hellomagazine.comThings to do in Majorca: Discover one of the Mediterranean's chicest destinations with our guide to the island's top places to stay, eat and relax
Check in to the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel. At this no bars held luxury hotel, the views reign supreme - whether it's the fishing village of Port Soller, the dazzling azure sea or the dramatic Tramuntana hills - there's a sight to behold at every turn.
The 120 rooms are spread over a myriad of 11 low rise buildings, cleverly designed to retain an intimate atmosphere. All rooms are spacious and serene – the only hard part is deciding between the sea or mountain view. The Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel is an ideal base for exploring Majorca and enjoying the breezy Mediterranean lifestyle.
The two restaurants Cap Roig and Es Fanals offer thoughtfully prepared dishes that showcase the best of Balearic cuisine – with the world class service that the Jumeirah group is renowned for. The Sunset Bar is the perfect place for an evening cocktail and a spot of tapas while soaking up the near 360 degree views.
An afternoon spent by one of the two inviting pools on a shady terrace or on a cosy sunlounger in the fragrant hotel gardens is time well spent.
The Barbaroja's Kids Club offers complimentary childcare for two hours a day and keeps the little ones entertained with fun, creative activities
Unwind in the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel's tranquil Talise Spa with a treatment with products by facialist to the stars Linda Meredith. She has worked with Kate Moss, Kelly Brook and Colin Firth to name but a few. Rejuvenate yourself with a soothing facial or massage and let your worries float away in the hydrotherapy pool, hammam, Turkish bath, ice room and sauna
Experience an innovative spa experience that combines blissful beauty treatments with haute cuisine at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel's sumptuous Talise Spa. The 'Taste of Beauty' treatment by Barcelona-based brand Natura Bisse begins with a heavenly 90-minute spa treatment is followed by a nutritious seven-course meal.
One seasonal, local flavour is used throughout the treatment - from the essential oils used in the soothing head massage to the fresh, healthy dishes served overlooking the dazzling Balearic Sea
Take the winding road from Port Soller up to the Es Faro seafood restaurant next to the lighthouse to enjoy sumptuous seafood and phenomenal vistas across the bay. Prise your eyes from the crystal clear waters to choose fresh fish from the selection brought to your table and have it cooked to order
Spot a celebrity in Deia, an enchanting coastal village that is a favourite with celebrities including Sir Bob Geldof, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools Oliver.
Nowadays it's a hip A-list hideaway but Deia's otherworldly charm has attracted foreign artists seeking creative inspiration for decades. Neighbours include Annie Lennox, who has a home in nearby Esporles, and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones own a property near Valldemossa
Experience pure escapism by turning off the beaten track to rural hotel and restaurant Balitx d'Avall. With no TV, phone or internet, you cannot help but relax in this historic haven, nestled in a lush valley of the Tramuntana mountains.
A hearty, homecooked Majorcan feast awaits you after gentle trek from the nearest village Fornalux. Discover the rugged surrounding terrain on a horseback or test your nerves canyoning – or simply cool off by diving into the crystal clear waters in the nearby spring.
Wander the winding streets of charming Port Soller and Soller town. Enjoy the relaxed pace of life in the seaside town with a chilled glass of local freshly squeezed orange juice on the cafe-lined promenade while looking out over tranquil bay.
For a dose of culture and an insight into the island's art scene, visit Soller's Can Prunera Modern Art Museum. The lovingly restored mansion is home to an eclectic collection that includes works by modern art masters Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cezanne. Step back in time with a ride on the picturesque 100-year old tram that links Port Soller with Soller town.