Belmond La Residencia
What it is
A collection of 16th and 18th-century manors revamped into an ultra-luxe Mallorcan retreat with a spellbinding, locally-inspired spa.
What it isn't
Adorned in standard issue finishes. Interiors are unabashedly of-their-place, with exposed beam ceilings and terracotta tile underfoot.
What we think
If they made a sequel to Under the Tuscan Sun called Under the Mallorcan Sun, they’d have to film it here. The property is transcendent: the type of hotel where rooms are fitted with canopied and spindled wood beds and antiques culled from the island; upgrade to a suite for a plunge pool on your very own lush balcony. We love that staffers have curated a horde of must-do activities, from sipping wine with the third-generation owner of a 15th-century winery to taking a sculpture class with the hotel’s resident sculptor (yes, they’re so invested in the arts they have actual artists on staff).
You're here because
The hotel has 33 pieces by local legend Joan Miró gracing the walls of their Cafe Miró, not to mention a themed Miró afternoon tea served on porcelain painted with his works.
The olive oil your spa therapist is brushing against your thighs smells impossibly fresh—and it should. It came from groves just beyond the windows, tucked in the Tramuntana mountain foothills. You may emerge from this scented like an appetizer, a fact that makes your stomach growl: and then you’re handed an olive oil sorbet. Delectable, just like you feel.
Restaurants & Bars
Son Fony - Mediterranean cuisine
Cafe Miro - Celebrating Deia's artistic heritage
Pool Restaurant - Mediterranean specialties
In the hills of Deià, a former fishing village that now abounds with creative types from all over Europe. Stop by La Casa de Robert Graves, just down the road, to explore the poet's onetime home and even his grave site, set, quite poetically, under a cypress tree.