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With its beaches, sunny weather and caves, Majorca has plenty to offer children, making it a great destination for family vacations. Unfortunately some of the more popular resorts are geared either towards twenty-somethings or towards a more mature clientele and young families may feel that these places aren’t really suitable for the kids. However, a Cala Moreia-Cala Morlanda apartment makes a wonderful base for a family getaway because these beach resorts are not only family-oriented, but are close enough to many of Majorca’s attractions to keep young and old happy. Holiday accommodation in Cala Moreia-Cala Morlanda also includes larger options like houses and cottages. Children are welcome at most rentals and the parents of babies and toddlers will be happy to find that there are usually facilities like a washer and dryer to make life easier and leave them with more time for relaxing.
Cala Moreia and Cala Morlanda are situated in S’Illot. Traditionally a fishing village, S’Illot really only started catering to tourism about 25 years ago. While this is now the town’s main business, fishing is still a way of life for some of the local inhabitants. This is a location to enjoy some traditional flavour of Majorca.
- The beaches are probably the main reason to rent a holiday home in Cala Moreia-Cala Morlanda. Cala Moreia beach is to the north, in S’Illot proper. It’s the larger of the two beaches and consists of a long stretch of fine white sand. This is the perfect beach for children, since there is plenty of space, the water is shallow for safe swimming and there are pedal boats to keep the little ones amused. Cala Morlanda the beach is on the south side of town, called S’Illot-Cala Morlanda. The beach here is secluded and pebbly. There are plenty of other great beaches in the area too, including the popular Sa Coma and Cala Millor beaches just to the north of S’Illot. Both these beaches offer water sports like windsurfing.
- Protur Safari Park in Sa Coma is a fun day out. This complex offers a wide range of activities from water slides to mini golf and go karts. Even though it’s part of a resort hotel complex, day visitors are welcome too but admission fees apply.
-Golf is forever popular as a reason to rent a holiday cottage in Cala Moreia-Cala Morlanda. Most of the courses are in the area of Cala Millor and Costa dels Pins, only a few miles north of S’Illot.
-Punta de N’Amer, the headland between Sa Coma and Cala Millor, is ideal if you want something more rugged and outdoorsy than golf. The entire area is a nature reserve and offers lovely walking. The 17th-century watchtower called Castell de N’Amer provides fantastic views and is a good place to have a relaxing drink.
-Caves are among the most popular natural attractions in Majorca. With its proximity to Porto Cristo, a Cala Moreia-Cala Morlanda cottage places you almost on the doorstep of some of Majorca’s most famous examples. The Coves dels Hams are located just to the north-west of Porto Cristo while the Coves del Drach are on the town’s southern outskirts. Both these cave complexes feature underground lakes – the one at Coves del Drach is the biggest in Europe. If you love caves but think that the light shows and music at either complex won’t be your thing, you’ll also find many smaller sea caves all along the coast.<3>The weather in Cala Moreia-Cala Morlanda
S’Illot has dry, hot summers and cooler, rainy winters. August is the hottest month, with temperatures reaching around 29 °C but even in winter the daily maximum temperatures are a mild 14 °C. Minimum temperatures are around 20 °C in July and August and 7 °C in January and February, making Majora perfect for you if you don’t like the cold.
To get to your apartment in Cala Moreia-Cala Morlanda you will fly into the island’s only airport at Palma de Majorca or you can travel by ferry from Barcelona. S’Illot is just over 42 miles east of Palma and can be reached by bus. However, since the journey involves a bus transfer, you may find it easier to travel by taxi or shared shuttle if you have small children. Hiring a car in Palma and self-driving is another easy option.