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S'Illot, Mallorca, Things to do and hotels

S’Illot is a small and very quiet holiday area on Mallorca’s beautiful east coast. S’Illot is next to the more visited and perhaps more well-known Sa Coma, but is in very sharp contrast nonetheless.

Originally, s’Illot was a typical Mallorcan fishing village and first became known as a holiday destination through the 1980s, much later than many other of Mallorca’s many holiday destinations. While the neighboring town of Sa Coma was simultaneously built for touristic purposes, s’Illot retained its charm and did not change its natural appearance. Today, s’Illot is still a natural small village on the coast of Mallorca, the only change being the construction of a handful of hotels and apartment complexes.

Tourists enjoying the beach in s'Illot, Mallorca, Spain, on a summer day.



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Why visit S'Illot

Things to do in S'Illot

S’Illot is a popular tourist destination and there is a bunch of things to do here, both in s’Illot itself and in the neighboring towns of Sa Coma and Porto Cristo.

The beach

The beach in s’Illot is better known as ‘Cala Moraia’ and measures just over 350 meters in length. The beach has fine white sand that shapes itself nicely to the body. The water is turquoise blue and shallow a nice distance out – also with a sandy bottom.

The beach has nice facilities to give you a nice day at the beach, sunbeds, umbrellas, showers and toilets are right by.


Discover the fascinating blue world under the sea by joining a diving excursion from s’Illot. There are a number of diving centers in s’Illot and Sa Coma simply because this is one of the popular things to do in the area. Dive to undersea caves, meet morays, octopuses and colorful fish and swim through the light green and blue valleys of marine vegetation. You are guaranteed a memorable time.

Rent a bike

Whether you are training for Vuelta d’España or haven’t been on a bicycle for years, Mallorca is the perfect place for a ride on a bike. S’Illot is perfectly connected to the rest of the island via an extensive network of asphalted roads that will take you through the stunning landscapes to hidden gems and breathtaking vantage points. This side of the island is typically less trafficked and you can really enjoy the fresh air blowing in your face.

Glass bottom boat cruise

Sail from beach to beach along the east coast of Mallorca in a glass bottom boat and discover all the beautiful hidden gems, caves and coves. During your trip you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear turquoise water, do sunbathing on the deck and take pictures of the paradise island while relaxing in good company.

Horseback riding

In the neighboring town of Sa Coma you will find the stables Rancho Sa Coma from where you can get a horse, and go for a scenic ride in the beautiful area that surrounds the cove.

Discover the Punta Amer headland

The peninsula of Punta Amer extends between Sa Coma and Cala Millor, and offers a wealth of Balearic wildlife to discover. There are several gravel paths you can follow that will take you through the scenic nature of this place, home to hundreds of species of flowers, vegetation and animals. At the highest point of the peninsula, you will find the old military fortress known as “es Castell”.

The Talayotic village

Behind the beac hotels of s’Illot, you will find the excavation site of one of the largest Talayotic villages on the eastern side of Mallorca. It is a free to visit site, full of info-boards that will guide you and tell you how people lived on the island nearly 3,000 years ago.

Explore the prehistoric site and learn about the island’s rich heritage

The Punta de n’Amer fortress

During the 16th and 17th century, Mallorca faces a brutal threat from the sea as the Ottoman empire tried to gain full control of the Mediterranean basin. As a result of numerous attacks from corsairs, the fortress of Punta de n’Amer was erected as part of an extensive defense network of the coasts. The fortress was taken into use again during the Spanish Civil War as a communications outpost. There is an interesting small exhibition inside, and you can climb to the platform on top to enjoy the magical views of the bays of Cala Millor and Sa Coma.

Learn about the old Punta Amer fortress

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s’Illot is located on the east coast of Mallorca, approx. 67 km (~41 miles) from Palma airport.

A taxi will cost you about 85-90 euros and take a little less than an hour.

You can also choose to make use of the public airport bus, which takes about 1:30 hours and cost 15 euros.

There are a number of great places to stay in s’Illot. We recommend the following:


s’Illot is not particularly known for its nightlife, it’s more of a laid back family-oriented destination. If you want nightlife, you can just go to the adjacent resort of Sa Coma where you’ll find considerably more bars and clubs.

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Practical Info

Useful Numbers

Emergency: 112
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Fire: 080
Maritime emergencies: 900 202 202
Town Hall: +34 662 35 08 57

Public Transport

Bus lines: A42 (Airport), 412, 441, 454

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