For those looking for a more luxurious getaway, Spain Life walks you through the most decadent hotels on offer in the Balearic Islands.
Ciutadella de Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
An archipelago in the western Mediterranean, the Spanish Balearic Islands are found off near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Including Ibiza and, Menorca and Mallorca, these are some of Europe’s most popular destinations for their all-year-round sunny climate, natural beauty and luxury resorts.
Having always oozed an air of refinery, the Balearic Islands have long attracted a more glamourous crowd seeing a summer escape. These islands are also home to some of Europe’s most exclusive hotels, featuring stylish design, award-winning spas and Michelin-starred fine dining. All accompanied by beautiful views of the crystal-clear turquoise ocean and mountains.
Here are some of the most luxurious hotels to be found in the Balearic Islands:
Park Hyatt – Mallorca
Located on the east coast of Mallorca, Park Hyatt overlooks the Canyamel Valley, giving views off the Balearic seal and town of Canyamel. This lavish hotel avails of 142 spacious and delicately decorated rooms, as well as 16 unique suites.
The Park Hyatt elegantly combines comfort with a high level of sophistication, with timeless decoration accents. The hotel provides a highly refined dining experience that is centred around the village square, with a wide range of authentic cuisines that are sure to suit everyone’s tastes.
One of the most exclusive hotels in the world, the resort is designed in the authentic style of a Mallorquín hilltop village, reflecting the local art and cultural heritage.
Park Hyatt, Mallorca
Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel – Ibiza
This sophisticated hotel in Santa Eulalia has stunningly uninterrupted views of the sea. Focusing on a sustainable approach, the resort has gorgeous green gardens adorned with tropical flowers and plants.
Featuring shimmering pools with jaw-dropping scenery, Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel thoughtful design is what sets it apart from the rest.
The best aspect of this hotel is the sense of tranquillity it provides in the world’s clubbing capital. Ibiza island is known for its hippy vibe, and so the hotel also features work by local artists. Spend your days lounging around by one of the three pools, by the gardens, the rooftop cocktail terrace, the infinity pool or your room’s personal terrace.
The hotel’s spa provides top-quality treatments with Clarins products.
Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel
Belmond La Residencia – Mallorca
A luxury hotel found between the Mediterranean Sea and UNESCO-listed Tramuntana Mountains, Belmond La Residencia provides the authentic Mallorcan experience. Here you can take a stroll amongst the ground’s olive groves marked by exquisite sculptures.
The resort has 70 chic rooms and suites, as well as two panoramic swimming pools, tennis courts, an award-winning spa and excursions via boat, bike as well as offering donkey rides. Overall, Belmond La Residencia delivers a rural experience.
You’ll be able to savour traditional Mediterranean cuisine at one of the four restaurants, including the Café Miro, decorated in works by this famed Catalan painter.
Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca
4. Jardí de ses Bruixes Boutique Hotel – Menorca
This five-star hotel is located in the centre of Mahón, in Menorca. For adults only, this boutique hotel is built inside a carefully restored 19th-century townhouse in the old town of Mahón.
The snug and stylish rooms give the hotel a romantic and intimate feel, while also featuring modernised bathrooms and wood-burning stoves. The hotel also avails of chic subterranean spa and panoramic rooftop views, making for the ultimate city retreat.
The hotel features 16 rooms, distributed in two buildings. On the ground floor, there’s a luxurious lounge library with a fireplace and an Honesty Bar, giving that extra level of comfort, as well as the ‘Jardí de ses Bruixes Cafe & Restaurant’, which is open to the public.
Jardí de ses Bruixes Boutique Hotel, Menorca
5. Hacienda Na Xamena – Ibiza
Providing a lavish escape from Ibiza’s clubbing scene, Hacienda Na Xamena boasts an atmosphere of discreet luxury. The first hotel in Ibiza to receive a five-star rating, the hotel features a renowned restaurant that happens to have the best view on the island over the Mediterranean. The sunsets to be seen from here are to die for.
Hacienda Na Xamena revolves the hotel’s vibe around bringing its guests closer to nature. Set on a cliff’s edge, the hotel strikes a perfect harmony between its exterior and interior.
The hotel boasts a series of eight pools built into tocks, 77 rooms and suites, as well as the
Edén and By The Pool restaurants
Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza
6. Cap Rocat – Mallorca
Interestingly, Cap Rocat is a former military fortress turned into a luxury hotel. Having made to blend into the breathtaking landscape, Cap Rocat is located in the most secluded area of Palma de Mallorca. The historic fortress was refurbished by famous architect Antonio Obrador without taking away from the unique architecture in its natural environment.
With only 24 rooms, Cap Rocat offers its guests an extremely exclusive environment, with three types of tooms to cater to varying tastes: Cap Rocat, former shooting pads with private terraces and outstanding views; La Muralla, smaller rooms in the original Soldier’s Quarters; and El Cabo, a single massive suite with stunning private pool and gardens.
Set against the backdrop of this protected natural area, Cap Rocat has privileged access to the waters of the marine resolve at the Bay of Palma, acclaimed for its wealth of biodiversity.
The hotel’s renovation transformed the mundane communal rooms of the former fortress into areas of complete tranquillity, achieving the perfect balance between contemporary and classical.
Cap Rocat, Mallorca