Top Ten Spa venues in Mallorca Information
It’s easy to feel uncomfortable or insecure when visiting a spa - let’s face it, we’re not all gods or goddesses! Good spas are all about you, and they start relaxing you and making you feel special from the moment you arrive. Naturally, you expect the surroundings to be a bit special, and to have a good selection of facilities and treatments to choose from, but the most important things are centred on you. Friendly and professional staff, clear instructions, feeling spoilt but getting value for money - they are all key areas. Because there are so many spa facilities in Mallorca, some good, others not so good, we’ve tried to identify some that we think are among the best on the island. We’ve also tried to offer a geographical spread , as well as a variety of types (coast/mountain/country, traditional and modern, and so on). It’s not always about the grandest facilities, so we’ve included some venues that may have small spas but where their location, general ambience, and staff create something special – places that say ‘’I really want to go there’’.
The Vespasian, Reads Hotel, Santa Maria
Nirvana Spa, Hotel Bon Sol, Illetes
La Residencia, Deià
Bodyna Spa, Hospes Maricel, C'as Catalá
Such an unusual setting! The Hospes Maricel is built on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean and the modern Spa occupies a separate building behind the main hotel. It’s reached through a grassed walkway with the most incredible natural stone walls and you find yourself looking forward to seeing the inside before you get there; you will not be disappointed. The stone walls, together with the extensive use of natural wood, lend themselves to an almost spiritual sense of arriving in a tranquil place where you just know you are going to be indulged and pampered.
Valldemossa Hotel Wellness Centre, Valldemossa
Port Adriano Marina Hotel, El Toro
The Arabella Spa, St. Regis Mardavall Resort, Costa d'en Blanes
The St. Regis Mardavall Resort Hotel is a very large complex and, with 4700 sq metres devoted to the spa, this is among the largest in Europe, offering you a holistic range of wellness facilities as well as health and beauty treatments that set new benchmarks.
Nixe Herbal Spa, Cala Major, Palma de Mallorca
Son Brull Hotel & Spa, near Pollensa
Our intention with this article was to provide a choice of spa venues throughout the beautiful island of Mallorca, so we chose to visit the Son Brull Hotel and Spa in the north of the island, situated in the country outside Pollensa and only ten minutes from the sea. Originally a monastery which had fallen into a ruin, this property was bought by the Suau family in 1994 and turned into a comfortable, modern hotel while still retaining as many of the original features as possible, such as the enormous double-sided olive press which is one of the few remaining on the island.
The spa is a serene haven whose principle is to identify fully with the island’s natural riches, and therefore all the products used in the various treatments are made by a local supplier from natural sources.
Unique to this spa is the Oliveda olive tree therapy. As one of the oldest cultivated plants on the earth containing phenols, which protect effectively against anti-radicals and thus against premature ageing, Oliveda has developed this therapy which is used in their body treatments, facials, massages and beauty treatments such as manicures and pedicures.
Other body treatments include Fragrance of Tramuntana (the mountains), an infusion of orange blossom, honey and natural citrus essences; Sweet Almond and Honey – Mallorcan almonds to soften and tone up your skin with an exfoliating action, local honey and essential oils to sooth and smooth in a wrap. A body emulsion made of almonds and honey for moisturising; Liquid Gold – a warm wrap of Arbequina virgin olive oil followed by a hydrotherapy cream bath and a hot stone massage.
The facilities include changing rooms with showers and lockers, bathrobe, towels and slippers, treatment rooms and outdoor massage beds (summer only), sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, indoor/outdoor pool. The ancient technique of Vital Balance and Hatha Yoga are also available.
This venue is highly recommended by us as a unique experience of total well-being where you can choose to have either a relaxed holiday lazing around the stunning pool and eating well in the excellent restaurant while indulging in the treatments available in the Spa, or alternately combining these facilities with golf, tennis, mountain biking, hiking or lying on the beach. The choice, as they say, is yours! Visit the hotel website and see some of the packages they have put together.
Local residents are welcome to use the Spa facilities, the price with unreserved treatment is 70€ per day and 35€ with a treatment reserved.
Bahari Spa, Lindner Golf & Wellness Resort, Bendinat
The hotel is to close in November for three months refurbishment and will reopen in February. As we hope that while you are reading this article you may be thinking of next year’s holiday, we have included it because we believe that the newly rebuilt Spa will be pretty spectacular, extending the current African theme.
Facilities available now are an extensive wet spa area and a good beauty treatment range. On offer are Body treatments including Euphoria to exfoliate, detox and nourish, Wrap Sensation, Cacao Therapy to recover your good mood, and a Vine Therapy anti-aging body treatment. The full range of massages includes foot reflexology, Thai, Herbal Serenity Satori and Hot Stone massage as well as a range of Ayurveda and the special Africa, Africa treatments: African Elements to caretake your skin, Khanya of Africa, salt exfoliation and massage with marula oil, facial/scalp massage and mud mask, and the African Beauty, exfoliation, full body massage and facial treatment with Argan oil and coconut oil. These treatments are carried out in delightful thatched huts situated outside in the warm fresh air. If you and your partner want to be pampered from head to toe, book a private spa ceremony for two people lasting almost four hours. Facials and manicures are also on offer. The main product used is Babor. There are swimming lessons for children, and Yoga classes.
For local residents, a very reasonable day ticket costs just €20 or €10 if used in conjunction with a treatment. Special offers are available too.
Set amid a Golf course and close to a luxury yacht harbour, the Lindner Golf and Wellness Resort is already immensely popular as it offers so much for the holidaymaker, young and old. We are looking forward to the re-opening after refurbishment when we will update this article and we believe that it will be one of the most highly-recommended spa venues with its new state of the art facilities. Book now for next year’s holiday!
Well, that's our take on some of Mallorca's best spa and wellness venues. If you know of any others, especially in the south and east of the island, that deserve a place here, do let us know! And, if you visit any of these spas, please leave your review on the pages linked in this article.
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