Sierra de Tramuntana,
the other Mallorca

Driving from Palma de Mallorca into the Tramuntana mountain range - an UNESCO world heritage site, one finds a pretty little village: Valldemossa, first step of our Baleares journey which will bring us from Minorca to Ibiza.

Sierra de Tramuntana,|the other Mallorca

Driving from Palma de Mallorca into the Tramuntana mountain range - an UNESCO world heritage site, one finds a pretty little village: Valldemossa, first step of our Baleares journey which will bring us from Minorca to Ibiza.

Find your way through Valldemossa’s alleys and you’ll arrive at the promising gates of the Valldemossa Hotel.
Nestled in the green you find this villa-like property and you immediately feel this is the right place to disconnect and enjoy a fantastic natural environment.
It’s early morning, the sunlight makes the sandstone building turn golden as we enter the premises.
The driveway features beautiful greens, olive trees and huge palms - while we walk up several stairs we can’t stop looking around: steep hills, cypresses, old farmhouses, olive groves and terraced vineyards on one side and Valldemossa on the other.
Looking out over the village, you can see the 13th century monastery, which was originally built as a royal palace and this is where musician Frederic Chopin spent the winter of 1838-39. When he described the village as ‘the most beautiful place in the world’ - he might have been right...
The hotel itself was formerly heritage belonging to the monastery and feels now like your own private mansion, just a stone's throw away from the village life.
This homely feel is enhanced by the lobby with very private corners to sip a drink from the cosy bar. Valldemossa Hotel urges to leave urban life behind you and take all things at a much slower pace.
Somehow, all the walks over the grounds feel almost meditative: wide terraces, the signature terra staircases, different pathways and routes through the gardens: every time you discover a new corner.
Waking up, we gaze out of our window and see low hanging fog between the mountains so we decide to take it slow, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before hitting the relaxing spa.
Early afternoon, the blue skies are back and we decide to visit the neighboring artistic village of Deia. For lunch we head to the legendary restaurant Ca’s Patro March down by the water’s edge in Cala Deia. After the perfect white sangria and a swim, we take the dreamy drive through the hills back to Valldemossa.
We were enchanted by the lovely atmosphere, pieces of land, vegetation, seaside… This coast of Mallorca draws a nostalgic tenderness and an unforgettable mood.

 

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