So last week I was on holiday in the beautiful Spanish island of Majorca/Mallorca! It was so lovely and really exceeded my expectations! I have to admit Majorca isn’t somewhere I have been wanting to go to, my best friend and I were looking for a simple, last minute beachy getaway. We got a really good last minute deal here on the onthebeach website! Which is why we ended up going to Majorca… However I would definitely go back there and would highly recommend it to anyone! It’s perfect for families with children, for young adults looking for a chilled holiday and it’s not too far from the party island Magaluf so if you want a few nights out wild partying but not actually staying in the party area then this would be perfect! I had such a lovely week which was packed with fun, adventures and laughter and I want to share my experience on here with you…
I stayed in Alcudia which is the North East Coast of Majorca. Inland is a beautiful historic town with markets and cute cafes and a more relaxed vibe. Along the coast you have all the bars, restaurants and beautiful beach with a stretch of 7 kilometres of beautiful golden sand and amazingly clear blue sea. I went during the hottest month! Typically Spain has a Mediterranean climate as it starts warming up in May and by July to August it reaches the hottest point around the 30°c mark – although it reached 34°c when I was there! It felt like a warm bath tub whilst swimming in the sea…
The resort we stayed in is called Bellevue club – it’s a 3* hotel, we were all-inclusive and it was a rather large resort. It wasn’t what we were expecting as we only booked it last minute we briefly saw online a snippit and it looked good but upon our arrival we were slightly disappointed as it was about 2am when we arrived and in the dark I wasn’t too impressed by the look of the hotel, we also got lost trying to find our room. However 2 employees saw us getting lost and helped us find our room. The room itself was simple and suited us for the week however there was no air conditioning which we struggled with in the heat. I think there were more expensive rooms which did have air con and on our last day we realised you could hire a fan from reception (#annoying). The next day when we got to explore the hotel in sun light we really liked it. There was so much around and it was really friendly. There were a lot of people there but due to the size of the resort it was broken up well. The actual hotel was massive, it had around 8 pools, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a snack bar, each pool had a poolside bar, 2 restaurants and cocktail bar which was not included for all inclusive customers and a few bars around the entertainment stage.
I have to be honest I can be a fussy eater… I don’t usually like a lot of the food when I go on holiday. There was a range of cooked breakfasts, fruit, cereal, toast and continental breakfasts available each morning. I usually had scrambled egg or pain au chocolait. For dinner, it varied each night the bottom left picture shows an array of pasta, vegetables, chips and a burger – just want to say I didn’t eat that much everyday I just picked up a little bit of the things I liked as it didn’t happen very often. I have never eaten such a weird combination of food! The puddings were so addictive, light fluffy little cake things or fruit! There were loads of other restaurants around too which served some amazing food!
The sea is beautifully clear, and warm… Perfect to swim in. You could swim out quite far before it getting to deep too! The sand is just as beautiful and you could lay in the sun for hours embracing the beautiful surroundings of ocean and the glorious mountains around you. There was a boat trip from our resort to the beach which was directly in front of our hotel and that area was peaceful with a few beach bars. But a walk down to the beach out of our hotel past the bars and restaurants was only a 5 minute walk and down to the main stretch of beach where all the water sports and activities were! Just to list a few there were; pedalos, banana boats, doughnuts, the sofa, parasailing, boat trips and the obstacle course! Prices ranged from €10 – €40. There are also ama range of restaurants and cocktail bars along the entrance to the beach too! There are sunbathing areas with sun loungers and parasols and also volleyball nets! So much going on down there and something for everyone!
There is so much to do in Alcudia! I have previously mentioned the activities down on the beach, but there’s even more around… In our hotel the had different activities happening every day such as water aerobics, yoga and water polo… There was also a little activity office which arranged all your excursions for you. We chose to do horse riding, go to aqualand and also take part in ‘The challenge’. There was also an aquarium, marine land and many more!
We spent our first day exploring and also relaxing by the pool and by the beach. We took a boat trip over to the beach and went in the sea and just had a fun relaxing day, we then arranged our excursions for the week which in total came to €110.
Our second day we went down to the beach and did the water obstacle course… It costs €15 and is completely worth the money. You are out there for around an hour and it is so much fun! Don’t get me wrong it’s actually quite hard work and takes a lot of strength and balance. But it’s hilarious when you fall off and just such a fun experience with some beautiful surroundings.
On our third day we went to Aqualand which if you haven’t already guessed is a water park. It was a total of €45 each for our entry and our transfer. I would have to say it wasn’t worth it… It was very child orientated so for families it may be an option however it was very busy so we spent most of the day’s queuing in the scorching heat (not my idea of fun) it was also very over priced for food etc… I spent over €20 on food, drink and a locker that day.
The next day we went horse riding in the morning, it was €30 for around an hour and we got to go on a hack up one of the mountains. It was an incredible experience that I loved and will remember forever. We both loved it!
In the afternoon after horse riding we went down to the beach again and paid €10 to go banana boating – this was hilarious! Trying to stay on was so difficult but we all managed to until right at the end when they flipped our boat and we all went flying! It was such a funny experience!
On the Sunday we were up early and off on The Challenge! This was €45 and by far one of the best experiences I have ever had! In a small group of 6 including the challenge leader we kayaked, trekked over some cliffs, went exploring in some caves underground, searched for keys to unlock some treasure, went cliff jumping and snorkelling! It was so much fun I had an incredible time! The leader was so funny and really interactive and he videoed and took pictures of the whole experience (which I am waiting for him to email me still)
Our last day was the Monday so we chilled out by the pool and then headed down to the beach to have a go on the pedalos. These are €20 per boat for an hour and they are such a laugh. It’s really tricky to climb up to the top of the slide and then try and slide down it when there are some big waves… But it’s so much fun and was a good way to end the holiday!
The Bellevue club resort has 2 bars and an entertainment area with a few bars this is perfect for families especially with young children as they put on shows and you don’t even need to leave the resort. However for us it wasn’t amazing so we had dinner and then headed to one of the Bears u. The resort for a few drinks (as they were all inclusive) then headed out to some of the bars down the road. My favourite place was a bar/restaurant called Lunas grill, which served beautiful food but also had an amazing bar and also each night there were some live acts we saw a one direction tribute band and also on our last night an abba tribute band – it was all cheese but we lived it and had such s funny night both evenings we went there!
I picked up a few treats in Duty free… Chance by Chanel and the Lancôme mascara Hypnôse dolls eyes. I am in love with both! Definitely oneof my favourite things about going on holiday is picking up some beauties in the world of Duty free.
Thanks for sharing my experience with me… I do apologise for the rambling in this post! I hope you enjoyed having a nose around in my holiday adventures! Please like,comment,share,follow and come and say hello on Twitter and Instagram!