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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.
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. The 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 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.