Destination, Hotel, Sports & Activity News
Located in the south west corner of Majorca, the Calvia region boasts six well established resorts (Magaluf, Palmanova, Portal Nous, Illetes, Santa Ponsa and Paguera) which are all situated approximately 20 minutes from Palma de Mallorca airport, only a two-hour flight from London Gatwick and other regional airports.
Please see below the top stories for 2015:
BH Mallorca Resort to Open Following €15million Renovation and Promises a Higher Quality 18-30 Holiday Experience
The new BH Mallorca hotel will open on 30 April 2015 following a €15million renovation of the previous Mallorca Rocks property. Following a series of focus groups, Cursach Hotels are developing the property to offer a more comprehensive resort experience and promises a ‘better lifestyle holiday’ for the 18-30 market.
The 656 three-star apartments will undergo a complete transformation, upgrading to four-star suites, complete with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat screen TV. The suites will be furnished in a modern, fresh style, offering spacious and quality accommodation, sleeping four adults.
BH Mallorca guests will now have more to do during the day as all rates are inclusive of entrance to the World’s first over 18s waterpark, tickets to open air festival gigs showcasing the World’s best DJs (2 June – 17 September), a daytime luxury Beach Club, and all inclusive food from 11 a.m. to 8.p.m.
BH Mallorca has already secured partnerships with Jet2, TUI and Thomas Cook, and is in negotiations with other operators. May 2015 sales for the resort are already strong, a month that is usually classed as ‘low season’, showing that the new Mallorca experience is already making its mark.
For more information, visit www.bhmallorca.com
Fergus Hotels Combines Two Magaluf Hotels to Create Magnificent All-inclusive Resort
Fergus Barracuda and Fergus Pax have been combined into Magaluf Resort, the destinations first 24/7 all-inclusive complex ready to open in Summer 2015. With 425 rooms sleeping up to 6 people, a choice of three unique swimming pools and an all-inclusive main restaurant, Magaluf Resort is set to be one of the leaders in entertainment and leisure in the region. Other entertainment includes mini golf, gardens and relaxing areas and a pool bar, offering something for everyone who visits the resort.
For more information, visit www.fergushotels.com
Me Mallorca Opens in June 2014 and Enjoys Successful First Summer Season
The stunning ME Mallorca opened in June 2014, adding some upmarket glamour to the Magaluf Beach region of Calvia. The hotel has announced a successful inaugural summer season.
Set just back from the shoreline, the resort boasts 246 rooms, 78 ME+ suites and a spacious sea-facing Suite ME. All rooms enjoy stand-alone bath tubs. Both pools are surrounded by Bali beds, which offer Pool Concierge and towel service. The SkinC spa presents cutting-edge technology and contemporary treatments designed for modern travellers. With minimalist design, clean décor and a refreshing feel, SkinC offers the ideal escape. Evening dining is centred on the garden and pool area with the combination of dazzling, Mediterranean views and delicious international flavours. Guests can enjoy the coolest environment with live DJs and an unbeatable vibe.
For further information, visit www.melia.com
Sport and Activity News:
Palmanova-Magaluf Hotel Association Launch Winter Activity Programme
The Palmanova-Magaluf Hotel Association has launched the exciting ‘Calvia, The European Winter’, a selection of programmes aiming to add authenticity and fun to holidaymakers’ Calvia experience.
From November to March, tourists can choose from a wide variety of cultural activities, including Mallorca wine tours, a sightseeing coach tour of the region and a number of guided walks. Those visitors looking for traditional souvenirs have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Paguera Market and Pollensa Craftsman’s Fair.
Guests staying at Viva Palmanova, Ponent Mar and Vistasol hotels can take part in these activities but must make their reservations at their hotel in advance in order to get a free place, especially over the weekend.
For more information, visit http://www.palmanova-magaluf.com/index.php?p=calvia
Stephen Roche Celebrates 20 years of Cycling Holidays in Calvia
In 2014, Irish cycling legend and Tour de France winner, Stephen Roche, began celebrating 20 years since the opening of his bike station in the Calvia region of Majorca; the first on the popular Balearic Island. Drawn to Majorca by the subtropical year-round climate, Roche chose Calvia as the site for his bike station due to its pivotal location, which offers access to major biking routes around the region.
Over the last 20 years, the popularity of Roche’s bike station has soared with thousands of visitors from around the world booking his cycling holidays and joining his training camps which tackle the surrounding bike routes each year.
For further information, visit www.stephenroche.com
Calvia – the Golfing Centre of Majorca
With 20 golf courses only a 20-minute drive away, the Calvia region of Majorca is a competitive and appealing destination for golfing enthusiasts. Not only is the region home to world class golf courses, but it also offers a special social scene, offering an abundance of restaurant and entertainment options.
Calvia, located in the South West region of Majorca, is one of the main golfing centres in Europe. Visitors cannot only play one of the three established golf courses in the region, but another seventeen are just a short drive away in other areas of Majorca, making it an ideal base for golfers who are looking to take advantage of the two-hour flight to Palma de Mallorca airport, and year-round warm weather.
Visit Calvia Launches Two Hiking Routes for 2015
In 2015, Visit Calvia will launch two more hiking routes to its collection. The first new route, route 12, is called Na Burguesa Ruta de los Madroños and is a picturesque route, which takes in mountains and the sea, as visitors hike from the resort next to Portals Nous, before finishing the hike in the exclusive resort of Illetas. In the months of September to November, the fruits on the trees start to bloom making the route even more spectacular.
The second new route is the Na Burguesa Ruta de Bahía de Palma, where visitors can enjoy breathaking views of the bay of Palma and south west of Mallorca, starting in Palmanova, and not so far from Magaluf.
Calvia already offers an already established collection of routes, which include the GR221 internationally recognised ‘Dry Stone’ route from Es Capdella to Estellencs. This hike takes visitors through small towns, crossing the Galatzo estate (a magnificent ‘Possessio’ Manor House in the shadow of Puig Galatzo) and meandering through mountains and farmland, all the while uncovering fascinating Bronze Age archaeological sites and architecture.
For more information on Calvia, visit www.visitcalvia.com