Mallorca is my second home, I spent every school holiday, university break and any time I can find since, on this beautiful island. Getting on the plane to Mallorca always feels like going home, it was in part where I grew up. It is also where my love for the Hamptons style interiors came from. There are so many great interiors / home shops on Mallorca and it was going round these that I realised there was nowhere in the UK that did most of their brands. The idea for Hampton Living was born.
Don't be fooled by the reports of partying and clubbing that the British have become accustomed to hearing about, this island has a whole other side to it and it is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Not only is the scenery spectacular, the people are some of the most friendly and polite people I have ever met.
So as the nights start to get lighter and we are heading to Spring it's time to start thinking about holidays. Here's my guide on where to stay on Mallorca.
La Residencia, Deià
Set in the beautiful arty village of Deià, La Residencia is a stunning old manor house in the Tramuntana Mountains.
The main restaurant is El Olivo and whether outside in the summer, or inside in the cooler months the setting is out of this world.
The food is full of local specialities and fresh ingredients to bring you fabulous Mediterranean cuisine. Café Miró is a more casual restaurant and is great for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, try the tapas or the paella. The champagne bar is set in the gardens in the summer months with big comfy sofas to relax on. There is also a pool side restaurant serving lunch and cocktails until 7pm and Son Fony with serves a buffet breakfast on the terrace overlooking the pool.
The accommodation comes in the form of rooms, junior suites, suites or the private villa. All rooms are bright and airy and celebrate Mallorca style.
The hotel also features a spa and hairdressers. Visit their website now by clicking here.
Hotel Sant Francesc
5* Boutique Luxury in the heart of Palma City. Voted Condè Nast Traveller Readers Choice Awards 2016 winner for Spain and Portugal.
The Hotel Sant Francesc is relatively new on the scene in Palma, but has easily placed itself as one of the best not only in the city, but on the island. The decor at this hotel is outstanding from the rooms, to the restaurants, to the stunning lobby.
Not to be missed at this hotel is the rooftop pool where you can enjoy cocktails, champagne, Mediterranean dishes or sushi. There is also the main restaurant Quadrat and the Lobby Bar and terrace. The rooms are superbly elegant and you can have views of the courtyard, gardens or Sant Francesc Square. Privilege rooms and above can come with a balcony so this is worth asking for. The hotel is also equipped with a spa and fitness area. Visit their website by clicking here now.
An Italianante style villa originally constructed as a private villa, Villa Italia was converted into a luxury 16 room hotel over looking Puerto Andratx.
All rooms have been given a modern makeover and now offer a contemporary fresh feel. There is a choice of a room in the main Villa, or in the Castillo, which is an extension added on to the hotel. There is also the open of mountain views or sea views, I would recommend asking for a view over the port.
The hotel restaurant has views across Puerto Andratx with a candlelit setting in the evening. There is a set lunch menu and evening À la Carte. In the summer the villa's terraces offer the perfect place to enjoy a drink and listen to some live music. The hotel also has the added bonus of being walking distance into the Port of Andratx itself. Visit their website by clicking here.