06 Sep 2018
Dotted around Mallorca’s perimeter, sublime stretches of sand invite lazy days spent at the water’s edge. To bring you the best, we’ve combed the stunning Balearic Island to find the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca. Some hidden intimate coves, others vast crescents of golden sand, all are unspoilt and set in idyllic landscapes.
Caló des Moro – South Mallorca
A tiny spit of white sand closely guarded by an unforgiving but conquerable rocky outcrop, Caló des Moro resembles a castaway shore in every sense. Reached by a descent across the sandy rocks, the secluded beach slopes down to a seductive shallow stretch of crystalline waters that spill out between pine tree-covered cliffs. There’s no beach bar, toilets or other facilities, but you’re rewarded with rugged barefoot beauty instead.
Cala Mesquida – Northeast Mallorca
Occupying a protected area and home to incredible birdlife, Cala Mesquida presents a deep, wide stretch of sand and translucent turquoise seas; all in blissfully undeveloped surroundings with undulating dunes. Cala Mesquida can get busy but never feels overcrowded and is ideal for families. Expect laid-back vibes and scenic, open landscapes with sun loungers available to hire.
Sa Calobra – West Mallorca
Sa Calobra is unlike any other beach on Mallorca. Located a little way north of Port de Sóller, what it lacks in powdery white sands, it makes up for in a James Bond-esque hidden cove at the end of a dramatic gorge. From Sa Calobra’s modest first beach, follow the paved path through a narrow tunnel and you’ll emerge on a show-stopping pebbled enclave fringed with cerulean waters and hemmed between two rock faces.
Cala Varques – East Mallorca
Although there’s a 20-minute walk from the carpark to Cala Varques, you’re compensated with near-isolated sands, twinkling shallow sea and a relaxed atmosphere. Located a little way south of Porto Cristo, the striking beach offers prime snorkeling opportunities with an easy-breezy ambience making it great for couples. Vendors sell snacks and drinks but there are no sun loungers to hire.
Cala Formentor – Northeast Mallorca
A wild beach with pines growing right up to the calm water’s edge, Cala Formentor is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Just 20 minutes from Pollensa, it’s 1km long so you’re likely to find a relatively secluded spot to plot up on its pristine white sands, well-shaded by the trees. One of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca, there’s plenty to do at Cala Formentor, with paddle boarding and windsurfing available.
Playa de Muro – Northeast Mallorca
If you’re after wall-to-wall talcum powder sands, Playa de Muro is Mallorca’s largest sandy beach, spanning a vast 4km. Spanning the coast of the small town of Muro, it retains a relatively laid-back feel, framed by pine and juniper trees and smart beach restaurants. Its gentle, sandy slopes and warm, shallow waters, make Playa de Muro ideal for young children.
Dreaming of beautiful Mallorcan beaches? A stay in the luxurious Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa offers commanding views over the Mediterranean Sea and is in close proximity to some the island’s finest bays and coves.