Riu Bravo Hotel

With contemporary looks, a central postcode and a trio of places to eat, the Riu Bravo Hotel is incredibly popular.

The main pool is a curvy number that wraps around a couple of chunky palm trees. There’s a bar next to it that’s sunken into its own little pool, with in-water tables and chairs for chilling out. The second pool is smaller and is a great place to escape the crowds.

For meals, you have a choice of three restaurants. The main eatery serves international buffet spreads but there’s also a place that specialises in Spanish food and an open-air grill that dishes out snacks in the day from May to October.

Overview of Playa de Palma

Playa de Palma is a favourite with families and couples looking for holidays to Majorca. Thanks to the resort’s location between the capital of Palma and the beach resort of Arenal, it blends relaxing beach days with culture-filled afternoons.

There’s plenty to do when you leave the Riu Bravo Hotel. The huge beach is packed to the rafters with water sports and activities, while the promenade is lined with restaurants. In the evening, plenty of bars open their doors.

Things to do in Playa de Palma

The Riu Bravo Hotel is just a couple of minutes’ walk away from Playa de Palma’s massive swathe of sand. On the beach, you’ll get a stunning view across the bay. It stretches for five kilometres, so you’re guaranteed plenty of space. On the sand, you can enjoy a game of volleyball or a friendly kickaround. And out on the water, there’s an abundance of water sports to try.

If you want to head on a cultural trip, then the island’s capital of Palma is just a 30-minute bus ride away. Playa de Palma is a great spot for families. Kids and parents of all ages will find a new favourite holiday destination!

Resort Summary

What strikes you first about Playa de Palma is the amazing vista across the huge bay, which is straight in the centre and gently curls along each end, with mountains just seen in the distance. The main beach is five kilometres long, running along the eastern side of the Bay of Palma, so there’s loads of room to stretch out on a towel or sun lounger.

The beach gently slopes into the water, so it’s ideal for kids to splash around in or a cooling dip. Atop the waves there are watersports in abundance, and on the sand you can take part in a game of volleyball or a friendly kick-around.

The separate beach of Cala Estancia is much smaller at 200 metres long, but this is where you’ll find lots of trendy beach bars such as Puro Beach Club. As the airport runway backs on to the beach, it’s good for plane spotters and revellers, but not if you want a peaceful snooze.