It’s hard to put into words the magic that Mallorca holds. To me, it’s a place where every experience feels like stepping into a storybook. And when it comes to choosing a place to stay, there’s no shortage of options that fit that fairytale. From rustic fincas nestled in the countryside to charming boutique hotels tucked away in winding city alleys, there’s a unique place for everyone.
Scattered throughout the island lie a variety of finca and boutique hotels, each with their own atmosphere and charm. These hotels offer a getaway from the everyday, allowing you to immerse yourself in the island’s rich culture and beautiful landscapes. From the rugged mountains to the tranquil coastlines, each hotel provides a different experience that will transport you to another world.
Whether you’re seeking an intimate escape or a luxurious adventure, one thing they all have in common is that they offer an unforgettable experience. And with that, let’s explore some of the most enchanting places to rest your head on this picturesque island.
Cal Reiet is a beautiful finca that lies on the outskirts of the town of Santanyí. Its atmosphere is infused with a sense of enchantment and peacefulness that echoes throughout each and every part of the experience there.
Originally a mansion dating back to 1881, Cal Reiet was restored, and designed by the Mallorcan architectural interior design firm Moredesign; famed for their use of natural textures, earthy tones, and soft features. The finca offers an array of amenities and services that are centered around holistic wellness, and it’s renowned for its rejuvenating retreats; designed to transport you to a world of tranquility, where you can escape from the stresses of everyday life.
The running theme in Cal Reiet, which is obvious from the moment you step foot on the grounds, is to provide each guest with a healing and transformative experience of their own design. Cal Reiet offers a wide range of yoga classes that take place both indoors and in their outdoor studio, which is covered by a beautiful wooden canopy and lined with trees overlooking the pool.
The yoga classes are led by experienced instructors who guide you through an immersive experience that’s designed to awaken your senses and soothe your soul. The finca also offers a range of treatments, including massages, medical treatments, and healing therapies that help to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.
Its plant-based restaurant, Cal Reiet’s Table, serves meals that are not only delicious and innovative, but also made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. It is a brilliantly executed fusion restaurant that creates its own unique flavors, drawing inspiration from traditional dishes and adding a creative twist. The restaurant offers an eclectic menu that caters to individuals with different dietary requirements and preferences, making it a culinary haven for all.
The finca features beautifully designed rooms and casitas that are crafted for maximum comfort and relaxation. Each room is infused with a sense of charm that perfectly matches the theme of the finca. Additionally, for those who want to experience Cal Reiet for a shorter duration, the finca offers day passes that can provide access to all of its facilities and services. It is simply the perfect place to escape to a magical realm of holistic wellness; a place where there is a shared conscientious movement towards peacefulness and growth.
Spirit of Son Fuster
Nestled among the majestic Tramuntana Mountains lies Spirit of Son Fuster: a private luxury farm mansion in Alaró that transports you to a world of unparalleled beauty and sophistication. This finca is a truly unique and magical place. Available only for exclusive rental, the mansion boasts 10 double bedrooms, an indoor cinema, a spa, multiple indoor and outdoor dining areas, and various functional rooms offering complete privacy and exclusivity for its guests.
Walking through this finca, on its own, is an experience; its style embodies that of a rockstar who has retired to the countryside. It is a fusion of statement pop art, modern luxury, and rustic Mediterranean country house, that somehow all fuse together to create an atmosphere that is both glamorous and earthy.
This luxurious retreat is all-inclusive, with a full team of staff including a personal chef, manager, and housekeeping. The mansion’s level of service was inspired by the level of service on a private yacht; the staff is available 24/7 to cater to guests’ every need, while also maintaining total privacy for them.
The finca’s emphasis on sustainability is reflected throughout each of its features, one of which being its organic farm-to-table cuisine. In addition to its stunning design and breathtaking views, the finca has completely self-sustainable energy and a built-in sound system throughout the entire property.
Every inch of it radiates intentionality; not a single part of this mansion, nor the experience it provides its guests, has not been meticulously thought through. This attention to detail, while executed at times in such subtle ways, echoes loudly throughout the property.
I feel that there is often a general belief that sustainability goes hand in hand with traditionality; whether that be true traditionality or just the aesthetics of it. When we think of a superyacht, mansions, and opulent luxury, they are often on the other side of that spectrum. The true magic of Spirit of Son Fuster, is that it seamlessly bridges the gap between decadent luxury and sustainability; it shows that we indeed CAN have it all.
Finca Son Salas
Finca Son Salas is a luxuriously cozy, beautiful property that makes you feel like you have entered into an alternate reality; a beautiful reality in which you live on the edge of the Tramuntana mountains, in the Sóller Valley, and wake up to the sound of birds harmonizing with tree branches swaying in the wind.
Originally a 17th century farmhouse, it evolved through generations, adapting and growing to fit the needs of the times and its owners. Years ago, the current owner spent his formative years in the property (his childhood home at the time) with his family. After many years, he renovated the place, keeping the integrity of the property; preserving its old luxurious textures, materials, and tones, while elevating its elements to create an air of warmth and sophistication.
Beautifully preserved wood is used all throughout, and is incorporated into almost every space. The wood intertwines perfectly with the stone body of the house, and splashes of color and pattern are strategically placed to bring depth. This beautiful property is rented whole, perfect for families or groups of friends. Strolling through its quarters doesn’t feel like you are staying at a hotel, but rather like you are being welcomed home into old elegance.
Finca Serena is a charming countryside estate located in Montuïri, offering guests an enchanting natural setting with stunning olive trees, lavender fields, and vineyards. The estate’s vast acres of land provide an idyllic retreat to relax and unwind.
Its rooms feature a stylish décor with a blend of modern and traditional elements, and are lined with tall windows that provide an abundance of natural light, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The estate’s restaurant, Jacaranda, serves mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with fresh, organic ingredients sourced from the estate’s gardens and nearby farms. Finca Serena’s unique and comfortable rooms offer guests the perfect escape to indulge in some rest and relaxation amidst Mallorca’s stunning countryside.
Resting atop a hill above the Binabona Valley, Ca’n Beneït is a shining example of the classic Mallorca farmhouse style, blending effortlessly into the surrounding landscape. Its rooms are designed with natural materials, creating a sense of harmony with the island’s stunning natural beauty.
The finca’s Mediterranean restaurant, Mirabona, is a culinary delight, offering guests a chance to experience the island’s diverse and delicious flavors. The farm-to-table menu is inspired by the freshest local ingredients, ensuring an authentic taste of Mallorca.
Its spas and garden view sauna offer guests a chance to relax while taking in the stunning beauty of the surrounding orchards and gardens on its 70 acres of land.
Overlooking the majestic mountains, the pool provides guests with breathtaking views and a chance to bask in the beauty of the island. Meanwhile, the carefully landscaped orchards and gardens offer a peaceful oasis, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a quiet moment of reflection.
Es Racó d’Artà
As someone who has spent the last few years building my connection with the world around me and exploring the tie between inner spirituality and the outer world, I’ve come to truly appreciate spaces that I feel share that same ideology of commitment to open and free exploration of one’s spirit. It is truly special when one encounters a space that was created for people to feel inspired and encouraged to reflect on their place in the natural world around them, and ground themselves back into their roots, and into mother nature. And that is precisely the philosophy behind Es Racó d’Artà. It is more than a retreat; it is a place where you are encouraged to go on a soul journey, where you are given the right tools to guide you.
It is immediately very apparent the love, care, and dedication that has been put into every part of this place. It is owned by two friends, Antoni Esteva and Jaume Danus, who personally carried out its execution; Antoni is the architect who designed it, and Jaume is a builder who did the construction.
All of the elements of the finca are of course ecological and based on complete self sustainability. Its cool earthy tones and natural textures provide a calming effect that can be felt throughout the property. Es Racó d’Artà is somewhere that you go for an immersive experience, one which I believe to be the most unique on this island.
Nestled in the heart of Sóller, one of the most charming and picturesque towns in Mallorca, lies the luxurious Meem Townhouse. Boasting a design that effortlessly blends contemporary luxury with traditional Mallorcan architecture, Meem Townhouse is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
What sets Meem Townhouse apart is how seamlessly it integrates with the surrounding natural beauty of Sóller. Each room has been thoughtfully designed to take advantage of the breathtaking views of the Tramuntana Mountains, creating a harmonious flow between the interior and exterior spaces. From the inviting terrace, guests can relax and take in the stunning scenery, while feeling completely immersed in their surroundings.
Inside, the interior design is a work of art in itself. The use of natural materials such as wood and stone, combined with minimalist decor and unified cream tones creates an ambiance that is both sophisticated and welcoming. Every detail has been carefully considered and crafted to ensure a comfortable and luxurious experience.
Sóller itself is a town full of character and charm, with a vibrant culture and beautiful scenery. Strolling through its quaint streets, visitors can explore local markets, indulge in delicious cuisine, or simply soak up the Mediterranean sun. And after a day of exploring, returning to Meem Townhouse feels like coming home to a haven of tranquility.
Can Sull is an exclusive boutique hotel located in the serene area of Cas Concos between Felanitx and Santanyí. The hotel offers a unique blend of earthy and boho-inspired designs that create a chic and comfortable atmosphere.
With its adult-only policy, Can Sull is perfect for those who seek a peaceful and relaxing escape from the bustling city life. Located in a tranquil and quiet area, guests can expect a luxurious nighttime experience while still being within proximity to the stunning beaches in the Southeast of the island, such as Caló des Moro. The hotel’s location offers the perfect balance between seclusion and access to some of the best attractions the island has to offer.
The serene and calm ambiance, combined with its stylish decor, make it an ideal retreat for those seeking a tranquil and luxurious escape. Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a peaceful solo trip, Can Sull offers an unparalleled experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Right in the heart of Palma, Can Cera is a luxurious boutique hotel that exudes character and sophistication. The hotel’s central location offers easy access to the city’s cultural attractions, stunning architecture, and vibrant nightlife.
Upon entering the hotel, guests are welcomed by a beautiful courtyard adorned with exquisite antiques and period furniture pieces that give the hotel its unique charm. The antique theme continues throughout the hotel, with carefully curated pieces adding a touch of elegance to every corner. The rooms are tastefully designed with modern amenities for the comfort of the guests.
S’Hotelet de Santanyí
S’Hotelet de Santanyí is a charming and quaint boutique hotel located in the heart of Santanyí; a beautiful place to spend your mornings with its cobbled streets, historic buildings, and lively markets.
The hotel itself is beautifully curated, with a minimalist yet elegant design featuring smooth cream tones and wood accents. Its secluded pool area is the perfect place to relax and unwind, making this boutique hotel the perfect unexpected peaceful getaway.