Cala Millor is located on the east coast of Mallorca and is nearly as far from Palma airport as is possible on Mallorca. Depending on the traffic it should take around 60 minutes to drive from the airport, at 71km/44miles away.
Cala Millor is a modern, purpose built holiday resort with all the facilities for a great stay and is the largest resort on the east coast of Mallorca.
Most of the resorts along the rugged east coast have evolved around small inlets and coves. However this is not really the case with Cala Millor, whose names means in English ‘Better bay’ and this is for an obvious reason.
Cala Millor is in a large natural bay and the beach is by far the biggest on the east of Mallorca at around 1.7km/1mile in length, with about 72 tennis courts! The beach is spacious with plenty of fine light sand. It is also good for children and wading as the sea doesn’t get too deep too quickly. Additionally, the beach was also awarded a Blue Flag for facilities and cleanness in 2015.
There is a wide variety of watersports, all that tourists would want for on a summer holiday, e.g. jet skiing, paddle boarding, canoeing, parasailing, SCUBA and more.
Cala Millor’s beach is separated from Cala Bona’s beaches to the north by a rocky stint of coast that runs for about 700m, however the promenade continues there. Cala Bona is worth checking out, offering a pretty harbor to walk around and tranquil beaches. The beaches there were created with man-made sea defenses and they form three mini bays. However, even combined they are not as sandy or as long as Cala Millor’s beach.
The promenade is one of the good things about Cala Millor. It runs the length of the beach and connects Cala Bona to Cala Millor. It is a pedestrian zone and seems like an actual street being backed by many shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. There is also a smooth cycle track along the length of the promenade which is ideal for cycling (four wheeled family bikes are very popular), inline skating or using a mobility scooter.
Cala Millor is predominantly a family resort but there is also a lot of nightlife for those looking for late night bars and clubs.
Fantasy Park is ideal family fun. It is mainly a children’s play area and has a bouncy castle, bungee trampolines, and go-karts amongst other attractions. It is found opposite the Sportsman bar by the middle of the beach area. Many rides cost a euro a time but some are a little more.
Rancho Willy is an established riding center in neighboring Cala Bona. Visitors can arrange for a two-hour morning or afternoon riding session or hire a pony. It offers horse riding excursions for all levels.
Rancho Willy is located at around 300m from the harbor in Cala Bona going on the road towards Son Servera and is easy to locate.
Rancho Sa Coma may be nearer for some, it is next to the headland at the north end of Sa Coma beach opposite the Burger king restaurant. However, this riding center has mixed internet reviews.
Albatros Diving is a Gold Palm PADI 5 Star, i.e. this diving school has the highest quality certificates. It is an official diving center and air tank filling station also with visual equipment inspection status.
The dive center is located a few meters south of Cala Bona’s harbor. It is in front of ‘The Laguna’ beach, one of Cala Bona’s sheltered bays. For guests staying in hotels away from Cala Bona, Albatros Diving offer a free transfer service to and from the center, irrespective of which dive course they take.
There are offices for Sa Coma and S’Illot in the Hotel Club Blau Mediterraneo in Sa Coma. For Porto Cristo Nova or Cala Mandia there is an office in the Blau Punta Reina Resort.
There are numerous boat trips on offer from Cala Millor jetty and neighboring Cala Bona harbor. These vary from regular boat trips and tranquil glass bottomed boats trips to energetic speedboat rides. For information on all the boat trips there are displays and flyers in the Cala Bona harbor and by the jetty in Cala Millor where the trips depart from.
In addition to pleasure trips there are also regular boat trips. One sails frequently to Cala Ratjada, where there is a Saturday morning market held. There are also trips to Sa Coma and Porto Cristo at various times daily and there is also a market in Porto Cristo on Sundays.
There isn’t an official market in Cala Millor but there is in nearby Son Servera every Friday at 8am to 1:30pm approximately. This is just an 8-minute drive or taxi ride away, 3.1km/2miles. Cala Ratjada also has a Saturday morning market and Porto Cristo a Sunday morning market, it’s possible to get a boat ride to either.
There is a Karting track in Cala Millor heading out of town, Karting Cala Millor. It has various sized Karts and is suitable for all levels and ages. It is located in line with the center of the beach and about 400meters inland. It’s past the Fantasy park center which also has go-karts but not so specialized as the Karting Cala Millor.
There are 4 golf courses within twenty minutes of Cala Millor. These are Canyamel, Capdepera, Pula and Son Servera. Pula and Son Servera are the nearest being within ten minutes.
Pula Golf is one of Mallorca’s more select courses. The club offers green fees for 9 or 18 holes, as well as a driving range and golf equipment to hire.
Son Servera Golf is Mallorca’s second oldest club and an 18 hole members club. However green fees are offered on their website for 9 or 18 holes.
Capdepera Golf is set in verdant Mallorcan countryside and offers reasonable green fees when discounts are taken advantage of. The 15th hole on the course has been repeatedly voted by Mallorca Magazine as the most beautiful golf hole on Mallorca. The course was designed by Dan Maples, a famous US Architect.
Canyamel Golf is a par 73, 18 hole course set in beautiful country side and proves a golfing challenge. The club has a full range of golf equipment and services on offer and has green fees for 9 or 18 holes.
There are another two courses a little bit further; an 18 hole at 24km/15miles away Vall d’Or Golf and a 9 hole La Reserva Rotana Golf at 17km/10.5miles away.
There are two mini golf courses to enjoy with the family, 18 holes each. These courses are beside each other and set amid trees, waterfalls, streams and little bridges. There are also some electric boats for children on a mini lake which are coin fed.
The courses are in Sa Coma just a couple of minutes from Cala Millor and are on the Safari hotel complex. All visitors are welcome and the courses are open from May to October, they are free for guests staying at the hotel.
You can access the course at the rear of the hotel complex on Carrer del Savinar. If you follow the path by the side of the Eroski supermarket it is about 200meters from there.
A couple of minutes in a taxi ride to the south of Cala Millor is the Safari Zoo on the edge of Sa Coma. It is a Safari park stroke zoo and is located in Mallorcan countryside where the scenery seems very similar to the savannahs of Africa.
You can see animals such as, rhinoceroses, zebras, gnus, giraffes, gazelles, cheeky monkeys and other exotic creatures. It’s possible take the Safari train or to drive your own car for the 3km/2miles long Safari course.
There is also a restaurant and various playgrounds for children there.
This headland at the south of the beach is an official nature reserve between Sa Coma and Cala Millor. This area is ideal for gentle and relatively small walks of a few km/miles. There are great views of Mallorcan nature and panoramic views of the headland and either coast. There are well established tracks to take which lead to and from Sa Coma in the south and also around the headland and to a central watchtower where it’s possible to climb up and even get refreshments.
These caves are not located by Cala Millor but are only around 15 minutes in a taxi. Both cave complexes are close to Porto Cristo.
The Caves of Drach (Coves del Drac) is the most famous cave complex on Mallorca and well worth a visit. The caves are spectacular with a lot to see. There is a footpath which is approximately 1 km long. This takes visitors to a subterranean lake where there is music, a lighting show and a boat ride. The opening times in winter are 10:45am to 12:00 noon and summer 10am to 5pm.
The Caves of Hams (Coves dels Hams – fishhook caves) aren’t as big or as well-known as the caves of Drach but definitely worth a visit as they are amazing inside. There is a subterranean lake with music, a lighting show and boats. The name refers to the formations as many spikes appear as fishhooks. Opening times in winter are 10:30am to 5:30pm and in summer 10am to 6pm.