Discover Spanish royals favourite Barceló Formentor on the Formentor headland in Pollença, Majorca
Travel beyond Palma and head up the coast to the wild peninsula of Majorca’s northeast tip. Barceló Formentor is an impressive hotel on the Formentor headland in Pollença, in an area of outstanding natural beauty on a private 3,000 acre estate and enjoys spectacular views over Formentor Bay.
The landscaped, colourful gardens and hotel have a calm and secluded atmosphere where high standards of quality and service prevail, so it is no wonder that the hotel has a long-standing history of hosting famous personalities. Agatha Christie, Audrey Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill have all stayed at Barceló Formentor and today the hotel is still a favourite with the Spanish Royal Family.
There are two swimming pools with surrounding sun terraces, and beyond the pool, a number of water sports are available on the superb sandy beach, just 250 metres from the hotel. The main restaurant, El Pí, has El Bulli trained chef Andreu Genestra at its helm. Genestra has injected some creative flare into the menu and uses locally sourced produce, including fresh prawns from Pollença and vegetables from the hotel’s gardens.
The hotel itself comprises 124 bedrooms including 18 Grand Deluxe suites and three junior suites, all of which have stunning views. In addition, Barceló Formentor offers guests a large variety of adventure pursuits including golf, caving, climbing and tennis. The vast hotel grounds feature a number of nature trails to be enjoyed on foot, mountain bike or on horse-back. Walking enthusiasts will love the winding paths leading to pretty hill villages.
For cyclists the hotel offers mountain bikes for guests to explore the headland and enjoy the stunning views, and with the dramatic mountain range surrounding and sheltering Formentor’s wide, curving, sandy bay, the waters are calm and inviting and ideal for water sports such as parasailing, surfing, sailing and more. On the beach of Formentor, complimentary canoes are the perfect way to venture into the pristine bay – and discover why this part of Majorca attracts such an illustrious guest list.
Playa de Formentor,
3.07470, Port de Polle
+34 971 899 100
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