At 3 o'clock last Tuesday morning our alarm went off to let us know it was time for our holiday to begin! We booked a 4 night break with Jet2Holidays to Majorca earlier this year and I was counting down the days until it was time to go.
After a glass of wine with a vegetarian full English breakfast at the airport, we were ready for our 6:30 am flight.
We flew to the city of Alcudia and we couldn't have asked for a prettier place. We've been to Majorca before in the past, but where we went before didn't even come close to this place.
We stayed in Hotel Marina Delfin Verde which is just a standard all inclusive hotel. Although the hotel was basic, the staff and service was wonderful. They upgraded our room after the first night to one looking over the pool with free WiFi and bottle champagne, just because our first room didn't come with a balcony - I didn't even know if I booked a room with a balcony in the first place! This was the gorgeous view we had and I couldn't be happier.
There was a small town just outside our hotel with everything you need, however walk another fifteen minutes and you come across a beautiful marina.
We decided to walk to Alcudia Old Town at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on the hottest day we were there - not the smartest idea. The Old Town is a half an hour walk, you can easily get a taxi or bus there, however we decided to walk to see the sights and see our surroundings.
I always think the best way to explore a new city is by foot. Get lost in your surroundings.
Alcudia Old Town is slightly inland and is a beautiful town. It's got a rich history and the story starts in the 16th Century when pirates stole from and attacked the villages close to the coast, slowly forcing the villagers to flee north and setting up their shops and homes inland.
There was such more to explore here. Cathedrals, Roman baths, the bullring, not to mention lots of bars, restaurants and shops, there's also a wall that surrounds the city that you can walk around. Unfortunately, due to the heat and because we were only in Majorca for a limited time, we only spent the afternoon there and didn't have enough time to fully explore. However, you can easily spend a day in this beautiful city exploring the sights.
The glass bottom boat was easily my favourite part of this holiday. Although we couldn't really see anything through the glass bottom, it was a gorgeous 2 hour boat trip where we saw the sights and stopped for a little swimming afterwards.
We parked up just off the beach with the chance to jump in the sea for some swimming. I didn't dare going in to begin with, however after some persuasion I jumped in (i.e. I carefully and slowly went down the steps). I've never swam in the open water before and it being a hot day like it was, I welcomed the cool water and a sea breeze.
With gorgeous blue skies all week, we couldn't have asked for better weather, I only wish we could have stayed there for longer. Alcudia, it's been a pleasure.
Are you going away this summer?