Cala Millor is the largest and most popular resort on the east coast of Mallorca. It is more high rise than anywhere else nearby but development hasn’t been over the top tending to grow outwards rather than upwards. It is very much a family resort with a golden sandy beach stretching for about a kilometre in front of the many hotels, bars and restaurants that line the long promenade. Most larger hotels lie at the southern end of the beach with smaller establishments nearer the centre where the biggest selection of nightlife is to be found.
Whilst there are a few British bars in Cala Millor the vast majority of visitors are German. Most British and Scandinavian visitors to this area head for the neighbouring resort of Cala Bona which, although more quaint, doesn’t have a beach to speak of. Having said that the walk between the centre of Cala Millor and Cala Bona marina is no more than 10 minutes along the flat promenade that runs the full length of the resort. When selecting a hotel in Cala Millor it’s well worth finding out the main nationality of its guests as it can be tricky playing bingo in German!
The main promenade is ideal for people who enjoy long, flat strolls along the waterfront interspersed with the occasional coffee and beer break. The bicycle rental shops do a roaring trade here and it’s a common sight in Cala Millor to see cyclists of all ages pedalling between the southern end of Cala Millor beach as far as Cala Bona without ever having to use a road.
Just one road in from the promenade and parallel to it is the long pedestrianised Avenida Cristobal Colon which offers a pleasant selection of cafés, ice cream parlours, bars, restaurants and stylish shops.
The Cala Millor tourist information office is a kiosk at the northern end of the resort. They provide a great selection of useful pamphlets with ideas of things to do all over the island. Collect your information there then stop at the terrace of nearby Café Sa Caleta whilst you plan your stay.
Things to Do in Cala Millor
A little further along from the tourist information office is the ticket booth for glass bottom boat trips from Cala Millor that go south with several stops at beautiful coves along the way.
Other local activity options include the go karting track on the main road out of town and a round of golf at one of three courses very nearby (Son Servera, Canyamel and Pula), Vall D’Or is a little further south near S’Horta (see Mallorca Golf Courses)
Recommended Cala Millor Hotels
The 3-star Voramar Hotel is a good family hotel with fine facilities located right on the beach of Cala Millor. For location you can’t do better and the resort’s shopping and nightlife is very close by. A little further north is the Sabina Playa Hotel which is another 3-star option. It’s a modern hotel which offers great value and is located between Cala Millor and Cala Bona near the seafront promenade.
Excursions From Cala Millor
Ideally you’ll rent a car in Mallorca to give you the flexibility to do your own short excursions from Cala Millor. Head 4km inland to the beautiful village of Son Servera where you can try a traditional Mallorcan sandwich (pa amb oli) from the terrace of S’Oratge Café overlooking Placa San Juan where the the church stands. Several other smart restaurants are available if you prefer something more lavish.
Just south of Cala Millor you can turn off the main road to visit the lovely beaches at Sa Coma and S’Illot. Both of these small resorts are also mainly frequented by German tourists. Further south you’ll come to Porto Cristo which is a lovely town in its own right and is home to the Caves of Drach which are one of the island’s most visited attractions. Continue your drive south stopping at will at any number of beautiful coves. Cala D’Or is a popular destination which is the stepping stone to more stunning coastal scenery including the national park of Mondragó as well as Cala Figuera and Cala Santanyi which have long been popular with artists from all over the world. Take a look at our driving around Mallorca page for more information about this stretch of coastline.