Arriving in Majorca
Majorca has always been a draw for our family – whether it is for its gorgeous beaches, breathtaking landscapes, fabulous restaurants or great weather – it is an island we come back to year after year.
For my husband he would argue that it is for the fantastic cycling he can do in the mountains of the island. Every morning can be different, but the Cap de Formentor is a particular favourite, with breathtaking sunrises!
The children loved climbing the 365 steps of Old Town Pollensa. We chose a cooler day to do it this year as it is hard work in the midday sun. But the views from the top are amazing and there is a fabulous deli shop – Sol y Tierra – half way up (or down if you don’t want to carry the bags!) selling the best flavoured balsamic vinegar – with free taster samples a-plenty!
A hidden treasure we only found last year was Es Guix, a restaurant in the mountains near Lluc, where after eating a sumptuous lunch you can take a dip in the natural pool with the most turquoise water you have ever seen. It is cold but well worth the sharp intake of breath!
A new find this year was Ponderosa Beach at Playas De Muro – this is a sophisticated beach bar which serves the most divine food and delicious cocktails to the sounds of a DJ. The tables are actually on the beach so you can wiggle your toes in the sand while you tuck into your fresh seafood!
We are quite an active family – well with all this eating and drinking you have to be – so a couple of mornings we went for a run with the lovely Jo who runs @runnyknows – renowned for its wonderfully organised runs. What a great way to see parts of the island we wouldn’t normally get to see and for the kids to get up close to the local animals! And every run finishes with a dip in the sea and an ice cold drink – and in our case, sea urchin freshly caught, which tastes like scallops according to my 10 year old son!
We have stayed in many parts of the Island – Deia, Valldemossa, Campos – but we always return to Puerto Pollensa. Close to Palma, it has just the right amount of activities going on, restaurants to explore, beaches to try and accommodation for all budgets. It is a great place for families, especially mine!
Submitted by Gill, from Manchester
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