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Portals Nous

Portals Nous, Majorca

If you're planning holidays to Majorca and you're looking for an upmarket beach destination, Portals Nous holidays are ideal. This swanky resort boasts a glitzy marina, known as Puerto Portals, and a duo of pristine beaches with clear waters. Home to stunning sunsets and fine dining restaurants, it's a great spot for a mini-break, but Portal Nous holidays are just as popular with families, as there are plenty of kid-friendly activities nearby.

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A place for the rich and famous

Celebrities, including Ronaldo and Leonardo di Caprio, have been on Portals Nous holidays, and it's considered to be Majorca's most star-studded resort. Superyachts bob in the turquoise waters of the marina, and you'll see sleek supercars gliding through the streets. The promenade around Puerto Portals is lined with cocktail bars and luxurious restaurants, while the hills surrounding the harbour are studded with lavish villas.

Away from the harbour, the town is a modern resort of tree-lined avenues and pretty, whitewashed houses. Along the main street, Carretera d'Andratx, you'll find restaurants, a bookshop and several fashion boutiques. While this is a resort for the rich and famous, you can pick up some souvenirs or have a meal without breaking the bank.

Quick Tips

  • Roman Catholic
  • Euro
  • Catalan
  • GMT +1

Sun-kissed beaches

You could easily spend most of your Portal Nous holidays on the beach. There are two within walking distance. Cala Portal Nous, adjacent to the marina, is a Blue Flag beach with fine, white sand and crystal waters. There are facilities on-site, from toilets and showers to beach bars, where you can grab cocktails and refreshments. There is also the opportunity to try out water sports, such as stand-up paddleboarding, jet-skiing and kayaking.

If you're looking for somewhere even quieter, Cala Bendinat is a small, sandy cove, surrounded by rugged red rocks. There are fewer amenities here, but you'll love relaxing in such a tranquil environment.

Child-friendly fun

Families love holidays to Portals Nous, Majorca, as there's so much to do that everyone can enjoy. Children will love visiting Marineland Majorca, the town's marine amusement park. You'll be able to watch sea lion and dolphin shows, and you can visit the aquarium and reptile house.

Jungle Parc Junior is located on the outskirts of town. It's an adventure course in a pine forest, designed specifically for five to 11 year olds. Strapped into safety harnesses, children will negotiate nets and zip lines as they tackle circuits of different complexities.

Just a 10-minute drive away is Katmandu Park, rated Majorca's best theme park. It boasts a water park, soft play zone and themed rides where you can do everything from fighting zombies to taking a horseback ride through the Wild West.

Beach bars and global cuisine

Holidays to Portal Nous offer some great restaurants. You'll often find restaurants serving food from around the world, including steakhouses, pizzerias and Japanese and Thai joints. SUMAQ serves unique Peruvian food, such as ceviche, a popular, zingy marinated fish dish.

There are also many restaurants serving local cuisine. Casa Paco is a highly-rated local restaurant, offering tasty paella and traditional tapas at reasonable prices. If you're looking for seafood, you can take your pick of restaurants serving crispy calamari and grilled fish platters. Many of the delicious, fresh ingredients are sourced locally, too.

Nightlife for night owls

For nightlife, head down to the marina area, Puerto Portals, which is lined with bars and restaurants. There are lots of upmarket cocktail bars and beach clubs in the area, too. You don't need to be deterred by the prices – many offer happy-hour promotions. Roxy's Beach Bar, located on the beach front, is a popular choice.

There are several clubs you can visit, such as the stylish Karma. But if you really want to party until the early hours, take the 10-minute taxi ride to nearby Magaluf, a resort renowned for its wild nightlife.

Day trips to Palma

Portal Nous is less than a 20-minute drive from Majorca's capital, Palma. This stunning, honey-coloured city – the capital of the island – is definitely worth a visit.

The picturesque historic quarter is crammed with shady squares, baroque churches and opulent mansions. The stunning Palma Cathedral is a beautiful place of worship boasting Gothic features, and it overlooks Palma Bay, which is interesting to stroll around and explore. You'll love going on adventures around the city's local markets, hip neighbourhoods and art galleries.

You'll be captivated by Portal Nous. You can't help but feel relaxed here, whether you're sunbathing on the beach or enjoying tapas and cocktails with ocean views. Portal Nous may be a quiet place, but it has enough going on nearby to satisfy everyone. Families can head to the theme parks, while friends can live it up in Magaluf. However you choose to spend your time in Portal Nous, you're bound to have fun.