Beaches, who doesn’t love them? Just kicking back on the sand, with the sound of the waves lapping the shore, and laughing all around, it’s enough to send me running to the nearest airport.
For a quick jump to the sunshine and a fun time on the beach, Majorca is the place to go. Alcudia is a fantastic destination for families, with plenty to keep everyone occupied, even a bit of history thrown in for good measure, with Roman and Moorish nods.
Low cost airlines fly to Majorca year around, with lots of great deals to be had. Cut the cost of flying even more by pre-booking great value airport extras, such as airport parking, and save precious Euros, as well as keeping those stress levels down. I rarely travel without this service nowadays, with no need for expensive airport taxis. If you’re flying from the capital, check out Leeds Bradford Airport parking for great deals, or Manchester airport parking- both offering a world of convenience.
Once in resort, you can get around easily on foot, and I find that the best way to see things, as you’ll often stumble upon something you weren’t expecting, such as Alcudia’s pretty old town. I’d also recommend hiring a car if you can, with the freedom to explore even further, such as a day in historic Palma, or head out into the nearby countryside to get a taste of real Majorca.
The beach is of course where it’s at for summer family fun, and you’ll find lots of cafes and restaurants lining the beach, perfect for a refreshment in the summer heat. Lay back and soak up the rays on your sunbed, or head out into the ocean for some high-energy water-sports. If you get the chance, give jet skiing a go, it’s such a rush and a real laugh too. There’s a wide range of beach activities to choose from, as well as frolicking in the waves, so the kids, and the big kids, will never get bored.
When sea and sand gets a little tiresome, if it ever does, then I’d recommend heading into town to the markets, and haggling for some souvenirs to take home. The old town hosts the market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and this is a great opportunity to spend those saved Euros from pre-booking airport extras. Guilt-free shopping is my idea of fun, so be sure to check out services from your airport, such as parking at bristol airport.
When evening falls, the entertainment is varied and bright, but certainly not raucous –perfect for families. Food-wise, you’ll find everything from Chinese and Indian to British, with, of course, some Majorcan cuisine too, so nobody goes hungry!
In short, Alcudia is the perfect spot for a good old-fashioned family summer break, with great value deals making it affordable for even those on a tight budget. Last-minute summer breaks are popping up everywhere, maybe it’s time to book and grab that last bit of sunshine?