Slow Travel: Mallorca
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As more of our life has become remote, we’ve been inspired to share our travel experiences with you as we call some of the most serene, charming places home for the month. We define slow traveling as fully releasing yourself to your surrounding’s pace of life by taking the time to settle into one place longer than just for a week or two. We hope you enjoy our approach to slow traveling, the ideal way to live, where you shouldn’t have to compromise your surroundings to remain productive. If you’re remote working then this is your cue to fully let go of your environment and embrace a new culture that could be just a simple flight away.
There is something so comforting about being in the middle of a bustling city but feeling like there is no one around you. Hotel Can Ferrereta in the beautiful town of Santanyi, is a diamond in the rough, completely secluded from the outside world and somewhere we felt we could call home. This once private residence has recently opened as a hotel and embodies the perfect mix of old Mallorcan architecture and new amenities – including their spa which is well worth the visit. The serene surroundings and many outdoor/indoor areas are perfect for a digital nomad who is looking for space to work and a great internet connection. We spent pleasant mornings sipping one of the best coffees on the island out on their outdoor terrace area as the chef prepared custom meals according to our lectin-free keto diet. Even with full capacity, the spacious surroundings make it seem like you’re the only inhabitant on the property.
Casa Mana, or what we would like to call an absolute pearl amidst gems. As you drive onto the property you’re instantly transported into the perfect slow living setting. This private house is nestled on 4 hectares of land with ecological certification in the “campo” or countryside of Binisalem, surrounded by wheat fields and the glorious Tramuntana mountains. The owners are Ana and Matias, an amazing and creative couple who are both photographers with a passion for design and the aesthetics as well as sustainable homestead living – the epitome of slow living and everything that we believe and aim for. From the minute you enter the property, you are surrounded by their hard work and actual craftsmanship everywhere you look and in every detail of the house. They have recently opened their home to guests which we couldn’t be more excited to share as their hospitality is unmatched on this island.
Friendly sheep, adopted from a local farmer, graze the grounds, preserving the ecosystem on the property. By letting the soil they naturally graze on to be undisturbed by man, this innately helps to control and balance the local climate. The house is partially solar powered, soon to be completely off the grid, and comes with it’s own vegetable and fruit garden. You enter the private house of Casa Mana through converted horse stables, which is just a small glimpse into the perfect harmony created by preserving the old and adding elements of new - the concrete floors perfectly mesh with the original stone walls just like the modern kitchen with the natural wooden beams. Most of the furniture was custom made by local Mallorcan artisans using local materials, which simply enhances this fully unique experience. The owners have also created a weekly eco market or basket service every Saturday, sharing the fruits of their labor to the entire local community.
The beautiful waterfront property of Can Simoneta is located on the North coast line of Mallorca in Canyamel, is surrounded by nature and is the perfect place to let go and listen to the birds singing their beautiful tunes. You’ll find the best dining experience here with Mexican chef, David Moreno, who has lived on the island for 16 years. Our favorite moment had to be sitting seaview, right on the water with pine trees enveloping us and providing a bit of respite from the warm sun.
Pleta de Mar is a walkable distance from their sister property, Can Simoneta. The small cabins that are scattered around the premises are not like regular hotel rooms but more private homes separated from each other by trees and nature for maximum privacy. To connect closer to the nature around you, each suite is equipped with an outdoor shower under the skies. And by far the best restaurant on the island is the Michelin star, Sa Pleta by Marc Fosh, with daily fresh food, products locally sourced from the island and a chef that accommodated our diet without any hesitation.
This once military fortress, Cap Rocat is now an architectural marvel with its castle-like exterior and exclusive property with a rocky private beach. As you climb down the metal stairs to the sea, you are met with the warmest Mediterranean waters that sparkle from its clarity. The restaurant by the water is an amazing lunch spot, overlooking the Bay of Palma.
As an avid yogi, Cal Reiet, a boutique holistic retreat is the best place to practice yoga on the island. The first of its kind in Mallorca, this country hideaway in Santanyi is a peaceful and welcoming haven for anyone at any level of yoga looking to let go of mainland worries and become one with the beautiful island.
Whatever and wherever we choose to focus our energy, we will attract more of it in our life.