Puerto Pollensa, Majorca
This 4* hotel is a large and recently renovated hotel spa, conveniently located by the Bay of Pollensa’s lovely sandy beach, on the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. The marina, shops and restaurants are just a short walk away. Enjoy beautiful landscapes such as the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The food served in the restaurant is fresh, simple and tasty and uses locally sourced ingredients from the best suppliers to ensure quality.
Relax in the hotel’s spa area, with a thermal relaxation swimming pool and a swan neck jet, jacuzzi, foot bath, a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath and sensations shower. Hotel guests have free access to the hotel spa; treatments are also available to book (prices will be advertised at the hotel). The hotel has four tennis courts (racquets for hire from the hotel reception) or you may bring your own.
Golf Pollenca is a 9-hole golf course located near the old town of Pollenca (30 minutes by taxi from the hotel), green fees are 45 euro for 9-holes and 65 euro for 18-holes, club and buggy hire is available at the club.
All non-ground floor rooms have a balcony with chairs. They are equipped with air conditioning/heating, shower/full bathroom, WiFi (free throughout the hotel), LCD TV, desk, wardrobe, wake up service, fridge, hairdryer, telephone. There is an additional charge for a safe box and minibar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available at the bar from 10.00am to 11.00pm). Sea view bedrooms are available to guarantee at a supplement of £35 per person for the week.
Holiday prices are per person on a full board basis, sharing a twin or double standard room and are inclusive of bridge fees. The prices stated are for twin occupancy of a room and include travel by scheduled BA flight from London Heathrow to Palma Airport (transfer time 45 minutes to the resort).
Pollensa – also known as Pollença – in the north of the island of Majorca is an ancient town of attractive narrow streets and an impressive main square, lined with cafés, restaurants and bars, and is just a few kilometres from Port de Pollensa.
Having been conquered time and time again through the centuries, the town bears signs of a rich history. More recently, in the early part of the last century a colony of artists, writers and musicians discovered the inspiring beauty of the area, settling in, and Pollensa has been a major draw for tasteful visitors ever since.
The town has several places of interest to visit, including the Roman bridge, signposted ‘Pont Roma’, which is still in use, and the Puig de Pollensa – a small mountain topped by a monastery, just outside the town. Here we provide all the information you want to know to make the most of this relaxed yet culturally satisfying inland town.
Due to prohibitive building regulations on the island, there is rarely a high-rise block in sight; just long swathes of sandy beach, lined by pine and palm trees and a splendid array of cafes and restaurants. Once a simple fishing port, the town is now very attractive resort.
Throughout the week, Bernard Magee and his team will offer a full bridge programme, including two bridge seminars followed by the opportunity to play set hands with the assistance of the experienced team, all played in a friendly atmosphere.
If you are a single bridge player please do not worry about being on your own. We will always be able to find you a partner and you can always have a game. As well as there being other singles in the same situation as yourself, there is the Mr Bridge team who will be happy to partner you if required.
Programme to follow . . .
Sandy worked for the De Beers diamond group in personnel management for the last 16 years of her career. Having been invited to apply to become a magistrate, she was appointed to the Magistracy in 1985. Sandy gave up work in 1991 in order to spend more time sailing in the Mediterranean with her husband and sailing their boat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
Sandy has played social bridge for 25 years and in 1995, after an amicable separation from her husband, she decided to set up a bridge club in the local yacht club in Port Solent near Portsmouth where she was living. Single people were encouraged to join and it was surprising how many widows and widowers attended on the first night who were delighted to be welcomed as a single player. Sandy is a member of EBUTA and has been teaching improvers' bridge for the past two years which she thoroughly enjoys. In May 2004 she was assessed suitable as a Club Director.
Graham and Sandy met 10 years ago sailing and soon discovered their passion for bridge. Graham is a retired naval officer and during his retirement has built several cruising catamarans of varying lengths. He has been a social bridge player for 40 years or so and is enjoying assisting Sandy with her Mr Bridge responsibilities.
As well as the bridge programme, there is time to relax by the pool or at the beach or make use of the spa and there are a number of optional tours available planned round the bridge programme.
Holiday prices are per person on an all inclusive basis, sharing a twin or double standard room and is inclusive of bridge fees. The prices stated are for twin occupancy of a room and include air travel from London Heathrow to Palma Airport with British Airways. Regional flights are available.
We will endeavour to satisfy individual requests, but please note these cannot be guaranteed and previous clients will need to advise us of specific room numbers if they wish to occupy the same room. Holidaymakers requiring wheelchair assistance must confirm this at the time of booking and state the nature of their disability. The same applies for any special meal requirements on the aircraft.
The price includes BA flights from London Heathrow to Palma Airport (transfer time 45 minutes).
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When the programmed flights are full we will endeavour to obtain seats with the same or another airline, but there may be a different flight supplement to that quoted above. If you wish to fly from other UK departure airports, you will need to contact Great Little Escapes prior to booking to check availability.
Due to frequent changes to flight times from regional airports, Great Little Escapes will confirm flight times at the time of booking, but please note the carriers reserve the right to amend these times should they deem this necessary for their operating schedules.
Fuel and Currency surcharges: We reserve the right to add a variable fuel or currency surcharge to your booking if necessary.
Sole Occupancy Supplement: £98 per room for the week.
Sea view: £35 per person for the week.
To make a booking either call Great Little Escapes on 01276 600100 or complete and return a booking form. The deposit is £400 per person, plus any insurance premiums. Please ensure you have read and agree to Great Little Escapes’ terms and conditions.
This holiday is operated in conjunction with Great Little Escapes (ATOL 5933).