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
Boasting an unbeatable location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this well-equipped hotel is...Ave. price / night 223 €
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Tropico Playa is located in a quieter area of Palma Nova, right on the beachfront. It offers a...Ave. price / night 291 €
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Located in Palma Nova, Hotel Marina Torrenova has a large outdoor swimming pool, a children’s...Ave. price / night 521 €
This adults-only hotel is 200 metres from Magaluf Beach and lively town centre. It features an...Ave. price / night 300 €
Perfectly located between the Majorcan coast and the Sta Ponsa Golf Course, this luxurious, adults-...Ave. price / night 391 €
Located on the beachfront of Mallorca’s Magaluf Beach, Sol Wave House features an infinity pool and...Ave. price / night 356 €
Overlooking the Magaluf Beach, the Flamboyan Caribe hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, free spa...Ave. price / night 526 €
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Situated on the sea front in Illetas, Melia de Mar-Adults Only is set within beautiful gardens and...Ave. price / night 646 €
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