With a name derived from its sun-kissed coastline, Cala d’Or – or Golden Bay – is one of the most popular family-friendly resorts on Majorca. Visitors are drawn to its beautifully elongated inlets, where low cliffs and woodland enclose fingers of white powder sand and clear turquoise water. What also makes this former fishing village rather special is its Ibiza-inspired architecture – all whitewashed and rounded cubes with nothing built higher than a few storeys.
But there’s plenty more to Cala d’Or holidays. Head to its pedestrianised zone to enjoy the buzzy resort centre, with its enormous choice of cafés and restaurants, sun-soaked terraces and family-oriented menus. Holidays to Cala d’Or even offer some opportunities for shopping nearby, including a handful of chic boutiques. For waterfront dining options, you’ll find plenty lining the resort’s impressive marina – which is one of the largest on the island.
Explore unspoilt nature
Just a short drive from Cala d’Or is the Mondrago Nature Park – one of the most picturesque stretches of coast you’ll find on the island.
Travel back in time
On the edge of the resort is an 18th-century fort which is perfect for kids to explore, while the spectacular Santueri Castle sits just to the north.
Hire a boat
A particularly great way to escape the summer crowds, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to rent a boat and head into the bay from the resort’s marina.