Mallorca, The Marina Hotel in Puerto Soller
||No of nights
|24 July-07 Aug 2012 (Tues-Tues)
|24-31 July 2012 (Tues-Tues)
|31 July-07 August 2012 (Tues-Tues)
|14-23 August 2012 (Tues-Thurs)
* under 2 prices on request
**Please note the local payment is part of the holiday cost and payable to the Mango co-ordinator on arrival in resort. We have to make some payments in cash in resort and collecting this part of the holiday cost this way enables us to keep our overall prices down.
Flights and Transfers: Your Mango holiday cost is based on London flights. Flights from regional airports such as Manchester, Birmingham, Luton etc. are available on request but regional supplements may apply. Please request availability at the time of booking.
Price includes; flights, transfers, half board except for one evening meal and the services of a Mango coordinator. Each morning after breakfast we meet up with the Mango co-ordinator who will organise a programme of activities and visits. There will also be a get together before dinner so that the group can go into the dining room and eat together.
Studios or apartments are sometimes available for families of 3 or 4 for a supplement. Please enquire at the time of booking, we cannot guarantee availability of studios or apartments in high season.
Early booking incentives for UK Holidays
(6 nights or more)
Book your UK summer holiday before the 28 February 2012 to qualify for Mango early booking incentives :: Deposit payable: £25 per person, balance of deposit (up to 50% of total) due 30 April 2012
Early booking discount for UK Holidays
(6 nights or more)
In addition you will receive an early booking discount of £20 per adult and £10 per child
Away from the bay of Palma, Mallorca is a beautiful unspoilt island with small fishing ports and medieval villages and a fantastic coastline overlooking the azure Mediterranean Sea.
Port de Soller is a pretty fishing village and port on the north-west coast a million miles from the more raucous resorts of the south. The port fringes a perfectly formed natural harbour, where most afternoons you can watch the fisherman unloading their catch or mending their nets. This is a small unspoilt resort with restaurants and bars but without the discos and clubs of those in the south. There are no high rise hotels here. It is an ideal resort offering everything you need but without the masses of tourists to spoil it. Port de Soller is surrounded by countryside where mountains preside over the lush fertile Soller valley filled with olive, lemon and orange groves.
The port is linked to the old town of Soller by tram, a great hit with the children. Our hotel is based right on the sea front looking out to the harbour. The narrow harbour entrance is flanked by light-houses on both sides. The beach just outside the hotel is sandy, the water is clear and shallow and just a pedestrianised walkway separates the hotel from the beach.
Transport links are good from Port de Soller. Using the local bus services you can travel along the rugged coast and visit the villages of Valldemossa, a regular haunt of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones or Deia, a pretty village with dramatic scenery and a lovely church perched above the village from where you get fantastic views along the coast. Alternatively take a boat trip and head out to sea and along the Mallorcan coastline to the beautiful, yet quiet bay of Sa Colobra.
If you fancy a day away from the sun and the sand, head to the capital of Mallorca, Palma. You can get there in about half an hour on the express bus or take the more leisurely old electric train through the mountains on the old narrow gauge railway, which has linked Soller to Palma since 1912.
Average maximum daily temperature is 24 in July and 25 in August.
Lying on the North West coast of Mallorca, the hotel Marina is located in the pretty harbour of Port de Soller. This family-run 2 star hotel is right on the sea front, only the pedestrianised walkway and the sand come between the hotel and the sea. This is an ideal holiday location for families. You can step out of your hotel onto the sandy beach with its clear, shallow waters.
All rooms are en-suite. We have half board accommodation, except on one evening (two for the 14 night stay). Breakfasts and evening meals are buffet style served in the Marinas Mallorcan restaurant.
You can enjoy a coffee or sangria from the bar on the seafront terrace. The swimming pool and children's pool are situated on the hotel's rear terrace, where there is also table-tennis. There are sun-beds and parasols for use by hotel guests both by the swimming-pool and on the beach.
The hotel has helpful reception staff, who are happy to help you should you need to know anything about the hotel, the resort or the island. The bar area is situated in the sea front lounge with satellite television. A quieter lounge is located upstairs on the top floor.
We all eat together
Each evening we meet up in the bar before dinner so that we can all go into dinner together. We eat each evening in the hotel, where there is a self-serve buffet. We leave you free to do you own thing on one evening (two for the 14 night holiday), either on your own but more likely with a small group from the many friends you and your children will make. This gives you the opportunity to try out one of the restaurants specialising in Mallorcan cuisine, including locally caught fish or if you prefer there are Pizzerias and cafes.
Just a quick line to say what a great time we had in Mallorca last week.
I have been away with my girls several times over the past few years and although we always have a great time there is always that feeling of loneliness or being the only single parent in a sea of "happy married couples." I was a bit apprehensive when booking this holiday but I really needn't have worried, the whole crowd were lovely and the kids all got on, (well most of the time!) the location of the hotel was perfect, I felt totally relaxed for the first time in years!
Thank you for the most fab holiday. From the very start when I booked the holiday you have provided excellent service and a friendly response to all my queries. The resort was perfect for Georgia. I would definitely recommend Mango to anyone who was concerned about going on holiday alone with children. Thank you again from G and myself, we made some lovely friends and I hope to keep in touch with them.
I just wanted to say that Ella and I had a fantastic holiday in Mallorca. I had a great time relaxing by the pool chatting with the adults while the kids splashed about! Gin and tonic oclock started around noonish, a siesta from 4-6 and then drinks (again!) by 7 followed by dinner and then the kids played in the beach, swam in the sea and played on the promonade till midnight!!! It is the perfect place for young kids, very safe and it was great to give them the freedom to explore and play the near surroundings. The hotel was great too, our room was really comfortable and it was great being in an annexe building away from the main hotel. The buffet was really good with plenty of local Spanish specialties to satisfy my palate as well as Ella's.
Mango Group Holiday Fun
Each day after breakfast we all meet up with the Mango Holiday co-ordinator to plan the activity for the day. Below is a sample one week itinerary but these are only suggestions and you are always free to choose to do as much or as little as you like. Other activities and trips which can be organised (but may be subject to minimum numbers) are a visit to the Water Park, Pirates, or Fornalutx - the most photographed village on the island - it's not too far to walk for the more energetic or there is a bus twice a day from Soller. You might want to hire a car and see more of the island, for example to visit the rare birds in the wetland. (Don't forget to bring your Driving Licence.) But most of all you might want to relax on the beach in this beautiful resort. (Please note that the cost of transport and entrance fees are not included in the cost of the holiday.)
||Resort ramble. We will take a walk around the horse-shoe bay to the harbour in order to orientate ourselves.
Relaxing and settling into the hotel
||Short walk to the lighthouse. We can take a picnic or buy a simple rustic lunch from the old Refugi by the lighthouse.
||Take the tram into the old town of Soller, take refreshments from one of the cafes in the old square and visit the Ice Cream Factory. We can't see the ice-cream being made but we can try one (or two or more) of the many flavours of the delicious Soller ice cream.
||Today we can visit Palma. We go there on the Express Bus, which takes just over half an hour. The old part of the city is very pretty with narrow pedestrianised streets opening onto magnificent squares, with craft stalls and street entertainers to enchant the children. Later we return on the old train, which travels at first through the streets of Palma and into the countryside before it starts to climb up through the mountains, until eventually the vista of the Soller valley appears, and we wind our way down to the town of Soller, a fantastic journey for both adults and children. Alternatively you can visit the morning market in Soller where you will find local produce, crafts and gifts.
||Boat trip to Sa Colobra. The trip by boat to this beautiful bay takes around 45 minutes along the rugged north-west coast. We can take a picnic or eat in one of the cafes in the beautiful bay flanked by magnificent cliffs. (Not for those who suffer sea sickness - the only way back is by boat.)
||Beach Olympics - a chance for you and your children to participate in a variation of sports day - donkey rides (parents are the donkeys!), pass the orange, egg and spoon race, sand-castle building and lots more.