Sant Elm

Sant Elm

Sant Elm is a beautiful coastal village in the south-west of Mallorca. It is located on the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera is just in front, you couldn’t ask for a more beautiful place. Sant Elm is known from 1229. Sant Elm has seen many attempted invasions, which led to Cala Basset watchtower being built in 1585 as a point from which to view attackers. Until the 20th-century, the village relied only on fishing. Nowadays, the village is receiving more and more attention from holidaymakers.

In the past, it was a quiet fishing village. Nowadays, Sant Elm still remains true to its roots, but a few good-quality restaurants and shops opened in the area and have certainly added to its charms. You can not really call it a resort, but there are a couple of hotels, few villas and of course some residental houses. Sant Elm is also a prime location for hikers and cyclists. Here you will find more hiking trails than in whole Mallorca together. La Trapa and Cala Basset is must to see. About 300 meters from the coastline there is the uninhabited island of Pantaleu, about 600 meters is an other uninhabited island Sa Mitjana, and about 700 meters the island and nature reserve of Dragonera can be found.

The winters here are quiet with many restaurants and shops closing. In the summer, Sant Elm does is quite busy spot due to its beautiful location. You can spend the day on the pretty sandy beaches or enjoy a lunch in one of the seafood restaurants on the coastline. From Sant Elm you can catch a boat to Sa Dragonera island. This uninhabited island is highly worth to visit.