Following tradition, we made another trip to Mallorca for the 4th of July. The last time we went was in in 2008 when I was pregnant with Cooper. This time, it was a really last minute trip that we decided on basically the night before we left, based on flights out of Nuremberg the next day. Nothing like living spontaneously! Frank and I found a great deal with Air Berlin so we booked it. The hardest part was finding a good place to stay (I stayed up till 1am booking an apartment and a rental car).
Luckily, it turned out it was worth the trouble because the place I found ended up being totally amazing and I won't be staying anywhere else the next time we go back. We were at the Agriturismo Ses Rotetes near Porto Cristo. Nestled in the hills west of the popular tourist town of Porto Cristo (an amazing deep water soloing locale) Ses Rotetes lies on a farm/orchard of sorts surrounded by fields of olive trees with goats and sheep, with its own orchard of oranges, plums, lemons, and an extensive garden of tomatoes, onions and herb surrounding the villa. We booked the 3 bedroom apartment since there were six of us (we traveled with our two friends Eric and Dave), which was very spacious and beautifully decorated.
|The front of our apartment|
|The back terrace of the apartment that faces the olive grove and orchard|
|I love this tree. Perfect spot we hung out each morning and night with lights for nighttime.|
|Onions in the Garden|
|Eric spent each morning picking snacks for the day|
|Fruits and Veggies from the garden|
|Lily making a mess with oranges|
|Awesome pool at Ses Rotetes. I had to add some shorts to Cooper ;)|
|His face when I told him we couldn't bring them home with us.|
|Our awesome Mallorcan meal at the agriturismo|
|Cooper out with the boys deep water soloing|
|Eric with Cooper at the amazing Cala Varquez|
|The kids and I in front of the iconic Es Pontas|
The only hitch to our travel arrangements was our flight didn't leave until 22:00 which is kind of how we wanted it so we had another full day to play around, but that is REALLY late for my children who we keep on a pretty tight sleep schedule, as you know. So after playing at the beach and in the water the entire rest of the time, we decided to use our last day to do other more touristy things. We visited Cala Millor, had a nice lunch by the beach, visited Es Pontas, and then headed to beautiful Palma (the capital of Mallorca) for a little sight seeing. The perfect end to a wonderful trip.
We were all tempted to never leave the island and skip our flight, but sadly rationale kicked in as it always does...
|Slurping up the remains of a banana split|
|Cooper in awe of the strange sea creatures for sale|