Unusually Santa Ponsa has developed a reputation for its Celtic theme helped by the many Irish and Scottish bars and restaurants which have opened up over the past few years.
Today this is a resort popular with families due to a wonderful beach that shelves into a shallow bay and its ‘home from home’ atmosphere. However it also has an important place in Majorca’s history as King Jaime disembarked in Santa Ponsa on Sept 10th 1229 to conquer the island from the Moors after more than 300 years of Muslim domination. The spot, at the entrance to the Marina, is now marked by a cross.
The beach has all the usual facilities; water sports, pedaloes, banana rides. 15 minutes walk from the Avenida Rey Jaime 1 is Santa Ponsas second beach, a pretty little cove that is less crowded in the high summer months. The small Marina hosts a number of daily boats trips that transverse the South Coast but it’s also a great place to stroll to in the early summer evenings to watch the yachts coming in from their day trips.
Evenings are very much family orientated. In the summer months (May – October) the Square in Santa Ponsa comes alive with singers, musicians and all round entertainers every night. Starting at 8pm each evening the early entertainment focuses on the children, so parents can relax at a nearby bar whilst the kids boogie away at their own ‘disco’. Later the acts are more adult orientated with tribute bands and singers.
Restaurants are plentiful in the resort and everything from traditional pub grub to Mexican, Indian or tapas. For those self catering there is a good range of known brands in the supermarkets along with local produce.
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One of the biggest fiestas in Majorca (Rey en Jaume Fiesta) happens here the 2nd Sunday of September and commemorates the landing of King Jaime and his knights. The fun includes a mock battle, flamboyant parades and Medieval themed market stalls.
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Santa Ponsa accommodation
Montenova Playa Apartments offer direct private access to Mallorca’s Magaluf Beach, where it has an...Ave. price / night 104 €
Bellevue Vistanova is located in the lively Mallorcan resort Palmanova, just 120 metres from Son...Ave. price / night 97 €
The apart-hotel was refurbished in 2005 and is very comfortable equipped. It is situated on the...Ave. price / night 99 €
Hotel Playas del Rey is just 200 metres from Santa Ponça Beach, in southern Majorca. Each air-...Ave. price / night 101 €
Situated between Palma Nova and Magaluf, the Hi! Honolulu Hotel offers spectacular sea views. Open...Ave. price / night 122 €
Just a stone's throw from the historic and buzzing city of Palma, this magnificent hotel located on...Ave. price / night 105 €
These 12 buildings are set around an 85-metre lagoon pool in central Magaluf. The Mallorca Rocks...Ave. price / night 107 €
Set around large lagoon swimming pools, Playa Ca’s Saboners is set just 200 metres from the beach...Ave. price / night 99 €
Verdemar Apartments Santa Ponsa in Majorca offers accommodation with private balconies set by the...Ave. price / night 109 €
Bahia del Sol is 100 metres from Santa Ponsa Beach, Mallorca, and offers panoramic views of the...Ave. price / night 113 €
Fergus Style Cala Blanca Suites lies in a small bay in Santa Ponsa, on the Costa de la Calma. It...Ave. price / night 144 €
This modern aparthotel is just 150 metres from San Matías Beach, in Palma Nova. Aparthotel Rosa del...Ave. price / night 117 €
Don Juan is in a quiet part of Magaluf, 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and bars. There is a...Ave. price / night 116 €
Casablanca Hotel is set in gardens, just 300 metres from Mallorca’s Santa Ponsa Beach. It offers a...Ave. price / night 122 €
Overlooking Santa Ponsa Bay in south-western Mallorca, Jardín del Mar offers air-conditioned...Ave. price / night 116 €