Summer is coming, and that means one thing – holidays! Who doesn’t dream of endless sunny days, frolicking on the beach, dripping ice creams, paddling in the sea, and practically living in flip flops?
Summer holidays are what memories are made of, and one family favourite is the sunshine island of Majorca. With a number of fantastic resorts to choose from, Majorca is hugely popular in peak season, especially the north coast resort of Alcudia.
Due to its popularity, there are many flights heading to the Balearics, with fantastic prices on offer. These days, it’s all about saving money wherever possible, so I’d recommend doing some serious research into airport extras; fantastic services which enhance your travel experience, whilst often saving you hard-earned pennies too. I rarely travel without airport parking these days, having found the convenience far too hard to leave behind, and the price doesn’t hurt either! There are facilities available from most major UK airports, including Manchester Airport parking from Holiday Extras, for flights from the north.
Saving money before you land, means more Euros to spend whilst you’re there, which is never a bad thing! Alcudia offers plenty for everyone, be it golfing for enthusiasts, water-sports for those that love a day’s splashing, history, shopping, or just good old beach time.
I’d recommend getting out and about, to really explore your surroundings. Buses aren’t the greatest, but Alcudia is small enough to explore on foot, however if you want to go further afield, I’d suggest heading to Palma – the cathedral is really impressive, and there are many shopping opportunities too.
Back in Alcudia, the Old Town is a must visit, with its quaint winding streets and beautiful Baroque church. If you’re like me, you’ll love shopping, and this is the perfect opportunity to use those saved Euros from pre-booking great value airport extras, such as Holiday Extras offers on Gatwick parking or Heathrow parking. The main shopping action in terms of high street stores is over in Palma, however I’d highly recommend heading to the market in the Old Town for a spot of souvenir shopping. The market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and is a great place to grab a bargain or two.
Of course, summer holidays are about the beach, and Alcudia has plenty of sand space to choose from! The beaches are safe for children and there are plenty of water-sports on offer. I’d really recommend heading out and sampling some water-sports fun, as it’s a fantastic way to cool down in the intense heat. There are also sun-beds and cafes to make beach time a relaxing experience.
When the sun goes down, and those long summer days come to an end, the moon brings about the evening’s entertainment. Nobody will go hungry in Alcudia, as there’s plenty of restaurants offering international menus. If you’re into traditional cuisine, which I’d suggest you try, then head to the Old Town or the back streets, where you’ll find more Majorican-style restaurants. The seafood around this part of town is particularly good.
For good old summer holiday fun, Alcudia is a fantastic choice, and with many great-value deals on offer this summer, why not head to Majorca for your annual two weeks in the sun?