We woke to bright sunshine and there was no sign of the previous day’s late afternoon rain showers. Although some tables had been set out on the terrace for breakfast everyone seemed to think it a little chilly and guests were all dining indoors. Breakfast consisted of a large buffet along with show cooking for hot dishes and was all very good.
After a leisurely meal, we caught a bus from the hotel to Port D’Andratx, 20 miles away located in the south west corner of the island. The journey took one hour but it didn’t seem to feel so long as the drive was very scenic, passing through orange and lemon groves as well as several small coastal resorts along the route.
Port D’Andratx is a charming small town overlooking a large sheltered natural harbour with a back drop of mountains. There are no large hotels here but instead you will find some very attractive pastel coloured buildings containing an assortment of smart shops, cafes and restaurants. Leading up from the harbour are some narrow cobbled streets with yet more shops and cafes.
The harbour moorings are home to some very expensive yachts and tucked into the hillside above some stylish villas can be found with enviable views from their patios and terraces. Being much warmer we sat outdoors and enjoyed drinks in the spring sunshine.
On returning into Palma we took a look around the impressive Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral, La Seu which dominates the waterfront. This part of the old town contains some other beautiful sandstone buildings including the museum.
The mid afternoon sunshine seemed to make these sandstone buildings glow in the bright light and we spent some time wandering the labyrinth of narrow alleyways in the old town and enjoying drinks in the main square. We returned to the hotel to find that our balcony was bathed in sunshine so we relaxed before dinner, catching the last of the early evening sun.
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