Port de Pollensa, a small resort in Northern Majorca, has been our go-to destination for our past three family holidays. The easy flight is a touch under 2.5 hours (perfect if you’ve got kids), the sun always shines and the sandy beach and marina are picture perfect.
I thought it would be helpful to share some of our personal recommendations based on our experiences in Port de Pollensa, just in case you’re planning next year’s holiday and looking for some inspiration.
Make sure your holiday gets off to a smooth, stress-free start as soon as you touch down. Taxi Tour Mallorca has never disappointed us. You can easily make a booking online and choose to pay the driver. Our driver was so lovely, very safe on the roads and took the time to check we were comfortable during the 45 minute journey.
Hoposa Villaconcha. It’s a family-friendly aparthotel a five-minute walk from the beach and 10-15 minutes further to the main restaurants and square. Accommodation is either a studio or an apartment where you have a separate bedroom and kitchenette/lounge area.
There are two pools, a small splash park with slides as well as a semi-Olympic pool for the more serious swimmers. Don’t miss the fun inflatable obstacle course here which opens for an hour twice daily. There’s a daily programme of entertainment for the kids and even an indoor mini club with supervised soft play and arts and crafts on offer.
We always stay bed and breakfast as the breakfast buffet is superb – so much choice, always lovely and fresh, omelettes cooked to order with a choice of fillings and all topped off by super attentive staff who clear away used plates at lightning speed.
Top tip: Book direct with the hotel – you can choose to pay when you leave, cancel up to a couple of days before you travel and they offer a 10% early bird discount if you book before the end of the year.
Restaurants to suit all tastes are plentiful. Plaza Uno was our favourite this year, serving up a range of Mediterranean dishes right on the main square with friendly service. Order the pasta, chicken skewers or Thai chicken curry and you will not be disappointed.
Head to Mamboreta along the front for traditional paella and it will be served to you from a small side table which felt rather special. I loved that you could order a paella here just for one – usually you have to share.
If you’re craving traditional Spanish tapas then seek out La Cabana, a small, unassuming restaurant along the main strip which you could very easily miss.
The courtyard out the back is super pretty and adorned in pink flowers but you must reserve ahead of time – don’t expect to just turn up and get a table!
Not a fan of set menus? We aren’t usually but this one is the exception – a fantastic selection of dishes and works out as great value.
There are so many ice cream parlours/stands here it can be hard to know which one to go for. We’ve done the hard work for you – La Boutique Del Gelato along the front is one of the best value at a mere €1.40 for a single scoop. De nada.
Bored of lazing by the pool and fancy feeling some golden sand between your toes instead? Time to head to the beach where you’ll shell out €15 for a deliciously shady parasol and two sun loungers – well worth paying for though otherwise you’ll be burnt to a crisp. Just pitch up and they’ll come and collect the money from you. Keep an eye on your belongings though as the beach is busy and possessions can be easily swiped.
We found the sea warm and clear (a shoal of fish even swam past me) and there are plenty of pedalos (with slides!) and banana boats for hire if that’s your thing.
If you’re after even more action, consider kayaking or hiring a boat and visiting local caves.
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Editor’s note: All prices correct at time of publication.