I mentioned a few times that the husband and I spend a week at the Spanish island of Mallorca to catch the last sunshine and summer vibes before we are heading into fall and winter. We usually tend to travel to the northern countries and regions (Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen, Vancouver, Baltic Sea, etc.) but for some reason we both felt like some island summer vacation in Mallorca this time around.
For Germans Mallorca is like the 17th state of the country. Lots of people own homes there, many travel there at least once a year and it does have a bit of an image that party people are going there. I had never been to the island. However, I knew once you are a bit of the beaten path you can avoid the crowds and parties.
When we looked into places to stay we decided to spoil ourself after so many years not getting out of country. And we found a wonderful adults only hotel in Canyamel and decided to go all in end getting a room with a private whirlpool. Unfortunately we didn’t really check flight prices before booking the hotel and where a bit surprised that flights came in at around 700€. Per person! When did that happen? The reason people went there was because flights could have been snatched for 49€ or so. I guess that was all pre-pandemic. Well, since we already booked the hotel there wasn’t really a way to not go.
Arriving in Mallorca
We arrives at the airport and I had pre-ordered a taxi to take us to the hotel about an hour away. I had been thinking about getting a rental but decided it may not be the best money spend. We were both very tired and exhausted and just wanted to relaxe. Also we had this amazing hotel so I wasn’t sure if we really wanted to make so many excursions. It was a good decision because we ended up doing not much.
When we arrived in Mallorca it was sunny but on our way to the hotel we gotten into a real storm. At times the streets were completely underwater and when we arrived at the hotel there were floods in the hotel and the entire restaurant was under water. When we got into our room the rain came in through closed windows. It was crazy. Real summer vacation in Mallorca vibes. Not.
But we had the most amazing view from our room and I tell you, watching a storm from the coziness of your bed over the sea is a whole relaxing and adventurous thing on its own.
Days spent in Canyamel
Our days were really slow and relaxed. We started the day with long breakfast. I usually went downstairs about 30 minutes ahead of the husband, ordered a coffee and read my book in solitude. When he joined me we had breakfast. We usually extended the restaurant hours by an hour. Luckily they were very relaxed and lets us stay so long. The food for breakfast was so amazing. Like everything was great. I usually had salmon and avocado every day with different versions of eggs and I tested all the pastry options.
After breakfast – so around noon – we either took a stroll around the tiny town. There wasn’t really anything to do here besides go to a little grocery store and get some water and snacks. Stroll along the 1,3 km stretch of a beach. The whole town could be crossed in no less than 15 minutes.
Often times we went up to our private terrace and just chilled on the sun bed or in the whirlpool and read, slept, talked or tried our hand in crosswords.
At night we would usually go out for dinner. We had really great food. It was a bit hard to come by local food as all restaurants were more or less Italian restaurants but we managed to still have a great selection of foods.
A day in the Caves
There were only two days we really did something else beside staying in the hotel and enjoying the fancy room.
One day we hiked up to the Coves d’Arte. The way there was a nice stretch which gave great views of the bay we were staying and but also along some pine trees and rocky cliffs. It was really nice. Also it was very hot. The cave itself was a huge limestone cave. I have seen a couple of those in the alps but this one was huge. I could have spend the whole day in there. The tour only lasted an hour though. It was very informative and money well spend. They had build a lightship in one section of the cave with music which was a nice experience. But the most amazing part for me was probably when they turned of the lights right before it started. It was so pitch black. We don’t get to experience this kind of. darkness anymore.
Alright, here are some photos even though they don’t do the cave any justice.
If you ever make it to Mallorca go visit the Coves d’Artà.
After a view days more or less spending at the pool and reading a few books I felt like another hike. I was getting restless. I managed to convince the husband for a short stroll. We ended up hiking half the mountain. There was a street on the onsite hill which we saw from the hotel and there was like a really fancy house. We happened to end up on this street that only was having one mansion after another. It was a bit surreal. Like every other house had a cleaning crew or a landscaper or pool person working on the property. We just strolled along and peeked over fences and through hedges. It was a bit fun and lots of daydreaming. There were a few plots for sale. well, maybe one day.
Overall it was a very realxing summer vacation. We had some wonderful temperatures, we went home really tan and relaxed.
However it was a bit pricy so won’t repeat any time soon. But I mean look at these sunrises?
Have you ever been to the island of Mallorca? Did you ever hear of it? Did you ever spend too much on a vacation but it was still really nice? And where ave you seen the most amazing sunrises?