Our last 3 days in Mallorca were spent on the south-west side of the island, just a few kilometers outside the city center of Palma de Mallorca. This side of the island had a totally different vibe from both the area & hotel that we first stayed in.
By the time we arrived & got all checked in at our second hotel, Hospes Maricel, for the first time since arriving in Europe, we finally slowed our pace and spent most of the day lounging by the pool. We had been so on-the-go all over Austria & the first several days in Mallorca, I think all the travel, jet lag & active days of hiking & swimming began to catch up with us a bit. A lazy day lounging by the amazing infinity pool overlooking the Balearic Sea + yummy eats & drinks + a late afternoon nap were just what we needed!
After a nap that could have convinced me to just keep sleepin' it up thru the night + no reservations, meant we weren't getting in anywhere good, so we winded up just staying at our hotel for a relaxing night & beautiful dinner outside on the terrace...
We woke up the next day ready to get out and explore this new side of the island and set out in search of another remote, Mallorcan beach. We made our way to the charming, waterfront, resort town of Sant Elm, (I kinda fell in love with this place) grabbed a little lunch + shared a so delicious pitcher of Sangria, walked the town & then made our way to Cala En Basset.
This was the first time during our entire trip that we woke up to an overcast day, which, I have to admit, was actually nice to get a little break from the blaring hot sun. Half way thru our lunch, the clouds burned off and we had ourselves another gorgeous, sunny day in Mallorca!
Sant Elm was such a beautiful, colorful town & totally reminded me of the Caribbean...I'm so sad I took so many more photos of this place but something was messed up with settings on the camera and they didn't turn out :(
Cala En Basset was for sure our most fun & adventurous day out of all of our hike/beach days. By now, we had this whole remote beach thing nailed down. haha We simply brought one bag with our masks, camera, a bottle of water and one towel with us and left everything else in the car to clean up/change afterwards.
We hiked down to the water and went for a fun swim, although, not for long because we could feel that there was a strong current in the water. From here, we made our way straight up and found some of the most incredible views of the island!!
We happened upon this amazing tower, well...what was left of it, named Tower of Cala En Basset, which was once used, along with other surrounding towers, to guard the nearby islands - Es Pantaleu and Sa Dragonera from pirate attacks.
we were pretty pooped by the end of the day, headed back to the hotel, relaxed on the terrace over a sunset cocktail, showered and made our way into town for a late dinner at a really great Peruvian-Japanese fusion spot called, Sumaq.
We soaked up every moment of sun, fun & relaxation of our very last day in Mallorca. Yummy breakfast on the terrace, lunch by the pool + I finally caved, on the ultimate, I'm-on-vacation drinks, the pina colada. Why are they SO good!!!? haha
Loads of swimming in the sea & a little jet skiing before it was time to get ready for dinner...
After a little searching online, Adam found this gorgeous gorgeous place, Gran Hotel Son Net, located in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains in the town of Puigpunyent. This place, originally an olive farm and about 400 years old, was pretty magical & so romantic!! I'll be doing a separate post all about Gran Hotel Son Net, but for now I'll just say that it was THE perfect evening & ending to an amazing holiday.
the most amazing treehouse I've ever seen in real life!
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