Illetas (also known as Ses Illetes) is a small upmarket resort on the southwestern coastline of Mallorca. Just a few kilometres west of Palma, many flock to the area in the peak summertime thanks to its soft sandy beaches and crystalline turquoise waters.
This genteel purpose-built resort dates back to the mid 20th century. For many people, Illetas is the most attractive resort in the Bay of Palma, featuring whitewashed villas, apartment blocks and an assortment of old-fashioned and modern hotels that dominate its coastline. It just has everything: an idyllic setting with three fabulous beaches in the vicinity and easy access to the shops, restaurants and nightlife in Palma’s city centre. So, if you want a base near the capital combining a city break with a beach holiday, this could be just the place.
The winters are quiet here but, from Easter through to October, the resort really comes to life. Many British, German and Swedish families have holiday homes in Illetas. The Anchorage, a pretty holiday village found on the far west side of Illetas, is the most sought-after development here.