Cap Rocat, Mallorca
Hidden on a cliff in a peaceful enclave of Palma Bay is Cap Rocat. More heritage site than hotel, the fort’s defensive paraphernalia (drawbridge, bunkers, and trenches) provide a dramatic setting for boutique bedrooms, a dazzling infinity pool and two gourmet restaurants.
Cap Rocat was a 19th-century fortress that after a great refurbishment has resulted in a captivating adults-only boutique hotel overlooking the Bay of Palma. Set in 88 acres and stretching along the coastline for two kilometres, Cap Rocat, Mallorca is a spectacular hotel providing a collection of stunning rooms and suites, a selection of magical dining venues, private rock cliff beach with direct access to the sea, jetty and salt water pool.
Both the architecture and setting of Cap Rocat is dramatic. Wonderfully secluded with a drawbridge, bunkers and suites in former shooting buttresses, the atmosphere is both historic and romantic. Decorated with a clever blend of contemporary and classic furnishings, suites have their own private patio with beautiful sea views.
For lunch and dinner options at Cap Rocat include La Fortaleza (the Fortress), set in one of the main pavilions. The dining room is used during the winter months and in inclement weather tents are added to the roof for alfresco dining. Cuisine is a mixture of Spanish and Mediterranean in character, with dishes such as pimientos al piquillo (red pepper with cod and an aioli dressing). During summer months, eat at sea level in the Sea Club, an open-air restaurant by the waterfront in the Queen’s Cove. The food here is more relaxed: zingy salads, pasta and grilled meat and seafood.
Wake up to the sound of the sea and enjoy breakfast on your terrace. Play a game of tennis or take a cycling trip and explore the coastal region. Spend your time here enjoying water sports, fishing, and diving, sailing and horse riding. In the evenings, dine in Cap Rocat’s Fortress Restaurant or in the open-air Cala de la Reina on the waterfront.
May 26th 2016