It was a stunning evening as we drove up the quiet lane to our home for the week. The sun was beginning to set, yet the sky was still a deep, deep blue and the birds were chirping in the olive trees. The driveway led us to the gorgeous Villa Gallardo, with our own private pool and huge garden. Any stresses faded immediately away as we gazed at the incredible views to Pollença old town and the mountains beyond.
The villa is one of Travelopo’s honeymoon choices. The total privacy and tranquillity mean that it’s incredibly romantic, yet only a few minutes’ drive away from an array of restaurants. The perfect location if you want some seclusion, but also want the opportunity to venture out to sample lots of delicious food!
We ate out in the beautiful old town of Pollença a lot. The main hub is the pretty square, lined with cute restaurants, with church bells ringing out as you dine al fresco. We considered it compulsory to have an ice-cream after dinner and wander the tiny cobbled streets, popping into gorgeous little boutiques. We also often ate at the villa, as the fabulous terrace houses a brick-built BBQ, which we made the most of – food paired with a few glasses of local wine, of course!
Villa Gallardo is in a prime location for exploring the rest of the island. Port de Pollença was one of our favourites for lunch, and only 15 minutes from our villa. The yachts and the tiny beach made it a real people-watching destination, and sitting in a cute bar with the local rosé wasn’t too difficult! For bigger beaches, we headed along the coast to Alcudia – a much busier destination with lots of hotels along the gorgeous sandy beaches.
We had heard about how beautiful the village of Port de Soller was, so decided to spend a day there. To say the drive was hair-raising is an understatement! The tiny country roads wound through the most beautiful countryside, but I have to say I was too scared to actually take it in! It was definitely worth the adventure to make it to Soller though. The pretty village winds its way around a horseshoe-shaped harbour, with a lovely beach and lots of bars and restaurants. You also don’t have to make the same return journey if you can’t face it! A toll road on the other side of the town leads you straight back to Pollença without your heart rate racing.
We retreated in our calm haven for the final few days of our stay. Just lounging around the pool with total peace and calm (and no other people) is bliss! We picked lemons for our G&Ts and soaked up the Spanish sunshine. The villa is full of mod cons and a gloriously comfy bed, so we were quite happy to stay there as much as possible. If you’re looking for romance, love a view, and want total serenity… Villa Gallardo is the one for you.
Travelopo offers seven-night stays at Villa Gallardo from £709. Return international flights are not included.
For more information and to book, visit travelopo.com
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