Where to stay around Sant Joan?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,777 holiday lettings near Sant Joan. From 1,193 villas to 867 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sant Joan is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sant Joan?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sant Joan:

  • Son Baulo: 212 holiday homes
  • S'Arenal: 86 holiday homes
  • Urbanització la Font: 344 holiday homes
  • Sant Jordi: 62 holiday homes
  • Les Meravelles: 82 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sant Joan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sant Joan. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Els Calderers: 10,280 holiday lettings
  • Alcudia Port: 8,508 holiday lettings
  • Placa Major: 8,344 holiday lettings
  • El Arenal Beach: 4,721 holiday lettings
  • Calvario: 8,286 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sant Joan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Sant Joan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,193 villas in Sant Joan. Our other popular types of Sant Joan holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 867 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 302 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 243 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including chateaus and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sant Joan?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,466 holiday homes with pool available in Sant Joan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday villa in Sant Joan your home away from home

    If you visit Majorca and only choose one or two beach resorts, you’re missing out. After all, the island has more than 1,400 mi2 of mountains, agricultural areas, centuries-old villages, beaches and caves to explore. It makes sense to base yourself in a central location and a holiday villa in Sant Joan is just the place. Rental properties in this small rural town range also include chateaux and villas to suit different budgets. Most properties feature a swimming pool and BBQ facilities as well as other amenities you’ll need to ensure a memorable stay. Sant Joan holiday villas make for a great place to retreat to after a day’s exploring.

    Things to do in Sant Joan

    Sant Joan is located almost in the centre of Majorca. From here you can take day trips to almost anywhere on the island. However, the area around Sant Joan itself is well worth exploring too. Settled since prehistoric times, the site where the town of today stands became the Alhamar estate during Moorish occupation of Majorca. In 1229, King Jaume I conquered Majorca and the estate changed hands several times. In 1300, King Jaume II issued a decree which meant that Sant Joan could hold a market and officially become a town. Today most tourists skip this small town and head for the larger beach resorts instead. The result is that Sant Joan still retains its rural charm.

    -The Parish Church of Sant Joan Baptista has been a work in progress since the 15th century. Dedicated to St John the Baptist, the church features several architectural influences as bits and pieces were added or adapted through the centuries. The interior features several beautiful works of religious art, most notably the paintings depicting the life and martyrdom of the saint.

    - Historical buildings to explore are within a short distance from Sant Joan holiday villas. One of these is the birthplace of Friar Lluís Jaume. This Franciscan priest was born in 1740 and arrived in the Americas in 1770. While stationed at the Mission San Diego de Alcalá in present-day California, he was killed by members of the local indigenous population during an uprising and became the first Catholic martyr in Upper California. The house in Sant Joan where he was born is an excellent example of the architecture of the period.

    -The Santuari de la Consolación is a beautiful old monastery on a hilltop just outside of town.

    -Els Calderes is a fascinating museum located between Sant Joan and Vilafranca and is the estate of Antoni Oliver. The Sant Joan area has been home to farmers for hundreds of years, but the dependence on agriculture also threatened the town’s existence several times, especially during periods of drought. Things changed in the 19th century when Oliver brought new ideas from mainland and taught the local farmers some revolutionary agricultural techniques.

    -Vilafranca de Bonany lies just over 3 miles south-east of Sant Joan. Walk or cycle here from a holiday villa in Sant Joan to stock up on fresh vegetables. Tomatoes, garlic, peppers and aubergines are some of the fare you’ll see hanging from strings outside the shops, making for gorgeous photo opportunities. The town also hosts a melon festival in September.

    -Lloret de Vistalegre is another town only a short walk or bicycle ride away, about 3.5 miles to the north-west. The views from here are spectacular, which explains the town’s name. The windmills are something to behold and if you like figs, be sure to visit at the beginning of August, when the town hosts a fig festival called Es Sequer.

    The weather in Sant Joan

    Sant Joan has dry, hot summers and cool winters with some rainy days. If you visit in July or August, be sure to opt for Sant Joan holiday accommodation with air-conditioning, since temperatures typically reach 29 °C and even the minimum temperatures are a warm 20 °C. Winter temperatures seldom fall below 6 °C.

    Getting to Sant Joan

    You can get to the island’s capital Palma de Majorca by flying in from most major European airports or by taking the ferry from Barcelona. Sant Joan is only about 25 miles from Palma. Nearby Vilafranca de Bonany is on a major bus route from Palma. However, if you decide to stay in a Sant Joan holiday home you’ll probably want to do some exploring further afield and renting a car will be a very good idea.

    Activities and attractions in and around Sant Joan

    Are you searching for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Sant Joan a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Vinyes I Bodegues Miquel Oliver (4.3 mi / 7 km)
    • Bodega Son Artigues (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
    • Zoologico Natura Parc (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
    • Karting Can Picafort (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
    • Bodega José L. Ferrer (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
    • Golf Son Gual (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Sant Joan

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Sant Joan is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Es Trenc Beach (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
    • Jumaica Tropical Park (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
    • Cala s'Arralot (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
    • Son Real Beach (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
    • Es Serralot (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
    • Ses Escorxes (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)