Beach Vibes Only

1.7.15 Megan Georgie 6 Comments


With the sun on my skin, sand under my feet and the sea 5 minutes from my bed it was extremely hard for me to board the flight back to the UK last week, but unfortunately that seems to be the catch with holidays...someone should really work on creating 3-month hols that don't break the bank, I would be straight in line to book. I'd never been to the Balearic islands before and wasn't entirely sure what to expect when the wheels of my plane hit the tarmac in Palma earlier this month, but I can definitely say that my lack of research pre-departure made the holiday that bit better than it would have been if I had gone detail crazy.

Sitting to the south-east of Palma, Portals Nous was exactly what I had envisioned when Ross and I began looking for holidays earlier this year. We booked with the lovely people over at Jet2 and aside from a small rush in the airport on the way there, as one of the carousels checking in luggage broke and I panic ran through duty-free to a gate that hadn't even opened yet much to Ross' amusement, getting there and back was really smooth. Whilst Portals Nous is indeed a lot quieter than the more commercial Palma, it was everything I wanted.

Our hotel, 'Costa Portals', was a complete find! Boasting a brilliant pool, sea-view balconies and being only a 5 minute walk, admittedly up quite a steep hill, from a cove with a white-sand beach it was perfection. The staff were happy and helpful and by the end of the week even had our bar order memorised so we didn't have to queue behind others, meaning that our drinks were waiting for us on the bar top as soon as we were spotted heading in their direction. What more could we want?!


If you find the pace of the cove a bit too sleepy for your tastes, a day trip to Palma is less than 8.00 return and deffo not one to miss. Even if you only go to watch the planes come in and out of the bay, the contrast between Palma and P.Nous is amazing. Whilst P.Nous has its marina with more yachts than I could count, the marina in Palma is huge and filled with the boats of locals. The front is admittedly very commercialised, but once you go back a street or two old Palma shines through as you stumble across old fountains, courtyards and cobbled alleyways galore.

There really is something for everyone on the island of Majorca. A perfect place to 'stop and drop', whether you prefer the beach or pool lounger, Portals Nous has made its way high onto my 'Places to Revisit' list, even just for another week of complete rest and relaxation. Head on over to my Instagram (here) where I've been posting far too many a beach pic and travel photo!


6 comments:

  1. It's great that you got to spend some time away from the usual. I myself am in need of a 6 month long vacay. Let's petition for one every year. :D

    Olive Needs Popeye

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    1. It'd gather signatures by the dozen hahaha :)

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  2. Looks like you had a lovely time Megan! :) x

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    1. It was honestly exactly what I needed :) x

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  3. The sky is so blue, it looks lovely! I visited this island when I was a kid with my family but didn't really appreciate it at the time. Now I live near the beach in Australia so I think I would love places like this more.

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    1. You live near the beach? That sounds amazing!

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