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
Apartotel Ponent Mar is a 4-star aparthotel with free private parking, a spa and indoor and outdoor...Ave. price / night 171 €
Footsteps from Palmanovas beach, this hotel has a large garden with outdoor pool. Relax with the...Ave. price / night 186 €
Suites at this spacious hotel each have a private terrace with sea views. The Petit Cala Fornells...Ave. price / night 222 €
Set only 300 metres from the beach, Globales Playa Santa Ponsa enjoys a great location on the south...Ave. price / night 161 €
Set in extensive lush gardens and 800 metres from Illetes Beach, the Riu Bonanza Park offers sea...Ave. price / night 272 €
Santa Ponsa Park Hotel is situated only 200 metres from Santa Ponsa Beach. It offers tennis courts...Ave. price / night 170 €
Located in the quiet area of Palmanova and just a short walk to the beach, the Ola Club Panama has...Ave. price / night 180 €
Adults-only Hotel Florida Universal sits in Bay of Magaluf, Majorca, close to the nightlife and...Ave. price / night 161 €
Offering impressive sea views from its setting a few metres from Magaluf Beach, Sol Antillas...Ave. price / night 181 €
Located just 120 metres from the beach of Palma Nova, this Flintstones-themed hotel is ideal for a...Ave. price / night 199 €
Situated 150 metres from Magaluf beach, HM Martinique Hotel offers self-catering and well-equipped...Ave. price / night 176 €
The Aparthotel Aquasol offers apartments set around a swimming pool, 200 metres from Palmanova...Ave. price / night 182 €
Son Caliu Hotel Spa Oasis is surrounded by gardens, offering direct access to one of Palmanova’s...Ave. price / night 212 €
Apartamentos Jutlandia is located in Santa Ponsa, just 450 metres from Santa Ponsa Beach. It offers...Ave. price / night 196 €
Riu Palace Bonanza Playa is situated on the seafront in Illetas, just 7 km from Palma. It offers...Ave. price / night 355 €