s'Illot Guide

S'Illot is situated along the east coast of Majorca, sandwiched between Cala Millor and Porto Cristo. The resort combines the larger town of Sa Coma and the smaller village of Cala Moreya, giving visitors the option of enjoying the tranquillity of Cala Moreya, or the livelier aspects of its more upmarket neighbour.

Both towns have excellent beaches, though Sa Coma beach is much larger, and there are a number of good restaurants, bars and shops on offer. S'Illot is especially popular with British families and couples seeking a quiet holiday resort, with the perfect balance of relaxation and activities for visitors to indulge in.

How to get to S'Illot

S’Illot is approximately 65km north east of the capital Palma and the Son Sant Joan International airport. There are direct flights from all of the major airports across Europe and also from the US. S’Illot can be reached from Palma by hire car, coach or taxi, with numerous transfer companies jostling for your custom.

It is also possible to reach Mallorca by sea before making your transfer to S’Illot. There are daily ferries between Palma and the ports of Barcelona, Valencia, Dénia, Ibiza, Ciutadella and Mahon.

When to visit S'Illot

S’Illot, like the rest of the island, enjoys a superb all-year-round climate. The summer temperatures hover around 30C while in winter they rarely drop below 10C. However there can be a sea breeze throughout the seasons, which is welcomed in the summer, but makes things slightly chilly in the winter.

Water temperatures remain fairly high during the winter, meaning you can enjoy the water sports on Cala Moreya beach almost all year round.

Things to do in S'Illot

The local beach, Cala Moreya, makes up for its small size with beautiful golden sand and clear waters. It also boasts excellent water sport facilities, including windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.

For more active visitors, the resort also offers tennis courts and horse-riding clubs, as well as the nearby Golf Paradis - a 54 hole mini golf complex that also includes three 18 hole courses, all set in lush gardens with waterfalls, palm trees, lakes and even a windmill.

A superb natural attraction near to S’Illot is the 200 hectare Punta de n'Amer headland, situated mid way between Sa Coma and Cala Millor. This whole area has been declared a protected nature reserve, and serves as a reminder of how the region looked before tourism. Many visitors walk up to the ancient watchtower of Castell de n'Amer, where they can see a small display of weapons. There is also is a bar at the top selling drinks and snacks that offers spectacular views of the coast line.

Back in S'Illot, the resort has some great restaurants to enjoy, including Bar Restaurante Espas, Can Ronpes, Lago Restaurante and Playa Azul. Evening entertainment here is generally hotel based, although the resort does have a small number of lively bars. For more variety you can go to neighbouring Sa Coma, or nearby Cala Millor.

For those looking to escape the resort, there are a number of local excursions, including to the Caves of Drach, which can be reached by bus.

 

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