Mallorca, I was not really expecting much, but you blew me away. I like it that the island somehow retained its dignity despite the hordes of tourists every year. I’ve seen other cities or towns trying to cater the taste of the tourists or over commercialisation. The result – the essence or identity of the place was lost.
The island felt unspoiled as we drove around in a rented car for like two days. The sceneries were like a huge dose of vitamin A, good for the eyes. From the quaint villages to the stunning beaches and majestic cliffs against the cerulean waters of the Mediterranean sea, Mallorca was just sublime.
Our first stop was the village of Valldemossa. Walking along on those cobblestone streets transported me immediately to the past. The place was pristine in a sense that despite its inhabitants’ modernity, they managed to preserve their heritage, their home.
We made a stop for lunch at Deià, another gorgeous village with a Michelin star restaurant, Es Raco de Teix, which we totally missed. Well, there’s always next time. We continued our journey, passing Port de Sóller before stopping in a small town of Port de Pollença for dessert. We didn’t manage to explore thoroughly each town or village we stopped by due to time constraints.
Cap de Formentor was the last leg of the first day in our two-day road trip. One word: imposing.
The next day after breakfast in the hotel, we decided to take things down a notch. It was a wise decision and supposedly vacations were meant to be relaxing rather than stressing out which tourist spot to visit or if you could manage to see everything. Dropping every plan, we head to the beach. Not the beach next to the hotel, but over an hour’s drive from our present location. We already paid for the rental car, so why not get our money’s worth.
That concludes our two-day road trip and we will definitely explore more the next time we visit this beautiful island.