If you follow me on instagram, you’ll have seen that a few weeks ago I lived in a bikini for a week in the resort of Cala D’or, Majorca. We booked the trip through Thomson, a package holiday at the hotel Rocamarina, which was half board. I find this a really good option when you’re not too familiar on the area, so you can eat in the hotel morning and evening but have a wander out at lunch time to find some lovely Spanish restaurants. Or, stock up in the supermarket on cheetos and fruit.
Our hotel itself wasn’t in the centre of Cala d’Or but it was the other side of the Marina, overlooking Calo des Pou beach. The location was ideal, quiet yet 10 minutes from the Marina, Cala d’Or centre (20mins) and with two lovely beaches nearby. Just up the road from the hotel were lots of British bars and restaurants and convenient supermarkets too, also a cute little market on Thursday nights. In the other direction, past the amazing Villas, was the Fort which had a beautiful view over Cala D’or and the Marina. The closest beach to us was Calo d’es Pou beach, which was lovely first thing on a morning but got busy around midday. It sadly, wasn’t the cleanest beach too which was a real shame, but great for rock diving! We did find a beautiful beach Calla de Egos, which i’ll show you more of in a separate post!
The hotel was lovely, family run and quiet. The staff were incredible, couldn’t do enough for you. Being adults only it was quiet but the Thomson Gold staff were still there with their daytime activities and surprisingly good evening entertainment. We even saw a comedian from Britain’s Got Talent. The only downside was the reservation of sunbeds and the rush in the morning when the pool area opened. But we avoided this, spending our mornings at the beach. The food was also excellent, very much catered for the English guests though. Which was a bit of a shame for me who loves eating local cuisine, but great if you love a Sunday dinner with apple pie and custard! I still found some paella and made the most of the fresh fish all cooked in front of you.
Each room had a huge balcony, English TV channels and a mini fridge (perfect for fruit and sangria). I was extremely impressed by the hotel and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet holiday with exceedingly good food. The drinks were also great (especially the mojito) and reasonably priced.
In terms of what to do around here beside laying on the beautiful beaches or exploring in the Marina, there’s plenty. There are a number of boat tours, in particular the Starfish which charters throughout the day from different locations taking you to beautiful beaches and fishing villages nearby. Or you could take a trip up to Palma, the countries capital, which is just over an hour away. My favourite things about this area were definitely the lovely Marina (the view from the Yacht club is beautiful), the Calla de Egos and the local supermarket with every variety of cheetos you’ll ever need!