Big orange thing? Warm? Begins with s? Tricky eh? Well, after another Scottish winter, you could be forgiven for forgetting that sunshine exists.
Over in the Balearics they take it for granted. So why aren’t you there sipping an iced cocktail by the pool? Perhaps because, until now, you lacked the inducement of today’s Big Deal, a three-day all inclusive break on sunny Majorca, staying in a stylish beach hotel. April by the Med. Sounds perfect.
Majorca is an idyllic island that has been luring tourists since the 1950s, popular with northern Europeans drawn by its beaches, relaxed vibe and outstanding scenery.
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to the laid-back island destination of Majorca. The offer includes return flights with Ryanair from Glasgow Prestwick with hand luggage allowance and three nights all inclusive accommodation, based on two sharing a standard double or twin room, in the three star Hotel Cala Gran.
Departures are from Glasgow Prestwick airport with daily flights in April except on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Available dates are:
Depart 17th April, return 20th April;
Depart 18th April, return 21st April;
Depart 20th April, return 23rd April;
Depart 21st April, return 24th April;
Depart 22nd April, return 25th April;
Depart 24th April, return 27th April;
Depart 25th April, return 28th April.
Flights are with Ryanair, with departure times of 07:00, arriving in Majorca at 10:50. Return flights depart at 11:25 arriving in Glasgow at 13:30. These timings may be subject to alteration by the airline.
The modern three star Hotel Cala Gran Costa del Sur is located in the picturesque resort of Cala d´Or on Majorca’s south-eastern coast.
The relaxed, family-friendly hotel has elegant Mediterranean style gardens and sun terraces around a central pool area. It offers immediate access to the fine sand and crystal blue waters of Cala Gran beach, the largest of the resort’s five beaches.
Guest rooms are either air-conditioned or centrally heated according to the season. All include bathroom with shower/bath, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, safe hire and private balcony. Fridges can be hired for a small additional charge.
The hotel has a large outdoor fresh water swimming pool with spacious sun terraces, furnished with loungers and parasols for those lazy hours with a paperback and a cold drink, soaking up the rays.
Guests feeling a little more active can enjoy tennis and squash, diving, volleyball, snooker, darts, pool and table tennis tables. The resort’s animation team programme regular daytime sporting activities including rifle shooting, water polo and aerobics.
Evenings offer a seasonal programme of live music, cabaret shows and a bar and dance floor.
All inclusive stay
An all inclusive accommodation option means you can concentrate on enjoying the beach and hotel during your three night stay, without having to worry about dining or translating restaurant menus.
The hotel is equipped with a dining hall, two bars and various lounges offering buffet-style breakfasts, lunches and dinners, with a wide variety of international cuisine. Snacks are also offered throughout the day.
Buffet breakfast is served from 08:00 – 10:00, buffet lunch from 13:00 – 14:30 and buffet dinner from 18:30 – 19:30 and 19:45 – 21:00.
The main bar is open from 10:00 – 23:00 and the all inclusive package includes local alcoholic drinks, local beer, local spirits, local wine and soft drinks.
Cala d’Or began life as a traditional Majorcan fishing village and the development of the resort has been sensitive to those origins, ensuring the place retains its original charm.
The coast here offers two miles of sandy coves and creeks, golden sand and turquoise waters. The village centre includes bars, restaurants, street cafes, good shopping and lively nightly entertainment to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Hotel Cala Gran has attracted plenty of positive reviews on TripAdvisor, including these recent comments.:
‘Good selection of food, something for everyone and always yummy. Great entertainment in the evenings and the animation team were fantastic and always full of energy. All the staff were very friendly and would do everything to help you, especially in the restaurant.’
‘Cala Gran is well located for all trips and beach. Wide choice of food and plenty of it; waiter service throughout hotel and poolside. Entertainment for all ages provided most evenings/daytime. I had a large clean room with fresh towels every day as required.’
This Big Deal all inclusive trip to Majorca is the perfect opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the sunshine. With the beach on your doorstep and all meals and drinks included, relaxation is assured. Pack a swimsuit and a paperback and let the Scottish winter melt away into the Mediterranean.