In honour of this month’s International Women’s Day, visit a Mediterranean isle and the UK capital with your female friends and family members. The Balearic island of Mallorca is made for hiking and relaxing as it’s blessed with beaches, pine forests and the Tramuntana mountains, while London buzzes with Michelin-starred restaurants and world renowned galleries. Here’s how to make the most of both destinations this March.
Staying at Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel
Romance between the azure sea and the pine forest, Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel
, on the edge of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, seemingly floats above Port de Sóller. Enjoy sweeping vistas from decadent rooms, each uniquely designed to reflect the delights of the region. Local bounty such as lemon, almonds and olives are used in our treatments at Talise Spa
, which features a heated open-air hydropool, hammam, salt steam bath and ice fountain.
Dine on tapas
Mallorca is known for its exciting dining scene. Feast al fresco on tapas such as shrimp cooked in garlic oil along with nectar-like Spanish wines at Cap Roig Brasserie
, a fine dining restaurant by the renowned chef Javier Soriano.Es Fanals
, also by Javier, serves superb seasonal Spanish dishes from an open kitchen, while Sunset Lounge
has an outdoor terrace overlooking a marina. After a refreshing swim, enjoy a sandwich or burger at Sa Talaia Pool Bar
Following a morning diving in Mallorca’s sapphire waters, enjoy a scenic 40-minute stroll to the family-run Restaurante Bar Sa Foradada, which is set in a secluded rocky cove and frequented by those in the know. Enjoy paella, bruschetta-like pa amb oli and gorgeous sea views. For an exhilarating sailing trip, depart from the seaside town of Colónia de Sant Jordi and head to Cabrera Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, home to Blue Cave, which is perfect for snorkelling. The Tramuntana mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offer a range of olive grove-scented hikes to enchanting spots. Soak up the atmosphere in the tranquil village of Sóller or learn about mountain wineries at local bodegas Son Puig and Son Vives, where tours and tastings take place.
Stay at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
is the perfect place for an exciting city break as it is in the heart of Knightsbridge, which is known for its glamorous boutiques. Elegant rooms feature lavish, modern interiors and stunning vistas over the capital. Over at The Peak Fitness Club & Spa
, you’ll find a naturally-lit pool and bespoke Technogym™ equipment, as well as indulgent treatment rooms and a sauna, steam room and relaxation area. Treatments range from massages to facials and osteopathy.
Dine at Michelin-starred restaurants
London is the beating heart of the world’s food scene. A Grade II-listed former town hall houses The Clove Club, helmed by Michelin-starred Isaac McHale, who re-interprets modern British cuisine using local produce. Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay, a short walk away from the hotel, serves Michelin-starred French and British cuisine on an outdoor terrace for an elegant crowd. For hotel dining, make London memories over a marvellous afternoon tea at The Chinoiserie or voyage to the Italian coast atAl Mare, which serves dishes inspired by the Amalfi coast.
One of London’s eight royal parks, Hyde Park, is just a short stroll away from The Carlton Tower Jumeirah. The park has an array of activities, from horseriding and swimming in the Serpentine Lido to browsing art in the Serpentine galleries. Many of the world’s most sophisticated fashion brands such as Christian Louboutin, Burberry and the celebrity milliner Philip Treacy, are nearby. For the quintessential London experience, buy blooms at Columbia Road flower market, which is lined with flower stalls, cafes and independent boutiques.
To experience Balearic bliss and the capital of cool with your female friends, mother or daughter this month, email our reservations team at firstname.lastname@example.org and enjoy a #TimeExceptionallyWellSpent with Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts.