Seeing as it’s a New Year, I thought I’d do a new thing and start posting on Fridays as well as Tuesdays.
From now until we leave, Fridays will be taking a trip down memory lane to past destinations – but mainly photos. Not so much writing.
This week will be featuring Majorca! D and I went to Majorca with my family in September 2015. We stayed on the east coast of the island, in a rented villa in a lovely little town called Canyamel.
We stayed in the gorgeous Villa Sarann. With its six bedrooms, two kitchens, a huge lounge diner, fabulous balcony and private pool, it was perfect for the ten of us to spend time together without feeling like sardines.
Canyamel sits right on the beach. It’s quite petite, a few restaurants, a couple of tourist shops, but it’s perfect for relaxing.
Nearby is a slightly bigger town called Capdepera, which is known for its castle. It was sitting outside this castle that we decided to ditch our ‘normal’ lives and go travelling.
Not far from Palma de Mallorca, is Aqualand el Arenal. Six of us went for the day and it was amazing! D’s favourite was this one called Banzai, which is an almost vertical drop on sledges that skim across the water.
Palma is the capital of the Balearic Islands, and has an impressive shopping district. The narrow pedestrian walkways eventually open out onto Avinguda Jaume III, a street lined with high-end designer shops.
Palma cathedral has a wonderful view over the bay. It’s very informative audio tour provides all the information you will need about its magnificent stained glass windows – something you can only appreciate when the sun shines through and throws a rainbow of colours across the nave.
Veggie Rating: 3/5
We mostly ate at the villa, with fresh food we bought from the supermarket. There was also a sweet little place in Palma – Cartina Vegana that was celebrating its birthday the day we went! Canyamel is almost solely focused on seafood, so not a lot of choice once you leave the capital and major towns.