A 15-minute drive from Palma takes you to a series of idyllic coves with soft sand and crystal clear water. The best of these, particularly for kids, is Cala Comtessa. There is a car park above the beach, and steps lead down to a small cove with turquoise water that wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean. The clear water is great for the little ones as it stays shallow for quite a long way out and is perfect for playing in – older kids will enjoy leaping off the low rocks into the sea or doing a spot of snorkelling. The beach itself is not large, but there are a few sun-beds and umbrellas for hire and there is shade from the trees at the back. A big bonus is the small cafe overlooking the beach, which serves a cracking Angus burger, among other things.