THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Mallorca Open
From 06/19 to 06/25
Surface: Grass outdoor
Prize money: $ 226,750
Tournament location: Country Club Santa Ponsa – Avenida Golf 35 Santa Ponsa 07180 Calviá, Mallorca, Spain
How to arrive: Cc Santa Ponsa is located at 19 km from Palma that is about 20 minutes by car/taxi and 30 using public bus 102. Palma Intl Airport is far about 30 km.
Past champion: 2016 Caroline Garcia
Entry list: Victoria Azarenka (PR, Blr) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) – Kiki Bertens (Ned) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Carla Suárez Navarro (Esp) – Laura Siegemund (Ger) – Roberta Vinci (Ita) – Eugenie Bouchard (Can)
THE TOWN: Majorca or Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, which are part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean. Like the other Balearic Islands of Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the island is an extremely popular holiday destination, particularly for tourists from Germany and the United Kingdom.
Lonely Planet’s writer Danny Harper tell us the reason why he loves this island: “My parents did the right thing and bought a house in Fornalutx when I was four. Every summer spent in Mallorca was blissful: building camps with friends in the torrent, leaping from high rocks into the waters of the Port de Sóller, listening to the donkeys clop up the steps of Calle del Monte. Nowadays it’s what I took for granted then that transfixes me most: the mesmerising night sky, the Tramuntana glowing like coals at sunset, the timeless terracotta hues of the stone houses and the deep azures of the Mediterranean. And each time I return, there’s something else that enthrals me.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Cap de Formentor
- Catedral La Seu
- Playa Romantica
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN SANTA PONSA:
- Tryp Mallorca Santa Ponsa. Very good 4 star accomodation with high value for money, this Mediterranean-style hotel is set just 300 m from the beach. It offers an outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and comfortable air conditioned rooms with a private terrace. It features a restaurant, a cafeteria and the free Wifi in the public areas. The daily rate for a standard double room is 98€ per night.
- Iberostar Suites Hotel Jardín del Sol. This adults only excellent 4 stars hotel is set 1 km from Playa Santa Ponsa Beach and offers impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea. It features an outdoor swimming pool and a spa, an international and a japanese restaurant, a spa and a gym. A wonderful 35 mq2 suite costs 213€ per night with free wifi connection.
- Pure Salt Port Adriano. Exceptional ***** hotel rated 9.0 on Booking and perfectly located between the Majorcan coast and the Sta Ponsa Golf Course, this luxurious, adults–only hotel has a panoramic terrace with swimming pool and you can unwind in the health spa. The hotel’s spa and fitness centre are free to all guests. Beauty treatments are available for an extra cost. The hotel’s Adriana Restaurant offers delightful and healthy à la carte lunches and dinners. The Oyster Bar, with its spectacular views, offers excellent breakfast and exquisite Mediterranean and international cuisine. Prices? A deluxe double room costs 459€ per night with free parking, WiFi and breakfast.