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Son Servera

Son Severa Holidays

Escape to a peaceful part of Majorca on Son Severa holidays, where all you'll have to worry about is what beach to visit and where to eat in the evenings. Like most holidays to Majorca, you have gorgeous hiking trails weaving around the town and surrounding countryside, as well as spectacular beaches and delicious Spanish cuisine. Tucked into the eastern coastline of the island, Son Severa boasts golden beaches, craggy hillsides and rolling green landscapes. Once you've spent the day on the beach, you can while away the evening hours in some of the locals' favourite haunts. When you're up for something more lively, Cala Millor is just five minutes away.

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Join in with town life

Holidays to Son Severa tend to include quiet chatter at local bars rather than buzzing neon-lit clubs. When it comes to dinner, you can choose from a handful of authentic restaurants that serve up traditional Majorcan cuisine. Head to the main street in town, Carrer Joana Roca, to try local delicacies like sobrasada (pork and paprika sausages) and tumbet (fried aubergines, peppers and potatoes). Finish your meal with local wines like Pedra, a rich organic red. For a more vibrant evening, the nearby town of Cala Millor can help. Its long promenade buzzes with cocktail bars, roof terraces and busy nightclubs. When you're eating in Cala Millor, look out for the family-run Winston's where you can sip cocktails overlooking the sea.

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Spend the day on Cala Millor beach

Most holidays in Son Severa revolve around Cala Millor as it's the closest beach to the town. It tends to be a quiet spot, mainly occupied by locals. There are umbrellas and sun-loungers to rent, and you'll find a few beachside restaurants and cafés. Cala Millor is one of Majorca's favourite beaches, thanks to its wide shore and shallow waters. With almost two kilometres of coastline to choose from, you'll always find somewhere to sit – even during the busy season. Once you've finished relaxing, you can eat and drink in the beach bars or take to the sparkling sea for jet-skiing, water-skiing and banana boating. It's got Blue Flag status too and there's nearly always a lifeguard on duty.

Go further afield to Cala Bona beach

With its traditional fishing port and laidback bars and restaurants, Cala Bona is a delightful town just north of Cala Millor. It's a tranquil retreat where you can avoid the crowds, so come the height of summer, it's a welcome escape. Life in Cala Bona is centred around the ocean as many residents are fishermen who spend their lives on the water. You'll get the chance to see traditional Majorcan fishing boats, and some even offer tours. Cala Bona has three rocky beaches, and the water is exceptionally clear.

Explore the neighbouring towns

As Son Severa holidays put you in the ideal location for exploring, make the most of it. Once you've finished on the beaches at Cala Millor and Cala Bona, make sure you stick around to experience the charms of both towns. Cala Millor is great for families with young children as the evenings are lively without being rowdy. The town feels safe at all hours, so dining out in the evening is easy and enjoyable. The restaurants in Cala Millor specialise in authentic and local cuisine, and the atmosphere in the town is always friendly and welcoming. Cala Bona is similar, though most of the restaurants and bars are located around its picturesque harbour. If you opt for seafood in the evening, it's likely one of the local fishermen would have caught it for you earlier in the day!

Seek sanctuary in nature

To witness impressive natural formations and evidence of the island's rich history, there are several places around Son Severa that you should visit. Around a 15-minute drive from the town is Arta. It's home to the Santuari de Sant Salvador, a hermitage from the 12th-century that's open to the public. Alcudia is 45 minutes away and has Medieval and Roman ruins. Its quaint old town has 14th-century walls and the ruins of an ancient amphitheatre. The Caves of Drach are a formidable experience and popular with many visitors to the region. You'll go underground to see immense stalactites and stalagmites, and there's even a classical music and light show over the underground Martel Lake.

Play golf in the warm sunshine

Majorca is a haven for golfers from all over Europe, thanks to its temperate weather, classic courses and unbeatable views. One of the best near Son Severa is Pula Golf Resort. It was designed by both D. Santiago Sota and Jose Maria Olazabal, and has been used as part of the International Pro Tour. It's one of the most challenging courses in Majorca, though golfers of all levels can happily play there. Depending on when you arrive, you may be lucky to catch one of the regular celebrity tournaments or book your trip in time to catch the PGA European Tour Championships.

There's no hurry in Son Severa. You can enjoy a slower pace of life and let any worries drain away. Enjoy the delicious food and local wine, sit on the beach and feel the soft sand between your toes, ramble around charming fishing villages, and chat to locals as you go. You can also hike through the varied landscape, taking time to admire the ever-changing views. Son Severa feels as if it's a million miles from civilisation – but you can easily get to the bigger resorts within ten minutes. So, if you're after warm weather, great food and peace and quiet, head to Son Severa.