Move around, July and August, September is officially the best time to visit the Spanish Balearic Islands. Forget the sweltering heat and overtourism of the most intense summer months and let September bring a cooler vibe to the Spanish islands perfect for postcards from Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
Trip likely to continue with proof of vaccination
Although the US was taken off the EU’s so-called “safe list” this week, the new restrictions are expected to apply only to unvaccinated visitors. Non-essential travel to Spain is still permitted for American travelers who have been fully vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine (Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna are all eligible), although they may be required to demonstrate a test PCR negative in addition to proof of vaccination.
Located in an old fortress converted into a nature reserve in Mallorca, it is one of the most secluded and exclusive seaside resorts in the Mediterranean. While its military history is clearly visible – the drawbridge, bunkers, trenches and firing ranges have been painstakingly transformed into suites – Cap Rocat embodies the spirit of peaceful, barefoot luxury, surrounded by 88 acres of land private and over a mile of private shoreline. The spa, carved into the depths of the rock almost 40 feet below ground level, features a spectacular 80-foot saltwater pool.
The medieval town of Ciutadella was once the capital of Menorca and this charming boutique hotel is set in a 16th century palace in the heart of the old town, with its small cobbled streets and Gothic architecture. Wake up in one of the 35 luxurious rooms or 8 suites, open the windows and gaze out over the historic old town before enjoying your breakfast in peace on one of the hotel’s private patios. Spend the day reading on a bottle green lounge chair or exploring the beaches of Menorca.
Casual luxury is the name of the game at ultra-stylish OKU Ibiza, which opened earlier this year. Located just a short walk from the stunning Cala Gracio beach, OKU Ibiza offers guests the full ‘White Island’ experience, from morning yoga to sunset DJ sessions. The rooms are elegantly designed in earthy and earthy tones and include penthouse suites with stunning views, rooms with swimming pools, and a private four-bedroom villa for exclusive rent.
The hotels are no more exquisite than Belmond La Residencia. Located on the west coast of Mallorca, La Residencia is a sophisticated rural retreat ideally located near the bustling village of Deià and the sparkling turquoise waters of the small beach in the Cala Deià cove below. The hotel itself, centered around two mansions converted into 16th and 17th century bougainvillea, offers immaculate rooms, magnificent views and an unmatched level of service.
The Balearic Islands are perhaps more famous for their stunning beaches, but if you are looking for total relaxation, the countryside is the place to be. The Hotel Rural Biniarroca is an ideal choice when you want to recharge your batteries in a setting that is both romantic and relaxed. Finding the perfect balance between rustic charm and modern comfort, Biniarroca offers beautiful gardens, a sophisticated dining room and two dreamy turquoise swimming pools, as well as personal training and massages.
The Stately Can Bordoy is nestled in the historic center of Palma, in a 16th century building that has been lovingly restored and refurbished. The building, which looks more like a private fairytale palace than a hotel, consists of 24 suites, a leafy garden, an avant-garde restaurant, a secluded and heated swimming pool and a rooftop offering a breathtaking view of the old town, from where you can watch swallows at dusk as the sun sets over the town. As if that weren’t enough, Can Bordoy also makes sense underground spa resort nestled between its 12th century walls.
What happens when clubbers paradise Ibiza meets Marriott’s hottest hotel brand, W? If this sounds like a heavenly wedding, it’s probably because it is: W’s young and colorful take on luxury blends perfectly with the vibrancy of Ibiza. Expect exceptional service, top-notch accommodation, delicious food, direct beach access and two swimming pools, all accompanied by a roster of international DJs, fabulous cocktails and plenty of entertainment. beautiful people.
A brand new project with a sustainable spirit, launched in Mahón in Menorca earlier this year, Cristine Bedfor is the eponymous idea of its founder who enlisted the help of good friends to bring her dream to life. The result is a stunning 21-room boutique hotel, designed with an eye to the future by Lorenzo Castillo, featuring local and sustainable Menorcan cuisine from Ses Forquilles, and a beautiful 6,500 square foot garden created by local landscape designer Álvaro. de la Rosa.
The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at Finca Serena is an overwhelming sense of serenity (the clue is in the name). Set in the heart of the Mallorcan countryside, the only sounds you’ll hear are the silence and the chirping of birds as you sip your coffee after morning yoga on the veranda of the main building, an ivy-covered 18th century farmhouse overlooking the olive groves and the countryside below. Whitewashed walls and earthy tones contrast with the vivid blue skies and shocking pink bougainvilleas of this unabashedly romantic rural hideaway.