From the hard-partying Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza to the stylish BLESS Hotel with interiors inspired by Coco Chanel, via the idyllic Agroturismo Sa Talaia, the Balearics offer holiday hungry Brits a brilliantly diverse choice when it comes to luxury hotels and boutique boltholes.
Read on for our guide to the Balearic islands hedonistic hotspots…
BLESS Hotel, Ibiza
Looking for luxury? The BLESS Hotel Ibiza, part of the BLESS Collection Hotels family, has it in spades. Opened in June 2019, it’s a favourite with high-end holiday makers eager to sample Ibiza’s art and fashion scene. Located in Cala Nova, guests can savour Ibizan sunsets at the EPIC Infinity Lounge, explore Martin Berasategui’s haute cuisine and pamper themselves at the Magness Soul Ful Spa.
To stay at the BLESS Hotel Ibiza book here.
Oku Hotel, Ibiza
The latest from luxury hotel brand OKU brings its laid-back ethos to Ibiza’s southwest coast. This five-star Balearic retreat is home to one of the largest pools on the White Isle and is located just a short walk from Cala Gracio beach. Rooms include penthouses, swim-up pool rooms and a luxury four-bedroom villa.
To stay at the OKU Hotel Ibiza book here.
Cook’s Club Palma Beach, Mallorca
Located in the heart of bustling S’Arenal, Mallorca, Cook’s Club Palma Beach (lead image, top) is a short walk from the palm-lined, white sand bay of Playa de Palma and 15 minutes by bus from Palma de Mallorca. Recently refurbished, the hotel offers an industrial modern style, with bar staff trained by award-winning Berlin-based mixologist David Wiedemann.
For DJ beats and innovative cocktails, there’s the Captain Cook bar, while the Cantina serves a range of cuisines prepared fresh at live cooking stations, including pizza and pasta and Spanish tapas.
To stay at the Cook’s Club Palma Beach book here.
Hard Rock Hotel, Ibiza
Located in Playa d’en Bossa in Ibiza, the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is a headline choice for music lovers. Memorabilia decorates the hotel walls, while live acoustic sessions and performances reinforce the rock ‘n’ roll vibe. The Beach serves Mediterranean fare and cocktails right by the sea, while Tatel offers traditional Spanish cuisine. Head to the rooftop lounge, The Ninth, for a birds-eye view along the famous Playa d’en Bossa strip. We’ll be moshing in the pool…
To stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza book here.
Agroturismo Sa Talaia, Ibiza
For a more relaxed break, the Agroturismo Sa Talaia is nestled on a hilltop along country lanes in the east of Ibiza island. Once renowned as one of the most elaborate houses on the White Isle, the mansion has now been converted into a 12-room boutique hotel.
Rooms are set in separate buildings around the grounds, while the manor’s central pool is surrounded by palm trees, the perfect place to eat tapas and take a late night dip in the hot tub.
To stay at Agroturismo Sa Talaia book here.
Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Ibiza
Ushuaїa Ibiza Beach Hotel offers an irresistible mix of five star accommodation and feel-good atmosphere. The hotel comprises two properties: The Ushuaїa Club, where bungalow-styled rooms surround the pool and stage area, and The Ushuaїa Tower, an avant-garde eight floor property located next door.
Design is modern with some rooms offering private outdoor Jacuzzis. Overlooking d’en Bossa Beach, central pool and main stage or the hotel gardens, the stylish Ushuaïa rooms have minimalist, foward-looking decor and offer fancy LED light chromotherapy.
To stay at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel book here.
Zafiro Palace Andratx, Mallorca
Set in the picturesque village of Camp de Mar, Mallorca, the five-star Zafiro Palace Andratx hotel is a short stroll from a sandy beach and a 10-minute drive from the ancient town of Andratx (home to the 18-hole championship Andratx Golf course).
Newly opened in April 2021, the styling is modern luxury meets rustic Mallorca. Presenting a strong wellness vibe, guests can choose from private rooftop mini pools and hydromassage bathtubs with spectacular views.
To stay at the Zafiro Palace Andratx book here.
Can Ferrereta hotel, Mallorca
Newly opened Can Ferrereta is a boutique escape located in the quaint, rural town of Santanyí. The hotel is set within a charming 17th century building, with 31 individually designed suites and rooms. Art is front and centre, with a focus on local and Spanish artists, as well as modern photography, featuring images of the original buildings before its recent renovation. A Mediterranean restaurant serves seasonal dishes; there’s also a 25m swimming pool, gym and a spa with hammam and indoor pool.
To stay at the Can Ferrereta book here.
Casa Pacha, Formentera
Opening this June, the contemporary yet authentic Casa Pacha Formentera combines neutral tones and polished concrete floors, with natural wood, tropical plants and African style ceramics. Located just a leisurely meander from the Platja Migjorn, the property offers a range of rooms with breath-taking sea views. We’re told organic breakfasts delivered in a hamper and aperitifs can be enjoyed on a terrace at sunset. Sign us up…
To stay at the Casa Pacha Formentera book here.
Palladium Hotel, Menorca
The new Palladium Hotel Menorca, which opened in May 2021, overlooks Arenal d’en Castell Bay, and is about 20 minutes from Menorca’s capital Mahón. Just 650m from the white sand beaches of Arenal d’en Castell, attractions at the four star joint include international cuisine at the Sa Barca restaurant, Zensations by Zentropia Palladium Spa and Wellness retreat, and three swimming pools; with one especially designed for kids.
To stay at Palladium Menorca book here.