Ah Mallorca, one beautiful third of the Balearics. The last time I visited I was a 4 year old blonde boy, intent on doing nothing more than playing poolside and almost shutting down the airport by putting a water pistol in my hand luggage and sending airport security into panic as my bag and gun shaped toy went through the X-ray machine. I believe my parents got a right good earful for that one.
Some 28 years later and I return back to the island, this time not so blonde, but once again accompanied by my parents. Airport drama once again rears it’s ugly head, but at least this time it wasn’t my fault, it does delay is by almost 2 hours though. Sad face.
We eventually touch down in the Mallorcan capital of Palma, pick up our slightly too small hire car, and travel the required 45 mins along the wrong side of the road to our family home for the week, a beautiful 6 bed villa located high up on a hillside and offering beautiful views of both nearby Pollenca and Port de Pollenca.
Apart from making dinner and having a beer, there wasn’t much to be done that first evening. The four of us (I also thought best to invite my girlfriend, save becoming single again) slightly drained from the days travel, could only sit on the terrace balcony and watch the sun fade away from the port and what from a distance looked like tiny little fairy lights, take its place.
Our Mallorcan Villa
Besides the 3 double bedrooms (one had an en suite), there was also 2 kitchens (1 inside and 1 out), a dining room, a lounge, a separate TV room, a larder, a laundry room, a small courtyard complete with table tennis (more on that below), and of course the pool area. Ah the pool area :)
For the first day or so, it was quite easy to get lost, the villa acting as a labyrinth or maze it had so many rooms, corridors and staircases.
As with most households, the focal point of the villa was the kitchen area … It had the fridge with the beers! Poolside was also a popular spot among our party, which grew from 4 to 6 and as my sister and brother in law arrived to surprise my mother on her almost birthday.
This was now a fully fledged family holiday, and as such we made full use of the outside kitchen/BBQ area and Table Tennis facilities. Nothing like flame grilled burgers and a little healthy competition.
In addition to the amenities I’ve just described above, there was yet more included within the villa (including a travel bloggers best friend – broadband), butI feel should also detail a couple of little bits and pieces which were not included, but which would have been handy truth be told.
Handy though they might have been, they didn’t stop us from enjoying a lovely few days soaking up the sun and taking turns to make big family dinners.
- Private pool and terrace
- White goods inc dishwasher + microwave
- TV room
- Laundry Room
- Air Conditioning
- A safe (although this may vary from villa to villa)
- Rubbish Bags
- Cooking basics e.g. salt + oil
- Kitchen basics e.g. washing up liquid + dish cloths
- Toilet Roll
- Hand soap for the toilets