be reached by foot – a beautiful walk any time of the year.
If you head in the opposite direction, a long walk will take you to S’Illiit. But if you prefer not to travel on foot, the local bus will take you there and further east of the island.