Also known to tourists and locals alike as Playa de Canyamel, this is yet another resort located in northeastern yacht charter Mallorca. Few people actually know that the name Canyamel is derived from the Catalan word for “sugar cane”. In fact, some misspell the name as “caramel” which is not so bad when you think about the fact that both products are made out of sugar.
The distance from the Son Sant Juan airport in Palma, the main entry point to the island is 65km. The trip to the resort is timed at about one and half hours by car although it depends on the traffic. Probably the best attraction in town is the Torre de Canyamel, a wonderfully preserved medieval fortified tower which has been recently transformed into an artisan center though originnaly it served as a refuge from pirate attacks.
The resort you’ll notice tends to be relatively undeveloped even for Mallorcan standards and in spite of the fact that it was built in the 1970s. Apart from a few hotels and other tourist accommodation, the resort is pretty much surrounded by pine forests. There are some low mountains in the background and a wide sandy beach and a fresh water torrente (there are no rivers on Mallorca, just temporary water courses after heavy rains called torrente).
Probably the most famous thing Cayamel is famous for is water activities. This place is widely regarded as the one of the best places for water sports on yacht charter Mallorca. On land also there is plenty of fun to be had since there are lots of tennis courts in the eastern part of the resort. No less than 100 courts await you and your friends for a nice match. Also available locally are 4 golf courses all of which are no further than 15 minutes by car.