So, The Rising Stars are not long back from our 2-night trip to Majorca, with Dom from easyJet Holidays. During our FAM trip we got an overview of what easyJet Holidays can offer.
We started off bright and early on Tuesday 3rd October, meeting at Bristol Airport. Everything from meeting, going through the airport and checking in went smoothly with easyJet. We had fast-track tickets for getting through security quickly, which it definitely was. The flight itself was quick and we arrived in Majorca to beautiful sunshine.
We were welcomed with a drink at ‘Occidental Cala Viñas’ which is a short journey from Palma Nova and Magaluf and showed around the hotel. The ‘Occidental Cala Viñas’ itself is a lovely hotel, all of the beaches in Spain and their Islands are public. However, it felt like it had its own section of beach, shared only with 1 other hotel, as it’s not on a footpath. The beach was quiet, and relaxing and the water was warm and inviting. There are 2 choices of pools at this hotel and 1 has a nice, shaded section with a small area for babies and children. They offer a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with plenty of cold and hot options. As someone who eats gluten-free, due to intolerance, it was good to find that you could ask for gluten-free bread, which they get separately from the back. They had evening entertainment and plenty of activities throughout the day to keep people entertained, from bingo to water sports.
On day 2, we had some free time in the morning, where we all enjoyed a nice breakfast, a swim or a lie-in. The breakfast had of choice of pastries, cereals and cold meats/cheeses. Plus, a cooked breakfast, including fresh omelettes made to order. We headed off to 3 hotels to show what easyJet have to offer. The first hotel was ‘Zafiro Palace Palma Nova’. I personally was blown away by this hotel, I wanted to book it for myself as soon as I saw it. It was incredibly clean, fresh and spacious from the second you walked in. Lots of Art Deco touches around the hotel, which felt different to the ones I’d seen before. It’s a family-friendly hotel, yet peaceful and quiet, despite children around. It would be the perfect hotel to recommend for couples too. They had lots of separate areas for babies and children, completely away from the main pools. For children, they had a bouncy splash dome, pirate ship and more. When you arrive at the hotel you can download a QR code, so you’re able to book at each À La Carte themed restaurant, which I liked. A fabulous 4 restaurants to choose from, plus a buffet. Choices included; Mediterranean, sushi, Italian and grill, which is outside, by the pool. During a 1 week stay you can book all 4 options, which I thought was fantastic and if you’re not into certain food, you can do double up for another restaurant. The hotel itself is stunning, the ground floor rooms are and the top floor rooms have a whirlpool jacuzzi. They even have some incredibly large penthouse choices too.
Next up we went to visit ‘Iberostar Jardin Del Sol’ an Adults-Only hotel. At the entrance, you are greeted with the most incredible landscape view of the sea and boats. You actually come in on the 8th floor so you have those spectacular views before working your way down to the rooms and the rest of the hotel. All rooms face the sea, which is a lovely touch. They have a buffet restaurant available for guests and if you want something a bit different you can pay for teppanyaki, which is in a separate restaurant. We sampled the buffet, which was utterly delicious. They had everything labelled with allergens. This was very easy to understand for people who are gluten-free/vegan etc. The restaurant overlooks the sea, which is very relaxing. They also have a VIP section, which people can book if they want something more exclusive, some rooms have grand terraces with whirlpool baths.
On to the ‘Fergus Style Tobago’ hotel, which was another Adults-only. A fresh and clean 5* hotel. It’s in the heart of Magaluf/Palma Nova, but for people who want a luxury hotel with all the bars and restaurants right by. The hotel offers Bed & Breakfast or Half Board options, as they don’t promote all-inclusive drinking, due to the area. They have themed nights throughout the week in the buffet restaurants, Asian, Mexican, Turkish and Spanish. Then at an additional cost is Grill, with seafood like lobster. They have an amazing bar, called the Sky Bar on the 8th floor, where you can have a drink day or evening with rooftop views.
Our Wednesday evening was beyond incredible, we all had such fun when visiting Pirates, a must-see in Majorca. Pirates is a jam-packed adventure show for everyone. Full-on action, acrobats, gymnastics and comedy, I personally was smiling throughout. They have 2 characters that are engaging and keep the children laughing throughout. Then so much thrill, fun, acrobatics and excitement for the adults. We got served a delicious meal of chicken and chips, which came with unlimited soft drinks and water, easy to eat whilst the show was starting. We sat on the VIP table, because we are, of course, ‘very important pirates'. I would recommend this show to anyone visiting Majorca.
Before we left for the airport in the morning, a few of us had one last swim in the gorgeous sea before packing up and heading home. All in all, we had a great FAM trip away and got to see an insight into what easyJet holidays have to offer.