Belmond La Residencia, Deià, Mallorca, Spain
It may be tucked away on the edge of Deià, and sheltered by the mountains of Mallorca’s peaceful north-west coast, but there's so much to do at Belmond La Residencia that one stay is never enough.
In days gone by, the picturesque village of Deià attracted literary intellectuals and visiting writers: the surrounding area was perfect for contemplation and creativity.
More like a heavenly retreat than an hotel and making the most of its gorgeous setting, Belmond La Residencia unveils a more civilised side to Mallorca and is a great year-round hotel, with slick service, a ban on mobile phones in public areas and an award-winning spa offering treatments galore.
There are myriad ways to explore the island's remote countryside: cruise on a hotel bicycle, discover a hidden beach, or take a long mountain hike. Alternatively, ask to tour local wineries, learn about Mallorcan art, or even take a sunset cruise.
But with Belmnnd La Residencia's beautiful 30 acres of gardens, plus two outdoor pools and deluxe spa, you may not want to set foot off the property.