Santa Ponsa (named after a Roman village) is in the southwest part of Majorca, Spain’s largest island in the Mediterranean. Santa Ponsa is frequented by many British, Irish, and Scottish visitors; and that influence is present in the large number of traditional international restaurants and bars (especially Irish ones with live music) that are popular there. The cuisine also includes local Majorcan, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Indian dishes.
The large beach areas end in warm and shallow water. This is conducive to safe swimming even for children as this is a very family friendly area with hotel activities and attractions aimed to children as well as to adults.
Other water sports are also available plus you can enjoy the Dolphin Show at Marineland, the Pirates Adventure Dinner/Show, visit the Western Aquatic Park which also has a Wild West theme park, enjoy panoramic views of the bay from almost anywhere, go to the Aqualand Magaluf giant waterpark with slides and rides, take a boat trip, or go underwater in a submarine.
Santa Ponsa is a golfer’s paradise with three full-size golf courses just a few minutes drive out of town. Visitors can only play on one of the courses, however. One of the other courses is the most difficult course in the Balearic Islands. For family fun there is Golf Fantasia, a mini golf course set amid tropical gardens, caves, and waterfalls.
Nearby Andratx hosts a large weekly market every Wednesday morning. It is easy to get around to nearby towns because you can purchase a 24-hour ticket and get on and off the buses at any destination.
The first weekend in June there is a five-day Andalucian Religious Festival which features food, drink, music, and side shows. In September of each year there is a two week fiesta to commemorate the landing in 1229 of King James the First to conquer the island and the ensuing battle between the Moors and the Christians. This biggest fiesta in Majorca has a grand procession, a rock concert, and ends with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight on Sunday.
In nearby Sol de Mallorca is the Gran Casino Theatre where the “Come Fly with Me” show combines the visual Cirque Du Soleil with the music of Frank Sinatra and gives a Broadway-type production with an international cast and great dancers and acrobats.