Hola Mis Amigos!
I am writing this blog post about my recent family holiday to the beautiful resort of Puerto Pollensa in sunny Majorca where I stayed for a week from 23rd-30th August. I had a brilliant week; the weather was amazing, the hotel was stunning, and for the first time in months I was able to completely relax and just not do anything apart from sunbathe on the beach and read endlessly for hours! Anyone that knows me will be aware of the fact that I am a total busy body when I’m abroad and, normally, I just want to fit in as much sight seeing as I can! However, as this was a family holiday, we all just wanted to fully relax and enjoy each other’s company, and I certainly wasn’t complaining!
We arrived at the Hotel Bahia Pollensa during the course of lunch time on Saturday 23rd August and were able to check in straight away. We were allocated a 1bed apartment with a pool view (bonus!) and were really pleased with our accommodation. We stayed on a half board basis so our breakfast and evening meals were included and this suited us brilliantly! I have written a separate review on the hotel using my Trip Advisor account, so I will post the link to this shortly!
After checking in we wanted to explore the area and so went for a stroll towards the beach, the centre of the resort. As we walked along the beach we found plenty of lovely little shops, bars and other hotels. Further up, around half a mile away, was the famous Pine Walk which is the liveliest part of the resort. This is where the nightlife really comes alive, with loads of cosmopolitan cocktail bars, traditional Spanish restaurants and pretty little shops. I really loved this part of the resort and wish we had more time to venture here more than we did but, as it was around a 40 minute walk from our hotel, our legs sometimes didnt want to carry us and we decided to stay a bit more locally instead for the majority of our stay.
Our days were generally spent either lazing by the pool with an ice cream and a good book, or spent at the beach watching the waves roll in between frequent games of ‘bat and ball’. The sea was beautiful; a turquoise greeny blue that seemed to go out for miles before it started to get deep. We saw lots of little sand fish in the shallow waters and much bigger fish as the sea got deeper. We strolled along the pier a few times to catch a glimpse of what the local fisherman were catching and were told there were much bigger fish to be seen; my dad even saw a barracuda eel whilst he was looking at a fisherman doing his thing!
On the Thursday we took a boat trip to the pretty island of Formentor, which was around 25mins from the Marina at Puerto Pollensa and we were lucky enough to go on a glass bottom boat – something I have always wanted to go on!! The boat trip was lovely, we chose to sit on the top deck so we could feel the wind in our hair and the salty sea air on our faces. We reached Formentor promptly and enjoyed sunbathing on the beautiful beach which was full of little coves and the scenery around the area was simply stunning. We stopped at the beach bar for an ice cream and then caught the last boat back to Puerto Pollensa during the course of the late afternoon. This was the busiest of our days during the week but we wanted to explore the area outside of our resort and thought that a boat trip would be the best way of doing that!
As we neared the end of our stay we spent our last two nights having drinks in one of the local beach bars before heading to the ever popular Palms Bar 5mins from our hotel which played host to some brilliant tribute nights during our stay. We particularly enjoyed the Abba night but Rod Stewart was great too!
If you are looking for a relaxing family break then Puerto Pollensa is definitely for you – it is really beautiful and you can do as much or as little as you want throughout the course of your stay! If however you want mad nightlife and lots of day time activities then I would recomment staying in Alcudia, Palmanova or Magaluf which are obviously some of the bigger resorts on the island of Majorca.
If anyone has any questions that they would like to ask me about my stay or about anything else then please get in touch!
Adios for now!
Love Jess x