The modern resort of Cala Millor, which translated means ‘better bay’ is located on the island’s rugged east coast, separated from its more quiet and traditional neighbour Cala Bona by a rocky headland. Transfer time from the airport at Palma in the south is a journey of around two hours.
Cala Millor has a quite a wide appeal, but is perhaps more suited towards the traditional family market than those looking for a more upbeat and fun-filled holiday.
Most of Mallorca’s east coast is dotted with tiny creeks and coves; however, the beach at Cala Millor, which stretches for more than 6km along a wide sheltered bay, protected by two large unspoilt headlands, is generally considered to be one of the best on the island; with its clear water and gently sloping sands.
Parasols and sun beds can be hired at various points along the beach, along with water sports activities; there is a good windsurfing school there.
Around Cala Millor
The resort has a good selection of shops, but if you want to do a more extensive shop or shop for gifts and souvenirs then you need to head to one of the larger resorts.
The nearby resort of Cala Bona is easily reached by foot along the promenade, which effectively is now almost becoming part of the Cala Millor resort.
There is a market on both Friday and Saturday in nearby Son Servera. On Tuesday’s at Arta and every Monday, at Arta, which is approximately 20 kilometres distance.
Places to visit
Public transport along all of the east coast is limited, so it may be worthwhile hiring a car if you intend to do some sightseeing whilst on holiday.
The nearby Caves of Drach are worth visiting, and you can catch the local bus to the town of Soller, in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range, or to Alcudia in the north west.
If you want to pick up something very special, then head to Manacor, the town is home to Mallorca’s Pearl Industry.
Of the four resorts along this short stretch of coast, Cala Millor is the liveliest with a good selection of bars and discos on offer.
Cala Millor offers a good selection of restaurants and bars; there is even a Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken in town. Traditional Spanish restaurants, seafood diners, pizzerias, there is something for everyone’s taste.
Traditional food is being rediscovered in the Balearic Islands and varies from island to island, but reflects the cuisine of Catalonia. Langosta a la parrilla is one such dish, which accompanies spiny lobster with the local mayonnaise.
Not to be missed is an Ensaimada, a spiral-shaped yeast bun to have with your breakfast coffee or as a tea- time snack.
Cala Millor enjoys a typical Mediterranean weather, with mild winters and hot summers. During the months of July and August, the weather is hot and beautifully sunny, boasting around 11 hours of sun daily.
During the winter, the weather can get chilly, but is generally you can enjoy fine, mild weather on most days.