The clocks have moved forward and it’s officially spring! It’s time to think about cooling off after a longer than usual winter. To cleanse, pamper and ignore that winter darkness. Cleansing, pure touch drinking water, beauty and healing. Below are businesses that I personally endorse after 35 years on the island.
DEAL OF THE WEEK
COOL OASIS WATER SYSTEM
Just a small cylinder the size of a quart bottle under my sink and now I have pure drinking water at my fingertips. No more plastic bottles to lug around! My filtered drinking water faucet has changed my lifestyle. After much research, I chose Cool Oasis after tasting the water at a friend’s and finding out they used a special Doulton ceramic filtration system that removes nasty chlorine without removing healthy minerals. Hot and chilled water options available. Very professional, they only took an hour to install this compact and discreet cylinder and did an impressive clean up after themselves. Phone. 664 743 994
DENISE BEAUTY, Portals Nous
Spring and nothing like a relaxing, deep cleansing and nourishing facial! Denise herself is a qualified podiatrist who takes care of foot problems and removes painful corns for the summer. Indeed, Denise is my first stop for all beauty treatments, constantly updating her technology, so I can relax knowing that she only uses quality products and therapists I can trust to nails and skin. Premium brands Guinot, Gelish, Biodroga, Revitalash, Sans Soucis, Shellac, Corpora and Montibello. Are you looking for a gift? Discover its vouchers and luxury gift boxes. Phone. 971 677 136.
UNISEX HAIR WAVES EL TORO HAIR SALON
The super talented Karen has been my hairstylist for decades and I’m excited about her lovely new salon. Reasonable prices too. Wash, cut and dry from €35; washing and brushing from €20; half head of highlights 40€ and root color from only 30€. She also excels in men’s styling with a wash and cut from €20. Hair and makeup packages for special occasions and boat services. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Phone. 655 640 905. Gran Via 24 El Toro, above Port Adriano.
TRIPLE A RENTALS
For those hesitant to book a reasonably priced rental car online, only to find themselves having to pay a fortune for insurance, an additional driver, child seats, late arrival, etc. I highly recommend Triple A Rentals. This long-established family business prides itself on: No hidden extras and no fees for adding drivers or baby seats. No deposit required. Always accommodating, they are also happy to arrange a long term, monthly or weekly deal. Van rentals available. Free shipping is also included to all ports. Above Puerto Portals Tel. 971 675 539.
BODHANA WELLNESS CENTER above Puerto Portals
Now also a collection point for donations from Ukraine!
Bodhana is a haven of relaxation for body and mind, with highly trained therapists available 7 days a week offering a wide variety of treatments, to massage sore muscles, ease tension and promote overall well-being. Therapists are always on call to respond to spontaneous reservations and walk-in clients. Mobile therapists are also available for home and boat visits, specializing in the most demanding holistic treatments. Gift certificates for someone special. Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Call 971 676 469.
Thanks to TVMed I now have unlimited 4g broadband internet and endless quality TV channels, of which I am told 30,000 films in English. My TV viewing has never been so good! Six-month packages available. Any problems (storms etc) and they rush to fix it for a nominal fee. So for great TV and Internet, plus great tech support at an affordable price, call them at 971 416 565; English 687 493 804; Spanish 659 130 628.
PREMIER LAUNDRY PORTALS
Portals Premier Laundry offers specialist cleaning for all your garments, home and boat upholstery. Their revolutionary new state-of-the-art machines with high-tech wash programs can perform virtual miracles. Also hailed as the greenest on the market. Sweaty pillows came back plumped with no hidden bugs. Their wide range of cleaning services includes ironing, on-site rug and carpet cleaning and an antibacterial washing formula using the highest quality products. Islandwide cleaning collection and delivery, catering for the yachting industry, restaurants and hotels. 24 hour hotline 606 859 560.
Mallorca’s property market is booming, especially for estate agent Graham Baxter who is staying tuned. Indeed, there are very few things he does not know or cannot find. Graham founded Baxter Marine in Puerto Portals 30 years ago and has worked in the real estate industry for 40 years. His exceptional local real estate experience, plus his enthusiasm for finding the perfect property for each client, whether renting, buying or selling. “I love the job and I know real estate values very well, as well as new and used yachts. “I love helping people live their dreams…it’s all about LIVIN!” His elegant office, opposite the Hotel Marina Portals, Portals Nous Tel. 971 400 961 622 434 388.
SALLY’S ANGELS (including babysitting)
Are you looking for a qualified daycare to take advantage of a special occasion? Sally’s Angels provide highly skilled support and care from beginning to end of life. Reliable post-operative care, as well as highly qualified nannies and babysitters. For the elderly, ill or homebound, trained nurses, midwives, caregivers and attendants are there to help with whatever is needed to ensure independence and comfort at home. Nothing too difficult. They are real angels! Phone. 971 691 187 619 070 100.
WEBBS INTERNATIONAL REMOVALS
Webbs specializes in the transport of all types of goods between the United Kingdom and the Balearic Islands. Very proud of being completely legal, licensed and reliable, they painlessly moved the family’s possessions endlessly back and forth. Each item is carefully packaged to ensure everything arrives in perfect condition. If you appreciate your wares, Webbs come highly recommended. Phone. 971 693 566 619 247 823.
MALLORCA TIP TOP
Need a new modern shade for the summer? For over 35 years, providing superior quality products, reliable experienced installation and helpful follow-up. Their innovative concertina mosquito nets have changed lives! They installed my awnings brilliantly, and I’m forever grateful for the special soundproof bedroom windows they recently installed that have been tested to the limit. Also installing all the latest innovative products for sun protection to German award-winning Markilux awnings and the most demanding Corradi Pergola systems. For experience, quality and advice, I always recommend Tip Top. Phone. 971 693 004.
REMOVALS MALLORCA EXPRESS
Mallorca Express have been running removals and delivery services between their bases in Dewsbury, Yorkshire and Palma, Mallorca for over 30 years. They can deliver any item or load, from a small package to a full move. Cars, motorcycles, boats, jet skis and other vehicles can all be transported safely. They can provide storage solutions in the UK and Mallorca for any period and at very competitive rates. They offer a reliable 10 day door to door service to UK-Mallorca-UK for deliveries and removals, 6 vans and storage. Contact Jason at +44 7831-846528 or 679-216527.