Santa Ponsa is a buzzing holiday resort in Majorca, perfect for any group of friends looking to chill in the day and party all night.
This Majorcan beach town boasts stunning stretches of golden sand with a range of water sports and beach-based activities. In the evening, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, as well as an array of bars and nightclubs to keep you entertained after dark. If you fancy a change of scenery, its convenient location also provides direct access to Palma Nova and Magaluf, both of which are only ten minutes away by bus. Just 20 kilometres down the road, you’ll also find the capital, Palma.
Chilling in the Daytime
Tanning, Beaches and Water Sports
Located in the heart of the resort, Santa Ponsa beach is the perfect place to top off your tan. With soft golden sand, there is plenty of space to lay out your towel and chill. You can also hire sun loungers. If you’ve got any fair-skinned pals, the pine trees provide shelter from the sun. Alternatively, you can rent parasols. The waters in this area are fairly calm and there’s a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and bar on the promenade just behind the beach, in case you get peckish throughout the afternoon or fancy a cooling ice cream.
Another great way of spending the afternoon is to challenge your mates to take on a new water sports activity. Santa Ponsa Beach gives you the chance to go surfing, kayaking, scuba diving or water skiing. Personally, I think the banana-riding is a brilliant laugh (and a bit of an adrenaline rush!), but paragliding and jet skiing are definitely tempting, too.
If you just want to escape the bustling crowds, you can also head over to the Little Beach. Though there are fewer facilities here, it is family-friendly and perfectly safe. In fact, it might just be the perfect place for a game of beach volleyball with your friends.
Santa Ponsa and its surrounding villages offer a range of traditional and craft markets. For typically Majorcan products, artisanal clothes and shoes, as well as fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat, you can go to Calvia village on a Monday morning, the Galatzó Estate on Tuesdays, or Son Ferrer on Fridays. Throughout the summer, there are also evening markets in Santa Ponsa, Palmanova, Magaluf and Peguera. Here local artists brighten up the streets with their crafts and plastic arts.
Top Tip: Make sure that your phone is well-charged so that you can take plenty of pictures. The colourful streets are very Instagramable.
Partying at Night
Lining Your Stomach
To prepare for the night ahead, you can enjoy a delicious (and reasonably priced!) meal while watching the sunset. For Spanish specialities, including tapas and paella, El Balcón de María is a solid choice. It also serves pizzas, pasta and stir-fries. If you’re in the mood for a good steak, Bistro Steakhouse 800° Celsius is famous for its caramelized meats that are juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Another crowd-pleaser is the stylish No.8 Bar & Grill restaurant. With a set three-course menu for under £15, you can enjoy an authentic Mediterranean meal of pan-fried Cajun chicken or sea bream, served with crispy vegetable, homemade mash and spicy salsa.
Night Clubs, Bars and Pubs
To start off the night, you can either head over to one of the many disco bars or listen to some brilliant live bands in an Irish Pub. For some banging mainstream hits, Simply’s Disco Bar, Greenhills and Manhattans all have terrific and lively atmospheres that will get you grooving. If you fancy a live performance, though, Durty Nelly’s, Shamrock and Dicey Rilleys all host live bands every night. Alternatively, you can go to The Square in the district of the Costa de la Calma to see some of the best tribute acts and entertainers in Majorca.
Now ready to dance the night away, you and your mates can choose between Santa Ponsa’s three favourite nightclubs. Disco Inferno is a popular choice for large groups, while Fama attracts crowds in their twenties. Kitty O’Sheas in another great clubbing option, offering a wide range of cocktails and drinks.
The BCM Planet Dance and the Pirates Show in Magaluf
You can’t hit the town in Majorca and not go to Magaluf’s biggest nightclub, BCM Planet Dance. Its Pirates Show in particular makes for a spectacular night. With pirate duels and swordplay, as well as gymnastics and acrobatics tricks, it’s an action-filled night like nothing you’ll have seen before.
How to Get to Santa Ponsa
If you and your mates are fully hyped for a sunny getaway in Santa Ponsa, book your tickets now while prices are low. Ryanair, easyJet, Thomas Cook and Monarch all offer direct flights from London to Palma Mallorca Airport. Just think: you could be in Spain in as little as two hours!
You’ll also need to sort out an airport transfer to Santa Ponsa. Shuttle Direct offers fast and convenient transfers at fixed low prices. A friendly driver will meet you and your mates at the terminal and take you to your beach party paradise in just half an hour.
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct is Europe and North Africa’s leading airport transfer provider. You can book a private, group or shared transfer via their user-friendly website so that all of your travel plans are done and dusted well in advance.