Day 1. Arriving in Palma, Mallorca

We decided to exchange the chilly Easter weather of northern England for a week on the Mediterranean, staying on the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca.  My husband hasn't  visited Mallorca since he was 13 and following a weekend visit to the island last year with my younger son,  I'm hoping to convince him that …

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Day 2. Visiting Port D’Andratx

We woke to bright sunshine and there was no sign of yesterday'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 …

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Day 3. Castell de Bellver, Palma

From our hotel room we could see Bellver Castle on the hilltop  so after breakfast we decided to walk up and take a look.  It's quite a steep climb, first along a road and then up very many stone steps to the castle entrance.  It was another sunny morning but the cooler days of April …

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Day 4. Vintage Train to Soller

After watching a BBC television series entitled 'Great Continental Railway Journeys' which featured a delightful old wooden train that runs between Palma and Soller we wanted to take a ride on it ourselves. The train line was established in 1929 to link Palma with the north west coast of the island.  Trains depart from its …

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Day 5. Exploring Alcudia

Whilst eating breakfast we watched two large cruise liners come into port but it was a rainy start to the day so the passengers wouldn't being seeing Palma at its best.  Our plan for today was to visit Alcudia situated in the north east of the island.  We travelled by TIB bus who operate longer distance bus services …

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Day 6. Valldemossa & Palma

A lovely sunny morning for a visit to the village of Valldemossa in the Tramuntana Mountains, 17 km north west of Palma.  We travelled there by TIB bus from Palma's central bus station at Playa D'Espanya, the journey taking only 30 minutes and the bus stopping just once at the island's university UIB.  The campus is located in …

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Day 8. Our Final Day in Palma

As our return flight to the UK wasn't scheduled to depart until 4.00 pm we had plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the harbour.   It was a dull, cloudy morning and for the first time this week I felt a bit chilly going outdoors in just a lightweight dress and cardigan. …

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Day 1. Palma and our hotel in Costa de la Calma

We had booked an 8.00 am flight to Palma, Mallorcca with Monarch Airlines, so we were up very early this morning to arrive at the airport in good time.  We slept for most of the two and a half hour flight and soon found ourselves in Palma airport.   We  located the bus stop for …

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Day 2. Exploring Santa Ponca and relaxing around the pool

After a good night's sleep we enjoyed breakfast on the restaurant terrace overlooking the pool and Santa Ponca bay.  We decided to stay local today and explore on foot.  We found a coastal path that led us onto the main beach and round the bay to opposite where we were staying.  The path then came …

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Day 3. A visit to Port d’Andratx

It was too windy to eat out on the terrace this morning so instead we sat by the window so we could still enjoy the view.   Afterwards, we walked down the hill into Santa Ponca and caught a bus along the coast to Port D'Andratx.  The journey took 40 minutes passing through the resorts …

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