A hotel in Majorca has made a sanctuary for discarded inflatable pool toys


by Emma Dodds |
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A hotel in Majorca has founded a "sanctuary" for all the inflatable pool toys that get leftover after the summer holiday season is over.

Hotels.com set up the haven at the Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma hotel as a response to the overwhelming number of blow-up toys left behind by hotel guests.

Of course, it makes sense to leave them behind as they're relatively inexpensive - and why would you make room for a used inflatable toy when you could be taking home holiday tat?!

WATCH: A hotel in Majorca has made a sanctuary for discarded inflatable pool toys | SWNS

Newly arriving guests are then able to "adopt" the floatie that they like the most - it's basically recycling!

Hotels.com also took it upon themselves to find out which other holiday necessities are most likely to be left behind, surveying 2,000 holidaymakers.

They found that only 28% of people take their floaties home, despite an average six hours and 52 minutes spent playing with them over their summer holiday.

What else gets left behind?!

Only 28% of holidaymakers take their floaties home (Credit: SWNS) ©SWNS

Top 10 items most commonly left behind on holiday:

  1. Sun cream

  2. Inflatables

  3. Pairs of sunglasses

  4. Toiletries (including toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shower gel)

  5. Magazines

  6. After-sun

  7. Novels

  8. Goggles/snorkels

  9. T-shirts

  10. Towels

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