This half term we took two trips and today I will be sharing some of my favourite moments from our first trip, which was to the island of Mallorca, in Spain.
We had to get up SO early to get our flight to Mallorca – 3am!! That was not one of my favourite moments.
But once we arrived, it was really warm and sunny, even in the airport, and it smelled nice. I decided I was going to like it in Mallorca!
We were met by our guide, Mike, who was going to be showing us around the island and taking us to our villa.
First off, we went to a restaurant to eat a “menu” – this is a lunch with starter, main and dessert. Apparently, in Mallorca it’s normal to have a big dinner at lunchtime, followed by a siesta and then a light dinner quite late in the evening. I love the idea of a siesta!
After lunch, Mike took us around the coast to see the scenery and we stopped at an amazing beach called Formentor. This was definitely one of my highlights! We went swimming and exploring, and I tried out my new goggles.
Then it was time to go to our villa. We stayed at Villa Alba, which is an amazing luxury family villa in Pollensa. It is definitely one of the biggest villas we have stayed in. There was three bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and a big dining room with kitchen.
My favourite thing was the sofa which had an amazing view of the flatscreen.
My favourite thing at the villa though had to be the pool – although it was very very very very cold when you first jumped in.
On our first night, we went for a walk in the old town of Pollensa and stopped for a gelato. The streets are old and very beautiful and there were live bands playing in the courtyards and even a bouncy castle.
We went back to the villa early because I was so tired, so Mum made toast and we ate it in bed while watching Smallville on the iPad – perfect!
The next day, Mike gave us a car and we drove around the island exploring different beaches. We swam in the sea a lot. At lunchtime we came back to the villa because it was too hot to be on the beach.
Then in the afternoon, we went back out again.
My favourite beach was at Cala San Vincente – I think this town is quite swanky because I saw a lot of Maseratis!
I also loved the pine walk at Puerto de Pollensa, which is a few miles from Pollensa, and has a playground on the beach. There are lots of shops and cafes here, too. We saw the most amazing sandcastles!
At the end of the afternoon we went back to Formentor and Mike taught us how to ride paddleboards. This was definitely my next favourite moment, and it was very funny pushing the adults off the boards into the sea!
For dinner, we went to a lovely pizza restaurant that Mike recommended, where you eat in a really old courtyard. I had a cheese and tomato pizza, and some squid, and it was delicious.
On our final day in Mallorca, the weather started out a bit cloudy so we did not go to the beach. Instead, we had breakfast in the main square (I had eggs on toast, yum) and then we explored the market. My favourite thing here was the stall that sells fresh fruit smoothies. You tell them what fruit you want, and they mix it into a smoothie with ice cubes.
After that, we went to explore the old town of Alcudia. There was a market here as well, and we bought a present for my cousin, and ate ice cream while we explored the old city walls.
We still had an hour or two before we had to be back at the airport so we drove to the beach and read books in the sunshine, and then had some tapas before Mike took us back to the airport.
Although it was only a short trip to Mallorca, I had a lot of favourite moments! I loved the beaches and the paddle boarding, and next time I go to Alcudia I want to go paragliding – there are lots of great places to do paragliding in Mallorca, and it looks amazing.