Majorca - One of my favourites
If I said to you "Close your eyes and picture white sandy beaches and turquoise waters" I bet your mind would drift to the Caribbean, but there is no need to go that far...
One of the most popular destinations in Europe for families and yet so much of the Island is unspoilt. Majorca is one of my favourite European destinations for many reasons, but mainly its beauty and charm. With sprawling fine white sandy beaches and stunning scenery it makes it hard to come home.
My personal favourite in Majorca are the quainter resorts with tiny coves and little hideaways. Resorts such as Andratx and Soller have a sleepy relaxed feel and while I normally base myself in some of the busier areas, I always have a car on hand to escape the hustle and bustle. While holidaying with my partner and our son we explored the Island from North to South and East to West, spending endless hours on the many beaches on offer or taking in the spectacular scenery from the Mountains down to the sea. There are several resorts dotted around the Island that we visited such as Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa, Paguera and Cala D'Or and they make for a great holiday with a low key atmosphere yet with plenty to do. Resorts such as Santa Ponsa, Palma Nova and Magaluf are also popular for their close proximity to the airport and lively atmospheres.
There are loads of eateries from fast food places to more upmarket restaurants to choose from and all very reasonably priced.
Some the attractions that we sampled are: Pirates - a family show with acrobatics and dancing - book in advance. Caves of Drach - Caves 25 metres below the surface with a subterranean lake where classical concerts are preformed – stunning. There are numerous water parks to amuse and markets for shopping. The Cathedral of Palma is amazing and you can also travel from Palma to Soller by vintage Train!
Call me for first hand tips on Majorca. Palma is excellent too as a “City Break” in the early summer months.