At the end of a long day of sun worshipping, where better to retire to than the OD Port Portals Sky Bar? Take your pick from the extensive list of premium cocktails or bubbling champagne. Enjoy the stunning sunset views as it sinks behind the magical backdrop of the marina, the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
Insider Tip: The Sky Bar is open between 8pm – 12am and the sun usually sets around 9pm, it can fill up fast so be sure to get up there quickly and nab the best spot to catch the Balearic on the brink of twilight.
After recently relocating to the luxury hotel Castell Son Claret, Fernando Perez Arellano and his team were awarded their second Michelin star. Arellano’s sought after cuisine celebrates the finest local produce from the Island and the Balearic Sea. With over 170 wines nestled in the hotels expertly stocked wine cellar, diners are spoilt for choice when it comes choosing a tipple to complement their meal. With views into the kitchen, diners can eagerly watch the skilled chefs carefully curate their fine feast.
Insider tip: With some of the highest quality Spanish produce, you will undoubtedly want to order everything on the menu, but The Blackegg, the ‘Majorica’ oyster and the Burrata Zaranda, are a must.
This trendy little tapas bar has the perfect combination of retro and modern interiors to match your classic Vermouth. With over 20 Vermouths haloing the bar and imports from France and Italy, you’re truly spoilt for choice. Tinned fish may not be the number one item for a life of luxury, but you can’t visit Vermeteria La Rosa without trying one or two of their delectable tinned fish tapas dishes – you will not regret!
Insider Tip: Vermuteria La Rosa is the hottest new hangout in Palma, so it can get as packed as a tin of sardines pretty quickly! But don’t worry if you’re not lucky enough to nab a table, grab an aperitif and people watch from the bustling bar.
Enjoy a truly Majorcan gastronomic experience at San Juan market. The market is brimming with over 20 different stalls that boast a colourful array of the finest food and drink, from both local and international vendors. Situated in the picturesque San Juan orchard, the market building was given a new lease of life when it was refurbished in the 90’s. When you're not enjoying some of Mallorca's culinary treats and fancy shying away from the sun, take a trip to S'Escorxador's cultural centre where you will find the Cine Ciutat and enjoy an original international film. Although San Juan market celebrates both local and international cuisines, here is the best place to try the Valencian fish dish fideuá. And of course it wouldn't be a trip to Spain without getting your hands on a traditional Spanish omelette – also a must!
Insider tip: Take part in one of Mercado de San Juan’s cooking classes and adopt some Spanish culinary skills to impress your friends when you get back home. Mercado de San Juan is open 365 days a year so there’s no excuse to miss this gourmet gem!
Oliu is all about local produce, the fish is from the village fisherman and the eggs from a nearby farm. Sitting soundly in the beautiful outdoor heated gardens, Oliu perfectly celebrates a more contemporary rendition of traditional Mediterranean cuisine. With some of the tastiest Tuna and moreish Mahi-Mahi on the island, Oliu is definitely one for the fish lovers. Olive oil is the staple ingredient, with Chef Joan Porcel Balaguer creating and using his very own oil.
Insider Tip: Although the menu changes seasonally, one thing stays the same, a desert named after the restaurant itself, Oliu. Made from dark chocolate, olive oil and vanilla, it is simplicity at its best. Wash it down with a coffee to perfectly end your evening.
OD Port Portals opened in April 2014 and sits closely to the luxurious yacht harbour of Puerto Portals (Portals Nous). The hotel is in a prized location, close to the island’s finest restaurants, bars and boutiques.
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