Magical week in Majorca!
I’ve just returned from a fantastic holiday in sunny Majorca.
Although the seven days we were there flew by in a flash, it was a very happy flash, filled with sun, sand and…beer.
Myself, hubby, two kids and my parents all stayed together in a beautiful villa in the picturesque resort of Cala San Vincente, just outside Port De Pollenca on the north of the island. The scenery here is stunning and very dramatic, with its craggy mountain surroundings, and several pretty coves complete with white sand and clear, turquoise waters – perfect for swimming with the children (or just being splashed by them).
Most days were spent round the pool – mainly me trying to persuade the other grown-ups to come in and take a turn at being a human dinghy for the little ones for a while. When we weren’t doing that we went out and about to explore. We visited the Caves of Drach one day – stunning underground caves discovered in the Middle Ages. The climax is at the very end of the cave trail when everyone takes a seat in front of the underground pool. After being plunged into total darkness (a bit unnerving when you have a wriggling two-year old to try and keep hold of and a dramatic five-year old who is scared of everything), you then become aware of three rowing boats slowly coming into view, lit by candles, carrying musicians playing beautiful classical music. It’s something that has to be seen to be truly appreciated, and it was a real special moment.
The rest of the week was spent on various beaches, swimming with the kids in the sea, looking at the fishes and making epic sandcastles. Of course, we had lots of lovely meals out and we obviously had to sample the local beer once the tiny humans were in bed. It was fabulous to spend some quality time with everyone, including my folks who were brilliant at helping out with the kids so we could actually sit still in the sun and relax for a bit.
It was over all too quickly and before we knew it, we were back at home watching a hail-storm out of the window. Oh, the joy of the British Summer.