Situated on the south eastern coast of the island, Cala d'Or has attained a high-end reputation, mainly owing to its exclusive marina which has brought wealthy yacht owners and prospective buyers to the resort. Nevertheless, the town still attracts a sedate crowd of holidaymakers wanting to enjoy a peaceful base from which to explore the surrounding area’s nightlife, beaches and others attractions.
The small town has also retained a traditional feel, remaining loyal to its past roots as a fishing village. The local people show fine hospitality to visitors, whilst the affluent marina has gratefully not led to a hiking of prices in other parts of the resort. Eating out remains inexpensive and the entire resort is family-friendly.
The majority of holidaymakers travelling to Majorca will fly into Palma Son Sant Joan Airport, on the outskirts of Palma, 60km from Cala d’Or. There are numerous airport transfer companies offering connections to the resort, with bus and taxi the most popular option, although hire cars are also widely available.
The typical flight time from the UK is around 2.5 hours, with flights leaving from a vast number of airports. There are also flights from 22 Spanish airports, including Barcelona and Madrid.
Mallorca can also be reached by ferry, with operators connecting Palma and a number of Spanish ports including Barcelona, Valencia, Denis and Ibiza. Again, transfers can then be made from the port of Palma (Marina Port De Mallorca) to Cala d’or.
The holiday season in Cala d’Or starts in April and ends in late October, with temperatures ranging from twenty to mid-thirty degrees during this peak period.
Winter temperatures remain extremely pleasant, though you should bring warm clothing for the evenings. Perhaps the best months to visit are May, June and September when the weather is still excellent, but the crowds have cleared and you can also get better deals.
Besides its beaches and picture-perfect marina, Cala d'Or is fairly limited in terms of attractions. However, there are many things to do and places to see in the resort's surrounding areas that make Cala d'Or a perfect base from which to venture further out.
For indoor fun, there's the popular Lollipops Adventure Play Area which offers a variety of activities that are mainly suited to younger children. Also good for kids is the Labyrinth Maze at Amazen Laberintos, situated at the resort of Playa de Muro.
For a spot of culture, nearby Palma City boasts museums, historical buildings and many other attractions including the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, whilst slightly further a field there's the S'Albufera nature reserve in Playa de Muro, where many beautiful and exotic birds can be seen.
The Caves of Drach are a popular attraction which draws thousands of tourists each year to gaze in wonder at the unusual formations.
For a truly ostentatious experience, the 'Vita Bel II' is an elegant 16 metre Van Dam yacht, based at Cala d'or and available for summer charter.