Not far from Magaluf, Palma Nova is a popular coastal resort in Majorca, with lively nightlife, plenty of entertainment and numerous restaurants. As a base on the island, Santa Lucia Hotel, Majorca is ideal.
The Santa Lucia features in many tour operators' itineraries, usually booked as part of a package. For those who like to arrange their own flight, Thomson (www.thomson.co.uk) has a 7-night half board deal for £629 in May 2012.
For other deals it pays to check the price comparison sites, and look for deals on online hotel booking sites like www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk, www.sunshine.co.uk and www.travelrepublic.co.uk.
The Santa Lucia enjoys a perfect spectacular location, in one of the best areas of Palma Nova, jutting out over the rocky coast Guest rooms have balconies directly overlooking the sea. Matias and Palma Nova beaches are right by the hotel, so you can be out of breakfast and onto the beach within a matter of seconds.
The fully air-conditioned hotel offers buffet dining. Those who like a full English breakfast won't be disappointed, but some guests have suggested that the menus are a little repetitive. It might be advisable not to get locked into a full board booking, leaving you free to explore the local restaurants.
Hotel facilities include a souvenir shop, currency exchange, a hairdressing salon and a car park. There are outdoor pools for adults and children, and a splash pool for toddlers. In the winter months the indoor pool is open to guests.
The smart rooms are painted in pale shade of apricot, with comfortable furnishings, although you'll find you spend most of your time enjoying the view from the balconies.
The Santa Lucia also serves up regular entertainment programmes throughout the summer. This is of mixed quality, and some nights might drive you out on the streets to escape it, but some shows are a regular hit with guests.
After a long day soaking up the rays, return to the Santa Lucia hotel Majorca for a relaxing session in the hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath, a few lengths in the pool, or maybe just a game on the pool table.