If I could rewind to this time last week and be sipping a peach schnapps by the pool, that’d do just nicely. Last week was ultimate #FridayFeeling goals.
Short of hopping on another flight, I can only relive the whole shebang through 3188 photos. Here’s my desperate attempt to remember every morsel of information I was told about BH Mallorca during our trip, because wow is it a cool place. There was one very clear message – being young and wanting to party doesn’t mean compromise on quality. Yes, of course Magaluf is a party hotspot where the drinks are flowing all day every day and the music’s cranked up to the max. But partying needn’t go hand in hand with shabby rooms and crappy food. As you’ll see.
This cool gal watches over you as you sleep. In all seriousness though, our suites were exactly what you’d want from a hotel – super clean, super fresh feeling and with plenty room for 5 people to sprawl out and create a bombsite of clothes all over the place. Gotta say I did a decent job of that on my own, but you get my drift! Showers were powerful enough to soak your pyjamas if you’re not quick enough to get out the way, and everything you needed was right there.
Could get a little too used to the all-inclusive life tbh. Saturday was apparently BH’s best ever day, and let me tell you it was packed at the pool party. Maybe had *something* to do with the fact that Mark Wright was there to DJ and chill, but that’s just a sneaky suspicion of mine. Completely forgetting about life and revision and blah blah blah back home, and soaking up the pool party atmosphere for an afternoon instead was SO GOOD.
bikini: c/o Triangl | cap: c/o Redpanda Sports
That blue Aqualoop slide haunted me for a good two days. Seriously though, I’d seen it on the website before we arrived, and decided there was absolutely no way I was coming home without trying the big loopy one. Nope. Couldn’t live with myself if I wimped out of that one. Gave me a jittery stomach for the whole morning before the slides opened at 12. I did it though, twice! Took me 56 seconds to convince myself to step in first time round (I have video evidence of me pansying around) but for round 2 I was straight in there. Literally all that went through my mind was ‘I am REALLY relying on that 9.81 ms^-2 acceleration right now’ and tbh I don’t think I’ve ever felt more of a physics nerd in my entire life. Good ol’ acceleration due to gravity sent me round the loop in one piece and whaddya know, I live to tell the tale. Did wimp out of that yellow one on the right though… the drop felt a little too ‘jumping off a cliff’ for my liking… Of course being an adults only hotel means the waterpark’s adults only too, so no fighting with 6 year olds for the slides.
Food wise, anywhere that serves sea bass at the all inclusive lunch buffet is doing a good job IMO. Frickin love that stuff. My approach is generally ‘find all the bright coloured veggie, fishy, salad-y things and pile ’em high’ but obviously there’s plenty of chicken, chips and pizza is your thang too. Plus a 10am beer if you’re so inclined.
Safe to say my sun craving was satisfied! Some days had cloudy intervals but at least I could relax on the sun loungers without burning. We were lucky enough to have VIP access to the super comfy four poster sunbeds, which I certainly wasn’t complaining about!
No holiday is complete without an emergency purchase from a ‘tacky shop’. You know the ones. 3 Euro beach bag, anyone?
If her legs aren’t motivation for more squats and lunges then I don’t know what is. Props to the dancers for keeping it going up on those platforms (whilst wearing huge platforms) in the heat – I salute you!
Despite being pretty warm already, it’s not technically the summer season yet so we didn’t get chance to see the famous open air festival area in action. Pretty sure that a 6000 strong crowd for the likes of Oliver Heldens and Martin Garrix makes for a charged atmosphere.
I’ve *probably* waffled enough about the hotel now, so onto the other experiences of our stay. Most of these photos were taken at night and/or in wacky lighting, so forgive me for photography standard going suddenly downhill. First up: Pirates Reloaded. ‘A night of acrobatics and anthems’ is what it says on the tin, but there are plenty of laughs, sexy dancing and gasps of ‘how the %$*£ do humans do that?!?!?’ thrown in for good measure too.
Could upload a million (or thereabouts) photos of Pirates but that’d A) make this post 10x longer than it already is and B) ruin the show for those of you who will watch it if you’re in Majorca. Yes you will. Totally different to anything I’ve ever seen, and bloody spectacular tbh. Oh and there’s unlimited Sangria all night. Just sayin’. 😉
How they make it look so easy I really do not know!
Next up, the place with a 42ft 7.8 inches (that 0.8 inch is very important) yeti scaling the wall. The Guinness world record holder for the largest movable mascot in the world. There’s a fun fact to spice up your Friday. Sol Katmandu is aimed at families/big kids, but we popped along on our first night to meet the brains behind the craziness for dinner. And let me tell you, that huge burger hit the damn spot after one long ass day! After dinner was one of those ‘what the hell is my life’ moments, when we found ourselves having a tour of the work-in-progress ‘Slaughter Dungeons’ in the basement of an upside down house. Bearing in mind I only found out about this Majorca trip on Tuesday morning, to be crawling through tunnels in a terror house by Thursday night was quite a crazy experience!
Definitely the first and probably the last time nipple pasties have been on this blog. When in Magaluf! BCM Planet Dance is an absolute must. Jungle Party, nipple pasties, unlimited vodka and many rowdy Spaniards. What a night. 😀 Your BH Mallorca wristband counts as entry to BCM, which ain’t a bad deal at all. Drinks at the hotel stop at 8pm (if I remember correctly) so nighttime noise isn’t as loud as you’d think. The first morning when I poked my head onto the balcony at 6:30am folks were still coming in from the night before (that’s endurance that), but I slept through every night. And I’m a pretty light sleeper.
I think you get the idea by now that I rather enjoyed myself. 🙂
If you’ve made it this far, stay tuned for Majorca pt.2 – the relaxing version, coming soon to a screen near you. And by that I mean your laptop, when I’ve blown away the holiday blues. Until then, adios!
Thank you Jet2Holidays for kindly inviting me to Majorca!
lily kate x
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Bee3rd June 2016 at 5:04 pm
I swear, that palm tree leaf wall was made for Instagram! It looks like you both had the most amazing time, I’m sat here crying because Oslo was beautiful but so grey/drizzly (until the last day when we were hiking around with our rucksacks!!!) Majorca looks beautiful & the hotel so much fun, I bet you didn’t want to come home.
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lily kate3rd June 2016 at 5:06 pm
We both said that at the time! Couldn’t have been more instagrammable could it? Oslo looked lovely! Hey at least you were exploring a beautiful city, even if drizzly 😛 We seriously didn’t want to leave!
Sheena6th June 2016 at 4:11 am
Wow, looks like an amazing trip! My husband is on a business trip in Thailand right now and I’m stuck home with the kids… craving a trip like this one! …and I would’ve passed on that straight off a cliff slide too!
lily kate6th June 2016 at 8:42 am
It really was so much fun! Would be the perfect kind of trip for an adults only crazy break haha 😀
It looked SO scary! No thank you 😛
Thanks for stopping by!
Subhadrika Sen6th June 2016 at 2:24 pm
Oh this is so cool; especially now that summer is here. Swimming Pool, Beaches, Water Sports, great food what more could one want from a place like this.
lily kate6th June 2016 at 4:21 pm
It’s just made for summer this place. It’s quite full on but so much fun!
Ana6th June 2016 at 2:56 pm
Mallorca looks amazing, I love the mix of entertainment, the gorgeous food and of course sipping drinks by the pool or beach is a good call!
lily kate6th June 2016 at 4:20 pm
It seriously was! Had everything we needed for a really fun weekend. 😀 Drinks on tap to sip to keep cool is great!
Andreea6th June 2016 at 4:15 pm
These water slides are the ones which actually convinced me this is a cool place :))) And no kiddos to kick away from the line? Yes, please!!!
lily kate6th June 2016 at 4:21 pm
They look amazing don’t they 😀 😀 😀 Apart from the scary yellow one!
Definitely not kiddie slides, it’s great!
Samantha Reveley6th June 2016 at 4:31 pm
This looks amazing! I would love to visit here for sure and have a few runs on those slides. The Aqualoop would terrify me too, but I’d like to think I give it a go! Looks like you had an amazing time! I’d have as many photos to go through as you do 🙂
Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection
lily kate6th June 2016 at 4:34 pm
I couldn’t leave without doing the Aqualoop slide at least once, so I did it twice! I had the most amazing weekend. 😀 My camera didn’t leave my hand!
Sabrina Barbante6th June 2016 at 5:16 pm
This place looks so cool! I have visited the area several times but mainly went to free beaches. But here the pool and drinks must be the top! Looks like you had a great time!
lily kate7th June 2016 at 7:25 am
Majorca’s so pretty isn’t it! We went to the beaches too – more on that in my next post. 😀 I did thank you!
Amy6th June 2016 at 7:57 pm
I love that it showcases as “classy/party”! Looks like an absolute blast! And I can’t help but be in awe of gals who wear platform heels and booty shorts like a resort boss!!
lily kate7th June 2016 at 7:29 am
That was the whole theme of the hotel – party without the trashy side! I can’t help it either – baffles me how they can walk in heels like that, let alone climb stepladders to dance on platforms!
Wendy6th June 2016 at 8:07 pm
Good to know that Sol Katmandu is family-friendly. Spain has a special place in our hearts, but we haven’t vacationed in Majorca…yet!
lily kate7th June 2016 at 7:34 am
Majorca was my first holiday as an 18 month old baby – some parts of the island are just made for families!
Liz Mays6th June 2016 at 10:26 pm
The hotel sounds amazing! The Pirates Reloaded show looks incredible too. I’d love to see that!
lily kate7th June 2016 at 7:37 am
Pirates was SO GOOD! Completely unlike anything I’ve ever seen before – it’s definitely an experience!
TheGracefulMist7th June 2016 at 6:01 am
They offer many activities for entertainment. This trip is going to be crazy with all the events that people can attend and do.
lily kate7th June 2016 at 7:39 am
There’s definitely never a dull moment 😀
Carrie7th June 2016 at 8:16 am
Wow looks like a lot of fun! I would love to hang out by the pool or the beach! Hopefully soon!
lily kate7th June 2016 at 8:17 am
That’s how I felt too, and then this spontaneous opportunity came along! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Fatima8th June 2016 at 1:17 am
Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed the post. The pictures are awesome and I am sure you had a great time. Have never been to Majorca but it looks great and I think I must visit.
Fatima | http://www.blogsbyfa.com
lily kate8th June 2016 at 9:33 am
Thank you Fatima! Really glad you liked it. I would defo add Majorca to your list!
Kenia8th June 2016 at 4:05 am
This looks like the perfect gateway! I absolutely love the painting over your bed, it’s so stylish and edgy. I can’t stop staring at it.
lily kate8th June 2016 at 9:34 am
The decor’s so cool isn’t it! Really unique 😀
Sara8th June 2016 at 8:48 am
This looks so majestic! I’d want to relive your itinerary and experience everything specially that water slide. Omg!
lily kate8th June 2016 at 9:40 am
Our itinerary was the best! Our last day in Majorca was super chilled too, by contrast. 🙂 I LOVED the waterslide! Convincing myself to get in was by far the scariest part, the actual slide was just fun 😀
Rosie Romance8th June 2016 at 1:51 pm
I went to Mallorca a few years ago and absolutely hated it!! But your experience looked amazing – especially Pirates reloaded! As a dancer myself, I love watching all kinds of performances and there’s always unique acts abroad.
Rosie | http://www.rosieromance.com
lily kate9th June 2016 at 9:21 pm
Maybe it just depends on where you stay! I danced for 15 years and find it so fascinating what they can do with their bodies. You can say it was unique again!
Rashmi&Chalukya8th June 2016 at 2:56 pm
Wow this looks like a super happening place with so much to do. Thanks for the warning I would definitely not try blue Aqualoop slide its so scary. And yes I have never seen live acrobatics would love to witness some day!
lily kate9th June 2016 at 9:24 pm
Never a dull moment here! It’s not one for the faint hearted 😀
Dreammerin8th June 2016 at 9:18 pm
Mallorca looks amazing!! Wonderful place and I want to go there one day!
lily kate9th June 2016 at 9:28 pm
It was! Every part of the island has something different going on too. Go for it!
Style With Tina9th June 2016 at 12:27 am
Wow! The pictures are gorgeous! Looks like you planned well and did a lot! Nice article!
lily kate9th June 2016 at 9:31 pm
Thank you Tina! I took SO many photos. Jet2 planned a really fun weekend for us!
Neha9th June 2016 at 1:21 am
What attracted are the pictures! What amazing shots 🙂 Makes me want to visit one day!
lily kate9th June 2016 at 9:36 pm
Aw thanks Neha! Glad you liked them 😀 You should!
Bella9th June 2016 at 3:15 am
What a beautiful resort! It looks like you had a fantastic trip, thanks for sharing these great photos.
lily kate9th June 2016 at 9:37 pm
It’s beaut isn’t it! I had an amazing time, even with it being last minute 😀
Laura H11th June 2016 at 11:26 pm
Looks like a lovely holiday! Great to know that partying places like that don’t have to be of a lower standard.
lily kate12th June 2016 at 10:33 am
It’s a great idea – just because you want to go on holiday for fun and partying doesn’t mean you have zero standards, right? Thanks for stopping by!
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