ad | A Trip to Majorca with Jet2 Holidays

I don't know about you, but one of the things I found most difficult about the pandemic was being unable to travel. I absolutely could not wait until the time I got to take to the skies again and visit a new country. So I was naturally thrilled when I was invited to experience some winter sun with Jet2 Holidays!

The beautiful blue sea of Playa Cala Esmeralda stretches into the horizon, cradled on each side by steep rocky cliffs. A bright blue sky above has a few white fluffy clouds

The Flight

This was my first time travelling with Jet2, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised! There are plenty of Jet2 flights from London Stansted, so it was super easy to find the check-in desk. The staff were so helpful and checked all our documentation immediately. I'd been a bit nervous about filling in the Covid forms correctly, so it was reassuring to know straight away that everything was suitable! Boarding the flight, I was glad to notice the seats were comfy with a fair amount of leg room and lots of space in the seat belt (very important for someone with big hips like me!). The flight only lasted around 2 hours and when we landed in Palma, we were greeted by friendly Jet2 staff who guided us to our minibus. Since lots of Jet2 flights land in Majorca, there are many staff on hand to help you find your way around the airport.

The hotel swimming pool is empty and peaceful-looking. The blue water is still and surrounded by white sun loungers. In the background a sunset gives a pink glow at the bottom of an otherwise blue sky, where a thin white crescent moon is just visible

The Resort

After an hour-long minibus ride across the island listening to some classic 90s bangers (I Want It That Way, anyone?), we arrived at our Jet2 Hotel: Hotel Monsuau in Cala d'Or. It was a beautiful resort spread across 4 buildings. The main building was across the road from the 3 accommodation blocks so it was lovely and peaceful in the bedroom. Clean white lines and a modern design gave the whole hotel a sleek, luxurious vibe. There was a large swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers available and a poolside cafe which served gorgeous mocktails! Our room was in Building 2, which contained a spa and a second outdoor pool with jacuzzi. This seemed to be a bit of a secret spot as every time we visited we were completely alone. It felt like we had our own private pool and patio! 

Becky wears a short white beach dress over a bright pink bikini. She stands at the edge of the bright blue swimming pool. In the background is the gleaming white hotel building
When we checked in, we were delighted to be offered an upgrade. Our room was huge! We had twin beds pushed together to make one mega bed and ample storage space. A glass-fronted balcony looked across the quiet road to the main building and I was grateful for the television showing ITV so I could watch the football! The best bit about the room, however, was the super powerful shower! It was just what I needed to blast off the sand and salt after a long, hard day at the beach! 

The Destination

Cala d'Or itself was a lovely place to visit! It's a quiet, peaceful area on the southeast coast of the island. Our hotel was within a 15-minute walk of 3 beaches. We visited two: Playa Cala Ferrera and Playa Cala Esmeralda, each with their own charm. Playa Cala Ferrera was a cosy little beach with sun loungers and parasols for hire. It's also possible to hire paddle boats with slides off the back, but I wasn't brave enough for that! I did swim all the way out to the final buoy marking the swimming zone though, so I was very proud of myself for that! Since the water was so calm, I felt very comfortable and safe swimming out. Playa Cala Esmeralda was my favourite of the two beaches. It felt a bit more spacious as it's a little wider, and it has a lovely cafe on the hillside. The best thing about Playa Cala Esmeralda was the Melon Man: a man who regularly comes down to the beach with a wheelbarrow full of melons and coconuts, yodelling to attract the mostly-German beachgoers. You can't miss him! 

Two white yachts frame a shot of the marina. Gentle ripples are visible in the greenish-blue water stretching across to rows of boats on the other side of the marina. Rising in the distance are buildings and green trees under a bright blue sky
As tempting as it was, we didn't spend our whole time at the beach. One evening we strolled down to the city centre for tapas at La Bodega. The food was absolutely delicious! We also ventured to the marina one day and took advantage of the little road train that transports holidaymakers on a route around the area. It was a fun way to get around! 

Becky stands in waist-deep sea water. She is wearing a blue bikini with black strap detailing and is laughing. The water is light blue with waves rippling side-to-side. In the background are craggy rocks rising out of the sea

We had such a lovely few days in Cala d'Or! It was the perfect way to relax and catch some last rays of sunshine before the English winter set in. If you're looking for a winter getaway, I highly recommend a trip to Majorca with Jet2 Holidays.

Holiday was provided by Jet2 Holidays in exchange for this blog post. All experiences and opinions are my own. 

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