Cala Bona lies just north of Cala Millor on Mallorca’s east coast. It is centred on a lovely square in the shadow of the quaint Cala Bona Hotel which overlooks a smart little port. What Cala Bona gains in quaintness over Cala Millor it loses in not having a real beach. There is a small beach in front of the Hotel Levante but this is way inferior to the beautiful kilometre long golden beach of its near neighbour.
The majority of visitors to Cala Bona tend to be British which makes for quite an interesting contrast as you walk along the promenade from Cala Millor. One minute you’re hearing German voices everywhere and seeing Bittburger beer signs then once you get to the Bonamar Hotel and Yates’ bar and steakhouse the flavour suddenly becomes more British as English voices become more common. There are nice terraces here overlooking the sea from Snoddy’s Café and the Donkey’s Rest.
Just behind the Hotel Levante you’ll find a pleasant strip of bars and restaurants leading to the small port though there are mainly rocks in front of them rather than sandy beach. At the corner of the port you’ll find a very nice restaurant called Es Mollet next to a few other attractive eateries overlooking the main square.
Recommended Hotels in Cala Bona
A good choice for a relaxing getaway is the three star Residencia Son Floriana which is housed in a Mallorcan farmhouse. Another good budget option is the Catalonia del Mar Hotel which is located right on the sea front in Cala Bona. Highlights include two outdoor pools, an indoor heated pool and a split level sun terrace.
The Rope and Anchor bar is a friendly British haunt on the same square serving traditional dishes. In the port itself is the Thalassa Café which seems to float on the water and is a fine spot for early morning coffees and early evening cocktails. If you like Italian food just continue a little further north to the next corner where you’ll find the excellent Paparazzi restaurant. Beyond this there’s a pleasant walk next to the rocky shore as far as the restaurant at Sa Punta.
There are plenty excursions available from Cala Bona, especially if you have your own transport. For more information take a look at the Cala Millor page.