Barcelo Hotel Ponent Playa

Just steps away from the main sandy bay of Cala d’Or sits the Barcelo Hotel Ponent Playa with its ideal central location and comfortable rooms. Each room has a balcony or terrace for stunning views of Cala Ferrera, one of the resort’s prettiest coves. This cosy property is an ideal choice for enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. There’s a main buffet-style restaurant serving delicious local and international favourites from live cooking stations, and two pools to lounge around while younger guests can enjoy the kids club and playground. In fact, there’s plenty at the Barcelo Hotel Ponent Playa to keep everyone entertained with ping-pong tables, mini-golf, bicycle rental, and evening entertainment.

Overview of Cala d’Or

Once a fishing village tucked away in the south east part of the Island, today Cala d’Or is an amazing location for a family holiday to Majorca. Shops and delicious gourmet restaurants line a main strip which is great for strolling along while taking in the warm rays of the Mediterranean sun. Stop for cool refreshment at one of the many pavement cafés or check out the glitzy yacht marina. There’s medieval history to discover too, along with abundant wildlife in the nearby natural park.

Things to do in Cala d’Or

With seven beaches all within a short stroll from Barcelo Hotel Ponent Playa, you’re bound to find the one for you. Each host many activities since conditions here are perfect for diving, windsurfing and snorkelling all along the coast. Take a dip into history by visiting the medieval Santueri Castle on the hilltop, and don’t miss a hike through nearby Mondragó Natural Park. Considered to be one of Majorca’s most beautiful spots, many varieties of birds thrive in the beautiful white-sand coves, sand dunes and wetlands of this extensive park. A little further is one of Majorca’s top sights, the stunning Drach Caves. Palma, the island’s capital, is just one hour away. The much loved resort of Cala d’Or really does present the sophisticated side to Majorca with wonderful beaches, a stylish harbour and well preserved wildlife. All providing a fabulous all-round holiday experience everyone can enjoy.

Resort Summary

Cala Dor’s seven sandy beaches are a huge draw to those visiting the area. The town’s name literally translates as ‘Golden Cove’ and it’s safe to say it lives up to its namesake.

Cala Gran is the most popular beach in the area due to its beautifully sheltered position. With long stretches of white sand encircled by lush palm trees you’ll be transported to your own tranquil oasis here. For a less developed beach with fewer visitors head to Cala Esmeralda where there is plenty of room for your whole party to spread out on the sand.

With seven beaches there is something to suit everyone, including a naturist spot for those who are so inclined. If you’re hiring a car this holiday or are up for taking public transportation, one hidden gem is the Parc Natural De Mondrago.

This national park is home to an exquisite beach, clear, blue lagoons and idyllic footpaths amidst luscious greenery. You might even catch a glimpse of some native tortoises.

All of these beaches offer sun loungers and parasols that can be hired daily at a small fee. Several coves have restaurants lining the promenades where you can grab a spot of lunch if you’re getting peckish.