The picture-worthy Spanish Balearic islands are full of diversity: from the glitz and glamour of Ibiza, to the lush green foliage and rugged mountains of Mallorca. Spend your day strolling around harbours and historical sites. Dine on an intriguing array of tapas and seafood in quaint cafés.
SENTIDO Cala Viñas, Mallorca - Sitting in the Evening Sun
When the sea-faring Phoenicians of yore landed on the beautiful island of Mallorca, little did they know how popular it would become someday. And for good reason: sumptuous landscapes, pristine beaches, quiet mountains, fascinating caves and underwater lakes all invite you to become explorers. What better way for the adult holiday-maker 18 years and above than to stay at SENTIDO Cala Viñas hotel overlooking the bay of Cala Viñas that not only offers a breath-taking vista of the sea, but the tranquility you desire after returning from your excursions. Relive your day’s adventures over dinner in a romantic setting or relax at the SENTIDO Blue Bar as the sun sets.
SENTIDO Tucan, Mallorca - Sitting On The Top Of The Bay
Sun-kissed at the picturesque bay of Cala d’Or, this hotel is an ideal starting point from which to explore the beauty of the island and enjoy its peacefulness. Just 200 m separate you from the sandy beach of Cala Gran. Grab your snorkel mask and explore the impressive coral reefs. Sample Mallorcan or Andalusian culture at the theme nights and explore the numerous shops and restaurants in the nearby town. Or simply settle down in one of the cosy bathing coves for a day of sun, sea and sand before enjoying a ‘Palo’, the bitter sweet aperitif typical on the island.
SENTIDO Castell de Mar, Mallorca - When Only The Best Bay Will Do
Let your bare feet stride onto the white sand beach, and you’ll immediately understand why the locals call it Cala Millor – ‘the best bay’ – on an island famed for its coastline. The magnificent views of the palm-lined beach are just one of the attractions that bring our guests back year after year. There’s also the beautiful pool and the comfortable rooms. The unique mix of carefree relaxation and friendly hospitality is complemented by a wide range of activities, live shows and kids’ entertainment. The hotel is the perfect starting point for excursions to nearby nature reserves, mountains, farmers’ markets, caves and castles.
SENTIDO Mallorca Palace, Mallorca - A String Of Fine Pearls
Unbeatably clear water, dreamy beaches, unspoilt nature, unique sightseeing destinations and bustling towns can all be explored and savoured from this Mallorcan east coast haven. With the finest excursions to choose from, this cosy hotel with its familiar atmosphere offers a vast array of fine dining, health, fitness and beauty services. You might be hard pressed to find the time to try all the things that appeal to you. And don’t forget all the nearby golf courses! The experiences that await you are like a long string of pearls, gleaming and lining up to be tried.
It took the Mediterranean Sea millions of years to create the ‘Dragon Caves of Drach’, and this jaw-dropping ‘cathedral’ of stalagmites and stalactites will awe you. They even perform classical concerts there – a humble thank-you to one of nature’s most magnificent gifts. Enjoy inspiring excursions into the beautiful countryside of the green island of Mallorca, followed by a few relaxing hours on the gently sloping sandy beach right outside the hotel. Then back to SENTIDO Playa del Moro for the end of a perfect day – while you take in the breath-taking view across the bay.
SENTIDO Pula Suites, Mallorca - Reach Out And Touch The Sky
This charming finca hotel with genuine feel-good factor will pamper you in the comfort of an elegantly styled hotel – and while it has its own golf course on the grounds and easy access to three further courses in the vicinity, it is not just for golf aficionados. Feel free to choose your wellness or fitness regime (you might want to try the great tennis facilities), give the famous ‘Torre de Canyamel’ restaurant a try, or take a meditative stroll in the olive groves that surround this secluded gem at the foot of a hill. Tee time or tea time, the choice is yours.
SENTIDO Punta del Mar, Mallorca - Peace And Quiet On The Hill
As the sun sets and you are relaxing at the SENTIDO Blue Bar overlooking the bay, you can let your thoughts unwind. Sort through senses filled to the brim with impressions of this beautiful corner of the island. Perhaps tomorrow you’ll rent a bike and conquer a piece of the island for yourself? Or how about a bit of browsing in the nearby shops and markets? Then again, you could just revel in the spectacular vista while saturating your lungs with the balmy air on the beach or by the pool. Enjoy stunning sea views from every room of this hotel, which definitely boasts the best location in Santa Ponsa.
SENTIDO Migjorn Ibiza Suites & Spa, Ibiza - Immersed In The Ibiza Vibe
Yes, there is much more to Ibiza than clubbing. And it’s not hard to discover the charm of elegant relaxation
on this island. Here, modern design and fine food combine harmoniously with quaint coves and a unique bohemian vibe. Our minimalistic apartment suites are a good place to start your voyage of discovery. They are spread across several traditional cube-shaped buildings with four indoor & outdoor swimming pools and a complete spa. We are close to the historic city centre of Ibiza town and Ibiza’s vibrant nightlife. Just wander down to the beach or plan an excursion to the nature reserves at Ses Salines and Es Vedra.
Insider Tips From A Cala Rajada Native
For all the thrills of researching a holiday, there’s nothing quite like an insider tip from a local to lead you to off-the-beaten track locations and extraordinary experiences. The SENTIDO Mallorca Palace hotel, located near Sa Coma beach, makes for an ideal base from which to discover the exquisite northeastern tip of the island. Eager to uncover its hidden gems, we enlisted the expertise of Javier Requena, General Manager of SENTIDO Mallorca Palace and lifelong Mallorcan local. After an espresso on the tranquil poolside hotel terrace, he took us on a tour of his favourite spots along the historically significant coastline connecting Cala Millor to Cala Rajada, divulging some local secrets on the way.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE SPIRIT OF MAllORCA’S EASTERN COAST?
The eastern side is the part of Mallorca where the sun rises. It’s the mixture of colours I like most in this area: the Mediterranean sea combined with green and stone. It’s nicest in the morning and in the evening, all along the coastline around Cala Rajada – the area which I grew up in.
WHAT’S THE MOST COMMONLY-HELD MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MALLORCA?
That it’s is just a destination for young people to go and drink and party. That’s not true at all – there’s so much more to discover. Cala Rajada is a good example. There’s a 14th century castle in the small fishing port village, Capdepera. It’s relaxed and charming – and a world away from the crowds.
HOW DO LOCALS LIKE TO SPEND A SATURDAY NIGHT HERE?
It’s nice to go by the sea, drink something and have dinner in a restaurant there. There are many good restaurants here in Mallorca, including several with one Michelin star. A good fish restaurant is Sa Punta in Son Servera. The location is perfect, right on the sea. The food is very good, and so is the service. Then there are restaurants with Mallorcan specialties, like Porxada de sa Torre, right next to the La Torre de Canyamel – a 19th century defense tower in the Gabelli Valley. They serve traditional Mallorcan dishes like Tombet (a dish made from potatoes, aubergines and peppers) which is delicious.
CAN YOU GIVE US A TIP FOR A HIDDEN BEACH NEARBY?
The main beach in this area is Sa Coma, which has a nice promenade, but it’s the small ones I like, isolated and stony instead of sandy. There are so many. Two of my favourites are Cala Barca, which is 20 km from here, and Cala Es Guyo.