Beaches & Resorts in Mallorca

Mallorca (aka Majorca) as an island means you are never more than half an hour from a beach. And there are so many great beaches. Everything from your resort beaches with hotels; restaurants and shops within minutes walk to virgin beaches (some only accessible by boat). It also has around 42 official nude beaches, if that’s of interest to you, head over to who have a complete list of nudist beaches in Majorca with maps and information.

The West/North West of the island has a spectacular rugged; sheer rock faces with beaches accessed only by tiny, windy tracks descending at steep gradients – not for the feint hearted. The beaches here also tend to be rocks and pebbles and the currents can be quite strong for swimming.

  • Soller
  • Deia
  • Valldemosa
  • Bunyalbufar

The South/South West of the island are predominantly tourist resorts aiming at different ends of the wealth spectrum.

The economy; low cost and 18-30 style holidays are more likely to be found at: Arenal; Magaluf; Palma Nova; Peguera and Santa Ponsa.

The more exclusive holiday destinations focussed on the yachting and golfing community will be found at: Puerto Portals; Puerto Andratx; Bendinat; Illetas & Palma city:

  • Cala Mayor
  • Illetas
  • Puerto Portals
  • Palma Nova/ Magaluf
  • Santa Ponsa
  • Peguera
  • Puerto Andratx /San Telmo

The South East of the island is more virgin beaches and hundreds o small and medium sized Calas:

  • C’an Pastilla
  • Arenal/ Playa de Palma
  • Es Trenc
  • Cala Llombard
  • Cala Mondrago
  • Cala Santanyi
  • Ses Salines
  • Cala D’Or

The East coast has several predominantly British resorts, but also many small calas and beaches:

  • Calas de Mallorca
  • Porto Colom
  • Porto Cristo
  • Porto Petro
  • Sa Coma
  • Cala Millor / Cala Bona
  • Cala Mesquida
  • Cala Rajada

The North of the island again has some significant British resorts such as Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa, as well as some smaller more exclusive beaches:

  • C’an Picafort
  • Alcudia
  • Puerto Pollensa
  • Cap de Formentor