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What makes Cala d’Or the perfect base for a family holiday?

family holiday by the seaIt isn’t, perhaps, the first place you’d think to book a holiday. A small piece of land on the eastern shores of Majorca, it lacks the grandeur and five-star attractions that so many Mediterranean islands offer. You can walk the entire coast within a day, half a day if you hustle.

So why would anyone want to travel to Cala d’Or? Why should families choose this small dot on the map instead of one of the “big name” islands? Here are just a few reasons for the perfect base for a family holiday.

The Views 

Cala d’Or villas offer some of the most stunning sights in all of the Mediterranean. Not only are the beaches sky blue and crystal clear, but the mountains to the west offer a dramatic skyline and amazing sunsets. The villas themselves are beautiful, too, with dirt-paved rocks and white-washed buildings dating back centuries. The entire family will feel like they’ve stepped into a real life postcard.

Family holiday at Cala d`OrThe Adventure

Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it’s boring! Venture from the peace of Cala d’Or villas and have yourself an adventure at the marina. Explore the many shops, cafes and restaurants lining the coast; have fun with trampolines and go-carts in the children’s centre Mallorcalandia; take a glass-bottomed boat out on the water and admire the colourful fish that swim along with you. Whether you’re six or sixty, you’re sure to find a great holiday experience in Cala d’Or.

The Music

Cala d’Or is a quiet, peaceful island… most of the time. Several times a year, however, the island transforms itself into an international hub of music and dance, with all the local Cala d’Or villas coming together in a celebration of sound, culture and heritage.

The Fiesta of la Mare de Déu del Mar, or “Celebration of Our Lady of the Sea,” is a summertime festival with outdoor concerts and parades around the harbour. The Cala d’Or International Jazz Festival, also held during summer, attracts big-name jazz musicians from all around the world.

While jazz and maritime feasts might not be to your kids’ tastes, sometimes the adults have to have a little fun too, right?

Central Cala d'Or Pedestrian Zone

Central Cala d’Or Pedestrian Zone

These are just a few of the reasons to consider Cala d’Or as the perfect base for a family holiday. From beautiful villas to high-energy go-cart races, you can count on it to provide a unique, memorable trip for the whole family.

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