To start this blogpost right, I have to confess that l am a big fan of dramatic. I’m telling you this because the first day of this trip started really tough… but as negative it started the more fantastic it came to an end. The last day of March in Hamburg surprised me with a big snow storm… by seven degrees minus I left my home in the very early morning and needed one hour and a half, (normally 40 minutes) to get to the airport… at this time the nightmare was not over cause the airplane couldn’t leave before being de-iced and this took two more hours sitting inside it without any water or food.
After endless three hours flight I finally saw the light at the end of the road, I saw Mallorca from high above and my vibes started getting positive again. After a thirty minutes drive, the next dramatic moment was there, but this time in a very positive way. Castell Son Claret, located at the foot of the “Puig de Galatzó” peak in the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains showed up in best sunlight. Did you know that the “Serra de Tramuntana” has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in the category of Cultural Landscape? Slowly the high gate doors opened up and I drove all the majestic avenue of palm trees up to the entrance of the castle…
The Castel’s first official mention was in 1450. After a big restauration and reconstruction by its owners Christine and Klaus-Michael Kühne, the Castel was opened as a luxury hotel in May 2013. From my very spacious and comfortable room I had the most beautiful view to the amazing garden in front of the castle. Castell Son Claret has 41 rooms in total distributed around the entire huge property, two restaurants, Sa Clastra and Olivera, a big outdoor swimming pool and an indoor one in the spa, where I spent almost every day several hours enjoying the sauna and treatments.
During my stay I had the chance to experience Mallorca in a totally different way. If you ask me to describe the reason, I just can tell that Castell Son Claret is a kind of luxurious hideaway that makes you feel like you are in another world, far away from everything… a place full of relaxation, quietness, nature and contemplation. Even if it’s located just 25 minutes away from Palma, Port Andratx and other nice places.
On the second day of my stay I visited Palma, witch is always a visit worth it and discovered this time two places to be… the Rialto living Store for the shopping fans and the Botanic Restaurant in the Can Bordoy boutique hotel. This is definitely the most exclusive plant dining experience I’ve ever had. Green cuisine deluxe gastronomy for gourmet lovers… both places are absolutely a must when in Palma. If you a looking for some art, don’t hesitate to visit the Es Baluard museum. In the evening, the dinner took place at the Sa Clastra restaurant… the gourmet hot spot in Castell son Claret. A place where old Mallorca food recipes are new interpreted in a modern way. After an very exklusive six course tasting menu I was totally amazed about all the food creations and taste combinations created by chef Jordi Cantó. My fave dish was definitely the Mallorcan Lamb.
On the third day I had an amazing e bike tour from the hotel till Port Andratx with the former professional cycling champion Guido Eickelbeck. This experience was mind changing for me. The absolutely fabulous nature, the fresh air and ups and downs of Mallorcas very well treated roads made me leave all stress behind me, get into a meditative mood and feel totally free.
It was an unforgettable day! I wish I had more time to enjoy the entire Castell son Claret experience. I’m definitely coming back soon.
On the fourth day I left Castell son Claret back to Germany very early, before the sun came up. And again I slowly drove the majestic palm avenue down and turned right into the country road. I couldn’t resist taking one last look at this beautiful hotel with its illuminated towers before it disappeared too soon into the darkness… The dramatic farewell couldn’t have been better at the end. xoxo Georgina Moreno
Collaboration with Castel Son Clarett.