The Vibe: An immersive experience with a strong connection to the land, this five-star resort is Mediterranean hospitality at its best.
The Area: Set over more than 40 hectares in the Mallorcan countryside near Montuïri, little more than half an hour by car from the imposing capital of Palma.
The DNA: Finca Serena, with its abundance of olive trees, lavender, lemon trees, pines and grapes, is the personification of Mediterranean living. An island with mountains, beaches, nature and traditional villages, Finca Serena is in the centre of it all. Dating from the 13th century, the building of Finca Serena represent a meeting of past and present, a coming together of tradition and modernity, modifications to the original structure serving only to bring greater integration between the estate and the nature surrounding it. Some 834 olive trees supply the kitchen with its olive oil, the Finca’s gardens supplying fresh fruit and a selection of other produce. Served in the Jacaranda restaurant or overlooking the swimming pool, fare is a modern culinary take on traditional roots; dishes designed for taking care of the body through the five senses. From traversing the sizeable estate, making laidback laps of the indoor and outdoor pools, or making the most of the Technogym-equipped fitness room, guests can choose to do as little or as much as they like; deciding to work off the delicious local wines with a brisk walk, or something altogether more lethargic, before starting all over again.
Suite-Me-Up: The 25 rooms and suites come with ‘perfectly imperfect’ interiors, inline with the concept of wabi-sabi, and are furnished with natural fabrics, cottons, linens, stone, wood and other local materials that offer a sense of connection to the area and island at large. Flooded with natural light (many with private terraces, some offering views of the estate, olive groves, mountains and nearby town of Montuiri), these are spaces to disconnect and take full advantage of a long list of plush amenities; 100% Egyptian cotton bed sheets, plush bathrobes and in-house grooming products in particular.
Accolades: Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2020
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 25 room, suites, villa (20-110m2) (215-1,184 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architect: Sergi Bastidas • interior designer: Pilar Garcia-Nieto ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible