A long stag weekend in Majorca with my brother-in-law-to-be and his close friends – something I’ve not done in my adult life and feared would be too old (delicate) for.

Day 1 – Fri 28 Jun

It started early with beers and breakfast at the stag’s residence from 6am. We then got on the minibus (with more beer) to Luton airport.

Sat in the airport bar, we discovered our flight was delayed by 4 hours so investigated lounge bars to find My Lounge offering unlimited drinks and food for £44 each. No brainer.

After way too many beers and some much needed food, we managed to board and make progress towards our destination. Little did we know the bus transfer to our hotel would take 2 hours.

We arrived at Blue Sea Don Jaime in Cala Millor about 8pm, demolished some food, checked in our bags and hit the town for a messy night out.
(REDACTED: What happens on stag, stays on stag)

Day 2

Early start (after a late night) to meet our chartered boat at 10am in the next town, Porto Cristo. Skipper took us around the island, anchoring down to allow us some swimming time in the beautiful blue sea. Snorkelling to see fish, diving off the boat to nearby beaches, even exploring a hidden cove and rock pool. Plenty beer and white wine provided along with some tasty lunch. He even pointed out Rafa Nadal’s ridiculously impressive boat at the harbour.

After a few more beers at a nearby bar, we head back to the hotel for a refresh and dinner but hiccups got the better of me so I called it a night leaving the rest to enjoy themselves until about 3am.

Day 3

A quieter day around the hotel pool in the morning, then headed out to the coast to find some decent food on the sea front. Ended up with freshly made pizzas and burgers at a restaurant called Due. I was still struggling so grabbed a few hours kip back at the hotel leaving the others to it.

Then it was time to watch the dramatic England v Slovakia Euro 2024 game back at the popular Rose and Crown. Drinking games made the time fly by before the extra time goals. More drinking continued until midnight when we decided it was time for a kebab and bed.

Day 4

Lazy morning at the hotel, quick trip to local shops for some family gifts (including the obligatory duty-free tobacco shop for family) before a 2 hour transfer back to the airport. Perfect time to close my eyes listening to some podcasts.

Palma airport has adequate cafes, shops and bars available plus Brits now get the benefit of tax-free cigarettes if you’re that way inclined. We grabbed a coffee whilst waiting for the gate to be announced, grabbed a few gifts and treats then went to O’Reilly’s sports bar for one last tipple – prices were quite fair too.

Pro Tips

  • Delayed at Luton Airport? Before settling into a bar, restaurant or cafe, check out lounge prices and available first. Depending on party size, it might be more cost effective for unlimited food and drink. You can even preorder online from the departures lounge.
  • If you do need to buy tobacco whilst travelling, local shops are good value (less than half price for 200) but Brexit Island now benefits from even better prices at airport duty-free, especially when buying in Euros with Monzo, Revolut or other online disruptor banks.