For one week, we stayed only within our resort, Viva Cala Mesquida Aparthotel in Mallorca, Spain; it is after all an all-inclusive package (why not take advantage) :D Actually, we wanted to take a short trip after a few days of being stuck in our resort, but the bus leaves very early and the trip back would be too late; renting a car is void as both my husband and I didnt have our driver's licences with us :(
Anyway, there are a lot of things to do and 'not to do' around the resort. You could see us in and out of the restaurant for our meals; carrying drinks and snacks from the bars into our pool lounges; swimming, relaxing and playing around the pool area; strolling around the shops and the beach area, stepping into our hotel room to take a break, dress up and sleep. Accompanying the girls to the kiddie disco every night (yes, every night!) and sometimes, watching the night shows if the kids arent too tired to stay up late.
This is how the hotel facade looks like. This is indeed, a very large complex of hotel. They even have an exclusive club which is located in front of the beach; there are always two show stages simultaneously playing different programs every night, there are more than four swimming pools ( I stopped counting at four), there are more than four restaurants, and loads of facilities and activities lined up to keep everyone from babies to adults, busy.
This is the pool area, I took this photo from the restaurant which is located a few floors up. See the ever present lifeguard in white? He's watching over those lounge chair grabbers, hehe. It is fun to stay around the pool around as there's water activities for both kids and adults alike. Everyday, my husband and I took part in the late morning water aerobics -- before grabbing our plates for our buffet lunch.
This is the beach area, you would see the hotel compound in the background. The rent of the lounge chairs and a beach umbrella is way too much, 4.25 euro per lounge chair for a day use; and we used those things for almost 2 hours only!
That's our view from our balcony. The beach area and the dune. Nice, noh?
The sunrise. Taken before 7 am from our hotel's balcony.
And here are the girls, who as usual, dont want to go back home anymore :D