The largest island of the Balearic Archipelago and arguably the jewel of the Mediterranean, Mallorca is able to boast some of the finest hotels in Europe, many of which are set in iconic surroundings. We have included within this blog 10 of the Island’s finest examples of luxury, tranquillity, gastronomy and service. These hotels are listed in no particular order and are an illustration of what this wonderful location has to offer.
10. Hotel Cap Rocat
This former military fortress is set in a beautiful secluded beachfront area overlooking the Bay of Palma and has been converted into a truly stunning hotel whilst maintaining its unique architecture and natural environment. The hotel offers an amazing guest experience with exceptional service and first class facilities.
Located within an environmental protection area the grounds include 24 luxury boutique bedrooms and suites, some of which have their own private terraces or patios. There is an infinity pool, a wellness spa, a small fitness centre, two restaurants and a private beach.
The award winning fine dining Fortress Restaurant specialises in Mediterranean and Mallorcan cuisine prepared utilising new culinary techniques using the freshest locally sourced produce. The al fresco Sea Club which is situated on the sea front and offers dishes cooked using a traditional Mallorcan wood fired oven and grill is less formal. The Sea Club is open from 30th April until 29th October. Private dining is also catered for within the old fortress kitchen or individually set up in a romantic setting within the hotel grounds.
The hotel offers a wide range of sporting activities from water skiing, diving, cycling, tennis and hiking. The closest golf course is approximately 5 miles distant.
This unique hotel is aimed specifically at adults although children over the age of 14 years are welcome.
9. Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa
This 5 star luxury Spa Hotel, part of the famous Jumeirah Hotel group, is on the northwest coast of the island, a twenty five minute drive from the airport.
Located on the edge of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountain Range and occupying a cliff top position overlooking Port de Soller and the Mediterranean, the hotel comprises 121 rooms and suites distributed around eleven buildings all connected within beautiful scented gardens.
The bedrooms all have either a mountain view or look out across a calm blue Mediterranean Sea. The hotel is renowned for the exemplary staff who are both friendly and helpful and offer outstanding service.
Within its grounds the hotel has two al fresco restaurants with stunning views across the surrounding countryside and crystal blue waters. Additionally there is a sushi lounge and two outdoor swimming pool bars which also serve snack menus.
For those wishing to relax the health spa offers a wide range of beauty treatments and there is also well equipped gymnasium.
This iconic location and wonderful hotel lends itself to those seeking a quiet and peaceful holiday.
Port de Soller is a short distance away and is well worth a visit for both its shopping and wide range of restaurants. The village of Deiá and small town of Valldemossa are both located in the region and are a must see for anyone visiting Mallorca for the first time.