Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 4
The beachside Sun Apartments are located in a superb enviable position overlooking the beach in Palma Nova, in the South West of the Balearic Island of Mallorca. The apartment has a picture postcard view and is right on the edge of the beach. There is a private garden which leads directly to the beach. There is a small children’s play area at the front of the Apartments. This is a family owned apartment for the past 20 years - groups looking for all night parties should look elsewhere.
Palma Nova is a great family resort only two hours away from the UK, with beautiful sandy beaches and a good
choice of shops, bars and restaurants offering a mix of traditional Spanish food and food from many other countries.
Palma Nova offers several beaches with a very pleasant promenade and several play areas in the vicinity. There is a small harbour area at the end of the beach behind the Apartments and there are a number of quality restaurants at this end of the resort.
The 5th floor studio apartment sleeps 2 – 4 (ideally 2 adults and 2 children, or maximum 3 adults) and is just a 20 minute taxi ride from Palma Airport which is serviced from most UK Airports including Cardiff and Bristol. Transport to and from the Airport is approximately 30 Euros each way.
There is a lounge/sleeping room, a small separate kitchen and a bathroom which has been made into a shower room. In the lounge area of the studio there is sofa, reclining leather chair and footstool, a double sofa bed, bunk beds and a fold out bed.
The studio has air-conditioning; washing machine, microwave with grill; two ring gas hob; slow cooker; hand held blender; TV with SkyFreeview; DVD/CD player; fridge with small freezer compartment; kettle; toaster; sandwich maker; crockery; cutlery; cafetiere; teapot; glasses; iron; ironing board; hairdryer; heating; fan; floor mop and bucket; brush and pan; Hoover; travel cot; highchair; UVA child’s sun-tent; sun-awning and balcony furniture.
All linen, bath and beach towels are provided.
There is a lift servicing the apartments and a few steps down to the beach, or a slope at the other end of the block, but they are not too steep if you have difficulties with mobility.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, Studio|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palma 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame|
|Further details indoors|
I x double sofa bed, bunk-beds and fold out single bed, travel cot available also
Suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Maximum number of adults is 3.
|Further details outdoors|
Beach and Children's play area to the front of the apartments
The Mallorca/Majorca region
Mallorca´s climate is typically Mediterranean, with warm average temperatures and seasonal rains, the summer period being both hot and dry.
The annual rainfall varies across the island, from 350mm in the south to 1,500mm in the high areas on the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. However, most of the island receives between 450mm and 650mm of precipitation over the year. 40% of the annual total falls in autumn, between September and November; 25% falls in spring, between March and May; 25% falls in winter, from December to February; and summer, from June to August, sees just 10% of the yearly rain.
The island's rainfall is characterised by its irregularity, varying radically from one year to the next, even reaching the point where there are drought conditions. Most of the rain that falls is concentrated within a few days of precipitation, with some very heavy rains in autumn and lighter rains over the rest of the year.
Excluding the high mountain areas, the average annual temperature is between 16ºC and 18ºC, with a maximum summer average of 29-31ºC and a minimum average winter night-time temperature of 5-9ºC, although temperatures of over 35ºC and below -2ºC are recorded almost every year, and temperatures occasionally reach 41ºC in summer and fall to -6ºC in winter.
Mallorca´s physical geography is shaped by the sea, which is deep, calm and relatively warm, with surface temperatures that reach 26ºC in August and stay above 14ºC in winter. Mallorca is the only place in the world where the temperature at the sea bed never drops below 13ºC. The sea regulates the island's climate and means that seasonal temperature variations aren't as marked as they are on continental land masses at the same latitude. Travelling between 300 and 400km to the north or south, we find the European mainland, which cools dramatically in winter, and the warm Sahara Desert respectively, a fact which influences the unique features of Mallorca´s climate.
Mallorca´s sea breeze is known as the Embat; this wind is formed locally and is a result of the daily heating of the land in contrast to the regular sea temperature. The air that heats above land tends to rise and thus the cooler sea air is drawn towards the island. This means that the daily temperatures in summer are not particularly harsh on the coast, providing that offshore winds that blow against the Embat are not in effect.
Average, maximum and minimum temperature by month
JANUARY 14º C 4º C
FEBRUARY 15º C 5º C
MARCH 19º C 10º C
APRIL 21 º C 12º C
MAY 25º C 18º C
JUNE 27º C 20º C
JULY 30º C 21º C
AUGUST 31º C 22º C
SEPTEMBER 28º C 19º C
OCTOBER 25º C 16º C
NOVEMBER 18º C 9º C
DECEMBER 15º C 6º C
This is a great base to relax or explore from. The City of Palma is only 8kms away and is easily accessible by bus and/or taxi. Palma is famous for its Cathedral, and the Paseo Maritemo. There are a numerous shops and a good selection of bars and cafes.
There are several golf courses only 5 minutes taxi ride away. Other attractions which are all in the vicinity of the resort are Marineland; Pirates; House of Katmandu; Golf Fantasia, Western Water Park; Aqualand and a variety of boats trips which depart from the headland just to the side of the apartments. There are pedalos and bicycles to hire in the resort. Further a field there a numerous places of interest to visit.
Palma Nova is a 20 minute walk away from its livelier neighbour Magaluf, although the Sun Apartments are at the furthest end of Palma Nova, away from Magaluf.
The beach is very clean and safe and sunbeds are availanle to hire for approximately 4.5 euros per day. The sea is great for snorkelling or safe swimming. There are any number of cafes or bars to eat and drink in
The Stadium Palma Nova has fabulous cabaret acts (especially Rod Stewart). The set is super with several TV screens and excellent speaker systems which means that you can hear but still have a conversation. The bar staff are super and this venue is highly recommended for a night out.
The Western Waterpark is a great day out for all of the family as there are other things to do there as well. It has a Western/Cowboy theme and there are special shows thoughout the day at various locations in the Park.
Marineland has a fantastic dolphin show. This is a great family day out - dont forget your swimmers as there is a children's play pool and Marineland is situated on the Beachside. Don't miss the Parrot show.
The Pirates Show - This is a spectacular acrobatic show for all of the family.
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20 Oct 2013
Communication with the owner was good and we were sent full instructions for our arrival. The apartment was as described and is in an excellent location with all facilities close by. The best featur… More
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