Haven of designer luxe in former Mallorcan monastery
A one-time monastery set in Mallorca’s wooded hills, Son Brull is now a temple to urban chic. Secluded grounds and a blissful infinity pool underline that miles-from-anywhere feel.
- A stylish and secluded oasis.
- Delicious double daybeds.
- Great golfing and indulgent spa treatments.
Hit the spot
Close to Pollença, on Mallorca’s north coast.
There’s a full-service spa with treatment menu, a tennis court and DVD library. Check out the occasional cookery classes.
Good to know
Son Brull has impressive eco credentials and grows much of its own garden produce.
ParkingThere is free guest parking
ChildrenWelcome on request
LocationCrta. Palma- Pollença, km 49.9, Pollenca, Mallorca, 07460, Spain
23 rooms and suites
Sleek and contemporary rooms come with glass and chrome bathrooms, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and TV, DVD player, internet point, three phones and a safe. Pick a movie from the DVD library. Smaller rooms can be a little dark.
For the max in romance, splash out on the Junior suite with a whirlpool bath on the terrace and freestanding bath in the bedroom. Just open the bubbly.
Eat & Drink
Son Brull’s 365 gourmet restaurant has made a name for itself under the direction of head chef Joan Marc Garcias. Start your night with a cocktail and tapas in the bar, modishly set in the former olive press, or make a night of it with the seven-course tasting menu.
Inventive modern Mallorcan dishes include crunchy monkfish with curry, breast of duckling with kumquats and nuts, and couscous flavoured with coffee, chocolate and brandy. There are some great vegetarian dishes, and alfresco dining around the pool in warm weather. Lighter fare served during the day includes salads and club sandwiches.
Breakfast (poolside in summer) is served until 11am. Tuck into an impressive buffet laden with fresh Mediterranean fruit, hams, cheeses and croissants.
Available 24 hours a day.
See & Do
You’ll probably opt to spend days around the pool – maybe with the odd burst of activity on Son Brull’s tennis court set among fig and carob trees. Golfers are well catered for, with discounted green fees at both the Pollença golf course (nine holes) next to the estate, and at the Robert Trent Jones designed Alcanada golf club, set against a backdrop of the Sierra de Levante mountains. Staff can also arrange yacht rental, boating and bicycles.
Turquoise coves like Cala de Sant Vicenç (one of Mallorca’s best) is ten minutes away. Nearby Puerto Pollença has a fine horseshoe shaped bay and sandy beaches, as well as the famous Pine Walk (great for evening strolls) past moored yachts and pavement cafes.
Mallorcan orange blossom, aloe vera, lavender, honey and rose form the basis of the oils and essences used in Son Brull’s pampering spa. Book a skin hydrating facial, a body firming treatment and wrap, or a deliciously unwinding massage.