The one Balleric Island I had never visited was Mallorca. So when the opportunity arose to spend four days in Palma after completing a week-long CRUISE, it had to be done.
And I have to say I was not disappointed at all.
Admittedly I assumed it would be like many other holiday resort. Filled with little taverna’s serving steak Diane (Oh that was the 90’s) and Karaoke Bars. Oh, how wrong I was.
Now first of all our choice of the hotel helped. Gran Melia Victoria
Although we did pay for a room upgrade when we arrived, which I believe cost around 40 euro’s a night. This was well worth it as the view from our room was stunning.
A top tip for when you dock in Palma just get a cab to your hotel and pack your swimsuit into a separate bag.
Albeit you may not be able to get into your room until after 2 pm you can still make full use of the chilled pool area, or take a stroll into town. Which by the way is around a half an hour walk from this hotel, so maybe flat shoes would be appropriate.
We only stayed Bed and Breakfast at The Melia as we wanted to explore the city and enjoy a spot of people watching during the warm summer evenings. Another top tip for Palma, make a restaurant reservation if at all possible. We were very fortunate on our first evening that we got a table at the SANDRASSANA.
This is not only a beautiful restaurant but there is also a gallery upstairs, showcasing dresses that have been moulded into metal, along with other works of art and stunning flooring.
Shoes:- Net a Porter
Make sure you take a good long walk around this city as you will not be disappointed. I have to say that of all of the places I visited during the cruise which included Rome, Pisa, Corsica, Monaco and Barcelona.
Palma has to be my favourite
So much so that one day my husband Paul and I walked a total of 11k exploring the city, and I know that there was so much we did not see.
Of course, you can also explore the Cathedral and the Marina with its beautiful boats. Or just take a walk around the smaller back streets and wander into a chilled out coffee shop. If you walk to the back end of the town you will come across not one but two Zara’s, and a whole host of high-end retail shops.
This city really does have everything going for it, from its cool bars and laid back nightlife, beautiful parks, and quaint market stalls.
I must admit that I found it far easier to know what to wear in Palma than I did on the Cruise.
Although the whole packing experience was a little daunting, to say the least. If you would like me to put together a blog post about how I choose my outfits and pack for holiday, or a weekend away for that matter then please comment below. But in the meantime here are a few of the outfits I wore in Palma. If you would like to check out some of the others they can be seen on my Instagram.
Outfits I wore
Shoes:- Net a Porter
Bag:- Cute Little Shop in Palma
Top:- Missguided (Last Year)
Sunglasses:- Quay Australia
Dress:- Pretty Little Thing (Last Year) (Similar Here)
Shoes:- New Look