Cala Mayor is the first resort west of Palma in Mallorca and combines a popular residential area with many hotels, restaurants and bars. At the entrance of Cala Mayor is Marivent Palace, the official home of the Spanish Royal Family. Many international guests have spent time on the sandy beach below the Palace and the royals make frequent appearances on the island. The newly enlarged beach is bordered by a fringe of palm trees and is perfect for visitors in search of a relaxing and quiet holiday. At least three championship golf courses can be enjoyed without having to travel more than a few miles and there is a choice of several others slightly farther away.