Yes, we did get away, that wasn't a problem
As it turned out, getting home would be an issue though
We arrived on 24th July and everything seemed fine, (temperature checks at Mahon airport, they collected the Spanish passenger form thingy and all seemed well
). Then bleeding Boris and his plebs decided to add the Balearics to the banned non-essential travel list (despite there being less than 20 diagnosed with Covid on the island at the time). Jet2 then cancelled our flight home, told us they'd refund our money and basically said 'book a flight home with us within the week, or find your own way back'
To cut a long story short, we arrived home yesterday afternoon, approx. 18 hours after leaving our apartment on Saturday evening. 11pm Ryanair flight to Dublin, overnight stay in Dublin, flight from Dublin to Birmingham yesterday afternoon
Good job I don't mind a bit of 'adventure'
Vincent's issues were due to a lady who rented one of the local shops in the resort. She was supposed to be a 'friend,' but stitched him up over various things and he basically lost it
He didn't mind telling us all about it, so I don't think it's a secret
The new 'Arthurs', which is now Aroma, seemed quite popular and Boni's Indian is now a restaurant called Jardi Des Temple (food apparently good, but some service issues due them bein#g new).
Anyway, the resort it seemed quiet (apart from the Hawaiian bar, which was busy as usual). They're still having issues with youths not wanting to be kicked out of the Hawaiian bar at the new 'earlier' closing time of 2am, when they go off into the car park and have a party
And the police were turning folk away from the beach at the weekend, as the sand has eroded in certain parts, so there's 'less room' apparently
but we got a well-distanced space no problem whenever we went (they also closed the shower too, as it was a bit of a free-for-all).
So, a bit different this year, but still enjoyable and apparently other resorts on the island were struggling more than Son Bou according to locals. I think only La Roca and the shops alongside hadn't opened. We just hope the other businesses manage to survive, as the lack of Brits mean takings are down drastically