Castell Son Claret

<< Back to Robb Report, October 2013
  • Regina Winkle-Bryan

The motto at Castell Son Claret, a new country resort on the Spanish island of Majorca, is“the luxury of silence.” Opened in late April at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, the centuries-old castle—which is set within 325 acres of fringed palms, fragrant gardens, and Med­iterranean maquis—is indeed a hushed refuge from Majorca’s crowded beaches and bars. But the inland retreat’s isolation only accentuates the natural sounds and sights of this beautiful Balearic isle.

Resting on a poolside sunbed looking out to the mountains, guests might hear the buzz and hum of bees flitting through an herb garden that supplies ingredients for Castell Son Claret’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Zaranda. The resort’s 13 fountains splash and gurgle, while cool breezes prompt ripe figs to drop with thuds next to the spa’s tented treatment rooms.

Castell Son Claret’s 38 guest rooms feature Pierantonio Bonacina furnishings and Duravit bath fixtures. In the 16 suites, some of which were built within the estate’s original stone stables, true tranquility can be found on expansive terraces overlooking the grounds. Castell Son Claret, +34.971.138.620, http://www.castellsonclaret.com

From Around the Web...
From Dalí in the lobby to Picasso in the bar, these hotel art collections are giving museums a run...
The following hotels offer exquisite accommodations to come back to after the credits roll…
With five-day minimum stays, these high-end hospitality providers promise a presidential experience…
From Whistler to the Alps, reach new heights with these superlative heli-ski programs…
Tadao Ando and others have contributed to newly designed rooms at 7132 Hotel in the Swiss Alps…
Photo by Tom Parker
Throughout Africa, daring donors are reshaping conservation models—and luxury travel…
The five-star property relaunched in December 2016 with renovated villas, a refreshed spa, and a...
Photo by Don Riddle
Fantastic new resorts have transformed the Cayman Islands from a financial haven to heaven on earth…
From Abu Dhabi to Zurich, these are the five cities you must visit in 2017…
This year’s coolest adventures, from a rhino safari in Nepal to a superyacht charter in Cuba…