We just got back from our most recent trip: an all inclusive resort called Palladium Palace in Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza. To be quite honest, this trip was planned mostly on a whim and with great outside influence from a song recently released by Mike Posner “Trip to Ibiza.” When G heard it, I think it subconsciously flipped a switch in his mind and he was determined to go. We also wanted to do a resort on one of our trips so we figured it where better to book one than in one of the major party hubs of the world. It was a good deal fiscally, considering that in a month’s time, the rates would have doubled and we also stayed at the “family” resort so we weren’t kept up all night by college age kids drinking shots at the bar and licking salt off each other’s bare midriffs.
We went with our friends, Brynn and Will, which made the trip more fun. We definitely took advantage of all the amenities that come with the all-inclusive package: unlimited drinks, buffets for every meal, towel service by the pool, and workout classes. The hotel transfer was supposed to be included but we were able to take a taxi instead for a bit cheaper, which was a nice. Here’s a couple of shots of the Palace.
My favorite restaurant to eat at was the Mediterranean one, which served a lunch buffet for a good part of the day. I loved the freshness of the seafood: squid ink paella, crab legs, mussels, and scallops. The interior design really made me feel like I was in a tropical place, sipping my beer, overlooking the water.
G and I also spent some private time taking a walk down to the beach connected to the resort. The water was still too cold for swimming but I dipped my feet in anyways. We tried to make our way to the a nearby tower, la torre de sa sal rossa, but the path was blocked off. We snapped a few selfies at the end of the trail and then headed back to the resort.
My favorite part of the resort was going to the “Zona acuatica” which is the resort way of saying therapeutic hot and cold water pools. For 20€ we were able to spend 90 minutes basically being mermaids, using the different massage chairs and hot tub and sauna. I liked how it was just the two of us for the most part and we got to try everything 2-3 times before our cycle was done. It was pretty relaxing and I would do it again. We didn’t get any pictures of it because we don’t have a waterproof camera, but maybe next time we’ll have a Go-Pro lol
As for the all-inclusive resort, I’m glad we had the opportunity to go during shoulder season. I can scarce imagine what the queues would have been like at the buffet and trying to find a decent place to lay out in the sun and trying to get a drink at the bar. Also I liked being able to get my questions answered almost immediately by the concierge and hotel staff people. Also we got to try out the yoga classes and there were enough mats for everyone interested in getting a good stretch between the marathon eating.
Will post more soon.
-the tan bunny ❤