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Belmond La Residencia is a place that knows luxury – and life – is best served chilled. The beautiful Balearics may have gained fame as a place for partygoers. But there’s another side to Mallorca – a side that’s altogether quieter and more sophisticated.
Here late nights are traded for early mornings filled with swims and hilltop hikes. Belmond La Residencia is idyllic. Clinging to a hillside in the charming village of Deià, the hotel offers unrivalled views over the Tramuntana Mountains and the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll be surrounded by the sweet smell of citrus trees, while there are olive groves that are older than the hotel’s historic buildings. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample the homemade olive oil, whether at the restaurant or in one of the treatments at the award-winning spa.
The heart of Belmond La Residencia beats from two manor houses that date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Behind the honey-coloured stone walls and pale green shutters you’ll find original beams are complemented by whitewashed walls. Come summer, the cooling terracotta tiles fend off the heat of the sun.
When you wish to explore, the hotel is cradled by UNESCO-protected countryside which entices hikers. Guests can also venture out on two wheels with a professional cyclist as a guide. Those in search of something a little more high octane should explore by vespa – the hotel will even pack a picnic for you to enjoy en route.
The gastronomic scene here is a delight and under the expert guidance of Chef Guillermo Mendez, who has been with the hotel for almost three decades, superb Mediterranean cuisine and wine from a burgeoning local scene are waiting to be savoured. While the hotel’s fine-dining options include the romantic El Olivo, you can also choose to take it easy over tapas at Café Miró. Named after the celebrated Spanish artist, there are 33 of his works adorning the walls.
Art abounds in every corner here. Beyond the in-house gallery, there are over 750 original works by locals artists on display. And you can join an art class at the studio of the hotel’s artist in residence, or even create something three-dimensional with the resident sculptor – a fantastic memory of your time away.
How to get here
45 minutes by road from Palma de Mallorca Airport
73 rooms & suites and 1 private villa