Sunday 16 October 2016

Majorca or Mallorca, the perfect stress free get-a-way by Anne Johnstone

In September I recently travelled to Majorca. Having not been since the early 80's my hubby and I decided to go and visit and take the opportunity to explore the island.

Travelling from Luton with Easyjet to Palma for a week this September, we picked up our hire car at Sixt Car Hire, and headed for Puerto Pollensa.

We stayed 3 nights at the lovely boutique La Goleta Hotel 4*, a delightful adult only hotel situated on the bay of Puerto Pollensa. Situated opposite the beach on a pedestrianised street. Formally a hostel, but now redeveloped and refurbished to a very high standard. A typical price for September would be around £500 for 2 people for 3 nights b/b, but don’t hang about they are already taking booking for next September! The décor and bedding was fab and beach towels were provided by the hotel. The roof top pool with panoramic views of the Mediterranean and Tramuntana mountains was definitely a highlight of our stay. 

La Goleta Hotel

‘Goleta’ is Catalan for a schooner, those beautiful traditional boats with two masts. Just like a schooner, this boutique hotel has a maritime and Mediterranean feel, and is authentic and welcoming. Situated on the Seafront in Puerto Pollensa, our beach hotel is an ode to lovers of the sea, our Mediterranean Sea.
Built 50 years ago, it was considered to be one of the most charming hotels and a forerunner of tourism both in Puerto Pollensa and in the rest of the island. We are delighted that five decades later, we’re still welcoming some of the hotel’s earliest guests.

In addition, Pollensa Bay, where the hotel is located, is one of Mallorca’s biggest natural swimming pools: its calm waters make it the ideal natural pool.

We went on to spend 2 nights at the 5*Jumeirah Hotel Porto Soller. This was an amazing hotel typical price though would be around £700 per night B/B for a double room during late September, a stunning hotel set high above Porto Soller harbour with amazing views.  There is a spa with an amazing but expensive restaurant, a mini bus will take you up and down frequently from the Harbour where you will find numerous bars, and restaurants.

Jumeirah Hotel Porto Soller

Built on a cliff overlooking the fishing village of Port Soller and surrounded by the Tramuntana mountain range, the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa promises a true escape - even appearing to float between the sky and the sea. This intimate luxury hotel in Mallorca houses a selection of 121 airy sea or mountain facing rooms and suites, spread across 11 buildings connected by wonderful scented gardens. You’ll enjoy access to your own private balcony or terrace at our top hotel in Mallorca so you can enjoy the picture postcard view at your leisure.
The warm Mediterranean climate and the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel’s glorious natural setting make this luxury hotel in Mallorca the ideal place for al fresco dining. You have a choice of three restaurants and two bars serving Spanish delicacies, while the luxurious Talise Spa, state-of-the-art gym, two swimming pools and a spacious ballroom provide more ways to spend your time with us.
A world away from the stresses of modern life, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca is just a 25-minute car transfer from Palma International Airport.

We concluded our holiday staying in the resort of Sa Coma, 2 nights at The Marfil Playa Hotel 4*. A typical price on room only was £170 for 2 nights for a double, so not expensive. However this hotel was a typical hotel and offers a range of Room only, B/B, Half Board or All Inclusive. The area of Sa Coma has numerous bars, shops and a lovely beach and would be suitable for families.  This hotel also catered for older clientele such as Saga.

The Marfil Playa Hotel 

You can relax at Hipotels Marfil Playa all day long when youʼre not out and about in Sa Coma. The hotel has a great reputation for its food. And the excellent service, brilliant entertainment team and lovely swimming pool will help you feel at home. If you want to see more of Majorca, youʼll be so close to the resorts of Cala Millor and Cala Bona you could even cycle there.
(The swimming pool has been adapted for people with reduced mobility.)

We travelled all around the coastal areas, visiting north coast west and East, even travelled into Deya and Valdamosa, Palma and we saw the famous Cathedral, Magaluf, Can Picafort, Inca, Mogador and other places inland too, which were very mountainous.  

Majorca or Mallorca, whatever way you prefer to spell it, and whatever way you wish to pronounce it, is the largest of Balearic Islands, and along with its sister islands of Menorca and Ibiza, lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the south east coast of mainland Spain. Flying time from most UK airports is around 2 - 2.1/2 hours and on arrival local time is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Since the onset of mass tourism in the 1960's, Majorca has without doubt, been one of the most popular holiday destinations for all nationalities, offering a wide range of attractions to suit all tastes. However, as a generalisation, the resorts on the islands south coast are the more lively and perhaps more suited for groups of young singles, or those seeking an active nightlife.

For more information on this fantastic holiday island or to book your stay please contact Anne on 020 8882 0141

Please note prices quoted above are for accommodation only, flight prices vary depending on the time of year you choose to travel.

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