STAFF REPORTER
A survey carried out by Ses Salines town council in September this year has shown that tourists are less than satisfied with the state of the beaches in Colonia de Sant Jordi.

The research, which was prompted by the local hoteliers' association into tourist resorts in Majorca's southern “Migjorn” area , revealed that visitors - particularly those from Germany and Switzerland - felt that more could be done with regard to beach cleaning and access.

Those interviewed said that there was a lack of adequate signposting in Colonia de Sant Jordi, insufficient street lighting and that there were not enough services related to the beaches themselves - particularly showers and toilets. Tourists also complained about the high cost of hiring sun beds and sun shades. “These things don't happen in Croatia,” said one disgruntled visitor.

However, the positive side of the town council survey showed that 13 hotels which were held up to scrutiny were rated very highly by tourists. Out of 10, average marks awarded for service were between 8.1 and 8.6. Hotel Association President, Pau Bonet said that the importance of the survey being carried out in September is that many of the tourists at that time of year are people who are making repeat visits.

Bonet said that his members were about to hold a meeting to discuss the survey outcome with Ses Salines town council.

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