Month: July 2014

Mallorca’s Only Hotel with a Treehouse

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Hotels / Sleep

Visit the five-star Gran Hotel Son Net in Puigpunyent, southwest Mallorca, and you stand a good chance of spotting a set of classic wheels in the car park. The hotel is on the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tramuntana mountains, which offer some adrenalin-spiking drives for keen motorists. The views of olive-tree-clad mountains and the sparkling Mediterranean views have made this – the ‘backbone’ of Mallorca – a dream place to take a classic (or even a bog-standard rental) car for a spin. And […]

Rialto Cafe: Style and the City

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Drink / Eat / Food

How do you escape the many visitors that throng to Palma in summer? Some come for a break from the island’s beautiful beaches; some are cruise ship passengers – disgorged from their floating holiday homes to try and ‘discover’ Mallorca’s capital in a few hours. Most want to spend some time relaxing over a drink or something to eat during their visit. Respite, Relaxation & Rialto Living Cafés and bars on the main thoroughfares in […]

Mallorca’s Mesquida Mora Winery

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Bodegas / Drink / Wine / Wineries

Healthy vines lead to healthier wines. That’s not just rhetoric for the Mallorcan winemaker Bàrbara Mesquida Mora – whose wines are the result of vineyards made healthy through biodynamic cultivation. Celler Mesquida Mora is a relatively new winery (started in 2012), but Bàrbara brought a barrelful of experience to her own project – having run her family’s winery with her brother Jaume for some years. It was during that time that the siblings discovered the benefits of […]