Perched on Mallorca’s rural northeast coast, a world away from the island’s noisy spots, you’ll find the exclusive Pleta de Mar.
Looking out over the inviting waters of the Med, here is a place to catch a breath, to stand still for a moment and embrace the slow pace of nature. Designed to deliver the most relaxing of Balearic breaks, days here are best spent hopping between infinity pools, basking in Mallorcan sunshine, and sipping local wine on any one of Pleta de Mar’s many breezy terraces. So, pack your light-coloured linens and your favourite espadrilles and get ready for a very chic and serene stay.
The Packing Edit
Pleta de Mar is all about luxury-meets-nature. Its style is warm, pared back, and open; its minimalist spaces embracing a palette of soft neutrals and Mediterranean textures. Save for the series of eye-catching art installations, it’s all very understated. And just as well. So beautiful is the hotel’s quintessentially Balearic backdrop featuring dramatic wooded coastline and impossibly blue waters, you wouldn’t want anything to distract. All in all, you can expect a highly immersive setting that’s uber-relaxing and unquestionably good for the soul.
Pleta de Mar’s 30 suites are large, free-standing beauties, dotted throughout the hotel’s lush estate. Blending woods and whites, neutral shades and naturals textiles, they create a calming ambiance of Mediterranean minimalism, their large windows and scenic surrounds inviting guests to embrace an indoor-outdoor experience. With all suites featuring private terraces and alfresco rain showers tucked away in landscaped little nooks, it’s easy to do so. But for a superior experience, the larger terraces of the Premium and Luxury suites, complete with hot tubs and sea views, are certainly compelling. Sunset soaks to the soundtrack of the cacophonic cicadas are something special.
Should you forgo the hot tub, you needn’t miss out on the spa-like experience. The suites’ indoor bathrooms are themselves a highlight, offering deep free-standing tubs perfect for a romantic soak, alongside separate showers and sumptuous L’Occitane products. As for other amenities, all rooms feature Bang & Olufsen TVs and sound systems, coffee machines, and minibars stocked with complimentary juice and soft drinks.
The Little Extras
Pleta de Mar mightn’t have endless accommodation, but since peace and privacy are at the heart of its offering, 30 suites are more than enough to justify two large saltwater infinity pools. Enjoy one by the restaurant for a post-breakfast pass out and find the other (our favourite secluded corner of the property) at the foot of the hotel’s little pine forest overlooking the sea. Should you wish to treat yourself, there’s also a small wellness centre offering a selection of inspired treatments. Think Mallorcan sea-salt scrubs with local Canyamel lavender and more. Alternatively, guests can also enjoy the wellness centre’s sauna, steam room, and a third external pool.
For those hoping to stay active, Pleta de Mar offers yoga and pilates classes, as well as a simple outdoor gym where you can get your cardio in or lift some weights under the shade of the surrounding trees.
The Food + Drink
Pleta de Mar’s wood-fired grill restaurant offers a menu of tasty local fish and meats, with standout dishes including a zingy rockfish ceviche and Iberian pork with pineapple chutney. Conceived by Chef Marc Fosh whose eponymous restaurant in Palma holds one Michelin star, menus here are creative, colourful, and really quite divine. However, for variety, guests can hop across to Pleta de Mar’s nearby sister hotel, Can Simoneta, for a relaxed Mexican-inspired lunch by the sea at The Terrace, or more Michelin-quality fare at the hotel’s main restaurant. As for drinkies, Pleta de Mar’s Garden Bar offers a fine selection of local wines, cocktails, and spirits, with warm, memorable service to accompany.
Breakfast is included and offered buffet-style with the usual selection of fruits, yoghurts, cereals, and baked goods, alongside varied local cheeses and cold cuts. You can also look forward to your favourite egg dishes as well as a medley of crepes made to order.
The To-Do List
Beyond the hotel there’s plenty to do. The secluded Cala Albardans beach is easily reached from the Pleta de Mar – there you’ll find a handful of loungers and calm waters for a quiet dip. Kayaks can be rented locally, or for a swankier Mediterranean experience, you can discover Mallorca’s coastline aboard the hotel’s very own Chris Craft boat. Back on land, nearby tennis courts are bookable (with rackets available from reception) and hiking and mountain biking routes available. Should you wish to venture further, it might pay to rent a car. That way, you’ll have the freedom to explore the island more freely – including the popular Cala Torta beach, the impressive Drach Caves, and the Mondrago Natural Park. Even Mallorca’s capital, Palma, is only one hour away.