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Belmond La Residencia

A compound of historic stone buildings with acres of lush gardens and stunning views, La Residencia is one of Mallorca’s most renowned hotels.

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Can Alomar Urban Luxury Retreat

A luxurious urban oasis with historic charm, modern elegance and exceptional service.

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Can Bordoy Grand House and Garden

The Can Bordoy Grand House and Garden is a 16th-century-estate-turned-chic-hotel located in the heart of Palma.

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Hotel Entrance at Cap Rocat, Mallorca, Spain

Cap Rocat

The sexiest hotel option in Mallorca—and the closest the island gets to St.-Tropez—is the über sleek Cap Rocat, perched on the Bay of Palma de Mallorca.

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Cap Vermell Grand Hotel

Overlooking the gorgeous Canyamel Valley, the 142-room Cap Vermell Grand Hotel (which was formerly the Park Hyatt) is modeled after a traditional Mallorquin village. The resort is situated within the 49-acre Cap Vermell estate—grand and expansive, it commands a stunning hilltop surrounded by postcard-perfect rolling hills.

Guests are welcomed to 'Plaça de Torres,' the main gathering place complete with a clock tower, market and family-style bistro that mimic a typical town square. The accommodations (referred to as ‘the village’) are made up of pretty, salmon-colored thatched roof buildings scattered in an arc shape, which are reached by gravel footpaths from the Plaça de Torres. Despite the fact that the property is new (it opened in June 2016), the Cap Vermell Grand Hotel’s design blends well with its surroundings to provide guests with an authentic sense of place. From the rippling fountains and potted plants at every corner to the breezy public spaces of white-washed stucco and landscaped gardens of flowering topiaries, the resort’s atmosphere is utterly romantic.

Accommodations are sophisticated and comfortable. The 38 elegant rooms (14 of which are suites) do not offer much in the form of Mallorquin charm, but all have private terraces, which boast lovely views of the valley below. Each is appointed with sleek, modern furnishings and an open-plan bathroom with rain shower. However, it is the impressive facilities that attract guests to the property, such as the landscaped terrace complete with three swimming pools (two of which are heated), and a fitness center. Wellness seekers will be in heaven here, as the Cap Vermell Grand Hotel’s Serenitas Spa is a modern Mount Olympus with gauze curtains and twinkling lights at every corner overlooking the sweeping vistas of hilly countryside. The seven room–spa offers a variety of locally inspired treatments (including a signature ‘Quartz’ bed which allows for a heated sand massage), plus several steam rooms and an outdoor Jacuzzi.

The resort’s dining options, expertly curated by the Cap Vermell Grand Hotel’s world-class culinary team, are also a draw to the property. Scattered along the expansive terrace, the four restaurants feed into one another amongst gardens and plentiful outdoor seating. Balearic Restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean farm-to-table cuisine, offering an impressive selection of fish dishes, paying homage to the fishing culture that defined the Mallorquin economy for centuries). The airy restaurant is filled with hanging seashells and offers an outstanding breakfast buffet with a variety of local sweet and savory treats. Nearby is the Tapas Restaurant, a sultry bar with a carving station and delectable selection of cheeses and cured meats. The Asia Restaurant serves eponymous cuisine and has a rotating chef. All emphasize wine pairings, and the resort takes pride in its exceptionally curated selection of local and international offerings.

From boating and cooking classes to hiking and visits to medieval towns, the region is rife with opportunities for exploration. Guests are encouraged to rent a car and venture to nearby beach coves to explore and swim or drive to the capital city of Palma for shopping and historical sites. Although the property does not offer any private beaches, the Cap Vermell beach club is only a ten-minute walk away and there are several beaches nearby. The family-friendly resort also has a kid’s club, babysitting services and children’s splash pool.

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Pool at Castell Son Claret, Mallorca, Spain

Castell Son Claret

Combining elements of Mallorca's most prestigious properties, the Castell Son Claret offers modern luxuries in a traditional setting.

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Bedroom at Convent de la Missiò, Mallorca, Spain

Convent de la Missiò

The owners of Convent de la Missiò have tastefully filled this former convent with unique modern art objects and created fourteen individual all-white guest rooms that feel both modern and calm. The second-floor living room is the chill-out room of choice, with a fireplace-cum–art installation taking up one wall, and white cloudlike rugs, huge luxurious beanbags, floor lights that resemble sculptures and a scattering of great design books. Another reason to stay here is the popular gourmet Refectori restaurant, with its stylish black bar and exotic hidden outdoor terrace. It’s very popular with a fashionable local crowd, which dines on creative dishes such as watermelon gazpacho and Iberian tenderloin stuffed with asparagus and roasted strawberries.

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Es Racó d’Artà

This remote retreat ensconced in the natural beauty of Mallorca is a restored 13th century finca that was reimagined with the goal of immersing travelers in authentic Mallorcan life.

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Finca Serena Mallorca

A 100-year-old farm transformed into a stylish small luxury hotel with rooms in cottages scattered through its vineyards.

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Living Room at Gran Hotel Son Net, Mallorca, Spain

Gran Hotel Son Net

A long driveway passes by Mediterranean pine trees and terraced gardens en route to a 17th-century mansion that’s painted a beautiful shade of deep pink. Previously the private home of Canadian hotelier David Stein, the Gran Son Net was turned into a hotel in the 1990s, but the walls are still covered with Stein’s magnificent collection of Warhols, Hockneys and Christos.

All of the twenty-five rooms and suites are unique, but each is equally luxuriously appointed with rich fabrics and spacious marble bathrooms. (Rooms on the top floors boast postcard-perfect views.) Unfortunately, the renovation to become a hotel in the '90s seems to have been the last time the hotel was touched, and, while the property has a delightful sense of place, slightly musty interiors could use an update. Romance is nevertheless in the air, and most guests are couples who choose to spend their day lounging by the 100-foot-long pool and private cabanas or enjoying a bottle of local wine on one of the property’s stone terraces. The more adventurous can explore the surrounding landscape on the hotel’s mountain bikes. The concierge can also arrange for a yacht or sailboat charter, so you can explore the coves of the north coast with a knowledgeable captain.

The friendly staff is the right amount of formal and discreet. The hotel's restaurant, with its expansive terrace sitting under a child's dream treehouse, encourages lounging over breakfast. Most visitors stay on property for dinner in the dining room that is housed in a towering old olive press.

The hotel is set in a stunning valley with views of the Tramuntana just above the small town of Puigpunyent. The remoteness is part of the reason the hotel is so beloved, but it does feel quite secluded. Palma is a 25-minute drive away down relatively narrow country roads, that are very dark at night. Puigpunyent, while adorable, doesn't have a lot to offer. (For both safety and sanity’s sake, you won’t want to do the drive after a few drinks in a hip restaurant in Palma.)

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Hotel Can Cera

One of the perks of staying in Hotel Can Cera, a small boutique hotel in Palma's Old Town, is that it offers travelers an opportunity to see the inside of a traditional Mallorquin mansion. When two sisters inherited their family palace, they turned it into the city's most refined, discreet lodging option.

Guests enter through a nondescript entranceway, into a stone courtyard with a glassed-in, simple lobby. As is typical in Mallorquin houses, main rooms, like sitting rooms and parlors, are located on the second floor and are centered around the interior courtyard, which provides light and fresh air while retaining privacy. Fourteen rooms are outfitted with lovely Spanish antiques, seagrass rugs, white linens, pale blue textiles and white washed walls. Bathrooms are sleek and modern, with oversized marble tiles and modern fixtures.

The small restaurant and bar in the hotel lobby is an excellent option for a pre-dinner drink and snack, and service throughout the hotel is personal and caring.

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Hotel Cappuccino - Palma

Celebrated decorator Jacques Grange has fashioned a glamorous boutique hotel in the center of old Palma.

Roof at  Hotel Sant Francesc, Mallorca, Spain

Hotel Sant Francesc

Hotel Sant Francesc, which opened in 2015, offers a contemporary option in the heart of Mallorca’s historic capital, yet still within a 20-minute walk to the beach. Directly overlooking the Palma cathedral, the hotel may have a modern update but it hasn’t lost any of its grandeur. The softly lit courtyard, the public spaces floored with marble, the vaulted stone walkways—all combine to create a tasteful and welcoming atmosphere.

Many of the 42 rooms and suites have wood-beamed ceilings and verandas, and some even have original frescos. The rooftop pool is a stylish spot to relax in the shadow of the cathedral, while the spacious terrace is good for enjoying light snacks and cocktails. A refined, alfresco spot for in-house dining is Quadrat, a restaurant with a classic Mediterranean menu featuring local ingredients.

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Observatory Suite at Jumeirah Port Sóller, Mallorca, Spain

Jumeirah Port Sóller

The gleaming white Jumeirah Port Sóller resort offers five-star amenities for all ages, as well as stunning vistas of Mallorca's northwest coast.

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Son Brull

The impressive, ancient yellow facade (which can be traced back to the 12th century) in no way ruins the surprise of the refreshing, contemporary surprise one finds inside Son Brull.

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Son Bunyola

A passion project for Sir Richard Branson, Son Bunyola opened its doors in June 2023 as the eighth hotel in the Virgin Limited Collection.

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The Lodge Mallorca

An exclusive, remote retreat for those seeking luxury and tranquility amidst nature

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Valldemossa Hotel

This historic property has been tastefully restored to offer just the mix of classical charm and modern comfort with a fabulous onsite restaurant.

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