Nestled in beautiful natural scenery and away from the bustle of tourist centres the small, pretty bay of Cala Sa Nau provides all the amenities for a perfect day on the beach - clean, clear water, white sand, comfortable loungers, a small beach bar and much more. It appeals to a young, sophisticated crowd, but families, couples and singles are welcome too. Don't expect water sports or solitude here, but a visit to this picturesque bay will always be worthwhile.
Cala Sa Nau - An insider's tip with lots of visitors
The small but beautiful natural idyll of Cala Sa Nau lies so sheltered, at the end of a small waterway on the east coast of Majorca, that one is denied the view of the wide ocean horizon. Instead the vista sweeps over impressive giant rock formations, covered in verdant greenery that perfectly complements the turquoise-blue water. In front of them is a row of yachts, whose owners appreciate the natural beauty just as much as the numerous visitors on shore. The wonderful, white sandy beach of Cala Sa Nau is approximately 30 metres long and its cleanliness and exclusivity also attracts many locals.
There are no hotel complexes in the unspoiled bay's surroundings so you can only get here by car. Other than a potential shortage of parking spaces when there are weddings this is fairly straightforward. The small bay, with its beach bar and beach lounger hire facility run by Marc and his friends, is reached on foot along a narrow road. The predominantly young crowd enjoys the evening with a drink or snack at the bar. From 5pm the music is turned up and occasionally there is live music too. Prices are on the high side but affordable.
Cala Sa Nau is good for families, but also for couples and singles who want to spend a relaxed day at the beach in unspoiled surroundings. The fact that the small bay gets crowded pretty quickly shouldn't get in the way of this. There are no water sports on offer, although diving and snorkelling are most definitely possible and recommended.