Alex van Terheyden
Is Majorca (Mallorca) good for a short break?
Like pretty much everyone on the planet, who is living above the bread line, I'm a fan of bargain flights. Anyone paying attention to my YouTube Channel "The Wondering Englishman" or even this blog will be aware of my passion for travel. However, most of us have to work and have a limited number of holiday days a year, so short breaks for Europeans and those visiting Europe are more popular than ever, due to the explosion in budget airlines who are willing to fly to pretty much any destination in Europe for the same price of a movie ticket at your local cinema. Realising I could go visit Majorca (also spelt as Mallorca) for a steal I decided to go visit the largest Balearic island instead of Ibiza. In 3 days I discovered how marvellous Palma de Mallorca is, how terrible Magaluf is and how it's an island I must now go back and visit again. Hopefully, you can join me on this journey where I discover Majorca over 3 days.
Over the years I've had the fortune to stay in an array of hotels, apartments and various forms of accommodation while travelling. For the majority of travellers, I recommend Booking.com - yes there are hotel comparison websites such as Trivago and Kayak. However, from my years of travel experience, I've discovered both of these comparison websites do not have all the hotels, hostels and apartments listed. The reasons behind this could be some premises simply do not pay the comparison sights a fee or the reason could be something else. If you know of the reason do leave a comment below. However, I have discovered no matter what the location Booking.com will 9/10ths of the time have the most competitive deal and generally more choice. However, if you are super keen to get the best deal- use Booking.com, Kayak, Trivago, Lastminute.com and Hotels.com in separate browser windows. An alternative which I do recommend for your accommodation is Airbnb. The city authorities still allow Airbnb in the city (it hasn't been banned just yet). I've booked a number of apartments via Airbnb. If you have not used them before (you have probably been living under a rock). But if you use this referral link you will get many Dollars or Euros off your first booking and I'll get a very small referral kickback.
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