10 Top-Rated Resorts in Mallorca
The largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, Mallorca (Majorca is the English spelling) is a popular vacation destination, especially for European travelers, and is home to dozens of resorts for all styles of travelers. From adults-only boutique resorts to large all-inclusive hotels there is something for everyone on this isle.
Known for its beaches and sheltered coves, Mallorca sees most of its tourists in summer, and many resorts close down for the off season between November and March. Whether you are traveling on a family vacation or a romantic getaway, want to swim in the turquoise sea, or explore Roman and Moorish ruins, be in a busy village or a more remote locale, there is a resort here for you. Below are our picks for the best resorts in Mallorca.
1. Pleta De Mar Luxury Hotel By Nature
Accommodation: Pleta De Mar Luxury Hotel By Nature
On Mallorca's east coast, the Pleta De Mar Luxury Hotel By Nature faces the Balearic Sea on one side and is surrounded by green fields on the other three. It is just a 15-minute walk from the charming seaside town of Canyamel. Pleta De Mar is an adults-only resort and closes seasonally between late October and March.
There are three saltwater swimming pools on the grounds. We love the sea-facing infinity pool at the back of the hotel, which has awesome sunrise views each morning. Other amenities include a spa with a full range of treatments. There is also an outdoor gym with bikes and weights under the trees.
The house restaurant serves meat and fish cooked over an open fire in serene environs.
A boutique resort, it has just 30 suites. These are luxe affairs with Bang & Olufsen TVs and sound systems and designer bath products. The Grand Suite is what to book for a honeymoon. Its a stand-alone villa with its own pool and dreamy ocean views.
Address: Via De Les Cales, 07580 Canyamel, Capdepera, Majorca Spain
2. Iberostar Selection Playa De Muro Village
Accommodation: Iberostar Selection Playa De Muro Village
With a location right on Playa de Muro beach, Iberostar is a large, all-inclusive resort with rooms and suites set in seven buildings on the sprawling grounds. The 5-star property caters to families and couples alike.
Rooms and suites are modern and comfortable with bright color and art accents. They come in a variety of configurations. Many have balconies with ocean views. A pillow menu is available as is nightly turndown service.
Besides the beach, there are multiple swimming pools on-site, including one for kids. There is also an indoor pool. The spa offers a range of services and has a sauna and Turkish bath. Other amenities include a hot tub, fitness center with exercise classes, and tennis courts.
For dining there are four restaurant choices, including one serving Japanese fare.
If you are traveling with kids, the property is not far from a popular water park. Activities from ecotours to water skiing and parasailing can be arranged by the resort for an extra fee.
Address: Avenida de s'Albufera, 6, 07458 Playa de Muro, Majorca Spain
3. Hipotels Hipocampo Palace
Accommodation: Hipotels Hipocampo Palace
About a five-minute walk from the beach at Cala Millor, which is a popular tourist area, Hipotels Hipocampo Palace sits on well-maintained grounds. Besides the beach, the location is great for exploring the town, with its many restaurants, shops, and cafés.
Attracting couples and families, the luxury property features 203 stylish and modern rooms with balconies or terraces. Families will enjoy the multi-bedroom suites with separate living space. Accommodations are set in two buildings and surrounded by lush, green grounds and linked by a tunnel.
There is a large outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. There is another pool for kids. The spa has its own indoor pool along with a Turkish bath and sauna. Other amenities include a playground, tennis courts, and a fitness center.
You can walk into town for a meal, or eat at the resort's buffet restaurant, which has a large selection of international dishes. A poolside snack bar offers sustenance between meals.
Address: Calle s'Estanyol 13, 07560 Cala Millor, Majorca Spain
4. Hotel Nixe Palace
Accommodation: Hotel Nixe Palace
Just a few miles from Palma's historic downtown, Hotel Nixe Palace is a beachfront property in a beautiful Mediterranean-style building. The mid-sized resort has 133 rooms and suites in a variety of configurations.
The least expensive rooms have a double or two single beds, dark wood furnishings, beige walls, and views of the street or interior grounds. Many of the other rooms have sea views; romantic canopy beds; and in the case of the suites, separate living rooms with plush armchairs, sofas, and tables.
There is a family suite that can accommodate up to five. Honeymooners should book the royal suite. The decor is unique to it, featuring lots of gilding, classic style, and a circular bath. The large terrace has direct ocean views.
Amenities here include an outdoor pool with sun loungers and umbrellas. There is also a spa with a thermal circuit, a fitness center, and a golf concierge that can arrange for discounted green fees at nearby courses. There are three restaurants serving Mediterranean and international fare.
Address: Avenida Joan Miro 269, 07015 Cala Major, Majorca Spain
5. The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
Accommodation: The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
If you want to escape the crowds in Mallorca, The St. Regis Mardavall might be the perfect 5-star choice. It is located on the west side of the island, about a 20-minute drive from Palma.
Because there is not much within walking distance of this resort, if you want to explore outside its gates, you'll want to rent a car. Self-parking is free.
The resort has 125 rooms and suites. These are elegant, with wood floors, area rugs and bright-hued armchairs, modern art, and two-person dining tables. Sliding glass doors onto furnished balconies are another perk. Some have sea views.
There are three on-site restaurants, including one with a Michelin star.
Other amenities include a three-tiered cascade infinity pool with sun loungers and umbrellas. Most people hang out here, as the beach area is tiny and not really suitable for sunbathing.
There are two other pools on the grounds, as well as a kids' club and fitness center. Kids will also like the game room with board games, video-game consoles, and pool tables.
The spa has its own indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a thermal circuit with a jet shower, ice cave, Egyptian brine bath, and sauna. It is known for its massages but offers a full range of treatments.
Address: Carretera Palma-Andratx 19, 07181 Costa d'en Blanes, Majorca Spain
6. Hotel Victoria Gran Melia
Accommodation: Hotel Victoria Gran Melia
Overlooking Palma's ritzy yacht marina and Paseo Maritmo waterfront, Hotel Victoria Gran Melia is a landmark property that underwent renovations in the last five years. Today the grand hotel, which dates back to 1912, retains its elegant old-world vibe, with art in gilded frames, 18th-century tapestries, and Baroque statues.
There are 171 rooms and suites, and nearly all of them have at least partial views of the Bay of Palma. The best have panoramic views of not only the water but also Palma's cathedral. Antique furniture and marble accents are mixed in with modern amenities to create a hybrid look that doesn't feel dated.
The amenities here are plentiful. There is an L-shaped saltwater swimming pool with a kids' splash zone at one end. The wellness center has a heated indoor pool along with massage rooms and a Finnish sauna.
There are also a few different restaurants on the grounds.
Address: Avenida Joan Miro 21, 07014 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
7. Be Live Collection Son Antem
Accommodation: Be Live Collection Son Antem
On Mallorca's south coast, about a 20-minute drive from Palma, Be Live Collection Son Antem is a great pick for golfers. The resort has two 18-hole courses to play and access to a third that is 11 miles away. It also runs a golf academy and has a pro shop.
The luxury resort is not right on the beach, but during the summer, it runs a free shuttle service to the sea and sand.
There is a spa with a full range of treatments, as well as an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and hot tub. Spa amenities are available to all guests; it's only the treatments that incur a fee. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and a kids' club.
There are a few restaurants on the grounds, although one is only open during the summer high season between mid-June and mid-September. The main restaurant serves Spanish fare.
Address: Carretera Ma 19 Salida #20, 07620, Llucmajor, Majorca Spain
8. La Residencia, A Belmond, Hotel, Mallorca
Accommodation: La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca
The artistic and luxurious La Residencia is a Belmond property nestled in the hills by the peaceful village of Deià. The resort is not on the beach, but features rugged mountain and rural hamlet views.
It is perfect for a remote, very private 5-star luxury vacation. And the water is only 30 minutes' walk away. Guests also are treated to a complimentary two-hour sunset boat ride along the coast in summer – book at check-in.
Accommodations are in twin manor homes and in one stand-alone villa. There are 71 rooms and suites. Each is impeccably decorated with a country guesthouse vibe including beamed ceilings. Some of the suites have private pools.
There is an on-site art gallery that hosts a variety of exhibitions each year. It is also home to one of Europe's largest permanent sculpture gardens with more than 60 pieces. Art classes and tours are also offered to guests.
Other amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa, fitness room, and tennis courts. Activities, including donkey trail walks, can be arranged.
There are multiple dining options on-site as well.
Address: Calle Son Canals S/N, 07179 Deia, Majorca Spain
9. Can Ferrereta
Accommodation: Can Ferrereta
Open from March to October, Can Ferrereta caters mostly to adults, and children under the age of 14 are not welcome. The luxury property sits in a remote but beautiful location.
Set inside a converted 17th-century grand manor house, it is a boutique resort that blends historic and modern elements well.
Expect exposed beams, stone walls, and a curated local and Spanish art collection in rooms and public spaces. There are just 32 rooms, and these come in a few different shapes. All have a sleek modern look about them.
There is a luxury spa with a hammam and sauna, where all sorts of treatments can be booked. Other resort-style amenities include yoga classes, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a landscaped pool. The restaurant serves Spanish fare and has a lovely patio.
The property is in the village of Santanyi, which is home to twice-weekly markets, boutique shops, restaurants, and cafés. And you can access the beach from here as well.
Address: Carrer de Can Ferrereta, 12, 07650 Santanyi, Majorca Spain
10. Iberostar Grand Portals Nous
Accommodation: Iberostar Grand Portals Nous
The Iberostar Grand Portals Nous' interiors are the work of Dutch interior designer Marcel Wanders, and the property has a chic, fun, luxe vibe throughout. Set on a peaceful beach and with another just a five-minute walk away, the boutique resort is in an exclusive residential area that is about 15 minutes' drive from Palma.
The accommodation is in rooms and suites. Rooms are luxe, with contemporary art and high-end linens on comfy beds. But it is the suites here that really shine. They come in a number of different themes. Check out the Spa Suite, with a personal sauna, or the Stargazer Suite, with a telescope.
Amenities here include a rooftop pool with a 10-foot-high waterfall feature and a hot tub surrounded by sun loungers. There is also a spa with a steam room and sauna, a fitness center, and two restaurants.
Address: Calle Falconer 19, 07181 Portals Nous, Calvia, Majorca Spain