Es Raco D Arta
What it is
An artful wellness retreat in the wilderness, with 34 rooms tucked into revamped 13th century buildings, two infinity pools, an earthy spa, and exquisite local food.
What it isn't
The same-old spa. Wellness here is as important for your insides as it is out; you can take walking meditations, learn intuitive painting and clay art therapy, try facial yoga, and so much more.
What we think
An architect and designer are the team behind Es Racó d'Artà, and it shows. Every inch of the inn is photogenic—and unexpected in its elegance, with exposed beams and an airy feeling that mingles with all that history. We love the eight guest rooms tucked within the 13th century finca, or farmhouse; it’s worth asking for a terrace suite to have a private place to sip your cortado al fresco. Want an even more megawatt stay? Book a Casita with a private pool; they’re hidden among citrus trees, and stocked with a waterfall-like outdoor shower, deep soaking tub, and daybeds in the sun. While you’re here, don’t miss the leather sandal-making workshop—the perfect bespoke souvenir of Mallorca to remind you of your trip with every step.
You're here because
The spa is locally inspired; you can indulge in an apricot and local olive oil scrub and massage and sea pearl exfoliation.
You’re not sure if you’ve ever tasted shrimp quite as fresh as what’s on your sun-dappled plate, which was caught just this morning by a third generation fisherman family in Cala Ratjada. But you know you’re coming back for more tomorrow.
Restaurants & Bars
Kitchen - offers traditional dishes using locally produced, organic and sustainable products for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Amid the forested hilltops near the aptly named town of Artà, just an hour’s drive from Palma de Mallorca Airport.