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Illetas and surroundings
Illetas (Ses Illetes) is a resort that belongs to the municipality of Calviá, located in the southwest of Mallorca, close to Palma, about 10 minutes by car and 20 minutes from international airport. There is a bus service linking Illetas to the centre of Palma, making it ideal for professional couples and families looking for the cultural aspects of the surroundings of Palma, with many facilities in the surrounding area. Illetas means small islands, because there are numerous islets off the beaches.
Illetas is well known for being a high class resort, due to exclusive 4 and 5 star hotels and secluded beaches. It is also a luxury residential area with beautiful sea view urbanizations, housing a variety of nationalities. Nearby there are local services such as pharmacy, supermarket, hairdresser, shops, bars and restaurants.
Virtual Club is a special place because of its unusual location and panoramic views. It is a place that has something for everyone; restaurant chill out, unique during the day time where you can enjoy a full breakfast and later sunbathe on a private terrace or during the evenings, nightclub until the wee hours of the morning.
There are three beautiful sandy beaches within walking distance and several small coves, often used exclusively by hotels or other urbanizations. These beaches are:
Illetas beach has a length of about 125 meters and is very broad. It is the most important beach and the one with better services; it has a high level of occupancy and has service of catering, showers, changing rooms, etc. It also has rocky areas where bathers can enjoy the sun.
Cala Comtesa beach has a length of 100 meters and 30 meters wide, is a beach with calm water, surrounded by pine trees and has a bar and showers.
Es Forti beach has a length of about 200 meters long. In its calm waters, surrounded by small islands, it is common to see anchoring boats. Its name comes from an old tower of the sixteenth century located in a small islet near the coast; it was formerly a military installation.
Bendinat Golf, one of the most popular golf courses of Mallorca, is only 5 minutes away from Illetas.
Bendinat Castle is also close to Illetas and it was built in the nineteenth century in neo-Gothic style.
Cas Catalá is an old resort that also has a small beach about 30 meters long and 8 wide with a small restaurant in front. In the 30's, before the tourism boom, was a place of summer residence for foreign citizens and also for Palma.
Puerto Portals is also located a few kilometres from Illetas. Here you can moor the yacht or eat in fancy restaurants, hobnobbing with celebrities from around the world. Its marina is a meeting point for elite tourism in Mallorca. There you can meet famous celebrities or members of the high society and of the Spanish royalty.