Riu Festival Hotel

At the Riu Festival Hotel, everything revolves around the outdoor pool, which has loungers on both sides and a colourful border of trees to keep things private. If you fancy a spot of shade, head to the poolside bar that serves drinks and snacks. Should you want a change of scenery, the beach is only a couple of minutes’ walk away.

The main restaurant lays out a buffet of international cuisine and offers themed nights a couple of times a week.

Overview of Playa de Palma

Playa de Palma can be found between the capital city of Palma and the popular beach resort of Arenal. It’s fun here, but it’s not too loud, so the Riu Festival Hotel is incredibly popular with families and couples alike.

It’s one of the biggest resorts in Majorca, and unsurprisingly the beach is the star of the show. There’s a huge expanse of sand in a secluded bay, so if you’re looking for a beach holiday to Majorca, Playa de Palma is perfect. The sand stretches out as far as you can look, so you’ll never struggle for somewhere to to lay your towel.

Things to do in Playa de Palma

The Riu Festival Hotel has bagged a spot just down the road from one of Majorca’s most popular beaches – Playa de Palma. Here, the sand stretches for more than five kilometres, with different parts offering different atmospheres. No matter which part of the beach you head to, you’ll find gentle, shallow waters that are perfect for kids to paddle and cool off.

Along the back of the beach, there’s a wide pedestrian promenade that’s full of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops, so you’ll never have far to wander if you want a meal or a quiet drink.

The hotel is in an out-of-the-way location, but a 15-minute taxi journey will take you to the centre of Palma. For something different, a mini-train takes you to Arenal. Playa del Palma offers the ultimate in breathtaking beach vibes. The ideal spot for active families and relaxation seekers, the amazing vistas and range of activities here will capture your heart.

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.