Our recent holiday in Mallorca was a break for mind, body and soul. My husband Steve and I recently spent a blissed out two weeks at the adult only Hotel Platja D’Or in Alcudia.
The hotel is situated a minute’s stroll from a softly shelving beach on the Bay of Alcudia. You access the beach via a copse of pine trees which, at the time of our stay, was home to a hoopoe sitting on her nest. The chicks fledged in the second week of our holiday. The water is clear and ideal for attracting little fish to your feet.
I absolutely loved the trees and wildflowers along the edge of the beach which were attracting all sorts of birds and insects, including lovely damselflies.
It’s a forty minute walk along the beach to the hustle and bustle of the Port D’Alcudia, so you can happily spend the morning in the port having a café con leche, while you people watch at one of the many bars, before heading back for lunch.
Afternoons were mostly spent under the shade of a pine tree either on the beach, or at the hotel, with a good book! The hotel has a fabulous library, built up from books that previous clients have left behind. Great for me, as with a luggage allowance of just 15kg, I couldn’t take all the books I’d need for a two week trip. I like to have a couple of challenging novels and I mix them up with a few chick lit books. The library didn’t disappoint on this score. In fact I was spoilt for choice.
Our evenings were spent chatting with friends whilst watching the fly catchers make short work of the moths attracted to the lights over the swimming pool. We even spotted the odd bat cleaning up on the abundant insect life.
The hotel is all inclusive with plenty on offer, including my favourite Mallorquin pastries, fresh fruit, nuts, fish and as you would expect, lots of salad dishes. Some of the other Mallorquin dishes on offer were meatballs, paella, chorizo, and churros.
We ate out a couple of times and I would recommend Bistro Mar in the port for a melt in the mouth steak with ali oli. You can dine with a view of the marina then afterwards stroll along the craft stalls and treat yourself to a trinket.
This is a truly relaxing place for a summer break and I can’t wait to return.