Mallorca is an island in movement. Between the number of boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants, lively bars, and cool design shops opening, it’s safe to say that Palma, and the island as a whole, is thriving. Mallorcan heritage–from its food to its architecture, is being revived in new and exciting ways. While cool concepts in clothing and design are offering customers more interesting choices with a focus on quality and well made goods, favourite local shops are expanding their presence to offer loyal customers more choice and better service.
The demand by chefs and home cooks for more organic ingredients, and particularly seasonal and local produce, has brought about more options for buying better quality products. Luxury is no stranger to Mallorca, and new businesses are opening up from yachts to exclusive nightclubs to prestigious hotel rooms, expanding on this already flourishing market.
Haute Gastronomy and Nightlife
The number of excellent restaurants on the island keeps growing. Top chefs and creatively designed interiors are seen in new leading restaurants like Fera. Featuring art by local gallery, ABA Art, Fera’s head chef and partner, Simon Petutsching, brings his signature “MeditterrAsian,” style of cooking to. Equus in the Summum Hotel and Bala Roja in Es Princep. In April, Paradigm, a new nightlife destination for stylish and sophisticated clientele, will open in Puerto Portals. Expect an international team of DJs and top mixologists serving signature cocktails along with champagne and other spirits in a chic, Mediterranean atmosphere. For a more low key but just as fun night out, have a look at Mala Bar, a new hotspot that opened at the end of 2017 in Santa Catalina.
And for home cooks wanting fresh and organic ingredients, Veritas Supermercado just opened in the food-friendly neighbourhood of S’escorxador, making this the third shop on the island after Olivar and Andratx.
Mallorcan cuisine with a modern touch
Just in time to mark the opening up of the Sóller Valley tunnel to become free to all (pesky 5 euro fees be gone!), S’hort Restaurant has opened in a newly renovated space, just next to the entrance and the Alfàbia gardens and serves traditional, Mallorcan favourites.
Rural Hotels with style
Across the island, agroturismo-style hotels and resorts are getting more interesting. Carrossa Hotel Spa Villas, a new 5-star resort near Arta, features 75 rooms, a selection of individual fincas and villas, a wellness centre and restaurants, offering something for everyone. Sa Vinya des Convent is an eco-friendly, hotel located in a former San Francisco monastery in Inca, surrounded by pastoral landscapes including an organic garden used by the hotel kitchen, and a central pool.
High-end hotels in Palma
Palma has welcomed several high-end hotels in recent months, many housed in former palaces or historic buildings that mix distinctive Mallorcan heritage with contemporary, boutique-style luxury, including destination-worthy restaurants, cocktail bars, and serene, well-equipped spas. Five-star beauties such as Es Príncep, in the Barrio Caltrava, Súmmum Hotel near Paseo del Borne, and Glòria de Sant Jaume, reflect aspects of their buildings historic architecture such as stone archways, inner courtyards, and terraces, with elegant, modern interiors and amenities. These hotels are for tourists as much as locals who enjoy spending time in their stylish restaurants and bars. Icon Rosetó by Petit Palace near the La Seu Cathedral, offers travellers a fresh approach, with Mallorcan art, a verdant inner courtyard, and digitally connected services.
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From the feminine to the funky
If you are in need of a new pair of party shoes or stylish summer sandals, visit Shelight, a new boutique in central Palma that sells beautiful, luxurious and best of all, comfortable shoes and a range of accessories including handbags & jewellery, all Made-in-Italy. Love the American retro style but unsure of where to buy cool, vintage pieces that don’t smell or look too worn in? Flamingos Vintage Kilo have become de-facto experts in Spain. Check out their groovy new shop located in Santa Catalina.
Independent Design Shops & Services
Quadratmeta is a new interior design shop and studio in Palma that features a selection of modern, vintage, and custom furniture and unique lighting fixtures. Custom projects with specialists are possible. Combining three passions in one place, Zona Sander (also in the capital) is an impressive, industrial modern space that is part champagne bar, part furniture and accessories shop, and part interior design studio. Absolut Home opened in early 2018 in the Poligono, near Ikea, but it is not your average big box retail showroom. Absolute Home focuses on designer furniture and accessories, with brand names such as Kartell, Gorini, Polodivani, Himolla, Queboo. Casa Lima Concept Shop has an international style & will produce part of their furniture on the island, making it possible to deliver custom-made furniture for in-and outdoor living spaces while also supporting local craftsmen.
Swedish real estate in Palma
Skandia Mäklarna brings a sense of Swedish style and strong brand experience to the Mallorcan real estate community. This long established agency has made Palma its newest location with an office on the Plaza de la Porta Santa Catalina. The company specialises in buying and selling properties across the island, often working in close contact with promoters and contractors on new builds and investment properties.
Trusted insurers, Seippel & Seippel reaffirm their commitment to high quality customer service and competitive premiums with their new office just opened in Port d’Andratx. For over 30 years, this trusted company has worked to offer Mallorca the best insurance—whether health, home, life, auto, and more. Now there is a new agency to discuss all your insurance needs.
Get ready for summer sailing
De Antonio Yachts lands in Mallorca with Cristal Yachts, as its exclusive distributor. With an office in Club Nautico de Cala Nova, Cristal Yachts offers a range of nautical services including mooring management, advice, maintenance, and post sale motors.
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