Well back from lovely Alcudia after a great 10 days and thought I would give you all a bit of a review.
For the second year running we stayed in a beautiful apartment 'Duplex Gabriella' a minute from the marina and overlooking the Dakota Steakhouse and with a side balcony view to the beach. It is an absolute gem of an apartment and a proper home from home being on two floors. There is no pool but we do get access from the owners to use the Carabella pool on the beach front which is great. We got a great deal on the Easyjet flights too at about £500 for 2 adults and 2 kids - certainly beats the travel agency fees booking separately and going on a SC basis.
We spent the days enjoying the pool and taking the kids to the beach and then at night having a wander round the beautiful marina, having some lovely meals and watching the world go by from the bars.
The best places we ate were the S'Espiga Italian Restaurant on the marina front which was a bargain at 5 Euro's per meal !!, Bodiga D'es Port at the end of the marina with their gorgeous Tapa's and lovely interior - definitely worth a wander to the end of the marina, Brunells Sports Bar which although not exactly traditional serves top notch food freshly cooked and finally Manolo's on a back street above the marina - excellent quality for little money.
The worst meal we had and also the most expensive was at the Meson Dulcinea in the marina where the tapas was greasy and poorly cooked with little taste and staff abrupt at best - a real disappointment.
Drinks wise we spent a few nights sat in Puro Port where they had entertainment on - including Flamenco Dancing which my 5 year old daughter loved.
One night we also ventured to the Pirates Show in Magaluf booked through No Frills and expertly guided by Michael the No Frills Rep who is a legend. The show costs a fair bit but worth every penny. If anyone decides to go book through No Frills and a tip don't upgrade your ticket as you get a great view regardless where sat.
Last year we split our time between the Marina and the 'strip' as the kids loved Cheers Bar. This year we could only face 1 night up that end !! What a contrast between the 2 area's and not for us I am afraid but each to their own.
Our last day saw a couple of showers and a cloudy morning but even that was great as gave us chance for a nice wander.
Overall a fantastic holiday where the kids and ourselves made some good friends. We are already thinking of returning for a third year running as Alcudia has everything a family needs - even a good health centre that saw our little lad and his bad ear infection !!
Hopefully you found my little review beneficial.