Need to know
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $229.75 (€216), 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.
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, 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 Room 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 with Terrace) for its prime view of the castle, but if you want a private hammock-enhanced garden as well, go for Junior Suite 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; extra beds for children aged two to 12 are available for €45–€77 a night, depending on season and room type.
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.