After my first visit to Palma in 2014 for a city break, I absolutely fell in love with the city. The food, the weather, the language, the architecture, the winding side streets…there are many, many reasons I have been keen to get back there ever since.
Booking a last minute break away recently, I loved the idea of being able to visit Palma again, but also spend a few days lounging by a pool. Not wanting to spend ages sitting in a coach for a transfer around the island of Mallorca, I settled for a hotel in Playa de Palma, just 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from Palma city centre. I had grand hopes of doing some exploring of the island with a car, but to be honest, I was so in need of a chilled out break away that the most exploring I managed was just of the resort and Palma city centre.
Having previously visited Palma, I had already picked up postcards of Palma Cathedral and the work of Gaudi inside. This time, my trip was more focused on the sun, sea and sand of the nearby resort of Playa de Palma. While I’m not usually a fan of sand, or the sea, I found myself enjoying regular walks along the waters edge and spending actual time at the beach. Definitely a surprise to me, as someone who usually avoids being on the beach!
Although the immediate area I stayed in was quite quiet and not what I’d usually look for in a holiday resort, when exploring further along the beach – further into the El Arenal area – I found a few hotels I’ll definitely be booking for my next visit to this area. Not only is it easy and convenient to get to from London, there are plenty of restaurants to sample and a gorgeous beach to look out over. So of course, the postcards I picked up from this trip had to bring in a bit of everything I found so relaxing about this place.
While I’d usually only get one postcard from a beach holiday where I haven’t really explored somewhere new, I actually bought two here so I could send one home to family. I mean, that’s what we’re supposed to do with postcards, right?