For summer vacation, we spent 10 beautiful days in Mallorca (Aug. 13th – 23rd). Thanks to a great hotel recommendation, we stayed at one of the most family-friendly places. Hotel Playa Esperanza was right on the sandy beach of Playa de Muro. The Sea was clear, warm and shallow for quite a long stretch. We had half-board at the hotel, so we enjoyed breakfast and dinner in their restaurant. There were many choices, and always something good to eat, even if we didn’t know exactly what it was. 😉 Every evening there was a mini-disco for children. That was the highlight of Alex’s evening as he loved making a “choo choo train” and watching everyone dance. Following the mini-disco, there was a great mix of entertainment for the families/adults. We watched Chinese acrobats, a band that sang songs from the 70’s/80’s and a Celine Dion impressionist. Each night it was something different and we looked forward to what we were going to see. We really enjoyed our time there. It was wonderful to relax, eat a coconut under a wicker umbrella, and swim in the gorgeous sea. Alex has gained so much confidence just this year in the water. Each day he couldn’t wait to “go swimmin’ in the tub” (in his own words). It’s so exciting to see him try his very best at swimming and he simply couldn’t get enough of jumping in the pool to either Claudio or I. We had a wonderful stay, and can definitely understand why people keep coming back to this beautiful island, and wonderful hotel year after year.
Pool & outdoor snack bar
The restaurant & dining area
Dinner was always a relaxing time as Alex finished his food as quickly as possible to get outside for the mini-disco.
The animators did such a great job with the kids!
Alex was nervous to be the train leader
This was a sweet little girl from Norway. They would spot each other during dinner and couldn’t wait to dance together each night.
Adorable beach-front houses in Pollentia
Back at Playa de Mura. This was the view of our hotel from the concrete pier
I find this one hilarious with the man trying to get his sail up, and it looks as though Alex and I are staring at him.
The beach during the evening
We had a wonderful time! Love this hotel, the beach and surroundings. There was truly something for everyone and one of the most family-friendly places we’ve stayed at. Despite half of Switzerland coming with us, we did hear a bit of Spanish, which was refreshing. We’ll keep this one fresh on our minds for future vacations. 🙂