by: Michael Tavani
Me and the Mrs.
The reception area.
An entrance to a guest room – all the rooms have private entrances like this one.
Inside the lobby.
A seating area adjacent to the lobby – most of the interiors have both Spanish and Moroccan influences.
The walk down to the beach. The pathway’s prior use is related to its heritage as a fortress.
The outdoor restaurant overlooking the Balearic Sea.
The ‘rock beach’ at the base of the hotel - guests layout on the rocks and swim in the lagoon all throughout the day.
Saltwater infinity pool.
A guest room.
Every room has a private terrace and daybed overlooking the sea.
Breakfast is brought to your room each morning whenever you wake-up.
The entrance to the hotel – the property dates back to the 1800’s.
Highs + Lows
For a perfect lunch order the grilled shrimp linguini and a cold glass of local rose.
The rocky beach and swimming lagoon are the perfect place for a late afternoon swim – for an extra thrill jump in from cliffside.
Service done right: no one is ever lurking, but the moment you need something, someone magically appears and has just what you’re looking for.
Part of the appeal here is the isolation, but if you’re looking to do some exploring off campus, your options are somewhat limited.
Surprisingly, the spa facilities are quite small - but massages are available.
- Mini Bar
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
19th century Spanish military fortress meets luxury hotel on the Med.
On the edge of the cap, overlooking the Bay of Palma, surrounded by acres of protected land.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Antonio Obrador, a prominent local architect, who is also the owner.
Saltwater infinity pool overlooking the sea, and a small but efficient gym.
Yes - built into the side of the cliff with dazzling views – serves simple, delicious Mediterranean food.
No standalone bar, but servers throughout the property will bring you drinks wherever you happen to be.
Free WIFI throughout.
Leave them at home.
In the Area
Carrer d'Esculls, 2, 07007 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
Dinner at El Bungalow in Ciudad Jardin (15 min drive); a charming little restaurant on the sea that’s been serving its famous paella since the 1950’s.
Day Trip to Deia
A beautiful village by the sea, surrounded by mountains, with great restaurants and stellar views
Av de Bartomeu Riutort, 83, 07610 Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
Boat trip around the island and to one of the local beaches – swim over to shore for a mojito at one of the little beach bars.
Ctra. d'enderrocat, s/n, 07609 Cala Blava-Llucmajor, Illes Balears, Spain
Neighborhood: Bay of Palma
Hotel Location: Ctra. d'enderrocat, s/n, 07609 Cala Blava-Llucmajor, Illes Balears, Spain