It’s not even seen its first year in yet, and already BH Mallorca has had 50,000+ people pass through the doors. There have been 150 cannons of C02 gas, 5,000 fireworks and tons of ticker tape exploding onto the crowd since it opened. Skrillex, Hardwell, Axwell, Steve Aoki and Steve Angello have all performed sell out shows at the hotel’s complex, which has a self contained stage, water park and Island Beach Club. But it’s not just about parties, because just around the corner are stunning beaches, restaurants, quaint villages and tourist attractions which are sure to impress. We were invited by On The Beach, to stay at BH Mallorca, explore the island, and see what all the fuss is about…
As soon as you walk into the reception area, it’s hard to look anywhere else but at the huge water slides which tower above the height of the hotel. After being greeted by friendly staff along with their own branded champagne and delicious tapas (prepared by the hotel’s top chef), it was time to take a quick tour of the hotel. The complex is big…very big… with 656 modern suites overlooking the 3 main areas of the venue. All equally as impressive, the hotel is split into three main areas, the middle section being home to the world’s first over-18 water park with 9 white knuckle slides, the main stage on one side and my personal favourite of all, the Island Beach Club on the other – it’s open all day, every day, with live DJ’s, and daybeds situated inside the pool. You can chill-out, listen to summer tunes, sip a cocktail and enjoy a massage in the sun! Bliss.
With a spectacular first impression, it was time to explore the island and see what Majorca has to offer…
To really see the island’s true beauty you MUST take a boat trip! Travelling with Dolphin, we sailed across the blue sea, admiring the coves, caves and stunningly beautiful white beaches stretched out for miles. The perfect way to relax in the Spanish sunshine and top up that tan! With refreshments on board you can enjoy the ride with a hair of the dog. Personally, I opted for the slide at the back of the boat – an instant hangover cure (but not quite as effective as the yellow slide in the hotel)!
Like travelling to any foreign destination, it’s always great to try new food and lap up the traditional local dishes. After our boat trip we stopped off at Portals Vells for some lunch at a restaurant tucked away in the valleys, with its very own private beach! If you haven’t been to Spain, and think you’ve tried Paella, think again!
Possibly the classiest restaurant I have eaten in (and this is not an exaggeration)! Balneario Illetas, located in La Sterrazas overlooks the calm open waters, where the sea and sky merge. This place oozes class, with its Mediterranean menu, large assortment of cocktails and peaceful ambience.
Mallorca’s capital and the largest Balearic Island city, Palma is only a short drive from Magaluf. Stroll through the streets on foot or take a horse and carriage and admire its stunning beauty and architecture. Boasting a huge cathedral, narrow cobbled streets, quaint Spanish buildings and independent shops and cafes, this place is full of character and charm.
Attracting herds of party goers every night, Magaluf is renowned for its bars, clubs and cheap drinks, and for most 18-30 year olds, this is the reason you’d be going! There’s no denying that this place really awakens when the sun goes down! If you want it to be a non-stop party, it will be. Or if you’d prefer the calm, romantic evenings, then this is also a place to consider with its beautiful untouched coasts, and elegant restaurants. This for me is why BH Mallorca is so special… It has the perfect balance between the clubbing atmosphere and chilled VIP vibe, whilst providing easy access for great wining and dining. Would I go again? I’ve already booked my next trip!
Leading beach holiday specialists OnTheBeach.co.uk carry more than one million passengers every year to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. They offer great packages including a seven night all-inclusive holiday in Majorca, staying at the 4* BH Mallorca from just £397 per person, including return flights from airports across the UK.