s’Illot, Mallorca, Things to do and see, hotels and beach

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.

s'illot on map of mallorca

S’ILLOT WEATHER

Things to do

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.

female scuba diving in mallorca

Diving

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.

cyclist cycling on a mountain road in mallorca

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.

boat cruising in a cove near mallorca island

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.

group of people riding horses on a beach in sunset in mallorca

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.

cove and beach by the punta amer headland and natural area in mallorca

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”.

excavation site of illot talayotic settlement in mallorca

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

fortress of castell de punta amer between the resorts of cala millor and sa coma in mallorca

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

Where to stay

What’s the best place to stay in s’Illot?

hotel on the beach in s'illot mallorca

Universal Hotel Perla ****

This newly refurbished hotel, right on the beach in s’Illot, offers bright, spacious rooms, most of which have sea views from the balcony. The hotel has been praised by many guests for its delicious morning and dinner buffet in the restaurant, which also offers good acoustics and cozy atmosphere.

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Beaches

S’Illot beach

main beach in s'illot mallorca

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.

Blue flag No
Showers Yes
Toilets Yes
First aid Yes
Parking Yes
Wheelchair access Yes
Kiosk Yes
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Practical Info

Emergencies

Emergency: 112
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Fire: 080
Maritime emergencies: 900 202 202

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Typical taxi fares

Destination Approximate price
Airport 80€
Valldemossa 90€
Port de Pollença 60€
Alcúdia 50€
Sineu 40€
Porto Cristo 10€

Bus lines 400

Click here to find timetables and bus stops

Line A42 – Airport – Sa Coma Timetables and stops for A42 here

  • Airport
  • Montuïri
  • Vilafranca de Bonany
  • Manacor
  • Porto Cristo
  • s’Illot
  • Sa Coma
  • Cala Millor
  • Cala Bona

 

Line 412 – Son Servera – Palma See timetables and stops on line 412 here

  • Son Servera
  • Costa dels Pins
  • Port Vell
  • Port Verd
  • Cala Millor
  • Cala Bona
  • sa Coma
  • s’Illot
  • Porto Cristo
  • Coves Drac
  • Coves Hams
  • Manacor
  • Vilafranca
  • Montuïri
  • Algaida
  • Palma

 

Line 441 – Cuevas del Drach – Cala Ratjada See timetables and stops on line 441 here

  • Cuevas del Drach
  • Portocristo
  • s’Illot
  • sa Coma
  • Cala Millor
  • Cala Bona
  • Port Verd
  • Port Vell
  • Capdepera
  • Cala Rajada

 

Line 454 – Ca’n Pastilla – Cala Bona See timetables and stops on line 454 here

  • Can Pastilla
  • Platja de Palma
  • Manacor
  • Coves Hams
  • Coves Drac
  • Portocristo
  • s’Illot
  • sa Coma
  • Cala Millor
  • Cala Bona
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