When you’re staying at a five-star resort on one of the world’s most glamorous and sun-drenched islands, drinking champagne by the pool and gazing up at the UNESCO-protected Tramuntana mountain range, you might think that things couldn’t possibly get any more relaxing.
You’d be wrong.
As stunning as Mallorca’s Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is, its crowning jewel is the uber-exclusive Talise Spa, which is dedicated to giving its guests the most relaxing experiences of their lives.
And with guests including supermodels, moguls and athletes, they are obviously doing something right.
It all starts with the spa’s stunning setting – hewn into the rocks of the Tramuntana mountains, the spa’s infinity pool seems to cascade of the edge of a clifftop and down into the azure sea below.
The no-mobile, no-children rule means that you can listen to the birds singing in the trees, and the waves crashing on the shore below while enjoying an open air massage or a long soak in the pool.
Most spa treatments take their inspiration from Mallorca’s natural environment, distilling the scents and sensations of the island into luxurious treatments such as the olive seed exfoliation, or the orange extracts massage, which tones, moisturises and detoxifies.
And then there are the personalised facials (the aromatic moisturising facial and the men’s anti-stress treatment are particularly popular), and one-of-a-kind treatments such as Lastone Therapy (where hot stones are alternated with cold marbles and applied to pressure points across the body), which make this place really special.
If you feel the need to work up a sweat before your spa visit, there just so happens to be a world-class golf club a mere 15 minutes away. Alternatively, you can nip down to the marina and spend the morning fishing, yachting or snorkelling around the island, before taking a mountain bike tour along one of the many nearby nature trails, returning to the resort just in time for your sports massage.
Then spend your evening watching the sun set over the horizon from one of the spa’s many heated swimming pools, and do it all over again tomorrow. Now that’s how you relax like a VIP.
+ Don’t miss… the Black Pepper and Macadamia Nuts Wrap – a 90-minute treatment which scrubs and nourishes dry skin, before your whole body is treated to an intensive moisturiser made from rich vanilla, coconut and ylang-ylang.