Ponderosa Beach

Ponderosa Beach is the best Beach Restaurant in the north of Mallorca. Ponderosa Beach boasts a winning combination of delicious on-gourmet-trend food and cocktails with happy, chilled atmosphere and a vibrant crowd. It is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Enjoy a dip in the sea or a long sunbath on the Muro beach before indulging in Mediterranean-Asian fusion cuisine. Who says no to having lunch while having their feet in the golden, soft cool sand that is Playa de Muro?

The popular Playa de Muro has the Caribbean turquoise-blue sea and is the largest sand beach on Mallorca and includes four sections that in total cover nearly six kilometers. The best spot for food is without doubt Ponderosa Beach – with its white tables and hip California/Sydney, surf-shack vibes. Throw the shoes, sink your feet into the sand and enjoy. Ponderosa Beach gastronomic aim is high-quality ingredients – mostly organic – based on the contemporary Mediterranean and fusion cuisine, the care for the product. Razor shells and seaweed, Majorcan shrimp carpaccio, slow cooked Majorcan lamb are just to name a few of the signature dishes.

Ponderosa Beach´s winning combination off beach casualness with pleasure of the palate together with the laid back vibes and amazing atmosphere has made them to be chosen as one of the best Beach restaurant not only on Mallorca but also in Spain.

Address
Ses Casetes des Capellans, 07440 Playa de Muro
Web
www.ponderosabeach.com

 

Massar Midgley Mahdi, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Anima Beach Club

A paradise over the sea, located right on Palma’s boardwalk, having the best of the city and the sea. A beach club placed right on the sea where you can relax and be caressed by the breeze and warmed sun of Palma’s bay while you are enjoying excellent Mediterranean favorites and Mallorcan specialties, comfortable sunbeds, friendly professional staff and a unique urban but relaxed atmosphere.

A beach club with the perfect location where you can escape the city Centre for a breath of sea air, Anima Beach Club is just a few minutes’ walk from Palma Cathedral. With a spacious terrace that spreads out over the sea, here you can rent sunbeds and loungers, both with towel service. Anima Beach doesn’t have a pool or changing facilities, but its terrace is a very pleasant place to relax right by the Mediterranean, soak up the cool breezes and have fun with friends. 

Address
Autovia del Levante s/n
07006 Palma de Mallorca
Web
www.animabeachpalma.com

 

Massar Midgley Mahdi, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

JoyRon Foundation

Mallorcaresidencia is always keen on supporting the local community, and different causes moved by local foundations and NGO:s. One of those is Fundación JoyRon that helps children in need within the Balearic islands. They raise funds that are applied 100% to bring levels of support, joy and comfort to children in extreme circumstances.

The focus of the JoyRon Foundation is identifying and helping with the following problems:

– Children exposed to violence, exploitation, deprivation or abuse.

– Children suffering from hunger and living in Poverty.

– Children orphaned, fostered or in care.

– Seriously ill children.

 

Their longer-term objective and fund raising target is to work with relevant authorities to support the viability and development of a “Childrens’ Hospice” type facility in Mallorca for children with life threatening illness, which at the same time will improve the emotional and psychological support to the impacted family members.

The founder of the organization is Ronald Hawes, a retired banker originally from London. When we meet a warm morning in July he tells me that he himself didn’t have the best of childhoods, and when he moved to Mallorca it was clear to him he wanted to do something for the community. He had been the president for Calvià Lions for two years, when he decided to dedicate himself fulltime to the JoyRon Foundation and help children in need. Thereby, he set up the JoyRon Foundation together with his wife Josephine, hence the name JoyRon being Jo and Ron.

The foundation has only been active for 3 years but has already achieved several goals and helped many children on the island. One of the achievements is the financing of the construction of an Aquatic Centre at the ASPACE (the Balearic Cerebral Palsy Association) – school and day centre in Bunyola. The pool was formally opened in March 2017 and the foundation counted on the essential help from a renowned local architect who took on the project without any own profit. Watch a three-minute video about the project.

I like Ronald’s creative approach to get together people on the island, who, through their interests and professions, in different ways are willing to support the foundation and reach out to the children in need. A few times a year they hold business forums, where corporate entities or individuals can get together, network, socialise, share ideas, and many get involved in some aspect of the work of the foundation.

The JoyRon foundation also counts on a solid collaboration from different volunteers who offer their skills and time to the different projects. Earlier this year a “fun day” for children in a children’s home/protection centre was organized, and Ronald was there in person, together with 9 volunteers who provided entertainment such as face-painting, drawing, games, treasure hunt, bouncy castle and presents for the children, etc.

One of the current ongoing projects is the installation of a Childrens’ Cinema in the hospital Son Espases, for the children in palliative care, expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

The JoyRon foundation organizes several events throughout the year in order to raise money for their different projects. There are many ways to help, if you don’t have time for volunteering, an economic support is always welcome. As a small organization JoyRon can guarantee that admin costs are low and are privately funded, thereby 100% of the raised funds goes directly to support the different projects.

This is a list of upcoming events where you can get to know the foundation and their work and at the same time enjoy a social gathering and bring in support to the children in need on the Balearic Islands:

 

Sunset Sensation Charity Night on 21st September 19:45
OD Puerto Portals, Av Thomàs Blanes Tolosa 4, Puerto Portal

This is a collaboration of Real Estates United Club and Spectrum FM Mallorca Radio working together with and supporting the JoyRon Foundation and will take place at the OD Hotels in Puerto Portals. For full details of the event and to purchase tickets go to www.joyronfoundation.org/sunsetsensation

Next JoyRon Business Forum on 28th September 13:00 – 16:00
Hotel Sant Francesc Plaça de Sant Francesc, 5, 07001 Palma

A networking reception followed by Lunch and a presentation on “Staying Young in Mind, Body & Health” by Marion Kleeberg of Cell Medicum Palma de Mallorca. For full details of the event and lunch booking go to: www.joyronfoundation.org/businessforum

Golf Tournament at Son Gual Golf Course on 17th November

A Golf & Business Foundation Cup Tournament, an 18-hole golf event for golfers and their friends in order to play golf, socialize and meet new business associates. Each golf hole can be sponsored, and each hole will have its own creative competition in addition to overall tournament competition. For more details of the event please e-mail info@joyronfoundation.org

Charity Public Auction

in process of being scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018, date to be advised.

 

To add to the Fundacion JoyRon fund raising activities last year they produced an elaborate JoyRon 2018 Calendar “The Diversity of Mallorca” which many companies and individuals purchased for a donation to the foundation. They make ideal Christmas time gifts to friends, family and business associates. For 2019 JoyRon are producing a further calendar which will be printed by the end of September 2018 and available for a donation of euro 13.00 per calendar to support “Children in Need in the Baleares”. Mallorcaresidencia will purchase a few of those and we will be pleased to decorate our office with it and to share it with clients and friends.


 

Maria Larsson, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

The Dream about a Majorcan Finca with Vineyards and Olive Plantations

Ref. nr. MV005 – Large rural renovated house with beautiful gardens and pool in Búger
This is a project from 2018 where we will see the results by the end of the summer – the green lines of the vineyard will show. The first step was to deforest and recover the terraces that the pine forest had invaded. Then the land was prepared and vineyards were planted. Finally, the structure and a good irrigation system were installed. Here Garnacha and Sauvignon Blanc are planted.

For some years now, the wine industry in Mallorca has been progressing successfully. The popularity of Majorcan wine is increasing around the world.

Have you ever thought of the idea to have your own vineyard and produce your own wine? Maybe create an exclusive bodega where to enjoy wine tastings and other events? Now this dream could become true! Mallorcaresidencia has a great collaboration with wine experts. They will be pleased to help you to start up your project and assist you with anything you might need.

Our collaborator is a young company with Majorcan roots in a family company with a long history in the development and production of wine and extra virgin olive oil. This Majorcan wine expert is dedicated to the recovery and maintenance of vineyards and olive plantations. They offer service development, from the planting and maintenance of vineyards and olive trees, to the creation , maintenance and promotion of exclusive wineries/bodegas and oil mills for the production of extra virgin oil from Mallorca.

 

Ref. nr. MV003 – Finca with 15 Ha vineyards in Sineu
This is another recovery project of vine terraces with spectacular views over Esporles.

They do not use genetically engineered varieties, and they do promote local varieties to obtain soft and natural wines. When it comes to the oil production, the harvest is carried out manually and only mechanical procedures are used.

With extensive experience in local farming, these experts offer advice on organic farming, and are always determine on the care taking of the environment and Majorcan traditions. They are counting on all the necessary elements to carry out all projects with the maximum guarantee: agricultural engineers, laboratory for organic analysis, excavation and construction company, tractors for working the land and maintenance equipment, branding and marketing advisors, sales contacts.

At Mallorcaresidencia we promote several fincas for sale throughout the island, with production and bodegas in different points of evolution. If you dream of undertaking a project of organic farming, wine- and / or oil production, here you will find the answer to your dream, with a complete pre-and after-sales service. We are very happy to present this new collaboration, since it is a unique project with unique mansions and farms on the island. This is a possibility of saving vineyards and undertaking a personal project with help of professionals.

 

Maria Larsson, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel Port de Sòller

Can one experience the beauty of the Mediterranean’s relaxed island vibes at the same time as sensing the colorful spirit of the Californian hippie-movement? Yes, now it’s possible thanks to Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel Port de Sòller! With its bohemian spirit and come-as-you-are attitude, it’s your window to an idyllic and authentic Mallorca, and just the right place to find your bliss!

Discover a Mallorca you never knew existed—one magnificent with lush orange groves set against the spectacular Tramuntana mountain range and next to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. This paradise that is Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel Port de Sóller is equipped with everything you need for a perfect island holiday. The brand new concept for Mallorca has been developed by award winning design studio DREIMETA. Set your creative soul free with food and drinks, an outstanding mixture of design, art & unique handicraft. The Hotel transmit its laid-back feel and creativity and individuality in all the hotel facilities. Design, art and and creative cuisine is everywhere combined with breathtaking sight at the sea, the mountains or the village of Port de Sòller.


Inspiration has been drawn from San Francisco and the 60s hippie movement with the mix of leisure living Joyful colors and pattern. That showcase in all the 114 rooms and suites that features the signs of the Californian hippie era and range from 18 to 34 square meters. The BIKINI Port de Sòller is located at one of the most beautiful spots of Mallorca which means, you have a fantastic view from all rooms, no matter what size they are.  And all rooms feature a king-size bed, a balcony or terrace, and either a daybed or a hammock outside.

 
Port de Sòller, with its romantic harbor bay, is a gem among Mallorca’s places. The picturesque seaside village placed between the sea, lush orange, lemon and olive groves and the Tramuntana mountains offers plenty of possibilities for everybody’s taste.  All that makes the location to Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel Port de Sóller: the one-and-only place to celebrate the breathtaking sight of the Port de Sóller Bay and the Tramuntana Mountains. Relaxing at the pool, sauna room, and indoor and outdoor massages, plus plenty of spaces to just be. Or enjoying in one of the many restaurants – it all comes with a view in the 4-star BIKINI hotel.

 

Maria Larsson, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Beach Club Gran Folies

This is one of Mallorca’s oldest beach and pool clubs and it has managed to stay current and kept its high standards over the last 40 years thanks to its dramatic location on the cliff overlooking the pristine turquoise waters of Cala Llamp (Port d’Andratx), a good restaurant and excellent service.

Few other places on the island enjoy such a wonderfully private atmosphere, with spectacular views over the bay and visibility only from the sea. The beach club is built in a graceful arc, both the bar and the restaurant are inserted among rocks which have formed with the movements and erosion of the sea.

Beach Club Gran Folies offers different areas: swimming pool, sun terrace marvelous Bali beds and the restaurants that impress with its signature dishes, the lobster paella. Enjoy the summer with a dip in the sea, which is right at your feet – this is the perfect place to spend a whole day away from your routine or celebrating an event or/and a happy occasion because all the ingredients that can contribute to a successful, happy and relaxing summer beach club experience are here.

 

Massar Midgley Mahdi, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Nikki Beach Mallorca: The best Beach Clubs southwest of Mallorca!

Located on one of Spain’s most beautiful white beaches, this chic urban-feel club is all about grown -up glam, chic, sophisticated and modern atmosphere. Carefree days in paradise and nights to forever remember; that’s Nikki Beach.

The global brand enjoys a spectacular location in Mallorca, its comprised of a large oceanfront complex by the beautiful white beach of Calvià that features an award-winning restaurant and cabana bar, pool and branded lifestyle boutique.

It’s the ultimate destination for both locals and visitors to spend carefree afternoons and memorable nights by the Mediterranean Sea. Guests are able to enjoy themselves on luxurious, oversized white plush sun beds or in poolside cabanas while sipping champagne and enjoying world-class entertainment. The beach club also offers an area for beachside beauty treatments and guests arriving by yacht can request a complementary pick up. Upstairs is Nikki Privé, an exclusive lounge designed for live entertainment and private parties.

The ultimate destination for high-class entertainment and Excellent cuisine in luxurious surroundings, Nikki Beach Mallorca is definitely the place to go in Calvià.

 

Massar Midgley Mahdi, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Purobeach Club Illetes

Experiencing the beauty of the Mediterranean with relaxed, island vibes in the recently opened Purobeach Club in Illetes.

That Puro Group decided to open its second Mallorca beach club in Illetas was no surprise. Back in the day Illetes was the go to resort among Hollywood stars and influential politicians. This beach club has a spectacular location with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea with direct sea access for that refreshing dip. All of Puros signature details combined with Mallorcan architecture and the Mediterranean landscape makes this place heaven on earth. 

The spacious new club has distinct areas: restaurant, terrace bar, beach, oasis, and palm chill-out areas for whiling away a memorable day by the sea. The restaurant menu is inspired and combines flavors from Miami, Marrakech and Melbourne. It’s Purity, health, and wellbeing are part of the essence of the Puro brand; here, the wellness options include Yoga sessions and a choice of massages by Puro Spa using organic products. As well as a place to relax, eat, and drink by the sea, Purobeach Illetas offers as well great night-time venues and entertaining.  

Take full advantage of the Puro experience and book a sunbed for the day or afternoon (includes towels, welcoming tray with fresh fruit, mineral water, after-sun and a smoothie). So what are you waiting for?

 

Massar Midgley Mahdi, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Colors Market in Palma

 

With the soul of a meeting point, and the heart of a pop up market, Colors Market welcomes you to delight in the unique settings of the Castle San Carles, every Sunday the whole summer in Palma. Here you will find genuine articles from the island, handicraft, design, and an interesting gastronomic offer, eco and km 0, as well as activities for the children, live music and DJ:s.

Colors Market wants to express the Majorcan identity and connect local artists to their public. This is a unique and sustainable gathering, a claim for local and organic products. In short, a place for things that are done with good taste. Visiting the different food trucks you can try out creative cocktails, tapas and other local and international specialities, including vegan and gluten free alternatives. Also live music, yoga and family activities are part of these Sunday evenings at San Carles, a beautiful and unique site in Palma.

 

 

Every Sunday July and August 18:00-02:00

Castle San Carles, next to Dique del Oeste, opposite Porto Pi, Palma.  

 

Maria Larsson, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Assaona: New Beach Club in Portixol, Palma

August’s restaurant-tip is the newly opened gastro beach club Assaona, at the end of Paseo Marítimo, just next to the charming Port of Portixol in Palma.

The word Assaona comes from the Catalan verb assaonar, which means to season. To season something is to make it just right, to allow it to mature, to add flavour using the specific required ingredients.

At Assaona you can delight in front of the sea enjoying the very best of the Mediterranean ingredients. The fresh meals are elaborated with the best local products from sea and land, and tradition and modern are fused in a unique taste experience. Who could resist to a sashimi, ceviche or a fish and sea food platter in front of the sea? Creative drinks and desserts, the breakfasts, and the special Children’s menu are also to be discovered.

This is an urban gastro club and one of the few beach clubs that will be open year around. The Assaona team, run by a Majorcan company, has chosen natural colors and noble materials to respect and resonate with the environment. This results in a stylish and Mediterranean design, which is as important as the determination for local and fresh products, all to offer a unique urban beach gastro experience in one of the most popular areas of Palma. A stroll along the beach of Can Pere Antoni is delightful at any time of the year, and with a destination like Assaona, the walk will be even more inspiring.

Portixol is reached by a short walk from Palma’s old town (along the Marítimo and the sea promenade) and this oasis in front of the sea may easily become a meeting point to enjoy beach life any season of the year.

Assaona opening hours: 09-01:00, kitchen opens: 12:30-22:30

Passeig Portixol s/n Tel: 971 359633

 

Maria Larsson, Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia