This Balearic beauty is perfect for adults hoping to escape and unwind thanks to picture-perfect hill towns, secluded hiking trails, a thriving food scene and some of the most gorgeous beaches in Europe. Whether you prefer to wander the cobbled streets of the capital Palma or sunbathe in a secluded cove, Mallorca offers the grown-up getaway of your dreams. Pick one of these top adults-only hotels in Mallorca for your next getaway – all bookable with Culture Trip.
Swerve the busy family-friendly beaches and book this tranquil property in quieter Canyamel instead, where you’ll have the golden sand, local restaurants and sweeping sea views almost to yourself. There’s direct access to a Blue Flag beach, dreamy Balinese beds in the private garden, a sea-view restaurant and a pampering spa with a jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, treatment rooms and a pool with jets.
Even the location of this romantic cliff-top bolthole, on the edge of the Llevant nature reserve, is adult-focused. The Caves of Arta, medieval castle of Capdepera, prehistoric village of Ses Paisses and the 13th-century watchtower Torre de Canyamel are all minutes away, while exclusive golf courses and strenuous hikes are on the doorstep. Back at the hotel, take things easy in the idyllic wellness centre, natural rock whirlpool tub on the beach, oceanfront infinity pools and fine-dining restaurant.
With its palm-tree lined pool, white low-slung buildings and turquoise accents, Mar Senses in Puerto de Pollensa is an adults-only hotel in Mallorca with a distinctly glamorous air. Think a white baby grand piano in the bar, massaging waterfall features in the pool, a terrace cocktail bar and a gloriously peaceful spa with a Finnish sauna and Turkish bath. The sumptuous buffet restaurant is just as impressive, with its show-cooking areas, stations of local produce and a dessert bar to die for.
This extraordinary property in Capdepera is set within an old convent and looks over a hilltop castle and the glittering sea beyond. Lounge on the double Balinese beds poolside, pad around the 200sqm (2,1152sqft) spa under vaulted ceilings or dine among original stone arches in Cova Negra, where exquisite Mediterranean-inspired dishes look as good as they taste. Fancy your own outdoor jacuzzi, fireplace and terrace with hammocks? Book the Royal Suite.
Sea views come as standard at this luxe resort in Illetas, close to the Marivent Royal Palace and Illetas beach. Each room faces the water and has a private balcony so you can enjoy a sundowner before dinner. Each also comes with a pillow menu, coffee maker and an array of Clarins products. If you can tear yourself away, visit the Clarins spa and the two pools or splurge on VIP excursions, which include champagne boat trips, wine tastings, helicopter rides and jet-ski tours.
Yearning to laze in the sun but know your other half won’t sit still for more than half an hour? This beachside adults-only hotel in Mallorca will suit you both, with two chilled-out pools complete with Balinese beds, a terrace bar and a masseuse on hand so you can relax completely. For anyone more active, there are rental bikes to explore the area, mini-golf and organised Nordic walking tours. Evening entertainment includes regular live music and cabaret acts so you’ll never be bored.
Kick off your shoes and take it easy at this peaceful four-star property surrounded by the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains. Just 2km (1.24mi) from the delightful town of Deia, the hotel has 41 rooms spread over three buildings so peace, quiet and exceptional service is guaranteed. There are also tennis courts, an outdoor pool and bike rentals, a tranquil reading lounge, and a gourmet à la carte dinner served each evening.
Combine a city break with a blissed-out holiday in the sun at this stylish adults-only hotel in Mallorca, just 15 minutes from the centre of Palma. Though the shops and restaurants of the capital are close enough to enjoy, you’ll feel a world away at the Barcelo with its sweeping sea views, spa area, two huge outdoor pools, cove, jetty and sophisticated Black Restaurant, where meals are served al fresco by candlelight to live jazz and soul music.
The seriously upscale Pleta de Mar, which opened in 2017, is one of the more recent adults-only additions to the island, and without doubt one of the most chic. You have the pick of two infinity pools, nestled among olive trees and scented pine woodland overlooking the east coast. The 30 luxury suites are scattered throughout the scenic grounds with high-end amenities such as Bang & Olufsen stereos and L’Occitane toiletries – and why not really blow the budget on a top-end suite featuring sea-view hot tubs for two?
This is an updated version of an article originally by Leon Beckenham.
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