However, I am spending six full days in Mallorca and I want to treat myself at the last hotel I will be staying at on my travels. (I will be staying with cousins and then friends from my travels for the remaining week and a half after Mallorca!) My first hotel, on the southern coast of Mallorca about 20-minutes (driving) from the city of Palma was not much of a treat. It was fine, it was clean, it was literally on the beach. But my room was teeny tiny, I looked into other peoples’ windows, and it didn’t quite feel like the relaxing atmosphere I had envisioned (except when I snuck into another hotel’s beautiful pool area). The place was definitely budget-friendly, and at any other part of my trip it would have been perfect, but no. I deserve a little bit of luxury!
Some people I have met throughout my travels recommended Alcudia to me. It is a region in the north part of the island with incredibly beautiful beaches and a mountain range. I did a lot of research and finally settled on the JS Alcudi Mar hotel, which is on Muro Beach. It is only a little more than an hour away from my last accommodation, but it feels like a different country. As I walked into my room and saw the sea through the sliding balcony door, I couldn’t stop smiling. THIS is it, my time to relax and recharge and do all the mental rest and exercise that I have been wanting. It will only be three days, but in Stacy’s world, that is more like a week anyway.
Oh, and I have a fridge so I picked up some provisions at the supermarket including a bottle of Spanish white wine. Salud!