The resort of Cala Millor is on Mallorca’s rugged east coast, and is separated from its more sedate neighbour Cala Bona by a small rocky headland. Cala Millor is by some distance the largest and liveliest tourist development along the island’s east coast.
Cala Millor’s main attraction is a mile long stretch of sandy beach, which slopes gently into a crystal clear blue sea, protected at each end by rocky headlands. Particularly favoured by German holidaymakers, the resort is packed with shops, entertainment venues, bars and restaurants.
Cala Millor is 60km west of Palma’s Son Sant Joan International airport. Journey time to the resort by bus or taxi transfer will usually take around 2 hours.
An alternative way to reach Cala Millor is by ferry from a number of Spanish ports including Barcelona, Ibiza, Denia and Valencia. Ferries arrive into the port of Palma, and from there you can catch a transfer to Cala Millor by bus or taxi.
Cala Millor shares the same climate as the rest of Mallorca which, in a nutshell, is pure perfection. With little rain and average temperatures staying below 30 degrees – even in mid-summer – the weather in Cala Millor strikes the happy medium that all holidaymakers yearn for.
Temperatures remain nice in the spring and autumn and even in winter rarely drop below 10 degrees, though rain is more likely at this time of year. Sea temperatures range from 18 degrees in May to 26 degrees in August, allowing visitors to enjoy the watersports on offer on Cala Millor beach throughout the summer months.
Cala Millor is designed primarily for a relaxing beach holiday. The resort's long beach is considered one of the best on the island and the seafront is strewn with sunbeds and pleasant pavement cafes allowing visitors to sit back and watch the world go by.
It also offers numerous watersports – including a windsurfing school – and glass-bottom boat trips. The more energetic can stroll the promenade, seeking out the creeks and coves of the coastline. Further afield are activities and attractions including a golf course, Go-karting, safari park and the Drach underground caves, all accessible by bus.
The resort has a good selection of shops, as well as local markets in surrounding areas including nearby Son Servera, Sa Coma on a Wednesday afternoon in Summer only, further afield to the north in Arta, and 20km inland at Manacor – the home of the Mallorcan Pearl industry.
There is a wide choice of restaurants scattered along the seafront promenade, and around the fishing harbour at neighbouring Cala Bona. Cafeteria Restaurante Bella Vista, Alahambra and Antonio Montoro are Cala Millor's most highly regarded eateries.
Nightlife in Cala Millor is fairly low-key compared to some of Spain's well-known rowdy hotspots. Much of the evening entertainment is hotel-based, but there are also several British bars, like Cheers, scattered around the resort. There are also discos, the largest being Palace Q, which offers a mix of Spanish and international music.