hotel sa creu nova
What a gem! everything about this private hotel lended itself to intimacy, inspiration, and complete relaxation. This place was difficult to leave; from the moment we walked in (at almost 2 am after a very late flight) the lovely Sa Creu Nova calmed our busy minds.
A word about the tiny villages of Mallorca… we recommend staying outside of Palma, if you can. Which means you’ll need to hire a car. The village we chose to stay in was Campos, not of any particular reason other than we loved the hotel! In the villages you’ll see Mallorca quite differently; the local markets, shops, restaurants, and parks offer a more local experience. It’s also very easy to drive from town to town, each is a mere 10-15 drive from one another, with lovely scenery in between. Palma is crowded with tourists. It is definitely worth a day trip, however! We suggest driving in early, parking underground near the cathedral, take a walking tour, then enjoy the city’s food, shopping and architecture for the rest of the day!
The chef was so kind to prepare the most lavish of charcuteries upon our arrival, since we came in after the restaurant was closed. I honestly expected just a lovely assortment of jamon and menchego—one of my favorite things to eat in Spain—yet, shortly after we made to our room, in came three—THREE—people carrying at least 5 or 6 boards of perfeclty arranged Manchego, Iberico, Mallorcan cheeses, jamon and salami, nuts, apricots, olives, and my favorite, Spanish tomato bread! A much needed welcome after a long night of traveling.