Good morning, Mallorca! Someone was in a happy mood today!
If you have read my previous blog post, you will know, that this is part II of our wonderful family trip to Mallorca, Pollensa. We were invited by Agni Beach Villas and we loved every moment of our stay in a villa with a private pool
This is our pool – and I guess the view speaks for itself!
As we lived so close to Pollensa, we went there a couple of times… This is the town square, Placa Major, where the local market is held every Sunday. There are a few cafes and restaurants as well with lively terraces on the square
Pollensa is a very attractive, rural town. The place does a really good job of mixing the traditional, cosmopolitan and historic – as you will see from the art galleries and Spanish restaurants that mingle with Roman and Medieval ruins
The local parish church dedicated to the Mare Deu des Angels is located here…
365 Calvari Steps…
Come on, daddy – you can take me up all these steps, right?
These old steps lead from the Placa Major to the top of the town where you can enjoy lovely views. The walk up is not too hard and goes through a pretty part of Pollensa. You are rewarded not only with views but also a beautiful church to visit at the top. We tried to go around, as it is not easy bringing a stroller. Frenchie might be strong – but that was too much of a challenge. We decided not go all the way – but took a pitstop here instead…
Can you find me? The Roman Bridge is widely considered one of the few remaining examples of Roman presence in Mallorca…
Some people believe it was part of an aqueduct to the former town of Pollentia (now Alcùdia) built by the Romans, who were present in Mallorca between 123 BC and 425 AD. But the fact that the present-day town of Pollensa wasn’t recorded in its current location until the thirteenth century leads other historians to date the construction of this bridge to medieval times… Hmmm?
Roman or not, this bridge has been crucial for Pollensa inhabitants, because until the nineteenth century it was the only safe way to cross the Torrente de Sant Jordi during high water
There are many adorable shops and cafes in Pollensa… I couldn’t help buying clothing and toys for Clara even though she has more than enough!
Time for dinner! Clara and Daddy were as always having a serious conversation about, what to order
Frenchie had a bit of different Spanish delicacies
– and Clara and I shared a pizza. Yummm!
We really loved eating in Pollensa in the evening. Tip: Bring mosquito repellent. The mosquitoes love Pollensa too!
How can you not feel like to luckiest person in the world waking up to a smile like this?
Time for a bit of shopping! Welcome to Mallorca Fashion Outlet!
Designed in the style of a Californian outdoor mall, the outlet offers numerous stores, restaurants and cafés, a cinema complex, an indoor karting track, and several play attractions for children. (Clara was busy reading the map, so she could tell us how to get to the playground)
One of my favourite stores… Polo Ralph Lauren
– where I bought a pair of super cute golden sneakers for Clara!
Clara and mummy enjoying one of many ice creams, we had on our trip… Bye, bye, diet!
Claras first carousel ride… She was a bit suspicious at first – but then she loved it (just as much as her mother!
It took us about 35 mins to drive from our villa to Mallorca Fashion Outlet. I was pleasantly surprised to see how beautiful the place is, as I was fearing it might be a bit too “touristy” – but not at all. These are some of the brands you will find: Desigual, Diesel, El Ganso, Calvin Klein, Guess, Vans, Lacoste, Levi’s, Adolfo Dominguez, Amichi, Nike, Mustang, Hilfiger, Pieles de Mallorca, Reebok, Gaastra, Polo Ralph Lauren, .. and many more
Even though Clara and I really loved our private pool, you can’t go to Mallorca without visiting one of the stunning beaches…
I can highly recommend driving to the little town of Cala Sant Vincenc. It is is a beautiful spot with azure water, four separate coves full of character, a town full of everything you might need and restaurants offering great seafood selections
The first of the four beaches and the largest is Cala Barques, which has soft white sand, lifeguard service and sun loungers… Little Clara really enjoyed her day at the beach!
Photo by Agni Beach Villas
We had 6 fantastic days at Can Llobera. I can highly recommend this place for families, who value a bit of privacy, but also likes to go out and about. The only thing you have to be aware of, is keeping your children within safe distance from the swimming pool
As we had an early morning flight, we decided to spend the last night in Palma
It was the perfect way to end the perfect vacation!
I love Mallorca and love this way of travelling – a bit of privacy and a bit of sightseeing and exploring on your own. If I had the chance to do it all over again, I most certainly would!
We were invited as guest by Agni Beach Villas. All opinions are as always my own