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Palma Nova

Palma Nova Holidays

Holidaymakers head to Palma Nova for its combination of beautiful beaches, long promenades and quiet hotels, with the benefit of Majorca's party capital Magaluf just down the road. By day you can explore the natural beauty of Palma Nova, take part in some watersports or visit the cultured capital Palma. At night time it's up to you whether you stay in the family-friendly bars in Palma Nova or crank things up at the all-night parties of Magaluf.

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Long sandy shores

Palma Nova has three white, sandy beaches, the longest and most popular of which being Playa Carregador. This European Blue Flag-winning beach is 600 metres long and runs up to Palma Nova's busy harbour.

There's tons of space here for families to set up camp and the shallow, warm water is great for the little ones to do some splashing around in. There are even a few playgrounds at the rear of the beach to keep the kids occupied while you soak up the rays. This beach is ideal for water sports and you'll find scuba diving groups, snorkellers and glass-bottomed boats making their way across the sea.

The two other beaches are Playa Palma Nova and Son Maties, both are also Blue Flag winners so are clean and have great facilities, plus there are parasols and sun loungers for rent. Son Maties has a few bars and restaurants along the promenade offering delicious drinks and a solid view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Quick Tips

  • Roman Catholic
  • Euro
  • Catalan
  • GMT + 1

Restaurants galore

Palma Nova boasts over 100 different restaurants and cafes. Before Palma Nova's tourism boom it was a small fishing village. The town's fishing port is still in operation today and it brings with it a delicious array of fresh and local seafood. If seafood is not to your liking Palma Nova is also known for its several mouth-watering pizzerias, not to mention its wide range of British, American and Chinese restaurants, amongst other popular cuisines. All Inclusive holidays to Majorca can often include hotel meals, but evening dining is a must, on an island with such authentic and delicious cuisine.

For the most luxury package holidays in Majorca, Palma Nova offers many choice rooms and in an ideal locations – and because it is purpose built, there are many last minute holidays to Majorca available throughout the year.

Nights out on the town

Palma Nova's nightlife scene is lively, but is considered fairly quiet in comparison to party central Magaluf next door. You'll still find night clubs, cocktail bars and several British- and Irish-run pubs around town, such as The Prince William Pub, but nights aren't so wild and you'll still be able to get a good night's sleep here. Pubs and bars here are much more family friendly, especially in the early evening, and there's plenty of entertainment to keep you amused after dinner.

If you are looking for a crazy night out, 18-30s hotspot Magaluf is just a short walk, or a few minutes' drive if you're staying at the far side of the resort. Palma Nova has the best of both worlds - Magaluf is close enough for you to spend every evening partying, but you know you'll be coming back to Palma Nova at the end of the night for a quiet and restful night's - or morning's - sleep.

Golfing around

One of the most popular family or group destinations in Palma Nova is Golf Fantasia. This massive world of mini golf has three different 18-hole courses and you don't need to be a professional golfer to have fun.

All three courses are surrounded by stunning scenery with trees, caves and waterfalls so you can play a round of mini-golf as you walk through the beautiful natural setting of Palma Nova.

Shop til you drop

If you're looking to spruce up your wardrobe or do a little souvenir shopping for friends back home, Palma Nova has you covered. There is a large commercial shopping centre in town that sells clothes, electronics, souvenirs and other treasures you didn't even know you were looking for.

If you are staying in self-catered accommodation you'll find supermarkets selling a good variety of drinks, snacks and food. For a little more high-fashion shopping hop on the bus to the nearby capital city of Palma, with its boutiques and Spanish brands as well as a few you'll know.