From clifftop candlelit dinners to sunset beach strolls, Mallorca offers loved-up twosomes plenty of magical moments. Whether it’s popping-the-question-worthy vistas or rooms with bubble tubs for two, our guide will show you the most romantic places to stay on the biggest of the Balearic islands.
Whether it’s the opulent Gatsby-esque interiors, a leafy secluded garden or sophisticated plant-centric dining, few can resist the charms of the Can Bordoy. The sensuous suites at this romantic hotel in Mallorca are particularly couple friendly, with deep soaking tubs, mood lighting and extra-large beds that you won’t want to leave. Book yourselves in for a couples’ massage and get exclusive use of the luxe spa, too.
The small mountain village of Deià is considered to be one of the most magical on the island – its peaks are rumoured to give off magnetic vibrations. Set on a hillside overlooking the village, Hotel Es Molí, a former 17th-century manor house, is a fabulous Majorcan romantic hotel to enjoy lush landscaped gardens filled with semi-shaded secluded nooks and a heated pool fed by a spring.
A former haunt of Hollywood royalty, Nixe Palace, set on Cala Major cove, still exudes an air of old-school romance. On sultry summer evenings, enjoy candlelit dinners cooled by sea breezes on the beachfront terrace. By day, float with your beau in the heated outdoor pool while admiring the sea views, or head to the spa and choose from a long list of exotic treatments. Splash out for an attic suite and relax in the Jacuzzi.
If pampering gets you in the mood for romance, head to the St Regis Mardaval. Featuring one of the biggest spas in the Mediterranean, it offers everything from Swedish couples’ massages to traditional Chinese medicine. Afterwards, find a spot in the huge manicured garden to laze in the sun and admire wonderful views over the sea. Come evening, a romantic meal in this Mallorca hotel’s one-Michelin-starred Es Fum restaurant is guaranteed to stimulate the senses.
For twosomes looking for lively nightlife, Elba Sunset Mallorca has some serious fiesta potential nearby. Although it neighbours the Magaluf party zone, the hotel is the picture of swish serenity. Enjoy impressive sea views while dining in the romantic al fresco restaurant. And relax with a complimentary bottle of chilled cava in the couples-tailored thalassotherapy spa. A chocolate-themed treatment might also sweeten the mood.
If you are looking to whisk your loved one off to somewhere remote, then Ca’s Xorc provides just that. A long private driveway cuts deep into a thickly wooded hilltop above the town of Sóller. And there’s little else within eyeshot except the breathtaking surrounds of the Tramuntana sierra. Lush gardens surrounding this 18th-century former olive mill turned romantic Majorcan hotel offer secluded spots to spend quality couple time and there’s an infinity pool and sunken hot tub.
While the town of Campos won’t be on most travellers’ romantic radars, it’s worth visiting for this fabulous five-star hotel alone. Three adjoining 19th-century townhouses have been lovingly converted into an art-focused hotel brimming with woo-worthy touches. By day, chill together at the secluded pool or relax in the spa on hydro-massage loungers. In the evening, dial up the romance in either of the two hotel dining experiences – they’re considered among the best in town.
Hotel Llenaire is a picture of bucolic bliss. The fourth generation of the Colom Muntaner clan have transformed a 19th-century farmstead into a fabulous rural romantic hotel in Mallorca, while maintaining its agricultural heritage of sheep, vegetable gardens and fruit trees. A serene hilltop setting provides gaze-grabbing views from the sunny pool terrace all the way to the Bay of Pollensa.
This vintage five-star hotel has been a favourite with romancing couples since Grace Kelly and the Prince of Monaco honeymooned here in 1956, and it’s easy to see why. Dating from the 1920s – and attracting various celebrities through the years – the hotel brims with old-school charm and romance. The setting is particularly swoon-inducing, set in the picturesque peninsular of Formentor, surrounded by scented pine forests and overlooking one of Mallorca’s prettiest beaches. Ask for suite 322, aka the Grace Kelly Suite, for some serious romantic vibes.
Opened in 2017, the seriously upscale Pleta de Mar is a real gem for couples looking for secluded chic. This Mallorca romantic hotel has two infinity pools set among olive trees and scented pine woodland overlooking the eastern coast of Mallorca, plus a child-free environment so you can enjoy the serenity. The 30 luxury suites scattered throughout the grounds offer high-end amenities such as Bang & Olufsen stereos and L’Occitane toiletries. A top-end suite featuring sea-view hot tubs for two will really blow the budget.
This luxury boutique hotel has established itself as one of the finest on the island. The former 15th-century castle is set in extensive grounds from where guests can soak up the gorgeous surrounding Mallorcan landscape. The 38 rooms are individually and immaculately styled, with top-end accommodation offering private gardens with pools. For a more quirky stay, there’s a circular duplex room converted from an ancient water tower. A panoramic swimming pool, deluxe spa, and the only two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the Balearics complete a super-swanky – and uber-romantic – package.
Housed in a restored 18th-century Jesuit monastery, the Son Brull combines historic architecture with 21st-century design. The rural setting is also pretty special nestled among vineyards, lavender and lemon orchards in the foothills of the Tramontana sierra. Couples can luxuriate in a lovely teakwood spa and enjoy some of the finest dining on the island by candlelight – mostly from produce grown on the surrounding farmland.
An iconic landmark hotel since the 1950s, Hospes Maricel still exhibits plenty of palatial glamour and old-school romance. A centuries-old neoclassical mansion offers swish contemporary additions, a terrace and an infinity pool overlooking the sea. Most of the 51 rooms and suites offer superb sea views, some from private plunge pools, making it the perfect spot for a romantic soak for two while the sun goes down.
Hotel Astoria Playa is an outstanding option for loved-up couples. There are two fabulous swimming pools and several jacuzzis to soak in à deux, while whirlpool tubs for two can also be enjoyed from the privacy of top-level suites. Additional packages at this Mallorca romantic hotel such as sparkling wine, chocolates and ‘sensual sets’ will help provide a little extra romantic zhoosh during your stay.
Set in the quieter side of Palma’s richly historic old town, Hotel Sant Francesc oozes effortless style from its beautiful period-chic reception to the gorgeous rooftop terrace overlooking the eponymous church. Most of the original neoclassical features of this 19th-century mansion have been meticulously restored with a light contemporary touch that makes for eye-pleasing results. But it’s not all aesthetics. There’s also an outstanding fine-dining restaurant, hi-tech in-room amenities and a rooftop swimming pool with sushi bar.
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