What’s more romantic than staying in a 19th-century fortress turned boutique hotel that overlooks the sea off the coast of Spain? Absolutely nothing!
Built as a military stronghold on the island of Mallorca, the Cap Rocat never actually saw any action and sat unused for years. Now reinvented as a hotel, the cliffside property’s 88 acres, set in the middle of a nature reserve and bird sanctuary in the secluded Bay of Palma, make for one of the most beautiful, lush settings you could hope to stay in.
The fortress itself, restored by architect Antonio Obrador, is designed to blend into its surrounding landscape and minimize its environmental impact, resulting in a hotel that is both rustic and luxurious, and grand in its antiquity yet intimate, offering only 24 rooms and 22 suites. Historical touches remain, including drawbridges, bunkers, and excavated weapons vaults that have been preserved or reimagined.
All of this makes it fun to wander around or loll about in the many alcoves, terraces, and pools. And the hilltop location means you can get gorgeous panoramic views from almost anywhere.
The guestrooms are outfitted with modern amenities and you can order in-room meals from the on-site restaurant.
Cooking lessons and wine tastings are held in the old fortress kitchen. There’s a fitness center but no spa, though there is a special suite where you can get treatments like manicures and facials.
If you get tired of all the peaceful quiet and the scents of rosemary, pine, and jasmine in the air, there are beaches, castles, and other attractions nearby. The hotel can organize sightseeing tours as well as activities like sailing and diving. But really, why would you go anywhere when you can just lie here all day?
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