Unwind in nature at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Mallorca, a clifftop retreat with infinity pools overlooking the Mediterranean

Perched on a cliff on the northern coast of Mallorca – the largest of the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean – the guest rooms at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa offer expansive panoramic views of the sea and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Its glamorous location, tranquil ambience and sheer beauty inspire romance – so no wonder it attracts couples and young families.

Restaurants and bars

Perfect for curious foodies who like to sample local ingredients, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa’s five restaurants and bars specialize in freshly-caught seafood and regional dishes. 

Named after a local red fish, the casual restaurant Cap Roig Brasserie on the ground floor serves everything from tuna tartare with seaweed crisps to fish of the day in a lemon and butter sauce, while chef Javier Lopez dishes up tempting Spanish cuisine including wild-caught grouper with artichoke or Tramuntana suckling goat from an open kitchen in Es Fanals, a smart casual spot overlooking the infinity pool.

For more casual bites, there’s the Infinity Pool Bar or Sa Talaia Pool Bar, while the hotel’s Sunset Lounge plates up Japanese-Peruvian fusion dishes.

Kids’ Club

Your little ones can expect the same star treatment as you do. Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa’s Barbaroja’s Kids’ Club is suitable for children aged three to 12 years old.

As well as traditional games such as hopscotch and drawing blindfolded, the club offers painting, storytelling, indoor and outdoor playgrounds and discos.  Cookery classes cost a little extra.

Talise Spa and Wellness

Like its restaurants and lounges, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is inspired by Mallorca’s natural bounty, so expect pampering ingredients such as olive oil, lemon and almonds and aloe vera wrap treatments. Couples can relax together in a treatment room for two, while all guests can enjoy the hammam, salt steam bath, ice fountain or open-air heated hydro pool. 

If you need to get active, opt for a yoga class, hire a personal trainer or work out in the indoor gym or outdoor pool.

Take a tour with the hotel

Start your vacation before you even arrive by ordering a private jet service. Once you’ve settled in and explored the hotel, hire bikes and ask staff to recommend a scenic route mapped out by Tour de France star David Millar.

Alternatively, why not charter a sailboat from Port de Sóller and stop for lunch on the secluded beach, Cala Deià?  As you continue to sail past cliffs and coves your only concern will be whether to dive in or lounge on the deck soaking up the sun until it dips beyond the horizon. 

Or for a faster pace of life, board a private speedboat to Cabrera National Park off the island’s southern coast, visiting the charming town of Colonia de Sant Jordi along the way.  Established in 1991, the park’s 19 islands are a haven for whales and endangered turtles. For a sky-high thrill, take a 90-minute helicopter tour over the capital, Palma, and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – before taking lunch at a local restaurant.

Adventures further afield

While away an afternoon in Palma, a 45-minute drive south of the hotel. Best known for its landmark cathedral, it also has a beautiful castle, marina and aquarium. You can also nibble on tapas or stock up on dried fruit, herbs, nuts and cold-pressed olive oil in the Mercat de L’Olivar market hall. Buy pickles, pastries and sea salt harvested from Flor de Sal on the east of the island at Santa Catalina Market.

Once you’ve explored the capital, take time to discover Port de Sóller, 30km away on Mallorca’s northwest coastline. Here you can amble along its palm-lined promenade, loop the marina and pop into independent boutiques, or explore the town’s churches, local museum and clifftop lighthouse. 

With more time you can take a detour to Mallorca’s largest market in Inca in the centre of the isle. Held on Thursday mornings, it’s a haven for crafts. 

The market is conveniently en route to Sa Vinyassa, near the isle’s eastern coast – a 90-minute drive from the hotel. Take a guided tour of its organic orchard, which is scented with oranges and lemons. From there, loop back to the hotel and you’ll pass by Finca Aubocassa, an olive plantation. After learning about the olive trees’ origins, harvest and history of the estate, you can enjoy a merienda – lunch prepared in a stone oven – in the charming grounds.

Our team at Travel Leaders 365 would be happy to book a stay for you at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Mallorca.

Image Credits: Serra de Tramuntana mountains by Video Media Studio Europe © Shutterstock; Beach front restaurant by Marina Kryuchina © Shutterstock; Kids club sign by Mateusz Sommer © Shutterstock; Yoga class on the beach by Ground Picture © Shutterstock; Cala Deià by foto-select © Shutterstock; Port de Sóller by vulcano © Shutterstock.

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