There are only 5 days left until Christmas! In Majorca, there’s excitement in the air, everyone is feeling the festive spirit and there are parties taking place all over the island. For example, in Alcudia, closeby to our Hotel Piscis Adults Only resort, parents are teaching their kids to skate for the first time in the ice skating rink at Plaça Carles V and on Christmas Eve families will sing Majorca’s ancient Christmas chant, the Sibil-la in the Sant Jaume Church.
In Puerto Portals, the most popular Christmas market on the island is in full effect with stalls bursting with locally-made arts & crafts, natural cosmetics and varied, delicious Christmas cuisine. If you fancy soaking up the Christmas spirit and watching the unique traditional Majorcan dances, then this is the place for you. It is also the perfect place to keep the little ones entertained as there are children’s workshops and shows on every single day on the run up to Christmas.
Palma city centre is buzzing with life with its festive stalls and visits from Father Christmas himself. Here, you can pick up unique tree adornments and religious figurines to take back home and decorate your own Christmas tree with. You can also visit the many special ‘Betlems’ (Nativity scenes) dotted all over the city, the largest of which is located at Plaça Cort, in front of Palma’s town hall.
Whether you are celebrating Christmas in Majorca or Britain, all that matters is that you are with family. After all, this is what Christmas is all about: family; something we know all too well at Gran Isla Hotels. Being a family-owned hotel chain, you can guarantee we will be enjoying Christmas with our family as much as our guests until we all come back together again in spring to form our big Gran Isla family. There are many family values we attempt to follow closely at Gran Isla. These are: fun, adventure, safety, teamwork and communication.
Fun: because every day’s a fun day at our hotels. Whether you are taking part in the water sports available on Santa Ponsa beach near to our Jutlandia Family Resort or dressing up in your scariest costume for our Halloween themed party at Plazamar Serenity Resort, no day is the same with us.
Adventure: Go on a whirlwind adventure with Iker and Lucy during the shows at Pirates Village based on their comic book: The Incredible Adventures of Ike and Lucy. Or be made to walk the plank during Sunday’s daytime Pirates Attack show.
Safety: Yours and your children’s safety is our number 1 priority. We make sure of this through constant supervision in our kids clubs, security personnel on the door and extensive training of all our members of staff. Every year, we also make adjustments to the facilities of our resorts, for example, new turf around the pool areas or higher rails on the terraces.
Teamwork: Our hotels could not run without the dedicated teamwork of not only our staff but our fantastic customers as well, so for this we thank you.
Communication: Like with any family, communication is essential for everything to run smoothly and for us to deal with any queries you have properly so everyone is happy!
From our family Gran Isla resorts in Majorca, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you soon!