Sun, sea, sangria & research

Karen Wilson on 10 July 2021
This year the famous five became the three muskateers. If you've read my previous girly road trip blog post's you'll know that we're five gals who like to take a road trip every year. Like everyone around the world, 2020 didn't happen so I moved us over to 2021, which also very nearly didn't happen!

For a variety of reasons two decided not to travel. Not only had I moved our accommodation dates I'd moved our flights three times and one of those times from Malaga on the mainland to Majorca in anticipation the islands would go green first...... and phew they did, well for a little while anyway.

If you followed my social media posts you will recall we were two double vaccinated and one not vaccinated so it was a real road test of the process. If you want to learn more about the tests, procedures, costs, time frames etc do check out my social media and feel free to call and have a chat with me. Personally I'd rather write about and I'm sure you'd rather read about the wonderful 4 days we enjoyed in Mallorca.....

I'd booked us a basic but very clean, modern and perfectly located apartment called Habitat Apartments. Exactly a mile's walk to the port & the beach/promenade with plenty of supermarkets, clothes shops, cash machines and bars enroute. If you're looking for something budget with a pool and a choice of one and two bedrooms then you'd not go far wrong with this small friendly complex.

I'd not visited Majorca since i was 12 so it was kind of the first time for me. Puerto Pollensa is stunning, just a 50 minute car journey from the airport it's a very easy drive although we opted for the 'flybus' shared transfers so it did take a little longer but it was super easy, efficient and cheap as chips. I'd not hesitate to hire a car in Majorca, from what I saw the roads are very good and drivers are respectful.

Puerto Pollensa itself has a few miles of beautiful sandy beaches, gentle shallow waters that are perfect for little ones and a lovely promenade lined with shops, hundreds of restaurants and bars. The port itself didn't disappoint either, I do love a mooch around a harbour.

We didn't have one bad meal in the four days and they cater very very well for food allergies. I'm gluten free and was delighted to see fresh GF pizza, pasta, fresh bread and much more on the menus. Needless to say I didn't go hungry.

Just set back from the main promenade are serval pretty cobbled streets lined with more restaurant's and bars, we stumbled on these by accident and we're so please we did because again we found some fantastic places to eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere.

A trip to Formentora is worth while if you fancy breaking up the day, although it can get very busy and the beach isn't that big. We took a boat trip which was only 25 minutes each way and it allowed us to enjoy a little of the coastline. There are various boat trips available as well as boat and jet ski hire, kayaks and paddle boards are also available by the hour.

Our days and nights where spent relaxing on the beach, eating great food & drinking fantastic wine in a relaxed resort that felt super safe and friendly. Needless to say we returned home feeling relaxed and recharged and sporting a pretty good suntan too.

If you'd like to have a chat about holidaying here then please do get in touch.