Framed by hills and sitting prettily on a pristine beach, Santa Ponsa is one of Majorca's best resorts...
Holidays in Santa Ponsa are all about relaxing by the pool, taking dips in the sea, eating out at great restaurants and cafés, and, if you're feeling adventurous, touring the highlights of Majorca. The resort features just enough nightlife to keep night owls happy, though party town Magaluf is only a 15-minute drive away. The capital of Palma is also within half an hour's drive, so you can easily see Majorca's cultural heart and visit the fantastic shops of the city.
Hire a car in Majorca to get out and about and see picturesque harbour towns, traditional mountain villages, and attractions such as the Caves of Drach.
Take your pick from a great range of Santa Ponsa hotels...
Most of the accommodation in this friendly resort is in the large hotels that offer facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants, bars, and family activities. These are found throughout the resort and close to the beach and in the hilly area that stretches towards neighbouring Costa de la Calma. All are perfectly positioned for exploring the main strip of eateries of an evening. There are a couple of luxury hotels here in Santa Ponsa, though the majority of hotels offer accommodation at the middle of the price range.
Most hotels provide breakfast, with some offering half-board or all-inclusive experiences. Self-catering is popular in Santa Ponsa too, with a few apart-hotels attracting guests looking to do their own thing.
If you're hoping to bring the golf clubs or have a practice swing while in Majorca, Santa Ponsa is a great spot. The resort is home to three courses and some excellent golf hotels that are surrounded by lush greenery.
While Santa Ponsa isn't crammed with attractions, the island of Majorca has much to see and do...
If you can peel yourself away from the pool and the beach, car hire is a cheap and efficient way to see the best of the island.
Top five attractions
Take a unique tour of the woodland around Santa Ponsa on rope bridges, zip wires and a variety of other zany methods. Even children as young as four can get involved on a special junior circuit.
Head to nearby Magaluf for some swashbuckling fun at this live-action dinner show.
The city of Palma is the place to be for shopping, sightseeing and cultural pleasures. It is a picturesque city and well worth some time.
Caves of Drach
One of Majorca's most popular attractions, the caves and underground lake can be seen on guided tours.
Western Water Park
Found on the outskirts of nearby Magaluf, this splash-filled park makes for a great family day out.
One of the highlights of Majorca's events calendar takes place in Santa Ponsa, find out which one...
Santa Ponsa itself doesn't host lots of events, apart from the fantastic Fiestas del Rei en Jaume, though nearby Palma makes up for it with a lively line-up of annual highlights.
Angel Sunday; April/May: See the “giants” parade to Bellver Castle in Palma on the Sunday after Easter. It's an ancient day of festivities and you'll see, hear, and taste some wonderful things.
Nit de Foc (Night of Fire); June: Fireworks light the night sky while bonfires and “demons” keep things fiery, and a little bit scary, at street level. This is a very popular event so stake your place early.
Rey Jaime (or Rei en Jaume) Fiesta; September: King James landed in Majorca in the 13th century and heroically claimed the island back from the Moors. This event is celebrated every year in Santa Ponsa with a riot of music, dancing, eating, street processions and fireworks.