Located in South Mallorca, Santanyi is a pretty old market town with a bustling market on Wednesday and Saturday. Santanyi has an arty cosmopolitan feel with a good selection of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants.
It’s a great place to eat out with a laid back atmosphere and picturesque streets. Below we’ve detailed some excellent restaurants, cafes and places to stay in and around Santanyi to help you enjoy your trip more.
It’s a good idea to make an early start on a Saturday morning to catch Santanyi’s market – one of the islands best.
There is fresh produce galore so you can stock up on local fruit, vegetables and delicacies.
There’s also an excellent array of quality local artisan and craft stalls. It’s the perfect place to pick up a tasteful holiday keepsake or present.
Once you’ve finished browsing the stalls, there are plenty of cafes and bars from which to enjoy a morning café con leche and the bustling atmosphere. However our favourites on the main square are the arty L’Art de Vivre and Sa Botiga where you can enjoy delicious brunches (best to book in advance as these are popular spots) whilst surrounded by art.
If you’re looking to buy more local produce, it’s worth stopping in at one of the Bodega Llum de Sal (one in Santanyi and the other in Ses Salines), where the local producer of infused salts has created tasteful cafes / delicatessens where you can enjoy drinks, food and their range of products.
If you’re just looking for a good Italian or pizzeria for dinner in Santanyi, try out either Es Vinyet (C/Llombards,16) or Pomodoro (C/Ravandella, 21).
Other good restaurants to try are: Es Coc Restaurant where authentic Mallorcan dishes are served up;
Es Cantonet which combines Mediterranean with Asian influences in pleasant surrounds;
and for tapas try the old windmill, Es Moli de Santanyi.
If you’re looking for live music and a night out with the locals and ex pats, don’t miss Sa Cova bar on Placa Major with live music on Wed, Sat & Sundays.
It’s definitely worth making a trip to the sleepy hamlet of S’Alqueria Blanc and the Sa Placa restaurant right on the main square. Enjoy delicious good value tapas at this laid back place. If you’d prefer Italian, try out Bacco.
To stay within walking distance of Santanyi, head to the beautiful Cal Reiet where boutique hotel meets holistic retreat.
This is a place to unwind and recharge, with healthy eating options and delicious smoothies.
For somewhere stylish and relaxing, and also with its own excellent restaurant, Font Santa Hotel & Spa is just a short drive away.
For family friendly self catering on a charming, rural estate, take a look at Son Capellot Apartments.
For free advice and a free hotel booking service (ABTA bonded), email us via our contact page or call us and speak directly to a travel adviser on 0800 170 1020 or +44 (0) 207 118 1020. Alternatively you can browse all our recommended South places to stay here.
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