Majorca has long been a popular destination of mine, with over 20 years spent on and off the island under my belt. And I am not the only one to have an affinity for this Balearic jewel. Majorca’s incredible beaches, fabulous cuisine, laid-back atmosphere and unbeatable nightlife makes it appealing to many who visit. It is fair to say that the island has a reputation as a budget destination, but there are also some incredible luxury hotels peppered across island and here are some of the best that the island has to offer.
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Belmond La Residencia: Deia
Deià may be just a small mountain town on the island, but it is home to one of the most luxurious hotels in the entire region. Surrounded by lush greenery and uninterrupted views, La Residencia has a relaxed and artistic feel that is worlds away from the more generic international hotel chains we have grown used to. Every single one of the hotel’s rooms, suites and villas is decorated in a specific style, and no two parts are the same. Guests will love the facilities on the property, which include a full spa, several restaurants and bars, two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a full fitness facility, an art gallery and even a shuttle that goes directly into the heart of Deià.
Address: Carrer son Canals, s/n, 07179 Deià
Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel: Palma de Mallorca
For those who want to be pampered in every possible way, there are few hotels that can compare to the Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel. As you might expect golf is at the heart of the hotel’s draw and guests are able to play unlimited golf at no cost when they stay at least one night. Even those who are not big fans of teeing-off will appreciate the luxurious spa treatments, numerous restaurants and services that include private airport transfers. There are amenities for children as well as adults, and the hotel is designed to be a haven just outside of the hustle and bustle of Palma de Mallorca.
Address: Urbanización Son Vida, Carrer de la Vinagrella, S/N, 07013 Palma
The St. Regis Mardavall Majorca Resort: Costa d’en Blanes
Just steps from the Mediterranean coastline, the St. Regis Mardavall Majorca Resort is a top choice for those who want quick access to beautiful beaches. From their basic rooms all the way up to diamond suites, the decor is lavish yet tasteful. The full spa and fitness facility is among the best on the island, and it serves as a place where guests can completely unwind and relax in paradise. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the four courses as well as a golf academy, which is where you can perfect your swing or get advice from a professional golfer. Dining is exceptional, and guests can dig into gourmet cuisine at Aqua or indulge in some tapas with cocktails by the pool.
Address: Carretera Palma-Andratx 19, Costa d’en Blanes, 07181
Cap Rocat: Cala Blava
This boutique hotel may be the most unusual hotel in all of Majorca, but it is also one of the most fascinating as well as luxurious places to stay on the entire island. Built in a former military fortress, the hotel structure itself is breathtaking, especially when illuminated at night. The area surrounding Cap Rocat is quiet and secluded, and the buildings fit perfectly into the gorgeous natural surroundings. Guests will love being just steps from a private beach, but there is also a secluded swimming pool in the heart of the fortress. Spa treatments, nature walks and unparalleled gourmet cuisine are all part of what makes a stay at the Cap Rocat such an unforgettable experience on Majorca.
Address: Ctra. d’enderrocat, s/n 07609 Cala Blava
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa: Soller
Nestled in the base of the Tramuntana Mountains is the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, a perfect retreat on the island. With 120 rooms and suites, guests receive personalised attention throughout their entire stay. The highlight of the hotel is the lavish spa, which offers treatments ranging from beauty services to indulgent massages.
Address: CalleBélgica, s/n 07108 Port de Sóller