Ona Garden Lago
Example Booking: 64,000 eXpectations points, 7 nights, July 2017, 2-Bed, sleeps 4
Mallorca is the largest of Spain’s four Balearic Islands and its name derives from the Latin “insula maior” meaning ‘larger island’. Mallorca or Majorca is situated in the Mediterranean Sea east of the Spanish mainland and offers something for everyone, from relaxing getaways to fun-packed adventure holidays.
Members of eXpectations Holidays could have checked into a 2-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) during 1st – 8th July 2017 at the impressive RCI Gold Crown Ona Garden Lago. This Diamond International Resort is located in Puerto Alcudia, in the north of Mallorca and 7-nights were available for 64,000 eXpectations points on RCI.com when we looked on 27/2/17.
Captivating blue skies and calming turquoise waters
July’s temperatures are wonderful, peaking at around 25 Degrees C with plenty of daily sunshine to enjoy the Island’s wonders. Mallorca is known for its sheltered coves, limestone mountains and beautiful beaches and offers travellers the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy blissful sunsets amongst beautiful marmalade skies. Alcudia boasts a sophisticated atmosphere with a variety of dining experiences perfect for enjoying chilled drinks along the coastline or within the cobbled old town itself.
RCI Gold Crown Ona Garden Lago
Ona Garden Lago overlooks a tranquil lake and is just a short stroll from Alcudia Beach, voted in Spain’s Top 10 beaches by TripAdvisor (2017). A wide choice of amenities are available to guests from an outdoor swimming pool and accompanying children’s pool to fitness center and sauna as well as an excellent restaurant. You can also take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). Ona Garden Lago offers stylish apartments which come air-conditioned and feature kitchens and furnished balconies / terraces. Guests can also take advantage of the lavish living room space making it great to relax, unwind and recharge.
Mallorca is justifiably renowned for its beautiful beaches and warm weather, but there is a lot more to this picturesque island than first meets the eye. Take a hike to the stunning mountains of Serra de Tramuntana, in 2011 it was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO for its great Physical and Cultural significance. Its highest peak is the Puig Major (1,445 meters & the highest mountain in the Balearic Islands), closely followed by the Puig de Massanella, which reaches 1,364 meters.
Visit the historic old town of Alcudia on Tuesday and Sunday mornings to experience the local market. Here you’ll find everything from fresh local farmer’s produce to classic souvenirs and little treasures awaiting your discovery. After the market explore the walled old town itself, wandering along the ancient city walls that once protected the locals from pirates. In the evenings catch the land train or enjoy a pleasurable stroll back along the coastline from the picturesque town of Alcudia.
It’s time to soak up the blissful Mediterranean sunshine, so let’s not head off the beaten track but rather, visit the TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice (2017) winner Playa de Alcudia. This beach is fantastic with shallow gently shelving waters making it every families ideal beach. Stroll along the soft white sands while the gentle turquoise waves whirl and sway around your ankles for somewhat 50 meters out. Boat trips are available from the pier along the shore. Dare to embrace your inner child and enjoy the water sports available throughout the day?
Take in the fresh air at the historical old hermitage 509 meters above sea level at the highest point of Serra De Llevant. You’ll be in awe of the breath taking surroundings at Sanctuary de Sant Salvador Felanitx, an old monastery atop a hill with panoramic views across the entire Island just waiting for the avid photographer to capture the Island’s beauty in its entirety. The monastery, up until 1992, was run by monks but nowadays is run by two Mallorcan families who operate a tasty restaurant, perfect for a spot of lunch!
The depth of history and culture of Palma often takes visitors by surprise: it boasts the island’s best restaurants, shops and nightlife, as well as a thriving arts scene and lively café culture. Palma overlooks the sparking blue seas of the Mediterranean where boats bob on the calm waters of a large marina. Explore this enchanting city from its grand central Cathedral to the historic Bellver Castle and be sure to sample tapas in many of the local bars and restaurants nearby to the marina. The Spanish produce some of the best olive oil in the world – it will be fresh and peppery drizzled over your meal.
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at Ona Garden Lago were available on Booking.com during 1st – 8th July 2017 within a 2-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for £1,169 inclusive of taxes and fees (based on 4 people sharing when we looked on 27/2/2017).
In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Ona Garden Lago during the same dates also within a 2-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for 64,000 points on RCI.com (when we looked on: 27/2/2017).
For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £673 (at the time of writing: 27/2/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 64,000 points, 1x annual membership, 1x online RCI exchange fee and a £27 Tourist Tax (Based on 4 people).
|Associated maintenance fees for 64,000 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£368|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£27|
So, by taking this eXpectations exchange holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £475, based on the comparison above.
See for yourself! Check out the costs of a 2-bedroom apartment sleeping up to 4 people for 7 nights during July 2017 at Ona Garden Lago on Booking.com.