With all eyes on the Balearics, we’ve turned our focus to five of the most beautiful hotels in Mallorca , all within easy reach of the coast.
Can Bordoy Grand House & Gardens, Palma
With plush interiors that are both eclectic yet cohesive, this is a superlative Mallorcan stay, with 24 uniquely designed rooms. The gardens of Can Bordoy are particularly divine, providing a hidden, leafy retreat from Palma's old quarter beyond. With dappled shade and sun-drenched terraces, we can’t think of many other places we’d rather while away an afternoon (or several). The hotel is in the heart of the city's old town, so it's a short stroll to the harbour and just 15-20 minutes on foot to the city beach of Platya C'an Pere Antoni.
Pleta de Mar, Canyamel
Fancy watching the sun rise from an infinity pool with sea views? Thought so. Hotel Pleta de Mar is beautifully designed to work in harmony with its natural environment, and the carefully landscaped gardens show off the hotel’s idyllic location to perfection. At just a 15-minute stroll from the nearest beach, Playa de Canyamel, you'll also find both Cala Millor and Cala Torta within a half-hour drive. This is an ideal corner of Mallorca for exploring, if you can drag yourself beyond the grounds of course. There’s a serene spa, alfresco gym and elegant restaurant that opens out onto the gardens beyond.
Hotel Esplendido, Port Sóller
The charming seaside town of Port Sóller is cut into the Tramuntana Mountains that run along the north west backbone of Mallorca. Hotel Esplendido is bright and airy, with spacious rooms and plenty of on-site entertainment, from paddle boarding and hiking to vespa hire and diving. There are two beaches in Port Sóller itself at each end of the bay, both of which are kitted out with sun loungers, umbrellas and showers.
Cal Reiet Holistic Retreat, Santanyí
Cal Reiet, which is within walking distance of the pretty village of Santanyí, was originally built in 1881 as a family home and has since been gracefully restored. The hotel is just a 20-minute drive away from Es Trenc, one of the best known beaches in Mallorca, famed for its Caribbean blue waters and bright white sand. The hotel hosts a year-round calendar of holistic wellness retreats and yoga academies alongside an extensive menu of healing treatments and massages. Rooms are elegant with a hint of rural chic, and there are 15 to choose from.
La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Deiá
Celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon or simply the fact that we can finally go on holiday? Looking for somewhere absolutely unforgettable? Blow the budget at this divine Mallorcan hotel; it's guaranteed to deliver. Perched beside the pretty village of Deià, the atmosphere at La Residencia is incredibly calm and relaxing, with bedrooms styled for the utmost serenity. There are plenty of dining options, whether you choose the laid-back poolside bar or the flickering candlelight and elevated menu of El Olivo. Head to the tiny and charming cove beach of Cala Deià just outside the village, or Es Canyaret, three kilometres away.
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