In today’s busy and connected world it’s actually quite hard to “get away from it all” in the literal sense, but on the beautiful islands of Mallorca, Madeira and La Gomera we think it’s possible to get pretty close. These outstanding hotels will not only wrap you in a tranquil, luxury embrace, they’ll also give you cliffside seats to some of the best views in the world.
“These outstanding hotels will not only wrap you in a tranquil, luxury embrace, they’ll also give you cliffside seats to some of the best views in the world.”
Old World Elegance on Madeira
Let us tell you about the appropriately named Belmond Reid’s Palace which presides regally over Funchal Bay on Madeira, taking in far-reaching views over the Atlantic Sea and emanating an ambience of genuine old world elegance. The hotel is 5-star all the way, from the luxurious rooms and suites, each with their own balcony overlooking those views, to the impeccable service for which they’re renowned. The on-site dining offers next level pleasure, with casual and formal options including the Michelin-starred Williams Restaurant.
Living up to Madeira’s reputation as the Garden Isle, the hotel is set within its own magnificent sub-tropical gardens, and you can even enjoy a guided botanical stroll with a horticulturalist to learn more about the local flora. The hotel also offers boat excursions, proximity to the golf course, and extensive nearby hiking and water sports opportunities.
Perfect Peace on La Gomera
You might find your escapism on a dramatic cliff edge overlooking San Sebastian. If this sounds like you we would put you up in the Parador Conde de La Gomera, which provides an authentic, peaceful escape from the world. La Gomera is one of the most tranquil islands in the Canaries, and this intimate hotel really does feel as if you’re a million miles away from the hectic tourism of the busier islands. Featuring views out to the ocean encompassing Tenerife and Mount Tiede, the rooms and suites are elegantly furnished in keeping with the tranquil surrounds of the hotel. Dining in the charming onsite restaurant includes a delightful conservatory area, and guests are encouraged to enjoy the numerous quiet areas around the hotel, including the well-stocked library.
The Parador is in the perfect location to take advantage of La Gomera’s extensive hiking options, laze on the nearby beaches, or simply relax in the hotel’s own gardens and enjoy the absolute serenity of this little piece of paradise.
“You can hike, laze on the nearby beaches, or simply relax in the hotel’s own gardens and enjoy the absolute serenity of this little piece of paradise.”
Magic and Mountains on Mallorca
If views of the sublime juxtaposition of ocean and mountain are what serve to inspire you, then talk to us about the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa. Situated on the brink of the stunning Mallorcan coastline, you can take your pick from luxuriously appointed rooms and suites overlooking the Mediterranean or the beautiful Sierra Tramuntana Mountains. The hotel’s delightful Sunset Lounge Bar, on the top floor, offers a 360-degree panoramic vista of it all!
There are two superb on-site restaurants, several bars, and, with three heated pools and an opulent spa centre, the hotel provides all the indulgence, pampering and relaxation you could ever want. If you do work up the energy to take on something more active than a massage and sunbaking, the UNESCO listed Tramuntanas are within easy access for all manner of nature-based pursuits.
“The delightful Sunset Lounge Bar offers a 360-degree panoramic vista of the Mediterranean and the beautiful Sierra Tramuntana Mountains.”