Santa Ponsa is a holiday area in the south-west of Majorca, 18 kilometres away from Palma.
Santa Ponsa derives its name from a Roman villa called Sancta Pontia. Here is where the King James the First (Jaume I) landed on September 12th 1229 to conquer the island and take it from the Moors after more than 300 years of Muslim rule. A cross at the entrance to the marina marks the spot where Jaume I landed. Every September there is a grand fiesta to commemorate the landing with a mock battle between the Moors and Christians on the beach. It is a two week fiesta which incorporates a pop concert and firework display.
Santa Ponsa has two 18-hole golf courses named Santa Ponsa I and II and one 9-hole course called Santa Ponsa III. Santa Ponsa also has a private marina, Club Náutico Santa Ponsa (Santa Ponsa Yacht Club.
The resort offers concerts and daily evening entertainment outdoors during the summer season.