It’s that time of year when we start to feel sluggish and weighed down by work. The short daylight hours make us feel like hibernating, and the lack of sun combined with work exhaustion turn us into a nation of pasty zombies. We start yearning for sunnier, happier climes…
How about you take a short office hiatus to visit Sa Coma, the tranquil beach resort lying at the heart of Majorca’s east coast? Whisk your family away for some sandcastle building or crazy golfing beneath a still simmering Spanish sun (although minus the sweat, as the temperature mellows nicely in October) and watch your autumnal cares literally melt away.
Sa Coma is nestled between the vibrant Cala Millor and the bustling seafront of S’Illot. You will find other young families like yourself playing on the beaches and feasting in delicious restaurants – if this makes you green with envy, read on for a comprehensive guide to your next holiday in Sa Coma.
Spanish Cuisine to Sustain You Through the Winter
If you choose to spend some of your time venturing from the hotel to taste local Spanish delicacies, Sa Coma has you covered. There are multiple restaurants dotted along the beach-side, and if you cross the footbridge on the S’Illot seafront you’ll find an even wider array of cafes and delicious eateries. Be sure to try the ‘frito mallorquin’, a lamb and vegetable stir-fry that is a specialty here.
If you are a sucker for authentic Spanish cuisine, the traditional dishes are scrumptious and reflect those of Catalonia in their perfect balance of sweet and savoury. The Langosta a la Parrilla, a blend of spiny lobster and local home-made mayonnaise, is a must-try. An Ensaimada, or spiral shaped yeast bun, is a breakfast delicacy served best with apricot jam and can be found in the quaint cafes lining the seafront.
Top Tip: If you are self-catering, Caprabo hypermarket on the Avinguda de les Palmeres offers a fantastic selection of goodies. Want to find the traditional Spanish market? Take a bus to the nearby town of Son Server on a Friday morning.
Beaching, Surfing, Sunbathing and More
Sa Coma’s beaches are its main draw: sparklingly clear water, golden sands and family-friendly water conditions make the seafront a true delight for holidaymakers. The beach even has ‘Blue Flag’ status for cleanliness, water quality and safety. If water sports are your thing, hiring a pedalo boat is easy and inexpensive.
There are also options to go horse-riding, go-carting, caving or cycling through the gorgeous countryside. Children especially love the Golf Paradis 54-hole mini golf course and the surrounding fountains, waterfalls and palm trees.
Top Pick: Cala Millor is a large safari-park with apes, gazelles, elephants, ostriches and many more exotic animals grazing and roaming in a simulated natural environment. This is sure to be a hit with the kids.
Where to Stay in Style
A holiday isn’t a holiday without a sanctuary to come home to everyday. I recommend these hotels which provide you with delicious food and cosy beds, sparing you the tedium of planning everything yourself.
Hipotels Mediterraneo Club –Mediteranneo Club is a four-star hotel with the perfect pool for families. Situated just two minutes’ walk from Sa Coma beach, you can flip-flop from pool to sea in seconds. All apartments include cooking facilities, but you also have the option of eating at their restaurant or pool-side bar. There’s even an exciting themed dinner once a week.
Hipotels Marfil Playa – This is a deliciously elegant hotel with huge grounds, a stunning pool, a plush restaurant and spacious rooms all adorned with a private balcony. There is also a children’s playground, making Marfil Playa the perfect hotel for young families.
How to Get There
You can get direct flights from the UK to Palma Mallorca Airport (PMI). To reduce as many travel hiccups as possible, we recommend pre-booking a reputable and reliable Mallorca airport transfer. Palma Mallorca Airport to Sa Coma only takes an hour by shuttle bus and they can get you safely to your accommodation.
I highly recommend you book your Mallorca airport transfer with Shuttle Direct. You can book your route here. They are safe, easy to use, affordable and can be booked in advance so you don’t have worry about suddenly having to source your shuttle.
Sa Coma and its Spanish charm are sure to fill you with enough summer verve to last you through autumn and winter. Book your holiday and your shuttle bus now for the perfect family getaway.
- UK to PMI Flight Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
- PMI to Sa Coma Distance: 70km
- Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: 1 hour
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct is one of Europe’s leading providers of airport shuttle services. We offer a plethora of reputable transport options to shuttle travellers to and from airports, hotels, train stations and more. Book in advance via our user-friendly website and sit back as our drivers escort you to your holiday destination in style.