Need to know
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $276.80 (€236), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates usually include buffet breakfast.
Keep an eye out for hidden relics from the estate’s 400-year past, including the three protected Bronze Age caves in the grounds, and a chapel with original doors and floors.
The hotel is closing for the winter on 14 November and will reopen 15 March.
At the hotel
Sun terrace, chapel, bikes to borrow, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar and Aveda bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Wonder at the hooks and their possible uses in Room 3, a Junior Suite Garden Deluxe, which has a freestanding bath tub in the main bedroom and an arched stone ceiling. Spoiler: the room is the old pig sty, and the hooks were for weighing the inhabitants. The design of Grand Suite Deluxe 2 gave new life to some old crockery by arranging broken bits of plates on a wall behind the bed; it also has easy access to the pool thanks to a set of French doors. The panorama prize has to go to Room 9 (a Junior Suite Garden Deluxe) for its prime view of the castle, but if you want a private hammock-enhanced garden as well, go for Junior Suite Garden Deluxe 25.
Cabanas and white loungers surround the deep-green infinity pool, heated from March to May and October to November. There's a direct path that leads from Son Jaumell to the pretty beach at Cala Agulla – it's about 20 minutes by foot.
Keen walkers don’t need to pack their walking poles – the hotel has a supply to loan to happy hikers.
Massages are available on request. One room has been adapted for wheelchair users.
The hotel welcomes kids and extra beds are available on request; children aged two to 12 pay 50 per cent of the adult rate, based on double occupancy.
The sun-blessed island’s rainwater is in short supply, so the hotel collects and re-uses all that does fall. It also uses biomass to generate heat.