Hey everyone! We had our first family holiday in 5, yes FIVE, years to Alcudia, Majorca and we all had a fab time! I thought I’d write a post about it to let you know what we all got up to, what there is to do around the area, and most importantly, what the food’s like! I’ve also chucked in a few of my favourite pictures for you all to have a nose at!
Where we stayed
We stayed at a lovely family-run place called Apartaments Ses Dalies, which is where we’ve stayed twice before so we knew what we were coming to. There are only 20 apartments, 10 up and 10 down and since we last stayed in 2009 it’s had a huge refurb which is fantastic! The apartments are made up of 1 twin/double room and two sofa beds in the living room, kitchenette with kettle, toaster, 2 hob rings, microwave and sink and all cutlery/crockery supplies. The bathroom has a walk in shower which has both a rain shower head and a detachable shower hose too.
As there are 5 of us, the owners let us have an extra bed in the room for €20 per night which works out a LOT cheaper than some of the hotel prices we were getting… most of them wanted us to get two rooms instead of one just because there’s one more of us than the ‘normal’ family of 4! Trust me holidays are not cheap when there’s 5 or more of you!
At Ses Dalies, there are two pools… a little kiddies one which is 0.6m deep and a main pool which I’m not sure of the depth but Sam and Aimie could both stand up so not too deep at all. The pools are never too packed and there are plenty of sun beds around too so no towel reserving needed!
As we are returning customers, we received a small discount which was a nice bonus… I think that equalled our to the extra bed we had to pay for so swings and roundabouts there!
I’ll link their website here if you want to have a look at the place!
Before we got to Alcudia, we’d already decided that we wouldn’t be going out exploring or having days out mainly due to my leg but also because we’ve all had such a stressful year so far that we just wanted to chill.
So all of our days were spent by the pool and we went out for dinner in the evenings, usually followed by a little walk along the beach which is beautiful at night as much as it is during the day. My kids literally HATE the beach due to the sand so we didn’t bother taking them down there in the daytime lol.
As for things to do, there’s an Aquapark which is about a 20 minute walk up the main stretch from our apartments. Again, we didn’t go this year but from when we’ve been before you have to get there at a fairly decent time to get a table and the food is a bit pricey for what you get. There’s also a circus (not for everyone I know), we’ve never been but it’s been going for years so must be alright. There are also horse & cart rides (the horses seem to be well cared for at their little station across the road from our apartments), and can also be expensive. I also saw signs for a sea life type thing but don’t really know much about it.
Port d’Alcudia is around the other end of the bay from where we are and looks really nice, especially at night when it’s lit up all pretty!
Although there are quite a few restaurants in Alcudia, most of them sell the same ‘holiday food’ as I call it. Steaks, pizzas, pastas, kebabs and salad. Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but I wanted to try some (slightly) different stuff and that proved a bit difficult.
A couple of the restaurants gave us proper shit customer service, one of them being S’anforma where the waitress suddenly didn’t speak English when I said Sam’s steak was fatty and her pepper sauce was foul, so bad she heaved!
However, we did have two firm faves restaurant wise… Ola’s and Roma. Friendly staff who muck about with the kids, and always have smiles on their faces. The food, in our opinions, is the best you’ll find and this lot couldn’t get enough of the steak meals. Ant and Sam always had the sirloin with pepper sauce at Ola’s, I had mine with mushroom sauce which was also sooooo good.
At Roma’s there’s a huge choice of pizzas, I tried the pepperoni one, but after a massive cheesy nachos starter, it defeated me and I looked and felt pregnant afterwards lol! Even more so than on a good day lmao!
Now, I’ve added some of my fave pics and vids from the holiday, and I apologise in advance for the state of me lol! So, if you don’t want to see a shitload of my holiday pics, thanks for reading this far… if you don’t mind, enjoy!!https://steffsjourney.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/img_0188.mov https://steffsjourney.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/img_0189.mov
I hope you enjoyed reading about our trip to Alcudia, it’s been nice to write a little recap about a holiday like this!
I’m also on the lookout for a villa for our hols next year, so if anyone knows any good and reliable sites to check, please let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,