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New Mallorca Luxury Resort: Historic Hotel Castell Son Claret

The sunny Mediterranean isle of Mallorca has long been a favorite destination of European jetsetters and nightlife enthusiasts alike. To meet guests’ varying needs, hotels offer accommodations ranging from ultra-luxurious private enclaves to seaside huts. While most visitors tend to go for the beaches that fringe the island’s rugged coastline, there is another Mallorca that beckons.

Many flock to the baroque mountain village of Valldemossa (where Chopin spent a season convalescing and composing) in search of the island’s hidden soul, but are disappointed by the tourist hordes that throng its narrow lanes. Instead, visitors should venture along the winding mountain roads of the island’s southwestern Serra de Tramuntana range to the tiny hamlet of Es Capadellà, where just outside of town, the new Castell Son Claret opened earlier this year.

Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen lives in Los Angeles and writes about food, wine, travel and adventure... usually in some combination of the four. He regularly contributes to Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Cond� Nast's HotelChatter and Jaunted, TravelAge West, Palate Press, Frontiers, Edge and Wandermelon. His work has also appeared in the L.A. Times. When he is not exploring the Los Angeles dining scene...(Read More)

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