Opened in the late-50s to satiate the tourist boom that defies Mallorca today, Balneario Illetas is a stylish and architectural beach compound in Calvia on the southern edge of the island. Built like a waterfront amphitheater with stacked-stone design and open layout that frames one of the island's few sand beaches, the space acts as a stylish beach club by day with posh restaurant and lounger service available. By night, the dining room comes alive with an impressive crowd of nearby residents and visitors that carouse among a dressier dining room, terrace lounge and lounge bar.
An all-day menu includes casual morning coffee and breakfast pastries, mid-day lobster salads and lighter sandwiches or slow-baked codfish with mash. Dinner is a more glamorous affair with starters like veal carpaccio, salmon tartare or incredible gazpacho followed by hearty main course of paella, grilled squid or baby lamb chops with chips.
Historic beach club built in Calvia in the late-50s lives on as fashionable day club and restaurant with lounge and bar scene.