HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Make a holiday apartment in Sant Elm your home away from home

Palm trees swaying in the breeze, white sands, crystal-blue water and sunshine: You don’t have to travel all the way to the Caribbean to experience the perfect beach escape. You can get all this and more in a Sant Elm holiday apartment on majorca’s west coast. Holiday accommodation in Sant Elm, or San Telmo as it’s sometimes known, can also include bigger options like houses or villas. There is a wide variety of properties for rent, whether you need something basic and economical or can splash out on luxury. Some properties have views that stretch forever and some are only a hop, skip and jump away from the beach. All properties are furnished to meet the highest standards.

Things to do in Sant Elm

Sant Elm is a former fishing village on the western-most coast of majorca. In 1229, this is where King Jaume I’s fleet dropped anchor before they conquered majorca. Quiet and laid-back, the village’s economy is now based mainly on tourism, with some excellent restaurants from where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets in this part of the island.

-The beaches are the main attraction of Sant Elm. If you can, try to find a Sant Elm holiday villa that’s close to the beachfront so that you’ll have more time to spend with waves gently lapping at your feet. There are two main beaches: a large, sandy one and a smaller one that is more gravelly. Both beaches offer safe swimming in shallow waters, making them very child friendly.

-Water sports naturally come with beaches and Sant Elm has plenty to offer. You can hire a paddle boat and paddle to Es Pantaleu, a small island just off the coast. It’s so close that you can also swim there. Snorkelling around the island is great. If you prefer scuba diving, there is a diving outfit that will take you to dive sites in the vicinity and also offers PADI courses. With its harbour for fishing boats and yachts, there are also several options for cruises along the coast here or, if you want to work those arms, you can rent a kayak.

-Sa Dragonera is a nature park on an uninhabited island just a little further off the coast to the west. You can reach the island by ferry. Dragonera got its name from the fact that it resembles the back of a dragon rising up from the water and you may be able to spot it from your holiday home in Sant Elm. There is evidence of settlement by the Romans and legend has it that the pirate Redbeard or Barbarossa had a base here too. The island offers great opportunities for hiking, hillwalking and bird-watching.

-The historical sights of Sant Elm include the Torre de Sant Elm and the Torre de Cala en Basset. The former dates from the 13th century and features an old naval hospital and chapel. On Easter Monday, villagers lead a procession to this tower. The Torre de Cala en Basset was built in the 16th century to serve as a lookout point, protecting the town against attacks by pirates. A walk to this tower is about 1.5 miles long.

-La Trappa is an interesting excursion within easy distance of Sant Elm holiday accommodation. It’s a Trappist monastery dating from around the time of the French Revolution and abandoned in about 1820. There are different routes that you can follow. It’s not a very long walk and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over the town and of Sa Dragonera.

The weather in Sant Elm

Sant Elm, like the rest of majorca, has a sunny Mediterranean climate. In summer, the average temperatures reach around 30 °C and since this is the dry season too, it’s perfect beach weather without the humidity of the Caribbean. Winter temperatures drop down to about 6 °C and there may be rainy days too.

Getting to Sant Elm

The best way to reach Sant Elm is to travel via Palma de majorca. You can get to Palma by flying in from a huge variety of European airports or you can take a ferry from the Spanish mainland. Sant Elm is about 25 miles west of Palma de majorca and there is a regular bus service between the two towns. You can also hire a taxi in Palma or rent a car so that you can enjoy the scenic drive right to the door of your Sant Elm holiday home.

Favorite
    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
    avg/night
    1
    Favorite
      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
      avg/night
      Favorite
        avg/night
        1
        Favorite
          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          Favorite
            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            avg/night
            Favorite
              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
              avg/night
              Favorite
                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                avg/night
                Favorite
                  avg/night
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    Favorite
                      avg/night
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        avg/night
                        Favorite
                          avg/night
                          Favorite
                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                            avg/night
                            Favorite
                              Viewed 140 times in the last 48 hours
                              avg/night
                              1
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 110 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (24 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                24
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                  avg/night
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (14 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    14
                                    Favorite
                                      Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (41 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      41
                                      Favorite
                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (19 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        19
                                        Favorite
                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          avg/night
                                          4
                                          Favorite
                                            Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (30 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            30
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              Favorite
                                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (12 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                12
                                                Favorite
                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (28 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  28
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (31 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    31
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      13
                                                      Favorite
                                                        Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        5
                                                        Favorite
                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                          (23 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          23
                                                          Favorite
                                                            Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (34 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            34
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (21 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              21
                                                              Favorite
                                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                (17 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                17
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  11
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (18 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    18
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (35 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      35
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (28 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        28
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                          (22 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          22
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (25 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            25
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (59 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              59
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                9
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  15
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (38 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    38
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      11
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (22 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        22
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (21 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          21
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (17 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              17
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  10
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (19 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    19
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (29 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      29

                                                                                                      Sant Elm Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely villa in a unique location very peaceful.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great stay, there were some nice homely features, it was well though out home geared up for you to relax and enjoy yourselves.It was nice that the owner was around, he was very helpful and welcoming.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      8 of us stayed at La Paloma, a lovely villa set in its own grounds and with some nice surprising touches. Coco was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We had a perfect holiday, loved every minute and we hope to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017