The Best Resorts on Mallorca, Spain

PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort on Mallorca has plenty of facilities to make all its guests happy
PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort on Mallorca has plenty of facilities to make all its guests happy | Courtesy of PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort / Expedia
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10 March 2021

While you might come to Mallorca to ride the Sóller train, tour La Seu Catedral de Palma or explore the Drach Caves, sometimes you just want to kick back. That’s when the resort hotels of Mallorca really shine. With multiple pools, an abundance of eateries and countless activities, there’s much to keep you busy during your time off on this Balearic isle.

The St Regis Mardavall

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The St Regis Mardavall
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Located between the superyacht marina of Port Portals and the popular holiday resort of Palma Nova, the St Regis Mardavall leans more towards the swankier. It’s set in some seriously sizeable landscaped gardens, which overlook this pretty stretch of coast. Facilities are abundant, beginning with the enormous Arabella Spa, which qualifies as one of the largest in Europe. The main three-tier pool isn’t short of space either, while Michelin-starred dining and white-gloved butlers complete the five-star experience.

Hotel Pleta de Mar, Luxury Hotel by Nature

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Hotel Pleta de Mar By Nature
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Few Mallorcan hotels compare to Pleta de Mar when it comes to combining luxury, tranquillity and natural beauty with such aplomb. This five-star, adults-only resort is set among pine forest and wild olive trees on Canyamel’s scenic eastern coast. Choose between two saltwater pools, one directly overlooking the sea, as well as an al fresco spa with a heated pool and steam rooms. Gorgeous suites also include plenty of high-spec perks. It’s a genuine slice of bliss.
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Viva Cala Mesquida Resort & Spa

Resort, Chain Hotel
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Viva Cala Mesquida Resort & Spa
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Even by the lofty standards of Mallorcan beaches, Cala Mesquida is a genuine stunner, and this hotel is one of a privileged few to overlook it. A spacious sun terrace with a large circular pool gives the best coastal views, plus there are a pirate-themed pool for the kids and a heated adults-only pool in the spa. All-inclusive packages grant free access to five restaurants and two bars, and there’s an extensive programme of organised activities.
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Nixe Palace Hotel

Resort, Luxury
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Nixe Palace Hotel
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One of the original luxury hotels on the south coast, Nixe Palace still has plenty of old-school grandeur behind the polished beachfront façade. While it no longer attracts the likes of Errol Flynn and Grace Kelly, a raft of upscale features still impresses the most discerning of guests. An outdoor heated wellness pool offers lovely sea views while you soak, as does the refined setting of the excellent restaurant and more casual beach club.
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PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel, Luxury
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PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort
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It would take more than one stay to even come close to trying all the facilities at the PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort & Spa. Located at the south end of Pollensa Bay, the flora-filled grounds are packed with facilities, from the sporting to the more serene. The resort is split into a family-friendly section, with a huge lagoon-style pool, and a quieter, adults-only zone. If you tire of the many dining options, free shuttles zip regularly to the nearby Pollensa and Alcúdia beach resorts.

Beach Club Font de Sa Cala

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Beach Club Font de Sa Cala
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When it comes to ticking all the boxes for a top resort hotel, you can’t fault Beach Club Font de Sa Cala. The extensive resort is dedicated to holiday-friendly fun and includes three pools (one freeform for relaxing, one Olympic for swimming and one with slides for kids). Loads of poolside activities are organised during the day, plus there are kids’ clubs from tots to teens and nightly entertainment. What’s more, it’s just steps from one of the prettiest coves on the east coast.
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  • Meliá Calviá Beach

    Resort, Luxury, Chain Hotel
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    Melia Calvia Beach
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    The Melia chain has been at the forefront of the rebranding effort of Magaluf to Calviá Beach – and this super swish resort hotel is a fine example. Overlooking the swankier south end of the bay, Meliá Calviá Beach has four pools, including a lagoon pool with direct beach access. There are a small but deluxe adults-only spa, several excellent eating options and a kids’ clubs that even caters to babies.
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    Insotel Cala Mandia Resort & Spa

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    Insotel Cala Mandia Resort & Spa
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    The Insotel Cala Mandia Resort is one of those hotels most holidaymakers could happily spend their whole stay without leaving. It’s divided into various sections, some packed with family-friendly fun (such as pirate ships and waterslides), others are serene oases with adults-only treats (like spa facilities and cocktails bars). An abundance of dining, fitness and entertainment facilities means you might forget to visit the gorgeous Cala Mandia Beach just next door.
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    AYA Seahotel

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    AYA Seahotel
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    If you prefer endless sea views over countless activities, then AYA Seahotel could be more your thing. Steps from the long sandy beach of Playa de Palma, most rooms gaze over the vast shimmering bay. Those to the rear overlook a pretty garden with a palm-dappled pool, a poolside bar and manicured lawns (for regular yoga sessions). There’s a compact spa, too, together with both buffet and à la carte eating options – also with views over the water.
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    Iberostar Playa de Muro Village

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    Iberostar Playa De Muro Village
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    Playa de Muro is widely considered one of the best beaches in Spain, and, with fine powder sand and calm clear waters, it’s easy to see why. And, with immaculately landscaped grounds and five-star facilities, the Iberostar Playa de Muro Village is one of the best hotels on this stretch of coast. A dozen restaurants and bars, a dazzling spa, multiple pools and a kid-focused programme to rival any add up to one of the best resort hotels on Mallorca.
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    These recommendations were updated on March 10, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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