You’ve all probably seen that George and myself have been away in Mallorca for the past week due to the endless spam I’ve been uploading to Instagram (whoops, sorrrrry). We spent the past week having a lot of fun exploring Palma so I thought I’d write a post about what we got up too.
We left England at around 8am, looking like clueless tourists who had no idea what was going on. Experiencing the airport and flying together was a lot of fun as we had never done it before so it gave us a new experience (and new stresses) but we did make the plane so we can’t have done that bad.
Once we reached Palma airport we had a short coach journey to our hotel which I have previously stayed in around 4 years ago on a family so it was nice to return and see how much had changed. The hotel has had a major revamp since I last visited and it is a lot more modern now which made being there a lot more homely and comfortable.
Whilst we were there we crammed in so many activities, so our days were pretty busy and involved a lot of early starts.
One of our favourite things to do was to spend time at the beach. Normally when I go on holiday I spend majority of the time around the pool and if I’m honest, I’m not much of a swimming-kind-of-gal so I just lay on my sun bed and fry. This time was a lot different as we only spent a couple of hours or so around the pool every few days and the rest of the time we were down at the beach. It was so nice to have an alternative place to chill and sip our cocktails instead of laying on a sun bed. It meant we could do so much more like snorkelling, playing pit pat and rock excursions.
We found a little boat pier that led out into the sea, next to it was lots of rocks and even a little rock pool. We decided to take a trip down to this little area and we spent a lot of our time here. It was great for George to go snorkelling and was nice having our own space away from the beach.
Before we flew out we had been researching fun places to visit and saw that number 1 was Golf Fantasia. We love a bit of crazy golf but honestly, this is by far the best crazy golf we have ever done. It was only a 15 minute walk through the main shopping area from our hotel. There were 3 different 18 holes of the golf so we decided to purchase 54 holes for around €18, which is such a good price. We played one 18 hole course each night as you can get a return ticket to come back whenever you like. I thought this was so handy as you can spread the fun across multiple evenings and build up suspense to see who the ultimate Golf Fantasia Champion is (it was me!).
Another place we found during research was Katmandu theme park. I had previously visited there when I went to Mallorca a while ago but so much has changed. They have a fun house which is full of illusions and fun games, 2 18 hole courses of golf, an adult climbing frame, 4D cinemas, an Asylum, 3D rides and the most fun ride of all, Desparados. I certainly did not expect to be firing a laser gun at cowboys whilst being thrown around on a horse simulator this holiday! We purchased a VIP pass from our Thomas Cook rep for €25.50 each which gave us unlimited entry and unlimited rides till the end of our holiday which was so worth the money.
One evening we took a bus into Palma which took around 20/25 minutes, it was a very cheap and easy way of getting there. We got off near the cathedral which was beautiful to see, especially when the sun was setting. I certainly recommend paying it a visit, even if you don’t go inside like us, the structure of it is beautiful! It was a short walk to a bar that a friend recommended to us, called Abaco. You can read more about our visit to Abaco in my next blog post.
We would go back to Mallorca in a heartbeat as it is such a beautiful destination and there is so much to do there. It is the perfect place to switch off and relax, we couldn’t have asked for a better holiday.
See you soon Mallorca!