Situated on a short stretch of coastline just outside Palma, the resort of Illetas is a blend of picturesque scenery and inviting sandy coves. While visitors are likely to spend most of their Illetas holidays soaking up the Mediterranean sun in the wonderful tiny bays, it’s fun to take a 20-minute drive east to the island’s fascinating and cosmopolitan capital. A pair of small, perfectly formed bays is the main draw of this upmarket seaside resort. Playa de Ses Illetas is the larger of the two and it features child-friendly waters and a chic-yet-chilled restaurant scene.
Just along the coast, you’ll find the smaller Cala Comtessa, which is less developed but equally pretty and also great for kids. Offering an idyllic vibe plus easy access to nearby amenities and restaurants, holidays to Illetas are ideal for those looking to enjoy a stylish yet serene slice of Majorca.
Hit the water
They may be small, but the beaches are great when it comes to water sports, with everything from paddle boarding and kayaking to jet skiing and sailing.
Take a dive
As well as some excellent snorkelling, especially around the islet just off Cala Comtessa, if you want to go deeper, you’ll also find scuba-diving opportunities nearby.
Chill out in style
Illetas is home to Purobeach Illetas – one of the island’s most stylish beach clubs. Book a daybed and drink cava sangria while soaking up the exquisite views.