The opening of the seven star Jumeirah Port Soller resort next year is confirmation of the island’s prestigious image. Spain’s largest island is a lush paradise in the Mediterranean, and has long been a favourite holiday spot for celebrities and nobility. From Frederic Chopin to Winston Churchill, Michael Douglas to Richard Branson, Suzi Quatro and the Spanish royal family… this is certainly a highly esteemed island. With 300 days of sunshine a year and a healthy fusion of green rolling hills, attractive beaches, unspoilt architecture in Palma and quaint villages and town across the island, this is an excellent place to enjoy a lavish lifestyle. Here are our pick of the best luxury hotels on the island.
Hotel Nixe Palace, Palma de Mallorca
Five star Nixe Palace has been a home away from home to the most discerning of guests since the 1950s. Stunning sea views and a private beach, immaculately furnished rooms and excellent restaurant and spa areas for true indulgence.
Hotel Port Adriano Marina Golf & SPA, Calvia
An oasis of calm within perfect distance of Palma, this glamorously styled luxury hotel boast peach coloured rooms and suites and is the perfect choice for budding golfers. Panoramic ocean views can be enjoyed from the two Mediterranean restaurants “La Vela” and “Splendor”.
Read’s Hotel & Vespasian Spa , Santa Maria
Tucked away in the mountains, this hotel is famous for its gourmet restaurant which guests from all over Majorca will go out of their way to visit. Perfect for a romantic getaway, the intimate hotel has just 23 rooms which retain a traditional style and an outstanding spa area.
Son Brull Hotel & Spa, Pollenca
A masterpiece has been created from this old monastery: avantegarde muted tones and the most exclusive modern fittings have been drafted in to these ancient walls. This astounding fusion of old an new is completed with a sleek terrace swimming pool with magnificent countryside views.
Hotel La Residencia, Deia
For charming views in a traditional Majorcan styled country house, discerning guests will be impressed with this Deia Residence. Suites with private pools and a spa with numerous treatment rooms will suit honeymooners; whilst the famous El Olivio restaurant housed in the old olive press will delight gourmet lovers
So until the seven star sensation opens its doors in 2011, these luxurious Majorca hotels should keep you pampered, sunned and very well fed!
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