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
These spacious self-catering apartments feature a free gym and spa and offer views of Magaluf and...Ave. price / night 125 €
Atlantic Park is situated just 400 metres from Mallorca’s Magaluf Beach. It includes a lagoon-style...Ave. price / night 142 €
TRH Palmanova Young & Fun Hotel has a hillside location in Mallorca, with great views of the...Ave. price / night 118 €
Located 10 minutes' walk from Magaluf Beach, Mallorca Rocks Apartments offers comfortable...Ave. price / night 134 €
Hotel Pionero is located 200 metres from the beach in Santa Ponsa, in western Mallorca. It offers...Ave. price / night 144 €
Boasting a stunning, hill-top location, with panoramic views of Santa Ponsa bay, this apartment...Ave. price / night 152 €
Offering direct access to the sea between Cala Contesa and Es Fortí, this seafront hotel features...Ave. price / night 230 €
Sol Guadalupe is 200 metres from Mallorca’s Magaluf Beach, and offers a 24-hour self-service...Ave. price / night 151 €
Located in the centre of lively Magaluf, the Sol Trinidad is just 50 metres from the beach and...Ave. price / night 141 €
Golf Santa Ponsa is located in the club house of Santa Ponsa Golf Club, 20 km from Palma. Set in...Ave. price / night 178 €
Just a 2-minute walk from Son Caliu Beach, Son Caliu Apartamentos offers air-conditioned apartments...Ave. price / night 173 €
These apartments are set around an outdoor pool, 200 metres from San Matías Beach in Palmanova...Ave. price / night 148 €
Sol Katmandu Park & Resort offers free, direct access to Katmandu Theme Park, just next door...Ave. price / night 164 €
Apartamentos Sotavento - Adults Only is just a 5-minute walk from Magaluf Beach and the nightlife...Ave. price / night 146 €
A 5-minute walk from Son Caliu Beach, Ibersol Son Caliu Mar features stylish rooms with balconies...Ave. price / night 166 €