The Top Spa Hotels to Book in Mallorca
Bikini Island and Mountain Hotel Port de Sóller is an easy place to relax, with Spain’s only Santaverde hotel spa | Courtesy of Bikini Island and Mountain Hotel Port de Sóller / Booking.com
It’s no surprise Mallorca has become the spa destination of choice for weary travellers heading to the Balearic Islands in need of rejuvenation. Remote mountain hideaways, tranquil beach hotels and elegant city pads all include world-class spas, where guests can soothe stressed bodies and minds, plus enjoy fine-dining restaurants, relaxing pool days and idyllic Mallorcan views. Here are our favourite spots for winding down and enjoying precious me-time, bookable on Culture Trip.
El Llorenç Parc de la Mar
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There’s no chance of ruining your blissed-out vibes with toddlers screaming by the pool at this adults-only boutique hotel in Palma’s historic La Calatrava district. Close to the capital’s shops, restaurants and galleries, it’s ideal for anyone who wants to mix pampering with a city break. A full thermal circuit, Palma’s longest infinity pool and Natura Bissé treatments are just a short stagger from 33 chic bedrooms.
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Clinging to its own peninsula on the edge of a nature reserve, Cap Rocat could relax the most jaded traveller even if they never set foot in the spa itself. This 19th-century fortress is a temple of tranquillity with acres of stone and marble against the sandstone, lantern-lit walkways and a brochure-worthy infinity pool. The spa itself is dug deep into the rocks with a saltwater pool under a full-length skylight and a complete hammam experience with its own dainty tea room.
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It’s no surprise this hotel, close to Playa de Muro, attracts athletes hoping to maintain their fitness even on holiday. The property next to the S’Albufera Natural Park has a semi-Olympic swimming pool with marked lanes, triathlete training facilities, bike rental, a sports court, yoga lessons and a top-notch, 24-hour gym. The hotel’s modern spa even has sports specialists on hand for well-deserved massages afterwards.
Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel Port de Sóller
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It’s not hard to switch off at this hotel overlooking the Port de Sóller Bay and the Tramuntana Mountains. There’s a flower-filled garden, yoga classes, rooms that come with hammocks, beach bags and an island tour book, free loaner bikes and an outdoor fitness centre. Spain’s only Santaverde hotel spa is tucked away in the grounds, too, offering organic skin care using pure aloe vera.
Carrossa Hotel Spa Villas
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Expect all-round luxe at the five-star Carossa Hotel, close to Artà in northeast Mallorca. Surrounded by the hotel’s 800-acre (325ha) estate, the spa is a destination in its own right with a 20m (65ft) infinity pool overlooking the ancient fortress of Artà, a bio-sauna and Finnish sauna, an airy indoor pool and an extensive treatment menu, including medical skincare and massages using natural olive oils, local herbs and citrus extracts.
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At Es Racó d’Artà, a wellness getaway doesn’t mean booking a massage and taking the odd sauna. The focus at this minimalist retreat on a country estate near Artà is really on switching off from modern life, and restoring both your brain and body. The holistic spa offers meditation guidance and organic treatments, while workshops and activities encourage guests to immerse themselves in handicrafts or cooking to achieve that elusive mindful state.
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Couples yearning for some R&R together will love this dreamy boutique property located in an 18th-century manor house in Artà. An adults-only hotel, this beautiful bolthole has just 12 rooms to guarantee personal service, while poolside Balinese beds, a private wine cellar and a chill-out terrace encourage lazy days. Keep things intimate with a private treatment at the hotel’s small hammam where you’ll emerge feeling like new.
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Once a 12th-century monastery, this five-star hotel at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains near Pollença is the perfect place to get away from it all. Free morning yoga sessions set hotel guests up for a day lounging in the spa with sweeping views of the Mallorcan countryside, a thermal circuit and couples’ treatment room for massages that come with cava and strawberries. Fancy even more alone time? Choose a villa suite with two bedrooms, private pool and garden.
Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma
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Don’t want to decide between beach, spa and city life? Enjoy it all at this five-star hotel overlooking the sands of Playa de Palma, with bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. The spa itself is a vast 1,300sqm (14,000sqft) with a hydro wellness circuit, underwater bubble bed and free fitness classes throughout the day. Treatments include everything from sun repair body wraps to therapies using marine gold.
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One of the island’s most luxurious hotels, there’s pampering at every turn at this grandiose private estate close to Es Capdellà. Think 41 plush rooms and suites, many with their own garden or private pool, two gourmet restaurants and a cocktail bar you’ll never want to leave.The Bellesa de Claret Spa is a treat, too, with its traditional hammam, salt pool and personalised treatments using ingredients grown in the hotel’s own garden.
This is an updated version of an article originally by Leon Beckenham.
These recommendations were updated on September 27, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.