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Mallorca and the Hotel Cap Rocat

James Andrew at Hotel Cap Rocat

James Andrew at Hotel Cap Rocat

When visiting the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is a must—our only regret is we didn’t get to explore much of it. You see, once we beheld the Hotel Cap Rocat, we were so utterly captivated that we never actually ventured off of the property! With 88 private ravishingly rustic acres and stunning views of the Bay of Palma de Mallorca, there is in fact not much reason to stray beyond the hotel’s beauteous bounds. We’ve spoken here at WIJW of hotels that capture the essence of a place—Hotel Cap Rocat does this, and with undeniable world-class sophistication.

James Andrew at Hotel Cap Rocat - photo © Cap Rocat

James Andrew at Hotel Cap Rocat - photo © Cap Rocat

Built as a fortress and military base in the late 1800s to defend Palma and its bay, the fort wasn’t utilized in battle and nearly two centuries later in the 1990s it was declared a national monument. The property is now owned by the brilliant Spanish architect and interior designer, Antonio Obrador, who has been responsible for the refurbishment and decoration, as well as the landscaping—which he has approached with an eye toward preservation, integrating indigenous new plantings quite seamlessly with the existing geography.

Hotel Cap Rocat - photo © Cap Rocat

Hotel Cap Rocat - photo © Cap Rocat

So that is enough for now, but we’ll be sharing a few highlights from this magical place over the next few days with the hope of luring you to experience Cap Rocat for yourself.

James Andrew at Hotel Cap Rocat - photo © Cap Rocat

James Andrew at Hotel Cap Rocat - photo © Cap Rocat

I’m pictured above basking in the golden rays of a spectacular sunset and enjoying a bit of exploration before a fantastic dinner on the terrace of The Fortress Restaurant, which serves a perfect menu using seasonal local Mediterranean produce of course! I’m wearing a mint green cotton jacket and lavender silk paisley band collar shirt both by Gucci, lavender cotton glenn plaid pocket square by Tom Ford, white cotton slim cargo pants by Uniglo, Lanvin sneakers, sunglasses by Gucci, rock crystal pendant on white leather cord from Las Dalias Hippie Market and my fragrance is Creed Orange Spice.

Hasta La Proxima Ibiza

James Andrew at Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena.

James Andrew at Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena.

We had four glorious days to explore the many sites and beaches on the idyllic island of Ibiza (a rental car is a must), but still there is so much more to discover!

As mentioned in our previous posts, do make a point to visit the hippie market, Las Dalias and then head to fabtastic Formentera for the most beautiful beaches and delicious food. If you’re lucky you might just catch a glimpse of the gorgeous Andrea Casiraghi there, he’s a frequent visitor and the ultimate in hippie chic!

Ibiza Sunset

Ibiza Sunset

We spent our last day on Formentera, and returned to the Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena just in time to enjoy the most sublime sunset before enjoying a scrumptious farewell meal at El Sueño de Estrellas restaurant. Seated at our favorite poolside table, we shared a bottle (or two) of Muga Rioja Rose while recollecting the best of our recent adventures.

We vowed to return to Ibiza soon again.

Next stop, Mallorca!

I’m channeling some hippie flower power with the help of a Tom Ford floral print shirt, Gucci khaki pants, python belt and sunglasses, Tom Ford pale sand suede loafers and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.

More from Hacienda Na Xamena

James Andrew at Hacienda Na Xamena.

James Andrew at Hacienda Na Xamena.

Since the early 70’s Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena has been the most perfect retreat for world weary travelers looking for an authentic Ibizan experience.

Hacienda Na Xamena

Hacienda Na Xamena

Based on a traditional local “finca,” owner/architect Alvar Lipszyc’s nature-sensitive design imbues the hotel with a feeling of harmony and balance that nearly instantly brings about a state of deep calm and relaxation. The Hacienda’s renowned La Posidonia spa is an extension of this experience, and offers a myriad of treatments, all geared to enhance both one’s physical and spiritual well being.

Hacienda Na Xamena

Hacienda Na Xamena

Channeling my inner hippie, I’m sporting a heavily embroidered cotton voile Kurta over a purple speedo by Robinson Les Bains with Gucci brown leather strappy sandals.