Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza

Incuded in the TripAdvisor list of ’14 Hotel Pools You’ve Got to See’ the Hacienda Na Xamena with cliff top pool and spa has amazing views of the ocean. This Balearic Island hotel is in the north of Ibiza is well away from the clubbing south.

Hacienda Na Xamena,Ibiza

A real retreat spot to relax, be pampered, explore the fabulous hotel grounds and enjoy spectacular sunsets. Every room has ocean views and you could be forgiven for thinking you are on the end of the earth.

Hacienda Na Xamena,Ibiza

This is the perfect getaway stay to experience the natural beauty of Ibiza and recharge your batteries surrounded by rugged beauty and the feeling that you’re at the end of the world.


The Luxurious, Elegant, Historical ~ Hotel Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort

The luxurious, elegant, historical 5* Hotel Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort, with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015 is just fabulous. Built in and around a 14th century residence and complete with an ancient Neogothic chapel and windmill here you’ll find the best Mallorcan hospitality with a wonderfully eclectic ancient/modern feel.


With 90 classic or contempory rooms, a Pure Spa,  indoor pool and childrens and adults outdoor pools and Hilton Fitness gym. There’s also tennis courts, a football pitch all within extensive gardens and grounds.



Hotel Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort – A unique island retreat.




Eight Great Thalasso Spas in Spain

The word Thalasso comes from the Greek Thalassa meaning the sea or energy from the sea and these days Thalasso Spa is the therapeutic use of seawater. Thalasso treatments use seaweed, seasalt and ocean water which allows the absorption of important vitamins and minerals to help balance the mind and body.

The idea of a Thalasso treatment is that sea water has strong healing properties, in  tests algae and sea weeds have proven to have powerful natural antiseptic and antibiotic properties,  and possess a large range of vitamins, calcium, iron, proteins and minerals.

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona  Thalasso Spa

Since Roman times the benefits of bathing in mineral or thermal waters where known and were used to treat medical complaints. In Thalasso Spas thermal water is used for baths, showers and inhalations in combination with relaxing, beauty  treatments, all for our general well-being and to ease aches and pains.

Seawater has beneficial effects upon our pores  and is applied as either  marine mud, algae paste,  inhalation or by showering.  Thalasso therapy is a natural  way to help you regain inner unity and harmony.

We’ve picked eight great Thalasso Spas hotels, five on the mainland and three on the Spanish Islands. The links are to Booking.com the best, easiest and most  immediate way of reserving hotels these days. They are affiliate links which means if you book via them we get a small commission to carry on bringing you great content.

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa – Andalucia

Barcelo Estepona Thalasso Spa – Andalucia

Thalasso Hotel El Palasiet – Castellon

Hotel Blancafort Spa Termal – Catalonia

Hipotels Eurotel Punta Rotja Thalasso Spa & Golf – Mallorca

Mercure Thalasia Hotel & Thalasso Center – Murcia

Hotel SBH Costa Calma Palace Thalasso & Spa– Fuerteventura

Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel – Gran Canaria


Majorca the Holiday Sun Island

Palma Airport is one of the busiest airport in Europe, around 20 million passengers pass through the airport terminals, which only confirms Majorca´s popularity as a holiday destination.

Majorca, or Mallorca which is the Spanish spelling, has only one airport – Palma which is set to expand its capacity to over 30 million passengers by 2015.

Palma, Majorca

As a winter sun destination with a 2.5 hour flight from the UK it´s an ideal base with summer temperatures in the high 20s C and the nights are long and warm. In winter the daytime temperatures can reach the lower 20s with cold mornings and evenings. Inland is of course colder than on the coast.

But where to stay on Majorca?

The 5* Son Brull Hotel & Spa is the one that ticks all my boxes for luxury, quality and service. The hotel will arrange any activity from horse riding to hot air ballooning and hiking to flying a helicopter flying. Or a sedate spot of golf on one of the two nearby courses, which a discount for guests of course.

Wherever you choose to stay a car will be indispensible to make the most of your visit to this unique island where charm and uniqueness, simplicity and luxury, relaxation and activity go hand in hand. For car hire at Palma airport there´s no need to look further than Blue Valley Car Hire.


5* Hotel Gran Meliá Volcán Lanzarote

Gran Meliá Volcán Lanzarote provides five-star luxury between quaint fishing villages and the Timanfaya National Park also known as the “Fire Mountains” in one of UNESCO’s “World’s Biosphere Reserves.”

The hotel, designed as a typical island village has romantic patios, piazzas and fountains.

This luxurious hotel in Playa Blanca has 255 bedrooms spread over 20 typical house, with spectacular views over gardens, harbour and to the islands of Fuerteventura and Isla de Lobos.

Private Luxury Hotel – 5* Mallorca – Michelin Star Restaurant

READS is a privately owned  luxury hotel on the gorgeous Island of Mallorca,  nestling at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains it is surrounded by 20,000m2 of landscaped garden, its own vineyard and beautiful peaceful countryside.

A restored 16th century house, the renovations took over 7 years and have achieved a gorgeous eclectic 5* hotel.


The amentites are:

Vespasian spa
Michelin starred Bacchus Restaurant
Bistro 33
Browns Cocktail Bar
Two private salons
A 200m2 outdoor pool
A cycling centre
A boutique
3 terraces for outside dining

Reads was awarded “The Most Excellent Country Hotel in Europe 2003” by  Condé Nast Johansens.