Make a break for the Balearic Isles and luxury boutique stay Hotel Pleta de Mar. This elegant island retreat on the east coast of Mallorca has a luxury spa set amid the árboles (trees), an authentic Mallorcan grill, and not one, but three pools from which to top up your tan and take in the breathtaking views. Rise and shine early for a full-morning pampering session in the spa, before the bamboo-lined bar beckons. Come night, cosy up on your private terrace for a romantic night under the stars.
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A bottle of Mallorcan wine and a fruit basket on arrival
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability. Early arrivals and late departures can store luggage at reception and use the hotel facilities.
Double rooms from $428.67 (€386), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €2.20 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include a seasonal buffet breakfast with fresh fruit, pastries and cereals.
The hotel is the sister property of Can Simoneta just next door – one of Smith’s sun-blessed stays.
The hotel is closed from the end of October until March.
At the hotel
Spa, alfresco gym, gardens, free WiFi throughout the hotel, and laundry service. In rooms: Bang & Olufsen TV and sound system, minibar with free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities, air-conditioning, and L'Occitane and Bulgari bath products.
Our favourite rooms
If bigger is better, look no further than the Grand Suite (90sq m). This stand-alone villa is the largest suite in the hotel, and has a secluded courtyard and private terrace with a pool and ocean views.
Take your pick of three outdoor saltwater pools. Flanked by elegant white sunloungers, the largest pool is located on the lawn in front of the restaurant. There’s a secluded infinity pool at the back of the property, which is surrounded by trees and overlooks the ocean – perfect for romantic dips á deux. Last, but not least, there’s a small heated pool in front of the spa.
As well as a sauna, outdoor heated pool and alfresco relaxation area, the spa offers a range of treatments that use Med-sourced ingredients which relax and rejuvenate. Prime your skin for sunbathing with a Mallorcan sea-salt scrub, and once you’re tanned tip to toe, refresh your skin with a cucumber, yogurt and mint wrap. There’s also an outdoor gym where you can cycle, run and weight-lift under the shade of the trees.
Bring lots of lightly-coloured linens and easy, breezy sundresses.
Wheelchair-users have easy access to this step-free stay. The rooms aren’t specifically designed for wheelchair users, but they’re spacious and easily accessed.
In the summer dine alfresco under the warm glow of the garden lights; if temperatures cool, take a table inside by the large windows for a spot of sunset watching..
Floaty elegance, with flip-flops.
With an outdoor terrace and floor-to-ceiling glass walls that fold back in the summer, Asador de Mar has views of the hotel gardens and ocean beyond. However, the scenery takes second place to the dining here: carnivores – and cavemen – are well catered for here: whole fish and generous cuts of meat are cooked over an open fire.
The restaurant and bar are open all day from 7am to 9pm.
Next to the restaurant, the bamboo-clad bar is open dawn-till-dusk for morning mimosas, afternoon apéritifs and post-dinner drinks. Whatever your poison, the bar staff will shake, stir and mix any drink to suit your tastes.
Hotel Pleta de Mar sits on the east coast of Mallorca, less than a 15-minute walk away from the peaceful seaside town of Canyamel. The hotel is surrounded by green fields and trees on three sides, and the Balearic Sea on the fourth.
Fly to Palma de Mallorca international airport; from there it’s an hour-long drive to the hotel; transfers can be arranged for €130 each way, for two people.
Hiring a car gives you complete freedom to explore the island. Smith24 can arrange a set of wheels for you to pick up at the airport. The hotel has free on-site parking.
Worth getting out of bed for
Hit one of the golden-sand beaches along the Mallorcan coastline – Cala Millor and Cala Torta are popular choices. For a more exclusive look at Mallorca’s coastline, board the hotel’s speedboat and sail the shores in style. From headlands to holes-in-one: the hotel is within easy reach of four golfing greens; Canyamel Golf, Pula Golf, Golf de Capdepera and Club de Golf de Son Servera. Alternatively, grab your racket (or hire one from reception) and head to the nearby tennis courts, just 700 metres from the hotel. Check out the hotel’s sister properties Can Simoneta, Font Santa Hotel and Convent de la Missió, where you’ll get direct access to the sea, Michelin-starred restaurant and a stellar spa, respectively.
Owned by the same family that runs the hotel, local restaurant Porxada de sa Torre is less than a five-minute drive: set below the Torre de Canyamel, it's hard to miss. They serve traditional Mallorcan cuisine; a favourite is the porcella (suckling pig), which is grilled on an oak fire. For an unforgettable dining experience, book the Michelin star-holding Bou in the Playa hotel in Sa Coma. Don’t arrive fashionably late: there’s only one seating at 8pm, or 1pm on the weekend, and you won’t want to miss head chef Andrés Benítez‘s delicious dining experience. Just next door, Hotel Can Simoneta’s restaurant has beautiful bay views and a tempting menu of local meats, freshly caught fish, and fruit and vegetables grown on site.
Just a 15-minute drive away in Artà, Forn Nou is a cosy little bistro serving traditional Mallorcan fare and a wide range of local wines. Or, to make a day of it, drive up to Cala Torta, about 25 minutes away by car, and combine a day on the beach with a fresh seafood lunch at Bar Cala Torta.
Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this elegant island hotel in Mallorca and unpacked their stylish swimwear and emptied their beach bags, a full account of their Balearic break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Hotel Pleta de Mar near Canyamel…
You won't need to worry about bagging a sunlounger before breakfast at luxury Mallorcan stay, Hotel Pleta de Mar: this contemporary island hideout on the east coast has not one, but three pools to choose from. Start your day in the main pool on the lawn, then take lunch in the traditional restaurant and an afternoon tipple or two in the bar. With your hunger satisfied, head to the the heated pool in front of the spa. And, as the sun sets, take your loved one to the secluded, ocean-facing infinity pool. If you’re not one for sharing, stay in a Luxury or Premium Suite, which each have their own private hot tub, or the Grand Suite if you require more space for swimming laps. Waterbabies rejoice, you're home…
Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Hotel Pleta de Mar’s Guestbook below.
Our room, the food, the wine, the pools, the woods and wild flowers, the tranquility and the staff.
Not to fall in love with the place!
Stayed on 16 Sep 2018
When my wife and I arrived at the hotel with our friends, we pressed a buzzer to gain entry into the hotel grounds and by the time we'd parked our car someone was there to welcome us and escort us to the reception, whilst someone kindly unloaded our bags and arranged for these to be sent to our room. From the moment you enter the reception and are given a welcome glass of cava you get a feel for the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel, which is the same throughout this establishment. The hotel decor is very minimalist but with great touches of art all around the public areas that keep your eyes occupied. We stayed here with friends and we were upgraded to a Luxury and a Superior room, the rooms are really spacious with plenty of storage and well equipped bathrooms with most amenities you will need. The beds were extremely comfortable and the private outside shower a really great touch. There are two pools at the property and we spent most of our time at the salt water pool overlooking the sea, where there are ample comfortable beds around the pool and numerous double sun loungers dotted around the gardens carefully placed both for privacy and to ensure great views over the Med. The bar at the pool is open from noon to 7pm so this ensured we could partake in our usual 4pm Estrella followed by an excellently made cocktail or two..... There is only one restaurant at the hotel called Foc, which offers great barbecued fish and steak along with a great wine list. The sommelier did recommend an excellent and reasonable wine to go along with our Galician steak on the first night, in fact so good we ordered both the steak and wine again on the second night, and even bought a bottle to bring home as there are only a few hundred bottles per year made and sold exclusively by this hotel. The selection at breakfast appears to cater for every possible taste, and with the glass doors across the front of the restaurant open and with the views out over the sea, it is a great way to start any day. Overall this is a great hotel with excellent staff and one we will return to in the next year or so.
Pleta De Mar does not have the best spa we have visited on Majorca, but we can recommend the sister hotel to Pleta de Mar called Font Santa, which is nearby to Santanyi where we have been to a few times as they have an excellent natural thermal spa the only one on the Balearics.
Stayed on 8 Sep 2018
We loved our stay at Pleta de Mar. The resort is very quiet and in a beautiful setting. There are only about 20 villas, therefore the total amount of guests on the property is limited, which is wonderful. The beach is a small secluded rocky beach, with no one there. The pools are breathtaking. Pleta de Mar is located right next to Can Simoneta, their sister property. They sell it as an advantage - more pools, more restaurants - but in our opinion, it's a disadvantage. Our first dinner on the property was not the best experience as the restaurant was packed solid with what seems to be several guests from the other property and it took forever for us to get our drinks, despite it being almost 10pm. We very much enjoyed our half-day on the boat. The resort even packed a delicious lunch for us.
A good massage. A lively evening/night. A sandy beach front property.
Stayed on 12 Jul 2018
We loved the gorgeous pools, the landscaping, the food and the incredible views. The hotel is wonderfully relaxing.
Don't expect options for a more relaxed evening meal at the hotel – the food is excellent, but occasionally we hankered for something less fine dining!
Stayed on 2 Jun 2018
Modern beautiful design, very comfortable room, oodles of simple technology. Not one but 3 great pools. Outstanding food and staff. Everyone incredibly friendly.
Stayed on 11 May 2018
We loved lazing by the stunning award-winning pool, sipping cocktails and soaking up the incredible views. We loved that the design of the hotel blends seamlessly into the landscape and that the bedroom suites are tucked away amid the pine trees. We highly recommend being whisked out for a meal in the hotel's Range Rover to the amazing local Restaurante Porxada de Sa Torre located in an original Moorish tower built in 1237.
Stayed on 28 Apr 2018
Fabulous attentive staff. The minimalist decor and design. Incredible breakfast lunches and dinners. Amazingly beautiful garden like walking into a Chelsea Flower Show garden. A very romantic relaxing hotel.
Great massages as they were not strong enough.
Stayed on 21 Apr 2018
The beautifully appointed rooms, the peace and tranquillity, the excellent food and service.