While many of Spain’s resorts began their lives as fishing villages, Cala Bona in particular retains much of the sleepy, easygoing vibe of a small seafaring settlement. This is thanks largely to its charming harbour, which is still the focus point of the town. Even today, you’ll see a collection of ‘ilaüts’ – traditional Majorcan fishing vessels – bobbing among the other boats on the water.
Cala Bona holidays are also about beaches, of course. It has three – two sandy and one mostly rock – all offering serene, clear waters. Running parallel to the coast is a pleasant promenade, lined with various restaurants and cafés serving the likes of full English breakfasts to the many British holidaymakers. Continue along to the bigger and busier neighbouring resort of Cala Millor and you can enjoy a long, sandy beach and numerous buzzy nightspots – before returning to the peace and quiet of Cala Bona.
A short drive away, the Caves of Drach are definitely worth leaving the beach to visit. As well as impressive stalagmites and stalactites, they feature one of the world’s largest underground lakes.
Be kids for a day
Right in the centre of the resort, Fantasy Park promises amusement for children of all ages. The various fun-filled activities on offer include bouncy castles, electric boats and go-karts.
Explore the deep
Cala Bona has some of the region’s best diving schools – take part in scuba courses and excursions, whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced divemaster.