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A Week In Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know that Matt and I headed off to the gorgeous Mediterranean Spanish island that is Mallorca (or Majorca). We stayed in Can Pastilla which is just a 15 minute drive from the idyllic capital of Palma. A week in the sun doing nothing but drinking cocktails and relaxing by the pool was exactly what we needed and it was utterly perfect.

We stayed in the fabulous BQ Amfora Beach hotel and it was absolutely stunning. The staff were incredibly attentive, the food was delicious and the room was wonderful, albeit maybe a *tad* on the small side. I couldn’t recommend it enough however, it was a beautiful hotel and as it was only a three minute walk from the beach with plenty of local restaurants, it really was a perfect place to stay. Oh – it was also an adults only hotel so it really was the ultimate destination for couples without kids.

Palma de Mallorca hotel

Palma de Mallorca hotel

We got bed and breakfast at the hotel and it was honestly the biggest and best selection of breakfast food I’d ever seen. There was the usual full English breakfast, plenty of fresh fruit, a million different pastries and a chef who was whipping up delicious pancakes and omelettes. It was by far the best breakfast I’ve ever had!

Whenever I’m on holiday I always love treating myself when it comes to breakfast so I was ecstatic to see the vast selection of hot and cool foods, as well as dishes being made to order for those who fancied something slightly off-kilter.

Palma de Mallorca hotel

Palma de Mallorca hotel

Palma de Mallorca hotel

Sunday

Our first evening on holiday was spent chilling by the pool, drinking cheap vodka that we bought from the local shop (€15 for a bottle of Smirnoff!) and then eating delicious pizza at a restaurant called Soul for only €6.50! Mallorca’s prices were extremely weird; some things were ridiculously low priced and some things were pretty pricey (like €100 for a meal one night!).

Palma de Mallorca

We headed back to the hotel for an early night in preparation for the next day (which was also incidentally spent relaxing…).

Monday

Monday was spent lounging on the beach and swimming in the sea and while it wasn’t quite as sunny as we’d have hoped, it was incredibly warm and it was lush to just soak up the tranquility of everything. We stopped at a bar on the beach front for a cocktail and some fries before heading back to the hotel for yet more chill out time (this post may not be the most enthralling btw as we spent a good portion of the holiday just relaxing).

Palma de Mallorca hotel

Palma de Mallorca hotel

We also had the most AMAZING burgers on Monday night for dinner at a restaurant called Arxi and omfg I seriously think I died and went to heaven; they were SO good!

Palma de Mallorca

Tuesday

We spent the day at Aqualand on Tuesday, a waterpark that was located just 10 minutes away from our hotel. It was so much fun and we had a whole day enjoying the sun and frolicking in the water. Obviously, I couldn’t really take any pictures while we were there but make sure you check out the website to see all the awesome rides! It was only €36 for the ticket with a fast pass, which I probably wouldn’t recommend in hindsight as it wasn’t entirely worth it; the waterpark was awesome though!

Palma de Mallorca

Wednesday

Wednesday was spent doing absolutely sweet F.A and it was lush. Well, it was actually spent preparing for a big night in Magaluf. We had such an incredible night dancing and drinking in Maga and we met a lovely couple from Edinburgh who we spent ages chatting to!

Palma de Mallorca

Thursday

Thursday was an absolute write-off after the antics of Wednesday night and I literally couldn’t get out of bed for the entire day. We ordered pizza, kebab and garlic bread and watched hours of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Don’t Tell The Bride in bed. Despite being in a beautiful, sunny place and spending pretty much the entire day in bed, it was absolutely wonderful to have such a lazy day.

Palma de Mallorca

Friday

I think Friday was probably the best day of the holiday as we did so much and it was so much fun! We hired push bikes for only €7 for the day (we couldn’t believe how cheap it was!) and biked into Palma to spend the day soaking up a little bit of culture and a lot of sun.

Palma de Mallorca

The bike ride was absolutely beautiful; it was along the coast the whole way and with the sea right next to us and the sun beating down, it truly was incredibly stunning and romantic.

While in Palma we visited the Palma Cathedral which was insanely beautiful and we enjoyed walking around the cute little boutique shops. Everything was so pretty and the fact that it was by the sea just made everything even more wonderful. We enjoyed the most delicious ice creams – I had a chocolate orange one which was TO DIE FOR – and Matt just had strawberry and vanilla which was also yummy.

Palma Cathedral

Palma Cathedral

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

We spent a good few hours in Palma and then we biked back to Can Pastilla for dinner and to get ready for the evening.

We ate at a small restaurant on the seafront and then headed back to our hotel room to get all dolled up for another night in Maga. However, instead of having a crazy night out, we headed to Pirates Reloaded to watch the most amazing show I’ve ever seen! The tickets were around €30 each and included unlimited Sangria and beer; it was immense. You should definitely go and check out some of the clips of the show because I literally can’t put into words just how unbelievable it was!

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

Saturday

As it was our last full day we decided to make the most of the summer sun and spent a good portion of the day relaxing by the pool, reading and eating yummy snacks. We decided to have a lovely last meal as it was our last night in Mallorca so we headed to a restaurant called Marisqueria Internacional where we ate delicious calamari, steak, cheesecake and ice cream. We had a little walk along the beach after and then headed back to the room for the evening; it was a lovely way to spend our last night in Mallorca.

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

Unfortunately, Matt got really ill on the Saturday night (which I then got on the Monday when we came home *all the eye roll emojis*) so Sunday morning was pretty much a write-off until we flew home.

Despite getting ill on the last night, we literally had the most amazing holiday and it was the perfect break we needed to recoup and rejuvenate.

Palma de Mallorca

Have you ever been to Palma de Mallorca? Where did you spend your summer holiday? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

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49 Comments

  1. 10th September 2017 / 6:52 pm

    OMG Me and my boyfriend pretty much went to a lot of the same places and had the same food when we were there last week! That Ice cream parlour was to die for and the Soul restaurant we loved xx

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      11th September 2017 / 8:33 am

      Ah that’s so cool haha! I hope you had an amazing time xx

  2. 10th September 2017 / 9:21 pm

    It sounds like such a lovely holiday. So glad you found time to relax – a lot of people don’t give themselves time to actually relax on holiday and instead pack too much in x

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      11th September 2017 / 8:32 am

      Thanks lovely, it was such a lovely time xx

  3. Matt
    10th September 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Great post babe! X

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      11th September 2017 / 7:28 am

      Thanks baby ❤️

  4. 11th September 2017 / 7:41 am

    It looks like you had an amazing time exploring the local area. I haven’t been here since I was very young so would love to visit again now.

    All the food you had looked delicious and your photography is amazing.

    Steph xx
    http://www.stephsworld.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      11th September 2017 / 8:31 am

      Thank you so much Steph! We had such a lovely time 💕

  5. 11th September 2017 / 10:02 am

    This post has totally got me in the mood for my holiday tomorrow. I’ve always wanted to visit Palma. It looks so beautiful and I have to say I wouldn’t mind a cheeky night in Maga.

    Em
    Emmajaderamselll.wordpress.com xxx

  6. 11th September 2017 / 4:03 pm

    The landscape and food in Mallorca looks amazing ❤️ I’m super jealous of your travels 😍

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      11th September 2017 / 10:17 pm

      It was so beautiful 😍

  7. michelle
    12th September 2017 / 11:49 am

    Wow, it looks like you had an amazing time! Not only is the secenery lovely but the food look delicious too!

    Michelle x
    http://www.wanderingcuriosities.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      12th September 2017 / 6:57 pm

      It really was so incredible! X

  8. 12th September 2017 / 4:25 pm

    So jealous! Looked amazing xx

  9. 12th September 2017 / 6:32 pm

    It looks like you had a wonderful time there – I haven’t been anywhere this summer holiday…or for the past few actually haha. It’s nice that you’ve recorded what you’ve done each day here, a holiday to remember I’m sure 🙂

    http://www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      12th September 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you so much! It was lovely x

  10. Lauren
    12th September 2017 / 8:45 pm

    It sounds and looks like you had the most amazing holiday! All of your pictures look gorgeous, and all of your food shots are making me extremely hungry ha. I’ve never been to Mallorca before but I would love to go. I went to Croatia this year for my holiday and it was amazing, definitely recommend it to anybody.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      12th September 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you lovely! Ooh Matt’s been to Croatia and said it was amazing too, I really want to go there! X

  11. 12th September 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Looks like a great holiday!! I went to Palma quite a bit when I was younger. My friend it married there last month too!! Xxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      13th September 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Aw that’s so lovely, it really is a beautiful place xx

  12. Harriet Day
    13th September 2017 / 8:51 am

    Looks like paradise! You also look lovely!

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      13th September 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you so, so much!

  13. 13th September 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Lovely photos! Sorry to here you both didn’t feel so great at the end, but nether the less it looks like you had an amazing time! I love your outfit shots

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      13th September 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you so much Tasha! Xx

  14. abbeylouisarose
    13th September 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a fantastic mix of things to do on your holiday, from nights out to relaxing days and exploring as well! Your bright and beautiful photos are just stunning, I’d love to lounge on that beach right now!! I went to an Aqualand park in Gran Canaria one year with my family and absolutely loved it, I’d love to go to a similar one and Mallorca sounds like the perfect venue! So glad that you and the BF had such a lovely time away!

    Abbey 😇 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      13th September 2017 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! We had such a fab time and it was so beautiful! X

  15. Terri Heckley
    14th September 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Everything looks so amazing.. especially the cathedral! Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well towards the end x

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      14th September 2017 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks lovely, it’s beautiful! X

  16. Olivia Mulhearn
    14th September 2017 / 9:21 pm

    looks like you had an amazing time! Palma is one of my favourite places to visit!

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      14th September 2017 / 9:38 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it! X

  17. 16th September 2017 / 11:09 am

    Majorca has always been one of my favourite holiday destinations! It’s absolutely gorgeous. It looks like you had a wonderful time! Xx

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      17th September 2017 / 10:00 pm

      We had the best time, and it really is such a great place xx

  18. 16th September 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Omg wow sounds like you definitely had an amazing time, you look gorg and the food looks incredible, definitely want to visit sometime xx

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      17th September 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you so much Caitlin! Xx

  19. 19th September 2017 / 4:04 pm

    I love Mallorca I’ve been quite a few times, your hotel looks lovely!

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      19th September 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you Helena x

  20. 19th September 2017 / 11:11 pm

    Omg, this sounds like so much fun! I’d love to visit Mallorca

  21. 20th September 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Ohhh my love, you look absolutely beautiful! It sounds like you had the most amazing time, I’m so glad you and Matt got such a gorgeous, relaxing week to yourselves. Lovely photos, those burgers look amazing!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      21st September 2017 / 9:50 am

      Ah Hels thank you so much! It was such a gorgeous time xxx

  22. Kayleigh Zara
    22nd September 2017 / 2:22 am

    All the food looks so delicious especially the pizzas at the top! I love the look of the cocktails too it looks like you had an amazing week away x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  23. Kayleigh Zara
    22nd September 2017 / 2:22 am

    All the food looks so delicious especially the pizzas at the top! I love the look of the cocktails too it looks like you had an amazing week away x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      27th September 2017 / 7:27 am

      It really was such a lovely time xx

  24. 24th September 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Wow your photos look amazing, glad you had such an amazing week. I am desperate for a holiday abroad! Great post x

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      27th September 2017 / 7:24 am

      Thank you so much! X

  25. 12th September 2018 / 7:48 am

    I love Majorca and fell in love with Palma right up until I was pickpocketed by a woman in the street who took all of my money 😔 My advice is read all the information in the hotel packs. When I got back to the hotel I read it and it clearly warned of pickpockets in Palma 🤦

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      17th September 2018 / 6:42 pm

      Oh no! That’s absolutely awful! X

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