Early in the morning through our bedroom windows we can hear the triple “pup” of the hoopoe, the sparrows trill, and one wants to imagine the sound of the waves. They are not far, crossing olive groves, carob, almond and pine trees, the most beautiful in Mallorca. Our small hotel is by the Parc Natural de Llevant, where we can find the most privileged spot along the beaches of this virgin coast of dream blues. Cases de Son Barbassa are old neighbours in the area, protected by a XVI century defence tower, which, like the old houses which the family built close to it, forms the privileged petit hotel. The tower walls and what was once a kitchen, now contain small spaces with sofas in which to read. In the houses we can find twelve luminous bedrooms, and by these a swimming pool surrounded by real beds with white gauze canopies which give the ensemble a chic look, these are an all year round favourite corner. If warm, a swim, if cool, a good magazine with our favourite cocktail.
While we think about all this soon after sunrise, breakfast is served on the open air terrace, between wild rose bushes and the aroma of lavender. But this early morning breeze advises us to enter the glassed in dining room with views over the countryside and the Capdepera castle.
Later we will visit the Mesquida or Agulla coves to prove that these dream beaches are real paradises.
One room with an adapted bathroom. Brail and relief signalling on room doors and communal bathrooms, and the restaurant menu in brail. The Son Moll beach is accessible to handicapped people, and has ramps, gangways, it has adapted bathrooms and shower, amphibious chairs and help for bathing throughout the summer season.
All types of water sports, diving, sailing, water skiing, etc. It is in an unbeatable situation in which to do all sorts of trekking and cycling activities; together with ample possibilities of cultural visits. Golf in the golf courses of Capdepera, Canyamel, Pula and Costa de los Pinos. Tennis and horses nearby.
The estate is in the area of the Llevant Natural Park, just a few kilometres from the walled fortress of Capdepera, the Artá caves and the XIII century Canyamel tower. In cala Ratjada we can find the Sa Torre Cega gardens, belonging to the March foundation, these gardens are open to the public and have an important sculpture collection as well as a 60.000m2 of magnificent botanical garden.
- Mallorca/ Paperback. Auth: Damian Simonis. Publications Ltd (Australia). 2008. 14€.
- Mallorca Guía Total. Varios autores. Editorial Anaya Touring. 2010. 20€
- Por qué vivo en Mallorca. Robert GRAVES. Editorial José J. de Olañeta. 2007. 15€.
Mediterranean with natural fresh products, from the estate or the market. Open lunch time and every evening. A la carte menu to choose from.
Mallorca wines and extra virgin olive oil, both with denomination of origin. Palm artisanship, basket work, hand bags, sobrasada (a typical sort of chorizo paste), ensaimada (typical pastry), artisan glass.