We’ve been coming to Mallorca since we were children and it never gets old. The Spanish tapas, the warm evenings, fresh air and amazing wine. It’s become my second home (or I guess third now between Dubai and the UK).
It’s been a crazy week since being back in the UK, hence the Pimientos de PadrÃ³n and RosÃ©-filled lunches have’t come to you sooner but here are my few days in Mallorca in pictures.
We often stay around Port Portals for the evening but I had a dress to buy for Royal Ascot (successfully) and a tapas craving to fulfil, so we hit Palma for a bit of everything.
It’s quite the early evening stroll!
They complain about girls shopping for hours but I was in and out, dress in hand in 5 minutes – unlike this one!
Currently have a rather odd obsession for doors…
My favourite tapas of all – Datiles con Bacon. Stuffed with a small blacked almond on the inside, these are my go-to canapÃ©s for Christmas lunches, dinner parties and anything else.
My Grilled Figs and Goats Cheese recipe is my take on the slightly more english version!
Abaco is a great evening bar in Palma that has become quite the tourist spot.
I don’t believe the fruit baskets all over the restaurant floor serve for anything more than decoration but they sure do offer something unique!
During the sunny days, we tend to go to a spot called Virtual beach club just 5 minutes walk from the apartment. It’s just on the other side of the main beach, situated on the rocks which is great if you want something a little quieter and not as sandy!
There was an awful fire on the main beach one day where a bus was burning up. Thankfully nobody was injured but the smoke soared up for what seemed like forever.
Luckily we had some exceptionally light RosÃ© to help.
Not an intentional cringe photo snap – they are simply two peas in a pod!
Whilst I … am very happy with this view.
And one more glass. It is the holidays after all!
The food is fabulous – I especially recommend picking at the starters if you’re not overly hungry. The Mozzarella and Tomato and Beef Carpaccio are both world class.
Like father, like son.
I couldn’t write a Mallorca post without including a little about one of my favourite restaurants in Puerto Portals – Flanigans. Don’t expect to get a table unless you book in advance in peak season – it’s incredibly idyllic overlooking the yachts we wish we could spend every day on; the food is wonderful and it’s matched by the great atmosphere.
You can tell we like to get down early…
Twenty minutes later and it’s in full swing!
As my father always says … when you find something you love, why change.
Our tapas choices follow the same motto.
This restaurant is known for it’s Steak Tartare, it’s the best around the world that I have tasted, and I’ve tried a fair few! Unfortunately conversation took over so it was finished before I could steal a picture. I’ll let you enjoy the surprise.
Lunch Ã la Hotel Bendinat to celebrate the last day. It has the most sensational view and offers a real Spanish vibe. I’ve never actually stayed in the hotel but heard it’s just as lovely.
Either way, it’s worth the lunch visit.
A beautifully simple goats cheese salad and tapas to follow!
I feel I must say right now that these croquettes were not (all) for me.
Every time I visit this stunning area, I feel incredibly grateful I get the chance to taste such amazing food and see wonderfully stunning places.
If anyone is visiting Mallorca or want to share your thoughts on the blog, please feel free to comment below! I’ve been there enough times to be able to call myself somewhat of an expert so advice is something I can certainly give!
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!