Well we can say the island has definitely seen an upturn this April and for us, it’s been non-stop. I’m ready for a break and the summer hasn’t even officially started yet!! Not that I’m complaining…. We’ve had a lot going on with some great events and looking forward too many more in the season ahead.
End of March we introduced our new Sunday Brunch with live music which has proved to be very popular and will run throughout the summer. We offer a set menu for 18.50 including a Bellini or Mimosa cocktail, buffet selection of fresh fruit, yogurts, granola, home baked muffins & pastries and a choice of dishes such as eggs Benny, huevos rancheros, smoked salmon bagel and waffles. If you prefer, order al a carte from our Crews Choice menu offering everything from a full Monty fry-up, breakfast burgers to fresh seafood and tasty summer salads, followed by a choice of individual desserts to choose from at your table. So, gather your crew and head down – but book ahead, tables fill up fast!
Easter Sunday, we joined forces again to support the Joy Ron foundation with a Family Fun Day. Lots of fun activities for the little ones with an Easter egg hunt, bouncy castle, egg and spoon race, face painting and bunny hop sack race to name a few. Easter eggs were kindly donated by The Islander and Nice Price and thanks to the Port Authority for their support too. With the deadline of getting this edition to print early, we will have to report back on how much was raised so look out for that in the June edition, along with all the coverage and pics of Nautifest, the Boat Jumble and Quiet Beatz Open Air Headphone party.
Closing off April, there’s always the infamous Palma Boat Show…. we wish everyone a successful few days and hope to see you at The Boathouse at some point! Stop by the ACrew stand and pick up one of our Crew Cards for special offers and events.
THE MONTH OF MAY
The last official month of Spring so let’s enjoy it before the temperatures rise and the summer heat rolls in! Join us on Monday night May 1st for our first Mussel Monday…. a pot of mussels, fries and beer or wine for only €20 – throw in DJ Xema playing some classic 80’s and 90’s and we are all set for a great night!
Join us May 1st for some great mussels!
The rest of the month sees the island playing host to several village fiestas and The Ironman takes place in Alcudia on 13th May…hhhmmm I’ll be sure to sit that one out!!
And finally, if all goes to plan, our new terrace bar will be installed and ready to open beginning of June, so as they say, “watch this space” for an update on our opening party.
Amongst all the daily political news, I was upset to read a recent article about the death of some of the beloved swimming pigs in the Bahamas. Initially thought to have been alcohol poisoning, it was determined that several of them died from their fame ingesting too much sand while foraging for food left behind on the beach from the numerous people on boat tours wanting to feed and swim with these sea loving swine.
In my yachting days, I was lucky enough to have swam with these pigs myself and even though it was over 20 years ago, it is a life experience I hope to take my kids to do one day. Sadly though, there’s only about 10 left on the island which is a great shame, but the good news is that these pigs haven’t died in vain as it is now spurring new laws to protect them and stop people from plying them with rum!
Shortly after reading the article, I saw this quirky painted pig for sale and couldn’t resist him – I took it as a sign and so in homage to the poor little piggies that died, he now sits on the bar at The Boathouse, waiting desperately to be named! We thought we’d have some fun and throw it out to you to come up with one. We’ve even created a cocktail in his honour…. The ‘Bahamian Iced Tea’ with vodka, gin, tequila, triple sec, blue curacao and a sour mix over ice topped with soda – not for the fainthearted!!
So, if you think you’ve got a ‘crackling’ good name (sorry I just had to) pop down and throw your name in the hat and help us bring awareness to their survival, after all, we may still be waiting to see pigs fly but on this small uninhabited island these pigs can definitely swim!
Wishing you all a great month and see you soon.
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The swimming pigs have populated the island for decades and had become such a lifeblood for the community. Their actual origin is somewhat of a mystery but local legend claims they swam ashore after a shipwreck or were left on the island by sailors who planned to come back and eat them, but never returned.