Hardly a tourist visits the island without taking a walk on one of Mallorca’s beautiful beaches, the deep blue sea at its feet and pure sea air in the lungs.
The offer is wide and varied: on the 550 kilometers of coastline there are 340 beaches, from small stone bay to long sandy beach, lonely Calas, which must be hiked or touristy perfectly developed swimming paradises. We introduce you the best beaches in Mallorca and reveal why our Mediterranean water has that deep blue color – unique in the Mediterranean.
Cala, Playa or Bahia?
All three words are encountered in Mallorca in search of the perfect beach. It makes sense to know how Playa, Cala and Bahia differ.
“Cala” literally means “bay”, designates a small sea access with sand or stone beach. Especially the east coast of Mallorca is covered with Calas, small bays, which are often surrounded by shady pine forests. On the west coast of Mallorca you will find many rocky calas, some only accessible by dizzying hiking trails. But here you can also find – at least in the off season – the so often sought after “lonely bay”. It should be noted that many of the small bays which are only accessible by food are not monitored (lifeguards) and have no infrastructure, neither restaurants nor provide umbrellas.
As “Bahia”, also literally translated “bay”, the Spanish refer to large bays like those of Palma, Alcudia and Pollensa, not beaches.
“Playa” or catalan “Platja” are long sandy beaches. You can find them especially in the north of Mallorca. In the south, the well-known sandy beach “Es Trenc” is the epitome of Caribbean dreamland. Es Trenc is under protection, the dunes run over in pine forest, there are hardly any buildings and some cool bars invite you to sundowners.
Why is the Mediterranean sea around Mallorca so blue?
What is the use of the most beautiful beach if the water is not turquoise? Mediterranean is not Mediterranean. And just in Mallorca, the many shades of blue are striking. The water around the island is particularly clear and transparent, the bright sand is in contrast to dark areas of sea grass and rocks. The crystal-clear water we owe to the Poseidon gras, also called green treasure on the seabed, abundant in the sea off the Balearic Islands. The protected Neptune grasslands and algae filter the water, making them extremely important for the marine ecosystem of the sea.
“Posidonia oceanica”, as the Latin name is, is perceived by tourists especially as annoying and stinking when the dead brown plant parts are flushed to the beach. Even yacht owners are often ruthless and anchor in the seagrass meadows. In order to prevent this, anchoring berths and buoys have been anchored to the seabed on many beaches and bays in Majorca, where boats can moor. Because we need the seagrass with its photosynthesis to clean the water and fish use the seagrass meadows as a retreat. In addition, seagrass plays an important role in the protection of the beaches: it slows down waves that wash away the sand. And the discarded leaves, which are washed ashore, counteract erosion, for example, during storms and feed crustaceans and shellfish.
While algae are found all over the world, the Mediterranean, and especially the Balearic Islands are the Eldorado of the Posidonia oceanica, as well as being 40 meters deep, when the water is clear enough for photosynthesis.
Curious: Seagrass grows very slowly and can grow old. At Formentera, seagrass was discovered that is 100,000 years old.
The best beaches in Mallorca
It is not easy to choose a beach as the most beautiful. Here are the opinions of tourists and locals apart. While Mallorcans prefer to go to the beach with a cooler, folding chair and big family and hardly need any infrastructure, the tourist appreciates the bar for the sundowner, deck chair rental and water fun. But what counts for everyone is crystal clear water and sand.
The top ten beaches in Mallorca according Trivago
In a recent survey by the travel portal Trivago.es various beaches in Mallorca were voted among the ten most popular in Spain. In the top ten are the Platja de Muro in the north of Mallorca, followed by the beach of Cala Millor on the east coast, Colonia de Sant Jordi in the south and the Playa of Port d’Alcúdia, also in the north.
The best beach in Mallorca according Ryanair guests
Ryanair has named Caló des Moro beach in the southeast of Mallorca as one of the ten European beaches that can compete with Copcabana in Brazil in their recent blog “Into the Blue”. The statement: You do not have to cross the equator to find dream beaches. The small beach in Mallorca is only 40 meters wide and convinces with fine sand, crystal clear water and excellent opportunities for diving and snorkeling. The exhausting road to Playa is well worth the effort.
Our recommendations for the best beaches in Mallorca
The northeast can offer particularly natural bays and beaches. From the Cala Agulla in Cala Ratjada, a long sandy beach with infrastructure and pine forest, leads a shady and worthwhile trail to Cala Mesquida, which can also be reached by car. The Cala Mesquida is sparsely populated, high sand dunes reach to 1 kilometer into the country and the color of the water is in no way inferior to the Caribbean.
The west coast is impressive, rough and wild. Only a few small bays can be found on the cliffs. But they are the more romantic. Especially the Cala Deia is often used as a movie set. Easily accessible from Deia via a hiking trail or by car (parking is available), the bay offers some summer cottages, a rocky beach and a wild-romantic restaurant reminiscent of Robinson Crusoe. The restaurant is only open in summer. Also on the west coast are the bays of Estellencs and Port de Canonge worth a visit. Here, small fishing boats anchor in the deep blue water, a stone beach leads into the sea and simple but typical beach bars invite you to eat and have a drink.
In the north are not only the best beaches in Mallorca set, but also small bays which are worth a swim stop. The Cala San Vincente is one of them and even the journey is extremely spectacular, because the view extends far beyond the north coast to the sea. Cala San Vicente is a traditional fishing village that made concessions to tourism, but still retains its old charm.
And we have another insider tip for those who are looking for a “lonely bay”. It may not have been lonely, but at least never crowded due to the location: the bay on the island of Dragonera, quite easy to reach from the Castell Son Claret. Drive to Sant Elm, a romantic fishing village that has kept its charm. From Sant Elm there are connections several times a day (except in winter) with a small boat to the offshore island, which is under protection. On Dragonera there is practically nothing except 3 lighthouses, hiking trails, lizards, the small harbor and much peace. Take a picnic with you!
Castell Son Claret wishes you a relaxed day by the beach!
Mallorca is a paradise for fine dining and local fast food: 9 restaurants with a total of 10 Michelin stars, quaint bars, colorful farmer markets and a large selection of wineries that produce excellent wines.
The local gastronomy in Mallorca has been developing for years, combining traditional Mediterranean dishes with modern trends, yet always coming back to its roots. But what is the local, genuine Mallorcan cuisine? And where do chefs and locals go for food shopping? We present the best restaurants in Mallorca, the most beautiful farmer markets and some gastronomy spots/tips you should definitely visit and heed on your next vacation.
THE REAL MALLORCANIC CUISINE – NOT FINE DINING BUT DELICIOUS
Mallorca has more than 3,000 restaurants: tapas bars, cellars (basement restaurants), touristic and upmarket venues. Not all but many remember their roots, which, as the real local cuisine, are more rural. This means hearty meals prepared with seasonal products are served. Meat, especially lamb, rabbit, goat and suckling pig, vegetables and cabbage as well as a lot of spices belong in the Mallorcan pot. Freshly caught fish and snails are a specialty and the sweet highlight is the Ensaimada, a yeast pastry that is eaten for breakfast and coffee.
The Moors left an exotic touch in cooking during their occupation. The occupiers from North Africa established citrus fruits and the typical terrace construction in Mallorca, but they also brought exotic spices such as saffron, an important ingredient of paella.
The Mallorquins like to eat sociably, extensively and late. A glass of wine is part of every good meal, lunch or dinner. Also typical is the “Menu del dia”, a daily menu which is offered in many restaurants at noon from 13 clock. Mostly it is used by locals only, sadly, because the reasonably priced menu is typical of the country, delicious and well portioned. An insider tip to get to know Mallorcan cuisine!
As for our rustic snack the Mallorcans have the “Pan amb Oli” – the bread with oil. Unsalted, lightly toasted bread is rubbed with a clove of garlic and tomatoes, then doused with plenty of olive oil and optionally topped with cheese and ham. A typical appetizer or delicious snack.
Another local delicacy that you will find in any bar but also in the best restaurants in Mallorca are tapas. Spread throughout Spain, the small snacks are occasionally served as an intermediate snack for a glass of wine or as a starter. The term “tapas” comes from “tapar = cover something”. The small bites are just as big that they cover a beer or wine glass for protection. Each region of Spain refines its tapas to regional tastes. Make a tapas tour in Palma – it´s fun and delicious! There are guided tours but feel free to stroll along the streets of the old town by yourself and pop in the tiny restaurants.
When it comes to fine cuisine in Mallorca the local olive oil and of course the wine from the island should not be missed. Majorcan farmers produce particularly tasty virgin olive oil from the old, gnarled trees, some of which are up to 500 years old. During the harvest season in November, visit the olive mill in Caimairi and the old traditional mill “Can Det” in Soller where olives get pressed and bottled. A visit to one of the wineries is also a must for every gourmet. Mallorca produces award-winning wines, many winemakers open their doors and invite to tastings. Taste wines with the indigenous varieties Manto Negro, Callet and Prensal Blanc, to name just a few of the approximately 40 island-typical vines.
FARMER MARKETS IN MALLORCA
Something is going on in Mallorca every day. The traders move from village to village and offer their goods at weekly farmer markets. Beside clothing and flowers, gourmets and chefs will find the best fresh ingredients for excellent dishes. Local fruits and vegetables, spices, herbs, but also fish and meat can be found in the markets of the island. The farmer markets open around 8 o’clock and are dismantled at 14 o’clock. The market halls in Palma are open until evening.
In Palma, there are several market halls that are freshly supplied by farmers and fishermen. Popular with locals and chefs are the markets S’Olivera and Santa Catalina. Here you will find virtually everything the gourmet’s heart desires and several tapas stalls invite you to snack.
Puerto de Andratx is not only a fancy celebrity marina but the village has also its own fishing fleet. Swarms of seagulls announce the return of the fishermen to the harbor around 5 pm. Then it gets busy on the colorful promenade. The fresh catch is loaded and brought directly to the best restaurants in Mallorca, nets repaired and life in the fish hall rages. Check out Mondays to Fridays when the fresh catch is presented to tourists, locals and seagulls.
The most popular and colorful farmer markets close to Castell Son Claret are in Andratx on Wednesdays and in Calvia on Mondays. Another worthwhile visit is the market in Santanyi, one of the most beautiful farmer markets in Mallorca. Every Saturday, the chic village with its typical sandstone houses is transformed into a colorful sea of stalls which offer fruit and cheese but also a lot of handicrafts. Many small art studios around the marketplace invite you to stroll and marvel.
Excellent food, outstanding service and upscale ambience – the top of fine dining can be found in the 9 best restaurants in Mallorca which are awarded with one or two Michelin stars.
Every year, the French tire manufacturer Michelin re-evaluates selected restaurants around the world and its restaurant guide, the “Guide Rouge”, is considered a guide for gourmets and fine dining. A maximum of 3 stars can be awarded to a restaurant and the evaluation criteria are secret.
We present the best restaurants in Mallorca that attract gourmets to visit the island and are listed in the Michelin Guide 2018.
Restaurante Adrián Quetglas
Adrián Quetglas in Palma is awarded with 1 Michelin star. Both at lunch and in the evening the Russian master chef spoils his guests in the restaurant of the same name.
Puerto Pollensa also boasts a Michelin star restaurant: Argos Restaurant is located at La Goleta Hotel del Mar. The Spanish chef Álvaro was one of the first 10 finalists in the “San Pellegrino Young Chef Spain and Portugal” 2015 competition.
A lady also joins the list of master chefs: Macarena de Castro spoils her guests at the Restaurante Jardín in Alcúdia and was awarded with a Michelin star in 2012.
Restaurante Es Fum
Es Fum restaurant in Costa d’en Blanes, in St. Regis Mardavall, is run by José Miguel Navarro. The tasting, Michelin star awarded menu should be booked well in advance.
Another Michelin star shines on the east coast: Tomeu Caldentey from Bou Restaurant at Protur Sa Coma Playa Hotel & Spa in Sa Coma celebrates its 15th anniversary.
Marc Fosh from Simply Fosh in Palma was the first British chef in Spain to win a Michelin star. The modern restaurant is housed in a former convent converted into a boutique hotel.
Restaurante Es Racó d’es Teix
A German chef is pulling the strings at the Es Racó d’es Teix restaurant in Deià. Josef Sauerschell and his wife opened the restaurant in 2000 and were awarded with a Michelin star two years later.
On the edge of Capdepera, overlooking the castle, you find the restaurant Andreu Genestra, run by the Inca-born chef. Andreu Genestra received his first Michelin star in 2015.
Restaurante Andreu Genestra
luxury hotel in Mallorca, we are proud of Zaranda, the only restaurant in Mallorca that had been awarded with 2 Michelin stars. Our chef Fernando P Arellano appreciates the “pantry” of Mallorca and surprises his guests with each course. Already in 2006, Fernando P Arellano won a Michelin star with his restaurant in Madrid, then moved with his entire team to Mallorca and is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Mallorca today.
Have we made you appetite? Then you should plan a few days in Mallorca to enjoy the whole gastronomic offer. Stroll through Palma and eat in the tapas bars, visit a farmer market and let yourself be pampered in one of the best restaurants in Mallorca. Enjoy your meal!
Movies are a kind of fiction but also inspiration. Often we get inspired by lovely places shown in movies and then plan a trip to the location of the shooting. So, cinema and TV give us the opportunity to get to know new places we might never have thought of and give us a taste of country, people, culture and nature.
With this blog, we want to introduce the 20 best movie productions in Mallorca. We want to inspire those who never visited the island before and test the knowledge of those who already spent holidays in Mallorca. Discover incredible landscapes of the Mediterranean and learn curiosities of some film productions. The movie titles are linked to the Spanish TV version or trailer, depending on availability.
“El secreto de la Pedriza” was the only film production of Balear Films and also the only one in which the actor Francisco Aguiló Torrandel directed himself. The film is a blockbuster typical of the time, filmed outdoors and with a certain tourist documentary background as a promotion for Mallorca. The story comes from a novel by Adolfo Vázquez Humasqué from 1921, a peasant drama about smuggling, love and police. The movie was filmed in Sa Foradada, in the Torrent de Pareis and in Son Marroig, typical mystical places in the Serra de Tramuntana. “El secreto de la Pedriza” is richly decorated with fantastic images of the island and shows how the landscape has changed over the decades by building and construction. Therefore, almost ninety-two years after its premiere, this movie is a pleasure for the eyes. The film premiered in 1926 in the Teatro Principal and was a great success.
“Jack el Negro” has been a co-production of France, the United States, England and Spain; an adventure movie produced in Mallorca in 1949. His premiere at Avenida Palace 1950 was a social event. The film was staged by Julien Duvivier and José Antonio Nieves Conde who also produced Alexander Salkind (Superman). The lead actors in the feature film were George Sanders, Herbert Marshall and Agnes Moorehead, best known for her role as Endora, Samantha’s mother in the famous 60s hit series “Haunted”. Also some well-known Spanish actors and artists, such as Lola Flores, Manolo Caracol, José Nieto, Jose Jaspe, María Teresa Campos, etc., were involved in the filming, as many Mallorcan background actors. The film tells the story of Mike, a captain whose ship “Jack the Black” often sails the Spanish shores to carry contraband. Mike feels that his stage as a smuggler must end as soon as possible. He is tired of being harassed by the Spanish Navy. One day, as he sails through Mediterranean waters, his boat encounters a ship that has just been shipwrecked and carries political refugees. Among them is Ingrid Dekker, a young woman who soon feels attracted to Mike. The film features several scenes in Mallorca: Jonquet, the Paseo Maritimo in Palma, Cala Blava, Cala Santanyi, Torrent de Pareis and many more.
The director of this film production in Mallorca was Nathan Juran. Sinbad embarks on a dangerous journey full of adventures to the mysterious island of Colossus with the intention of breaking the spell of a devilish magician against the princess he is in love with. To save her life he has to fight numerous monsters, such as the man-eating Cyclops, a skeleton with a saber, a wild two-headed bird called Roc, and a fire-breathing dragon.
“La mujer de paja” is a film by Basil Dearden starring world-famous stars such as Gina Lollobrigida, Sean Connery, Ralph Richardson, Johnny Sekka, Alexander Knox and Laurence Hardy. The film tells the story of Charles Ritchmon, an English financial magnate who has been in a wheelchair for years and marrying his nurse Maria. The wedding was staged by Maria and Anthony, a millionaire’s nephew: If Ritchmon dies, Maria inherits a huge fortune and her accomplice is to receive a million pounds. Charles dies during a cruise through the Mediterranean. Maria and Anthony state that the tycoon is still alive until they arrive in London, but then the police unexpectedly intercedes…
“El verdugo” is one of our favorites and undoubtedly a movie not to be missed. Luis García Berlanga was co-directed by Rafael Azcona who received the CEC Award for Best Original Act. The film tells the story of José Luis, an employee of a funeral home who wants to emigrate to Germany to become a mechanic. His girlfriend is the daughter of the executioner Amadeo. The two want to marry but the financial resources are rare. So, Amadeo, who is retiring, tries to persuade José Luis to apply for his job which would entitle him to a house. José Luis accepts his father-in-law’s proposal with the hope that he will never have to perform his shameful ministry.
A winter in Mallorca
This movie by Jaime Camino tells the story of Chopin and George Sand’s stay in Mallorca. The film was shot in the Serra de Tramuntana, Son Moragues and the Valldemossa Charterhouse. The story: The Moldovan society welcomes the adulterous relationship between George Sand and the six-year-old musician Frédéric Chopin who is severely ill with tuberculosis. When the two travel to the island with the idea that the mild Majorcan winter will be good for Chopin’s health they do not find accommodation. Only the inhospitable Valldemossa Charterhouse without any comfort is offered to them. Besides the difficulties of their relationship, the fragile health of Chopin and the presence of the children of George Sand there is lack of understanding and hospitality of the locals.
Under the direction of Orson Wells, this movie is a reflection that has emerged on one of the themes most emphatic in his filming career: the duality between the real and the fictional. The result is a great documentary on fraud and counterfeiting that focuses on the character of the forger Elmyr de Hory and his biographer Clifford Irving who also wrote the deceptive biography of Howard Hughes. The film tells of Hughes captivity and Welles’s career which began with the radio broadcast of a false Mars invasion: “The War of the Worlds”. The film was shot in Ibiza, not Mallorca, but given its value, we would like to list it in our series of the “20 Best Movies filmed in Mallorca”.
Jaime Chávarri, born in Madrid, directed one of the most-filmed places in the Tramuntana mountains, the La Raixa estate. At the time of the production, there was a high budget available and allowed a cast of top actors as Imanol Arias, Fernando Rey, Alfredo Mayo, Amparo Soler Leal and Ángela Molina. The film premiered on April 8, 1983 in the Auditòrium in Palma with great anticipation. The slogan of the premiere was: “There are no more paradises than the lost.”
This movie was directed by Manuel Iborra in Ibiza and Mallorca with national star cast: Veronica Forqué, Antonio Resines, Pepón Nieto, Carlos Fuentes, María Adánez, Silvia Abascal, Felipe Martínez, Liberto Rabal, Clara Sanchís and Francisco Algora. The movie is a comedy that reflects the seventies in Spain at the peak of hippie flower power motion. A family, untypical for this time, spends their holidays in Ibiza with sun, love and problems. The father, an actor, has never cared enough about his family. The mother, who sacrificed her career as an actress for her children, lives her vocation with body and soul. And the boys will learn for life on this vacation…
The movie “Bert”, directed by Lluís Casasayas, was produced entirely in the Serra de Tramuntana. The shooting was extremely complicated and so the movie got the epithet “damn” from his director. It tells the story of the protagonist Fermí Reixachs who has to find a friend that has disappeared in the Serra de Tramuntana.
The film premiered with great success at the Spanish Film Festival of Málaga, in the same year 1998 it won at the Atlantic Film Festival and International Festival l’Alternativa de Barcelona. However, there was a disagreements between the producer and the Ministry of Culture which led to the film not being commercially released, making it a cult movie. Only recently, after 17 years, it was shown in cinemas.
The Valencian director Sigfrid Monleón was nominated for the Goya Prize in 2000 with this movie. The story: Lluís Dalmau, a young university professor, is deported to an island because of his political activities. It is the year 1969 and the island is philosophizing about its future: tourist urbanization with foreign capital or finding a way to prevent the bankruptcy of the traditional salt industry that has sustained the island’s economy from time immemorial. Dalmau postpones his escape plans and begins an affair with Feli, an attractive farmer’s wife.
“Sword of honour” is a movie by Bill Anderson with Hollywood actor Daniel Craig. The story takes place in 1939 and tells of Guy Grouchback, an Englishman living in Italy. He returns from exile to fight with the British Navy during World War II. Several of his comrades will die in honor of her country behind the enemy lines.
This film, directed by Julio Medem, won two Goyas in 2001, one for the best new actress and one for the best film music. The film was not shot in Mallorca but on Formentera. However, it should be listed because of its importance and geographical proximity to Mallorca. The movie tells the story of Lucía Paz Vega, a young woman who works as a waitress in the center of Madrid. After the mysterious disappearance of her friend Lorenzo she decides to travel to the silent island of Formentera where she gets faced with the dark side of her past relationship.
At this point, we would like to present two great movies by a Majorcan director, Daniel Monzón, who staged the beauties of the island:
The story: Lucas Santos, also known as “El Santo” (Antonio Resines), is a thief who is constantly in jail. Tired of botched robberies he dreams of the big robbery that brings him publicity in media. His wife (Neus Asensi) is a sympathetic and attractive woman who occasionally works as a stripper in a nightclub. After building a crazy gang of inexperienced thieves, Lucas decides to steal the most valuable painting in the National Museum Reina Sofía: Pablo Picasso’s Guernica.
The story: David (Timothy Hutton), a science-fiction writer, is invited to a lecture on an island where he meets Silvia (Lucía Jiménez), a Spanish-American tourist. Suddenly, a series of mysterious suicides begins. Something or someone is making the victims o suicide…
Agustí Villaronga, another acclaimed and successful Mallorcan director chose local settings for his documentary film about the poet Miquel Bauçà. With the actors Pep Tosar, Manuel Bronchud, Pepa Charro and Daniel Fuster the movie tells the story of life and work of the Mallorcan poet Miquel Bauçà (born in Felanitx 1940 – died in Barcelona 2004).
This movie filmed in Mallorca is a romantic comedy by Francesca Joseph that tells the story of the American Larry who succeeds neither personally nor professionally. He lives in a small town on a beautiful Mediterranean island (Mallorca) which is famous in Europe due to a well-known composer who lived there and composed most of his works. Larry tries to savor some of the composer’s fame and decides to organize a concert in honor of the composer. But several people disturb his project: his faithful and neurotic companion Miranda, the beautiful muse of the composer Helena, his younger brother Dickie, the famous pianist Narciso Ortega, the rebellious and obstinate daughter of Larry, and Sweetie, a talented cellist.
For his debut, the Majorcan director Toni Bestard chose his own island as well as the Irish actor Colm Meaney and Goya winner Ana Wagener. The story: Mark O’Reilly, a mysterious traveler, arrives in a small Mallorcan village and settles discreetly in a deserted old shop. The neighbors will soon be thrilled that Mark wants to reopen the shop but one detail is unnoticed for all: Mark does not want to open the store; he does not even speak Spanish. The true intentions of the traveler hide behind an old Polaroid photography that has led him there in search of answers.
This American production, directed by Pascal Chaumeil, brought Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collete and Aaron Paul to Mallorca. The movie tells the story of four people who congregate on New Year’s Eve to commit suicide. After a while, they decide to go on vacation together to reflect. The film story takes place in Tenerife but was shot in Mallorca. Do you recognize the beach and the restaurant?
Finally, we would like to present a commercial filming with great directors and actors who belongs to the “20 best movies filmed in Mallorca”: various advertising spots of the beer brand Estrella Damm.
“Mediterráneamente” is a series of commercial spots that captivates with Mediterranean clichés: sea, friendships, beautiful places, good food, love, sun … and a summer hit!
These are the links to the spots that were filmed on the Balearic Islands. Do you recognize every single island?
We hope you got inspired with this post about Mallorca and its beauties. Finally a quote from Arturo Pérez Reverte: “I like the Mediterranean, because you have to navigate through history, you look at the sight of a Roman temple, you dive with a piece of Phoenician amphora, the gods live here, you can see these Homeric sunsets … it’s luck.”
We’re delighted to take your imagination on a tour of this exceptionally romantic wedding location. Steeped in Mallorcan history, Castell Son Claret was first founded in 1450 and received its current magical form in the 19th century. Lovingly restored and reopened as a luxury hotel in 2013, the castle is set among 326 acres of lush gardens and expansive parkland, nestled in the foothills of the awe-inspiring Tramuntana Mountains. Guests arrive along the 1000-feet palm-lined avenue to enter a different world. With its sun-kissed terraces, romantic courtyards and historic fountains, Castell Son Claret has all the hallmarks of a fairy tale wedding.
Mallorca’s central location in the Mediterranean means the island is blessed with a pleasant climate with more than 2.700 hours of sunshine a year. While you can expect average temperatures of 26°C between May and September, temperatures rarely drop beneath 13°C in early spring. Throughout the season, the unspoilt nature of the estate and its surroundings are waiting to be explored
at Castell. Fragrant almond and olive groves, vibrant lemon and orange trees, gardens bursting with the scent of lavender, rosemary and bergamot can all be enjoyed at your leisure. The gardens form an integral part of the unique Castell experience. They inspire the culinary excellence that you’ll find in our restaurant Zaranda, the only 2-star Michelin restaurant in the Balearic Islands, and our Mediterranean-influenced Olivera restaurant. Home-grown ingredients also play a leading role in our delicious seasonal cocktails, and in our beauty and spa treatments.
We only hold a small number of weddings a year, making it a truly exclusive occasion. Whether you prefer a smaller, intimate event or a larger reception in your very own castle. Our attentive, cosmopolitan staff will be entirely at your disposal. They add the passion, the skill and the attention to detail that will turn your wedding into a truly unforgettable experience.
A wedding at the Castell is more than a celebration of one special day – we’re here to create an unforgettable experience.
A stay at the Castell feels like escaping the real world, yet this piece of Mallorcan paradise is very well connected. Castel Son Claret is located just outside the village of Calvià in the west of the island, 32 km from Palma International Airport (PMI). The capital Palma can be reached in 30 minutes, and it takes only 20 minutes to get to one of the many beautiful beaches where you can tip your toes in the crystal clear sea. Or, if you feel like exploring breath-taking mountains, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Sierra de Tramuntana is a short stroll from the hotel away.
Just like the ever-changing colours of a Tramuntana sunset, no Castell wedding is alike. These luxurious, private surroundings with expansive gardens and spectacular views create a magical canvas for your very exclusive event. Our team will help you tailor your wedding to your wishes with impeccable service and outstanding gastronomic skill – it is, after all, one of the most important occasions of your lives.
“At Castell Son Claret we take great pride in our professionalism and our commitment to make you feel special and truly at home.”
SAY YES TO MAR
Mar Miralles, Event Manager and Boys Scout
If you meet a Mallorcan lady with a group of young boy scouts in the Tramuntana mountains, it might be Mar Miralles, our event manager. Because, unlike her name, Mar is in love with the mountains of the island, spends most of her weekends on the peaks or at the colorful farmers markets.
Variety, adventure and fun in the community are important for her not only at leisure time but also at work. So, it´s not surprising that Mar started her professional carrier in the event business, selling Mallorca as the ideal location for events throughout Europe. Until she found the really perfect place for every occasion: the Castell Son Claret. It began with an internship and ended with the responsible task, among others, of organizing our first-class summer events and romantic weddings in Mallorca.
Mar´s most beautiful event: A romantic wedding at the gardens of Castell Son Claret
Event is not equal to event. To plan meetings and incentives is almost a day-to-day business. But when it comes to a wedding it´s getting very emotional even for me. I want that this day will be the most beautiful moment for the couple, a real “ones in a life time experience”.
Why couples choose Castell Son Claret for the wedding? At Castell Son Claret you do not just marry in the scenery of a castle, but you have the entire resort exclusively for yourself. The whole garden, the restaurants, terraces and the hotel belongs to the wedding couple and their guests. Nobody is disturbing and you can be sure that everything will work stress less. When the gates to Castell Son Claret are closed, the greeting and the ceremony begins on the terraces in front of the Castell. The rippling of the river is the music. Fine food is served in the courtyard or directly in front of the hotel and the evening continues in relaxed atmosphere by the pool. I think, there is no better way to celebrate the most romantic day in life.
Why just dream of a fairy tale wedding in a castle, when your wish can become true?