With its preening summer crowds and throbbing nightlife, Majorca is a place to be seen. But if you’re looking to go off the radar, there’s Cap Rocat, set in a 19th-century former military fortress along the southern edge of the Bay of Palma. Local architect Antonio Obrador imbued the hotel with cues that hark back to its past (guest rooms built in former munitions stores; stylized bullets for door handles). Add private terraces furnished with all-weather canopy beds, an infinity pool, and easy access to the bathwater-warm Mediterranean for sailing, diving, and waterskiing excursions, and this island getaway certainly hits the spot.
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The El Cabo Suite boasts its own private pool and sweeping, 180-degree vistas of the postcard-worthy Bay of Palma.
Head to the hotel's old Fortress Kitchen for an intimate cooking course, more Grandma's kitchen than scripted instruction. It's up to you whether you decide to help peel the vegetables or just sit back and watch the master at work.