You’ve the best of both worlds on holidays in Palma Nova
Another aspect of what makes holidays in Palma Nova so attractive to British holidaymakers is the atmosphere. Palma Nova enjoys a relaxed, laid-back vibe that makes it easy for you to take it easy! And just because the pace of life is slower here that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do. Palma Nova is close to a whole host of family-friendly activities, from mini-golf courses to exciting water parks and wonderful marine shows.
But the reason why holidays in Palma Nova enjoy the best of both worlds is because of how close they are to Magalluf. At just 2km away, this livelier resort is the perfect place to head to if you fancy letting your hair down. There’s a main strip here with enough bars and clubs to rival the very best nightspots in the Mediterranean. That means you can take in all the action of Magaluf whilst being able to return to the quieter Palma Nova when it all gets a bit too much!
Go golf crazy or watch dolphins splashing around!
Holidays in Palma Nova are great for families because there are lots of activities that are fun for all ages. The popular Golf Fantasia is a case in point. Based right in the centre of Palma Nova, Golf Fantasia has three 18-hole mini-golf courses to choose from. We’re sure you’ll agree that’s enough to keep all mini-golf fanatics satisfied! But there’s quality as well as quantity here, as the courses feature caves, waterfalls and lakes all set within a lush tropical garden.
For those who like golf of the larger variety, there’s the Real Golf Bendinat 18-hole full-sized course just 9km away, close to Portals Nous. The course is well facilitated with a club house, driving range and a putting green in case you need to get in some practice before you tee off. And when you do you’ll be impressed by the carpet-like fairways and dense Mediterranean forestry. It’s all surrounded by the endless blue of the surrounding sea – a spectacular sight you can always enjoy on your holidays in Palma Nova.
Continuing on from the family fun of Golf Fantasia, another great activity for children is Marineland in nearby Costa d’en Blanes. The dolphins are or course the stars of the show here, but there’s also a sea lion show, as well as acrobatic parrots and even a tank filled with scary sharks!
The capital of Majorca, Palma, is just 15 minutes away from Palma Nova. It’s also the place where your plane will touch down when you arrive for your holidays in Palma Nova. If you’ve got a craving for culture, Palma City is the place to go. Indeed, city breaks to Palma are popular in their own right, largely because they offer great shopping, authentic tapas bars and historical sights in very cosmopolitan surroundings.
Within the city centre you’ll come across the famous Le Seu Cathedral, with its famous fairytale-like spires and tranquil courtyard of olive trees and placid pools. Built in the 14th century, the huge circular Bellver Castle will afford you some fantastic views of Palma, whilst the grand Palau de l’Amudaina palace shows how important Palma was during the Moorish conquest of Majorca.
With all these attractions and more to see during your holidays in Palma Nova, you may find it best to hop on the sightseeing buses that run frequently in the city centre. They take in all the major sights of Palma, so you can get some fantastic photos all within a one-day trip to the capital.
“Palma is a wonderful city...it's great to explore. If you want a great view of the bay, take a trip to Bellver Castle.”
A whole world of international cuisine
Palma Nova was one of the first resorts set up in Majorca to cater for holidays from abroad. As a result, over the years Palma Nova has amassed an incredibly varied selection of restaurants from all over the world.
Palma Nova holidays are incredibly popular with British tourists, so you’re certain to find lots of home comforts here, such as steak and chips, cooked breakfasts and even the odd-fast food joint or two. But British food isn’t the only choice you have on your holidays in Palma Nova. The restaurants here range from Majorcan to Mexican, Italian to Indian and all the parts of the world in-between.
Plus, we must make special mention of the open-air barbecues. This being Majorca, it’s wonderfully warm and sunny throughout the spring and summer. Of course, this creates the ideal conditions for barbecue weather! There are a number of restaurants here which have all day barbecues serving up tasty char-grilled steaks and burgers. Prices are usually surprisingly low too, so you can wash your meal down with an ice cold beer and still have plenty of change left. Perfect for cheap holidays in Palma Nova!
Three great beaches rolled into one resort
One thing that holidays in Palma Nova certainly aren’t short of is great beaches! All along the coastline you’ll come across beaches with fine, lightly golden sand that lead into calm, clear waters. The largest beach in Palma Nova, appropriately enough is named Playa de Palma Nova. It’s very centrally located and it’s also wide enough to give you plenty of space to stretch out once you choose your sunbathing spot.
Wander a little along the clean and spacious promenade that adjoins all three beaches and you’ll come to Playa des Carregador. This beach is perfect if you fancy a little bit of peace and quiet during your holidays in Palma Nova. It’s always the least busy of the three and the nearby cypress trees growing along the headlands make for a pretty back drop to your day’s sunbathing.
Last but not least, Playa de Son Maties is the closest beach to Magaluf, the lively resort that lies to the south of Palma Nova. This beach actually serves as the border between the two resorts and it’s a pleasant stretch of coastline, with the same soft fine sand all backed by tropical palm trees.
Family fun or loud and lively nights out? Take your pick
When it comes to nightlife during holidays in Palma Nova you’re spoilt for choice. You have just as many options as you would on holidays in Magalluf. That’s because the two neighbouring resorts are so close to each other.
Want a relaxing evening out with the family? Not a problem, as the nightlife in Palma Nova has a much more sedate atmosphere than its rowdier neighbour. You can visit friendly Irish-themed pubs (and even get involved in some singing and dancing!), catch up with the latest sporting action at the many bars with huge Sky TVs, or just relax with a cocktail in hand and look at the glistening yachts harboured at the beautiful marina in Portals Nous.
Of course, if you did fancy living it up on a wild night out during your holidays in Palma Nova, Magalluf is within staggering distance! All of the action is centred on one main strip, named the Punta Bella. It’s here you’ll find loud bars and even louder clubs. Magalluf has enjoyed a real resurgence of late, and now attracts famous faces from the worlds of both pop and dance.