After the short flight to Palma, we picked up our rental car at the airport and were soon on our way to Port de Soller. The drive took just 40 minutes and we passed some simply stunning mountain scenery on the way. Arriving at the clifftop hotel, we were warmly welcomed with a chilled glass of juice made with oranges from the valley - there is a huge focus on local produce here - as well as breathtaking views from the lobby over the sea.
Then, it was time to settle into our gorgeous Deluxe Mountain View Room, which overlooked the Tramuntana range and the spa pool. A Nespresso coffee machine, private balcony and beautiful toiletries made with local oranges were just some of the fantastic facilities.
I couldn't wait any longer to head to the Talise Spa, which has won several awards - and I can see why! Here we indulged in an exceptional full body massage in the couple's suite, again using amazing smelling products that have been created with produce sourced from the local area - including oranges, olives and almonds. All the stress of the last few months simply melted away and I felt so relaxed. The end of the massage didn't mean the end of the spa experience though, as we decided to make the most of the incredible thermal circuit, ending up in the outdoor hydro pool. Overlooking the mountains with the warm October sun on my face, this was a blissful end to one of the best spa experiences I've ever enjoyed.
Relaxed and rejuvenated, we woke up to enjoy the most amazing breakfast at the Cap Roig Brasserie, where the shaded terrace flaunts views of the Mediterranean. Exceptional eggs Benedict and more fabulous fresh orange juice set me up for the day ahead, which we spent exploring the nearby Port of Soller, just a short complimentary shuttle ride away. After a stroll along the beachfront, which is lined with upscale shops and plenty of restaurants, we stopped for a couple of cocktails and to enjoy the glorious view. Back up at the hotel, we decided to make the most of sunshine with a dip in the impressive infinity pool, which overlooks the port and the sea beyond. Unwinding here while reading a good book and sipping local wine was exactly what we had in mind for our romantic, relaxing weekend in Mallorca.
Following our leisurely afternoon and refreshed ready for dinner, we head to the aptly named Sunset Sushi Lounge at the top of the main building just in time to see the autumn sun set over the stunning Tramuntana mountains. The bar boasts a 360-degree windows for panoramic views, as well as an impressive cocktail menu of both timeless classics and some locally inspired treats. We then head to the fine dining restaurant, Es Fanals by Javier Soriano, which has gorgeous sea and mountain views, as well as locally inspired décor - including beautiful glass lamps hand-blown by a local artisan. We were treated to the most amazing seven-course tasting menu here, that showcased Javier Soriano's award-winning skill and Mallorca's bountiful local produce. Every course was stunning, though my favourites were the Iberian pork shoulder and the grilled red snapper served with caramelized walnuts. What's more, the service was flawless and the courses were each expertly paired with a lovely local wine. It truly was the perfect end to the perfect romantic getaway.
Filled with fabulous food, wonderful wine and an unforgettable massage at the Talise Spa, our whirlwind weekend at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa turned out to be everything we wished for and more. Call our Europe Luxury Travel Specialists to plan your trip today.