Relax in the village
Cala Vinas has a handful of shops and a small supermarket to keep you stocked up. The hotels that perch on either edge of the bay, such as the Sentido and Barcelo, have the benefit of sea view pools and rooms that look out onto the Mediterranean. The All Inclusive hotels in Majorca offer high quality cuisine, with food of most nations available.
The small selection of restaurants here mainly serve up Spanish food and also act as bars where you can relax the night away. Restaurant and bar Caracas is a popular spot as it serves delicious Majorcan food, such as paella, as well as steaks and also has live music some evenings. Or you could just sit in the bar area with sports on the TV.
The village has a more unusual venue for atmospheric nights though. Right beside the Sentido hotel is a Cave set in to the cliff that hosts live classical Spanish guitar acts and flamenco dancers – definitely something to pop on Facebook.
Just up the road is Magaluf, which is famed for its wild night life. If you want to take the whole family out for a fun evening, the famous Pirates Adventure Dinner Show is here, featuring a spectacular acrobatics show to entertain you while you eat. Package holidays to Majorca are in high supply, with Magaluf always being the number one destination.
Magaluf also has loads going on during the day. Western-themed water park Western Park is on the edge of the town and has adrenaline-pumping slides as well as ‘Kidzworld’. Nearby is Katmandu Park, which is full of fairground games as well as a mini golf course and a 4D cinema.
A little further up the coast is family-friendly Palma Nova, which has three beaches to choose from as well as Golf Fantasia mini golf. Close to here is Marineland, one of Spain’s largest animal parks, which mixes dolphin and bird shows with big aquarium tanks and a tropical house.
If it’s culture you crave, Palma is about an hour away from Cala Vinas and a beautiful place to wander round and take in the Gothic cathedral and hilltop castle. It has a huge aquarium too so you’ll have something to do whatever the weather.
From Palma it’s easy to get to other parts of Majorca by bus and you can catch a wooden train built in 1912 to the lovely northern seaside resort of Puerto de Soller.
Enjoy the scenery
Set among pine tree-clad cliffs, the landscape around Cala Vinas is picturesque. Make the most of it by visiting La Reserva del Puig de Galatzo, a wonderful natural park where you can see vegetation and wildlife native to Majorca. There is also a waterfall splash pool that is begging to be jumped into.
You’ll see the rugged beauty of the coastline by taking a catamaran excursion around the Bay of Palma. Trips are readily available from Cala Vinas and usually last half a day with a stop for lunch – so if you have booked a late deal to Majorca, you will still be able to find activities when you arrive.
There are two good golf courses at hand here. The closest is T Golf & Country Club Poniente, which is just inland from Cala Vinas. One of the oldest and most respected courses in Majorca, you’ll be surrounded by majestic pines and seven lakes as you perfect your swing on this 18-hole course.