Sun-drenched sands and excellent food and drink, welcome to S’illot and beach getaway heaven. Tucked away on Majorca’s sprawling east coast, this village has managed to retain its traditional charm and is the distinct opposite of its party-loving neighbours. What’s more, the nearby resort of Sa Coma is just a short trip down the road, offering plenty in the way of great nightlife.
Take a trip to S’illot and you’ll uncover an authentic way of life. From the fishing boats bobbing in the water to its winding cobbled streets, there are plenty of sights to see and things to experience. The resort’s beautiful beach is the main attraction, a popular favourite with families. Its soft sands and array of water sports make it a popular hotspot for little ones and adrenaline-seeking youngsters.
S’illot is situated closely to other resorts too, giving you the best of both worlds. If you’re holidaying with kids, hop on the mini-train that links a few of the coastal resorts. While Sa Coma offers a great golf course, you’ll find brilliant beaches and natural wonders further afield in Porto Cristo.
Located just an hour’s drive away, the vibrant capital of Palma has plenty to keep you occupied. Those seeking shopping experiences will be spoilt for choice with the city’s great selection of stores, while those needing a dose of culture can immerse themselves in the area’s fascinating history.
Head off on a day trip to Porto Cristo and you’ll discover a peaceful coastal resort. Porto Cristo is popular with visitors for its laid-back atmosphere, as well as its excellent seafood scene.
Manacor is located just a short drive away, combining blissful stretches of sand with alluring architecture and traditional industry. The town is most famous for its artificial pearl industry, the jewels of which you’ll find many on your travels in Majorca. Alternatively, take a stroll around its narrow streets to catch a glimpse of its charming churches and grand gothic cathedral.
At just over half an hour's walk from S’illot, Punta de n’Amer nature reserve is the ideal setting for those seeking an outdoor adventure. Choose to make the journey on horseback, on a Segway or on foot. Stretching over 500 acres, the site even boasts a watch tower from the 17th century. Take the hike on a clear day and you’ll see across S’illot and out towards Cala Millor’s sprawling coastline.
Take part in water sports
While S’illot’s beach serves as the perfect place to lounge around, there’s also a wealth of water sports to discover. The surrounding waters are often found busy with pedalos and banana boats, while the calmness of the waves makes it a hotspot for snorkellers. For those looking for more adrenaline-inducing activity, head to nearby Cala Millor. Here, you’ll find an even longer stretch of sand making way for windsurfing schools and diving.
Join the festivities
This part of Majorca is famed for its celebratory festivals, and S’illot is no different. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting when the resort’s annual ten-day festival is on, you’ll be greeted by a jam-packed programme of activities. Take part in a game of beach volleyball, or enjoy the vibrant parades that line the streets. The main event is a huge firework display that you can watch from the beach.
Beaches in S’illot
S’illot’s main stretch of sand is perfect for families, thanks to its quiet atmosphere and shallow waters. Awarded blue flag status, you’ll find a good amount of water sports for adventure-seekers while others might like to kick back and enjoy the sunshine.
While there are no sun loungers or bustling beach bars to be found on S’illot’s beach, we think this is part of its charm. With mountainous pine groves and rocky islets, the landscape provides a particularly attractive setting, minus the ice cream cones and rowdy crowds.
Food in S’illot is varied and tasty. Traditional Majorcan dishes and Mediterranean fare can be found on menus throughout the town. However, you’re also likely to find an array of international cuisines – perfect if you’re craving your old British favourites.
When it comes to authentic Majorcan dishes, Tumbet is a particular favourite. Often referred to as the Majorcan version of Ratatouille, this layered dish mixes Mediterranean vegetables and olive oil to create a tasty main course. Meat eaters might like to try Porcella, Majorca’s famous suckling pig, while those seeking something sweet will want to try one of the many almond-based desserts found on the island. Try almond cake or almond ice-cream – particularly refreshing in the summer heat!
Restaurants in S’illot
There are a number of great restaurants in S’illot, so you’ll never go hungry on holiday. Those seeking an authentic taste of Majorca should dip into one of the resort’s traditional eateries found in among its cobbled streets, while those in search of something fancier might like to head to the harbour for good views and tempting cuisine.
For even more variety in food and drink offerings, head to one of the nearby coastal resorts. There are many great places to eat found in nearby Cala Millor or Porto Cristo and each destination is just a short taxi ride away.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet beach getaway or the chance to see a more authentic side of Majorca, S’illot makes for an excellent holiday. From sun-fuelled activities with the kids to a wealth of water sports and making the most of scenic surroundings, there’s more than enough to keep you captivated.
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