Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa – the perfect family beach resort

Santa Ponsa has been a highly desirable destination for those looking to invest and buy property in Mallorca as well as holiday makers for many years now. Set in Mallorca’s sunny south west on a beautiful sheltered cove, the resort’s extensive golden sandy beach is a huge attraction to visitors far and wide.

Properties for sale in Santa Ponsa range from urban apartments and chic townhouses to super villas and traditional fincas in the surrounding country side. Offering a wide range of benefits from being close to the town to luxury swimming pools, there is something to cater to every taste.

The calm, crystal-clear shallow waters in Santa Ponsa Bay are perfect for children who love swimming in the sea, and there are a wide range of water sports to be enjoyed. You can hire pedalos, paddle boards and jet skis, or even try your hand at scuba diving.

As you can imagine for a such a popular beach resort, Santa Ponsa’s infrastructure is impressive. The town is widely regarded as a value for money destination served by a profusion of bars, cafes and restaurants as well as a variety of upmarket accommodation.

Importantly, you will not find any high rise accommodation dotting the coastline in Santa Ponsa. This makes the place even more appealing to visit and spend some quality time here.

A little history

Whilst enjoying a potter around Santa Ponsa, it is hard to imagine the town having any notable history – everything here looks so contemporary and modern. However, don’t be fooled: Santa Ponsa is literally steeped in Mallorcan history.

First of all, the town’s name itself comes from an ancient Roman villa called Sancta Pontia.

The inlet of Sa Caleta (where today you’ll find the impressive Santa Ponsa Marina), is the place where in 1229 AD King Jaume I of Aragon landed his 150-ship fleet that began the reconquest of Mallorca.

At this time, Majorca had been in the possession of the Moors of North Africa for more than 300 years. The reconquest returned the island to Christian rule.

A large stone cross commemorating the event can be spotted at the marina, and the reconquest is celebrated every September with a lively two-week fiesta featuring a staged beach battle between the Moors and Christians.

You’re never short of things to do

Santa Ponsa in season is a busy place, bustling along quite merrily at its own pace. Bars and cafes abound, and there is a variety of boutiques, gift shops and supermarkets to cater for your every need. There’s a popular street market too, every Saturday.
On the outskirts of town you’ll find Polígono Son Bugadelles, a large industrial estate featuring a wide range of retail businesses such as yacht supplies, beds and furniture, as well as the renowned interior designers, Knox Design.
Naturally, due to Santa Ponsa’s coastal location, there are a variety of boat trips to enjoy – a lovely way to escape the summer heat and enjoy a breath of breeze on the ocean waves.

Superb for sport

Golfers are well catered for in the Santa Ponsa area and it’s no secret that many choose to have a holiday home here due to the excellent golf courses in the vicinity. Santa Ponsa Golf Club, for example, offers no less than three courses, one of which is open to the general public. Some say it is the most popular golf club on the island!

Nearby is the 18-hole Poniente Golf Club, one of the longest established courses in Mallorca.

Other sports too, are a popular pastime in Santa Ponsa. In addition to all the usual aqua sports such as paddle boarding and jet skiing, tennis is also popular. The resort even boasts its own Tennis Club.
If you love horses, you’ll love the British-owned Santa Ponsa Riding Club. Popular with families, the club provides horse riding facilities for both children and adults.

Around Santa Ponsa

The backdrop to Santa Ponsa is literally breathtaking. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and pinewoods, here you will find some of Mallorca’s most desirable residential properties.

A little further along the coast lies the luxurious marina of Port Adriano designed by the renowned architect Phillippe Starck. Expect to see quite a few international celebrities and superyacht owners swanning around here from time to time.

As Santa Ponsa lies in the Calvia district of South West Mallorca, you’ll find some of the island’s most desirable tourist spots nearby. Examples include Puerto Portals, Puerto Andratx, Peguera, Sant Elm, Cala Vinyes and the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera Natural Park which is served by regular ferries.

Getting there

Thanks to Mallorca’s excellent road system, Santa Ponsa is really easy to get to by motorway and major road. There are also regular bus services into the capital Palma, as well as to Andratx and Puerto Andratx.

At Balearic Properties we would be delighted to help you find your dream home for sale in Mallorca. If you would like any information or advice please feel free to contact one of our friendly, helpful property professionals. Or simply give us a call on +34 971 53 22 21

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