S'Illot Travel Guide

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Rocky beach in S'Illot

Overview The Spanish holiday destination of S'Illot is on the east coat of Mallorca and combines the larger resort town of Sa Coma and the smaller village of Cala Moreya, not far from Cala Millor and Porto Cristo. Cala Moreya is separated from Sa Coma by a small fresh water lagoon and is within easy walking distance. Cala Moreya was originally a tiny fishing village and fishermen still pull in their boats each evening and haul them up a ramp at the end of the small beach. The village has retained its charm and visitors on holiday in the S'Illot area have the option of enjoying the peace and tranquillity of Cala Moreya, or the livelier aspects of its more upmarket neighbour. Both towns have excellent beaches, though Sa Coma beach is much larger, and there are a number of good restaurants (as well as fast food outlets), bars and shops to explore. S'Illot is popular with English families and couples seeking a quiet holiday resort, with the perfect balance of relaxation and excitement on offer.

Shopping The town centre in S'Illot offers some shopping opportunities, but apart from a few souvenir and gift stores the resort's shops mainly just deal in essentials. Several supermarkets provide all that self-caterers may need. Visitors will find more shopping variety in nearby areas such as Sa Coma. There is a sprawling Monday morning market a short drive away at Manacor, with many stalls radiating out from the central church.

Restaurants S'Illot has some great restaurants to enjoy while on holiday, the best of which include Bar Restaurante Espas, Can Ronpes, Lago Restaurante and Playa Azul. BiBaBo café and music bar on the waterfront mixes the best of British with some Spanish dishes for families wanting the best of both worlds.

Nightlife S'Illot has little in the way of nightlife. Most community bars and restaurants, though lively and fun, close early, and there are no real nightclubs. Most nightlife is centred around hotel bars, and those looking for a wilder experience should travel to nearby Cala Millor, which is five minutes away be car or taxi, and has a more energetic party scene. The most popular nighttime entertainment venue in S'Illot is probably the Crazy Monkey.

Activities It may be a sleepy little town, but there are definitely fun things to do in S'Illot. The water is clear and calm, and you can try your hand at water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, fishing and sailing. If you're more comfortable on land, you can go horseback riding, play tennis, enjoy mini-golf or visit nearby attractions like the Caves of Drach. There are other resorts like Sa Coma within easy walking or driving distance for a greater variety of activities.

Negatives S'Illot is not a true resort; it is a traditional fishing village that has only recently begun to adapt to the growing demand for tourism on Mallorca. There can be a lack of infrastructure, including spotty public transport. The town has a limited nightlife that is mainly restricted to hotel bars.