Mallorca’s effortless sophistication and seductive Mediterranean charms have been enchanting travelers for decades, and continue to entice even the most seasoned traveler with a swoon worthy lullaby of sun, sea and serenity. From luxury stays with soul and hilltop villages that glow golden in the sun to hidden coves of shimmering aquamarine and a symphony of flavors waiting to be savored, the island’s raw natural beauty is something to behold. It is no wonder that some of Europe’s finest luxury stays dot the Mallorcan landscape in a manner that celebrates the terrain and pays homage to the cultural heritage of the island in uniquely chic ways.
A secluded hideaway of elegance housed within a former fortress, five-star Cap Rocat is a sanctuary of taste situated along the Bay of Palma. Reimagined by award winning architect and designer Antonio Obrador, the hotel’s magnificent entrance welcomes guests into a milieu of polished sophistication distinguished by inviting fireside salons and grand common spaces made intimate with luscious textiles and refined furnishings. Thoughtfully designed to accentuate its marvelous seaside location, guests will appreciate quiet moments to admire a sherbet sunset across the bay, swim in crystal waters, and bathe in a saltwater infinity pool that blends seamlessly into the horizon. The property’s dreamy spa is a haven of idyllic calm crowned by a saltwater pool crafted from limestone and illuminated by a dazzling glass ceiling.
Hotel Sant Francesc
Palma de Mallorca’s sophisticated five-star Hotel Sant Francesc is a cosmopolitan city retreat housed within a sumptuously restored 19th century mansion. Original flourishes like glass-encased verandas and wood-beam ceilings are highlighted by contemporary design choices and crowned by a panoramic rooftop terrace offering a pool, bar and sensational views over the Basilica de Sant Francesc and historic Palma skyline.
Belmond La Residencia
Venturing from Palma into the lush Tramuntana Mountains, Belmond La Residencia is a five-star sanctuary of bliss amidst the jaw-dropping scenery of verdant olive trees encircling historic Deia village. Guests are immediately lulled into a state of relaxation by the property’s soothing atmosphere that blends art and nature with rustic details, antique accents and plush amenities. A luxury spa is complemented by two scenic outdoor swimming pools and guests can savor gastronomic interpretations of island cuisine at the fine-dining restaurant El Olivo, or sample traditional tapas reimagined at the sublime Cafe Miro surrounded by 33 original works by Joan Miro.
Son Brull Hotel
Nestled amongst rugged foothill vineyards, 300 year old olive groves, and the lovely village of Pollença, Son Brull Hotel is a former 18th century monastery expertly transformed into one of Mallorca’s chicest gourmet stays. Offering a contemporary perspective on the island’s artisan traditions, five-star Son Brull boasts a 17th century olive press turned hip cocktail and tapas bar, and an organic farm whose produce is featured in the signature seasonal dishes served at the romantic 3/65 Restaurant. From dining to delicious rest, Son Brull’s well-appointed spa with sprawling views and close proximity to the beaches of Pollença bay, ensure a serene stay.
Pleta de Mar
Traverse to the opposite side of the island to discover the hidden paradise that is five-star luxury hotel, Pleta de Mar in Canyamel. A posh ode to the unspoiled nature of the area, the hotel’s distinct style is Mediterranean revisited, with clean architectural lines, artisan works made from natural materials, and lush outdoor spaces that honor the coastal environment. The property’s privileged location offers guests easy beach access and sweeping sea views that are second to none, while introducing epicureans to the culinary heritage of the island with Foc Asador de Mar, serving elegantly presented seafood and meat dishes kissed by an open flame.
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