Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Follow winding roads over hills and clifftops to reach this secluded gem which has a history of illustrious guests, from Grace Kelly to Winston Churchill. The hotel has a classic and charming style and is in an incredible location, tucked away in a pine forest and set above a glorious beach. Take a dip in one of the pools or wander through immaculate gardens, blooming with colourful bougainvillea, fragrant rose bushes and shady pines, to the long stretch of white-sand beach where you can hire sun loungers and swim in crystal-clear waters. There is an excellent choice of activities and the hotel famously hosts open-air classical concerts in the summer.
A great choice of dining options includes three beachfront restaurants (seasonal) serving up Italian, Mediterranean and à la carte choices. At Platja Mar you can admire breathtaking views over the bay as you watch the expert chefs prepare your fresh and tasty meal in the show kitchen. El Colomer, the main restaurant, has international and Mediterranean cuisine and there's a stylish restaurant opposite the pool. Begin your evening with aperitifs at the elegant piano bar and enjoy live guitar music every Sunday.
The cosy rooms have modern amenities including a minibar and iPod dock. Standard Rooms have mountain, garden or sea views; upgrade to a Junior Suite for more space and to enjoy wonderful Mediterranean Sea views.