Bridge at the Hotel Bella Playa & Spa, Cala Ratjada, Majorca

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15 Mar 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Duration: 11 nights half board incl. flights
Ref: 20019
With: Nigel Durie


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With: Nigel & Pauline Durie and Jacky Baker


The Hotel Bella Playa & Spa in Cala Ratjada is proving to be a firm favourite with First for Bridge guests. This will be our eigth visit to this delightful hotel, and our guests commend it for its excellent dining and friendly service, and enjoy its warm atmosphere and relaxing facilities.

The hotel is a very attractive 4 star hotel with a charming ambience. All our rooms have recently been refurbished and of a very good quality - and spotless! The hotel is privately owned and the director and manager are always at hand, and this is reflected in the excellent service throughout, and the dining in the restaurant can be highly commended.

As well as a lovely outdoor pool and spacious terraces the hotel boasts a fantastic, new, heated, indoor pool with hydro jets and massages, and two steam rooms and a Jacuzzi and sauna - all complimentary to hotel guests. If you want to treat yourself the Eco Spa offers a wide range of treatments.

Get a real taste of Spanish culture on our included full day excursion to the island capital Palma. Our knowledgeable guide will take you to the mighty Cathedral, Belver Castle and port before you have free time for shopping & sight-seeing.


Cala Ratjada is a well-established resort and port on the beautiful north east coast of Majorca that up until a couple of years ago was virtually undiscovered by the British tourists. As a result, unlike some resorts on the island it is completely unspoilt by fast food outlets and British bars, and you can enjoy a delightful coastal promenade and attractive marina offering good quality restaurants, tapas bars and pizzerias.

The area is really beautiful with a dramatic coastline and many sandy bays and blue flag beaches, and there are many wonderful coastal walks. Hayo, the hotel manager organises a gentle weekly group walk for First for Bridge guests, and other walks of different levels can also be arranged by the hotel. This region is popular in the winter with the older generation who are able to take advantage of a winter sunshine break, and golfers who are also attracted to the championship courses around Cala Ratjada during early spring.

Golfers will appreciate this region as there are no less than 4 championship standard golf courses within 5 - 15 minutes’ drive from your hotel, and the Hotel Bella Playa & Spa can book golf for you at special discounted prices

The Hotel Bella Playa & Spa is situated in Cala Ratjada just 250 metres from Cala Agulla, a picturesque sandy bay backed by pine trees. There is a lovely scenic coastal promenade in the resort and on a clear day you can see right across to Ciutadella in Menorca, its neighbouring island.

Once a quiet fishing port, Cala Ratjada is now an established resort, and the original harbour still exists but is more likely to be home to expensive cruisers than fishing boats of the times gone by. The port is still the hub of life in Cala Ratjada and you can enjoy wonderful sea food and tapas in the many restaurants surrounding it.

A traditional Mallorcan street market is held every Saturday at Placa del Pins in Cala Ratjada, selling colourful products & crafts; clothes; flowers and local produce.


During your duplicate bridge holidays nothing is obligatory, you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break and in addition to playing bridge, we will always endeavour to provide a minimum of two bridge seminars for breaks of 7 days or more.

All First for Bridge holidays include bridge tuition and seminars with a varied and interesting duplicate bridge programme. Duplimated boards will be used every evening to ensure fairness and consistency. Bridge hand records will be provided.

Your duplicate bridge will usually be available twice daily, at 2.30pm and 7.45pm. The afternoon sessions usually finish between 4.45pm and 5pm, the evenings between 10.45pm - 11.15pm. The afternoons are normally given over to open pairs/teams. We endeavour to vary the evening sessions, with a balance between teams and pairs, with at least one Swiss style event during a two-week bridge break.

During all evening sessions, we utilise a duplimate machine, which means we are able to produce hand record sheets at the end of the session and when we have two or more sections, both can play the same hands. On our UK duplicate bridge breaks, provided numbers allow, we usually will lay on an "Early Bird" afternoon session on the day of arrival.

We don’t forget you are on holiday, our bridge programmes allow time for relaxation plus giving you plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding area and relax.

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Twin/double share: £1099 per person
Single supplement: £55 for the duration
Deposit: £250


Flights are INCLUDED from London Gatwick. We also have flights from the following airports available at a supplement - all day time flights that will ensure you arrive in time for bridge on the first evening:


The transfer from Palma Airport to Hotel takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.


  • Full bridge programme with seminars and varied bridge sessions
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Return flights from London Gatwick. Regionals at a supplement
  • Return Transfers from Palma airport to hotel
  • Two organised walks in Cala Ratjada
  • Full day excursion to Palma with guided tour and time for shopping and sight-seeing
  • 11 nights half board.
  • The services of an experienced EBU bridge director and host
  • Porterage
  • Welcome cocktail


Drinks, lunches, travel insurance, and any personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry etc.


If you'd like to make your own way to the hotel, we can deduct £150 from the price. Please call us if you'd like to book this option.


The Balearic Parliament have introduced a compulsory Sustainable Tourism Tax that must be paid locally by guests for all hotel stays in the Balearic Islands. At present this tax is 3.30 euro per person per day. After 8 days the price is 1.65 euro.

The Hotel Bella Playa & Spa

The Hotel Bella Playa & Spa is a very well run 4 star hotel well positioned in Cala Ratjada and just 250 metres the beautiful Agulla Beach.


All rooms allocated for our bridge group have recently been renovated and are of high standard.

Single occupancy rooms will be double rooms for sole use.

The hotel is second in line from the sea and some of the rooms towards the front of the hotel have side sea view or partial sea view.

  • Furnished balcony
  • Cable TV with 4 UK channels
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Fridge
  • Safe deposit box (payable)
  • Bathroom with a bath tub, shower, hairdryer & toiletries
  • FREE Wifi throughout hotel
  • Bathrobe & beach towel are available from reception (payable)


There is a very good choice of hot and cold and freshly prepared dishes from the buffet breakfast tables.

Dinner is buffet style with a wide selection of dishes, including a pasta table and show cooking where meat and fish are cooked freshly each evening. Desserts are delicious and include a good selection of gateaux, cheeses and ice-creams.

During the day snacks and light lunches can be purchased in the hotel bar and on the terraces.

Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and spacious terraces, and a wonderful, modern indoor heated pool with hydro jets and massages Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.