After hearing many good things about Puerto Pollensa on the island of Mallorca from friends and acquaintances, Phill and I booked to stay there for a two week holiday in September. I’d heard it was a beautiful spot and very family friendly. It sounded pretty perfect. When I did some further research, I found that it was considered one of Mallorca’s most beautiful resort areas on the northern coast, with a beachside Pine Walk and tons of restaurants. It sounded right up our street.
At just over one year old, we weren’t looking for kids clubs and entertainment for Rose. Instead we wanted somewhere pretty quiet and chilled out where there was a baby pool and play park. We opted to stay at a small apartment complex directly opposite the beach. The rooms had recently been refurbished and it had a small baby pool and little play area.
Now that we are back from our holiday, I am happy to report Puerto Pollensa didn’t disappoint. It was bliss being in the sun and spending time just the three of us without the usual day-to-day distractions. We enjoyed walking the Pine Walk during the day, trying a different restaurant for dinner every night, and very occasionally relaxing by the pool whilst Rose slept! I will say I found the local supermarket expensive for essential like milk and cereal. Eating out was fairly reasonable and the vast majority of restaurants served really good food. There were also some gems of shops, including a couple of beautiful childrens boutiques.
Find out my favourite things about picturesque Puerto Pollensa below. If you have any other questions about the holiday, just ask!
Puerto Pollensa was traditionally a fishing village and has an impressive marina which Phill and I enjoyed walking by every day…and night. We walked miles and miles on holiday…allowing us to pig out on food!
By The Beach
Puerto Pollensa has a long beach which is extremely well kept and overlooks the Tramuntana mountains. We took Rose into the sea a few times and she loved it. Luckily, our apartment was right by the beach.
Family Friendly Apartments
We booked to stay at the Hobby Club Apartments with Jet2Holidays after finding out it had recently underwent a refurb. It was in a beautiful location, just opposite the beach and a few minutes walk away from the main marina.W e really liked this complex but with regards our room, I would have liked a bigger balcony and I was disappointed to find the kitchenette had not been updated like the rest of the apartment had been. However, we found the staff to be very pleasant and the entire complex was quiet and well kept. Rose enjoyed spending time in the baby pool and there was a little outside play area with slide and a train set in the foyer to keep her entertained whilst we had a coffee!
Puerto Pollensa’s market day falls on a Wednesday, and runs from 9am to 1pm. I was pleasantly surprised by the market – it was big and not just all sourvenir type stuff. There were lots of food stalls selling meats, cheeses and fresh fruit and veg.
Countless places to eat & drink
I had big hopes for the food scene in Puerto Pollensa. In terms of volume, we were spoilt for choice and almost every night we’d spend about 20 minutes deliberating over where to eat – tapas? seafood? texmex? The main promenade is lined with cafesa and restaurants but it tends to be the little side streets where you discover the best food. We frequently used Tripadvisor to help guide us. Most of the time, the food was good but not great. We had two stand-out dinners – paella at Los Zarzales and the grill and gin bar Tierra de Fuegos. In both cases, not only was the food incredibly tasty, but the service was great too. Fortunately, most places in Puerto Pollensa serve great coffee and you won’t be short of places to go for ice-cream or a holiday cocktail!
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