I know, I haven’t updated my blog for over a month now since I’ve been busy with work and stuff before taking my 3-week summer vacation. For the uninitiated, here in Norway we have this compulsory 4 or 5-week paid vacation (depending on your company) annually. I tend to use the first 3 weeks during summer and the remaining 2 weeks around Christmas time. It’s different with my husband, Odd since he runs his own business.
We already booked our trip to the island of Mallorca in advance as stated in my previous blog post here. And as both of us were virgins of the Spanish soil, our initial impression upon arrival was lovely. The climate is typical to an island located in the Mediterranean – dry, warm and windy. We liked it!
The Sunprime Waterfront hotel was quite a disappointment to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, it was lovely and clean, but it was devoid of charm and a definite wow factor. It felt like an institution especially the restaurant or the dining area which reminded me of a hospital canteen and not in a good way. Eventually, I managed to overlook it as the staff were friendly, the service was very good, the location was super (15 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes to the city centre of Palma) and the buffet had great variety except for the dessert. But the next time we visit Mallorca, I think we’ll be staying in Cap Rocat or Hospes Maricel.
Palma de Mallorca, is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. The city had this old world feel, invoking feelings of nostalgia and words certainly fail to describe its beauty.
I was surprised to learn that the island has seven Michelin star restaurants as of 2015 and I wished to try all of them. Except for one, the rest were located far from the city and because of our limited time we’re planning to visit the others the next time we are here. So I booked a dinner at Simply Fosh a couple of days before we flew to the island.
After dinner, Odd and I unanimously agreed that it was a fabulous experience. The food was divine and the service was top-notch. Plus, the atmosphere was casual and chic with a touch of down-to-earth goodness.
We ended our day with a stroll along Playa de Palma as the sun sets almost at midnight.