So much laundry, so much residual sand, and so many amazing memories! I could not have asked for a better getaway.
I skipped town and jumped on a plane with the boyfriend (PSA: I do NOT recommend Air Europa) to Mallorca to meet this family who had been over there for a week already.
I ate my body weight in beer, bread, and vino. Not to mention gelato and gambas. No regrets!
Mallorca GREATLY exceeded my expectations. It’s not that I thought It was going to be uneventful, but I thought it was going to be a very small island. I was shocked by how large Palma de Mallorca actually was! Beautiful mountains, gorgeous coast, and Spanish tapas on every street corner.
I loved wandering the streets of the town and exploring the back alleys. It was a surprisingly safe area and every night after dinner we found ourselves strolling around to find the smallest, non-touristy back street bars to enjoy an after dinner drink in. I will say, this trip helped my Spanish a lot. Cerveza, por favor!
If you go to Mallorca, I highly recommend taking the Tren de Sóller. You pass through fields of olive and lemon groves as you ride along the coast of the island. The end destination at Sóller was a beach-goers paradise with hundreds of authentic wood-trimmed sailboats, two lighthouses, beautiful waters, and (authentic but not ideal) topless Spanish women tanning, If I were to return to Mallorca I would split my time between staying where we stayed this trip in downtown Mallorca by the breathtaking cathedral and staying on the Sóller costal paradise.
The first full day we were there, we took the most well organized catamaran cruise I’ve ever been on. Clean boat, efficient and orderly staff, and amazing anchoring locations. Make sure to give Oasis Catamaran a try if you go! Their food is grilled right off the back of the boat and they have all kinds of water activities like stand up paddle boarding and snorkeling that you can do. Not to mention the cruise wasn’t over crowded like a lot of the other boats we saw pass by.
On our last day in Mallorca we rented electric scooters (I told you we were busy) and rode around on the island one afternoon. It was the perfect break for our exhausted feet and allowed us to cover a lot more ground. Although I know we looked dorky, it sure was fun.
As I sat there on the plane home, sipping a glass of crappy airplane wine, I looked at my tanned skin, (still somehow) sandy shoes, and exhausted napping boyfriend and reminisced about the relaxing last five days.
Today we are back to the daily grind. My Hello Fresh box arrives this afternoon so I don’t have to worry about going to the grocery store, my work emails have been somewhat cleared out from the hour I had wifi on the plane coming home, but my laundry will be stacked high and I’m in major need of a food detox.
But surprise surprise, I’m already starting to plan our next vacation! Has anyone been to the British Virgin Islands before? I’m dying to explore via sailboat!