Italian-style villas with Art Deco flourishes on the Bay of Andratx.
This hillside hotel is made up of three villas from different eras – the first dates to the fifties as a summer residence for the De Vitta family; two more were added over the next few decades. Hotel Villa Italia is a cosy home-from-home, with exposed beams, marble stairs and elegant arches. Just 21 rooms create an intimate and exclusive vibe. An outdoor swimming pool begs to be dived into, surrounded by a scattering of sun loungers in the shade of cream parasols. Pink clouds of azalea spill out of pale ceramic pots, and the sweet scent of almond blossoms wafts across balustrade terraces.
You’re right on the Bay of Andratx, a long arc of water in startling shades of lapis lazuli, where gleaming yachts steal glances from curious passers-by. The exclusive town, brimming with art galleries and boutiques, unfurls from a wide promenade lined with restaurants and bars – lively once the sun goes down. It’s not all bayside dining and high-end living, though: the town exudes the relaxed vibe that comes with a strong watersports scene – this corner of Mallorca is perfect for sailing and diving. Alternatively, just find a hidden cove cut into the western coastline, and kick back with a good book.
Rooms are warm and welcoming, with a creamy colour palette, accented with pale wood furnishings, gilded mirrors and beamed ceilings. A glass-panelled Mediterranean restaurant spills out onto an outdoor terrace, where glowing lamps and illuminated water fountains throw light out over the glittering bay beyond. These same stunning views stretch out before the spa, where the mountain-rimmed bay acts as a backdrop to a heated indoor pool.
On the Bay of Andratx, in western Mallorca, 40 minutes from Palma
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Minimum stays apply.
21 rooms and suites
• Mingle with the yachting jet set and go sailing on the Bay of Andratx • Head to Palma to get lost in the capital’s web of honey-coloured streets • Go cycling through the scenic mountains • Browse the galleries of exclusive Andratx
Breakfast at the main restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £32 • Breakfast and set-menu dinner at the main restaurant.
*Denotes local charge