Luxury hotel holiday Cala Fornells Mallorca

The calm turquoise Mallorcan waters set the tone for this traditional hotel, Cala Fornells, which lies just five metres from the beach. Balconies overlook the tree-lined rocky cove, and locally-sourced Mediterranean cuisine is served in the restaurant. A stay here offers something off-the-beaten-track, and takes you into one of the most untouched, natural areas of Mallorca. Within easy driving distance are quaint, rustic villages such as Paguera, and the island's historic and cultural capital, Palma de Mallorca.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways to Palma de Mallorca
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Optional private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cala Fornells, Mallorca

The luxury seafront Cala Fornells is a 4-star, idyllic haven with sensational views across the beach and the ocean beyond. The beautiful location and excellent Mallorcan cuisine offer guests a truly indulgent and restorative experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is less than 5 metres from the beach, in a secluded location on Mallorca's north-west coast

Annual opening 5 February to 29 October

Closest airport Palma de Mallorca Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 30-minutes' drive from Palma de Mallorca

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Swimming Pool, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Sun Terrace, Lounges, Restaurant, Tennis Court, Fitness Room, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Massage Room, Library, Private Beach Area, Billiards Room, Guest Parking, Sunbeds and Shades, Minibus Service to Paguera.

Complimentary

WiFi, Minibus Service to Paguera.

Land sports

Bike Rental available at hotel.

Out and about nearby

The main attraction of this area of Mallorca is its dramatic and diverse coastline. To make the most of it, visit such beauty spots as Ses Llises Cove and Es Monjo Cove. For a taste of rural Mallorcan life, visit Andratx Fishing Port and watch the local boats come in. For architectural beauty, take your hire car south to Palma de Mallorca, to see the Basilica de Sant Francesc, Santa Maria Cathedral, and the famous Castell de Bellver.

Sports nearby

Cycling and Walking across the Tramuntana Mountains; Sailing, Scuba-diving, Horse-riding, and Golf.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room with balcony for 7 nights

From about

£1,090 low season

£1,350 high season

Holiday Code EXH1838

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cala Fornells, Mallorca

The four star Cala Fornells is a luxury hotel on the north-west coast of Mallorca, built in the traditional style of the island in 1947. Its rustic silhouette is defined by wooden shuttered windows, balconies, and a terracotta-coloured tiled roof. Surrounded by lush greenery, the rocky coast, and crystal clear turquoise waters, this is an idyllic spot in Mallorca ideal for those looking for a lengthy, relaxing beach holiday or an active getaway on the sunny coast. Still under the loving care of its original owners, a personal touch can be seen throughout, particularly in the attentiveness of the staff and comfort of the rooms. Traditional wrought-iron bedsteads, four-posters, cabinets, and chairs are complemented by the minimalist palette, which is punctuated by bursts of vibrant colour. Each room is equipped with its own balcony to encourage appreciation of the beautiful location, with views across the rocky coast and the verdant landscape that separates the hotel from any nearby towns. The fresh, flavoursome ingredients of Mediterranean food are harnessed in the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner every day. You can choose to dine either within the glass-walled conservatory, or out on the terrace, under shady canopies and parasols, accompanied by the rippling of the cove's waters. Either way, the views through the trees out across the sea are spectacular. As well as being perfectly suited to those looking to relax, with Wellness and Spa facilities, outdoor pool terrace, and a beach just 4 metres away, the hotel also provides excellent proximity to cycling, golf, and walking opportunities. Cycle or walk up to the tower of Cape Andritxol through pine forests and across rocky terrain, seek out the monastery of La Trapa, or navigate through the Reserve Park of Dragonera Island. Such a dynamic landscape allows for a vast range of activities, with the luxury Hotel Cala Fornells as your long-stay base.

Room descriptions

Cala Fornells has 94 rooms with air-conditioning, heating, minibar, telephone, satellite TV, safe, hairdryer, wifi. Parquet floors, built-in wardrobes, and balconies add an extra touch of luxury to these comfortable, attractive rooms.

Single Room with Sea View
Superior Double Room (Sea View available)
Double or Twin Room with Sea View
Triple Room with Sea View available for 3 adults, or 2 adults with 1 child

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room with balcony for 7 nights

From about

£1,090 low season

£1,350 high season

Holiday Code EXH1838

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cala Fornells, Mallorca

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Cala Fornells, Mallorca, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Palma de Mallorca. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 30 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. Depending on your itinerary, you may want us to book a hire-car for you instead, especially if combining stays at more than one hotel.

Additional information

Children: Triple Rooms and Superior Double Rooms can cater for 2 adults and 1 child.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room with balcony for 7 nights

From about

£1,090 low season

£1,350 high season

Holiday Code EXH1838

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cala Fornells, Mallorca

About Mallorca and the Balearics

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza feature the best four and five star hotels on each of the islands, including prestigious hillside properties, beach hotels and boutique retreats. Lying around 100 miles from the Spanish mainland in the Mediterranean Sea is Mallorca (otherwise known as Majorca), the largest of the Balearic Islands and an incredibly popular destination for tourists. With sun, sea and sand in abundance, the island's attraction as a beach holiday destination is obvious. However, step away from the beaches and you'll find rugged mountains, picturesque rural villages, hilltop monasteries, extensive underground caves, pretty harbours and much more. The islands of Menorca and Ibiza capture the dynamic landscape of Mallorca but on a more intimate scale. Our tailor-made luxury holidays allow you to discover the very best of the Balearic Islands. In the southwest of Mallorca is Palma, a seaside city with an abundance of historical and cultural sights. Dominating the island's west coast are the Tramuntana mountains, where pretty villages sit amidst olive terraces, terraced farmland clings to steep slopes and rugged cliffs drop away to the sparkling sea. In eastern Mallorca is a smaller mountain range which gives way to sand dunes and remote beaches, whilst the unspoilt scenery of the south includes nature reserves, secluded coves and charming fishing villages. The centre of the island is home to a fertile plain, an area with ancient windmills, vineyards and sleepy market towns which offer a glimpse into Mallorca's rural traditions. With a number of interesting towns and villages, stunning beaches and a great variety in the natural scenery, the Balearics are outstanding holiday destinations with plenty of opportunities for activities as well as seaside relaxation. Many of the popular tourist resorts are in the north and west of Mallorca, but there are many places to discover in other parts of the island. The varied terrain provides excellent opportunities for cycling and hiking, with numerous trails which are suited to walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Cuitadella, in Menorca, has an enchanting old town and archaeological sites, while Mahon, the island's capital, is one of the Mediterranean's most picturesque cities. Well-known for its appeal with tourists, Ibiza is also home to a wealth of tranquil coves, lush forests, and small villages which encapsulate the Balearics' laid-back lifestyle.

Highlights of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands

Mallorca: Palma de Mallorca, home to attractions such as the Gothic La Seu Cathedral which sits overlooking the harbour, 10th century Arab baths and authentic old streets. The pretty villages including Deià, Valldemossa and Fornalutx which you will encounter if you drive along the winding roads which run along the western coast, set between mountains and sea. Appealing coastal resorts including Alcúdia, Puerto Pollensa and Puerto de Soller. Hilltop sanctuaries which are dotted throughout the island, including Lluc Monastery in the Tramuntana mountains and the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador in the south east of the island. Traditional fishing villages such as Cala Figuera. Beautiful beaches including Es Trenc, Es Carbo and Cala Barques. The Caves of Drach near Porto Christo. Formentor, the peninsula in the northeast of the island which is home to a famous lighthouse in a stunning location. Natural parks including S'Albufera wetlands near Alcúdia, Llevant Peninsula nature reserve in the north east and the Cabrera archipelago off the southern coast of Mallorca. Ibiza: The dark sands and rocky cliffs of Cala Boix. The bohemian market at the bottom of the hills around San Carles. Clear-water beaches including Benirras and Cala Saladas. Boat trips to neighbouring Formentera to see the windmills and cycle or hike across the hills. Menorca: The hiking trails around Mount Toro. Cultural and historic cities including Mahon and the old town of Cuitadella. Caves and gorges at the Cales Coves. Sandy beaches at Binibequer and Cala'n Porter in the south, and Punta Prima to the east, amongst many others. The ruined castle of Santa Àgueda in the north of the island. With a number of interesting towns and villages, stunning beaches and a great variety in the natural scenery, the Balearic Islands are outstanding holiday destinations with plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling as well as seaside relaxation.

Festivals in Mallorca and the Balearic Islands

January: Festival of Palma de Mallorca's patron saint, March/April: Holy week celebrations, April: Pollença wine fair, May: Palma International Boat Show, May: Ibiza International Film Festival, April/May: Spring fairs, June: Midsummer's eve festivals, July: Festival of the patron saint of fishermen, July: International Folklore Festival (Soller), June: Festival of Sant Joan (Ibiza, Menorca), July: Sant Martí­ horse festival (Es Mercadal, Menorca), August: Summer Music festival (Menorca), August: Earth Festival (Ibiza), September: Festival of King Jaume I, September: Grape harvest celebrations (Binissalem), October: Alcudia agricultural fair, November: Caimari olive fair (Tramuntana mountains), December: Christmas markets.

Gastronomy of the Balearic Islands

Traditional cuisine in the Balearic Islands is rich and varied, making excellent use of the abundant local ingredients including pork, fish and vegetables as well as olive oil and lard. Olives, almonds and citrus fruit are grown across the island, as are the grapes which are used to produce a selection of white, rosé and red wines. Local specialities in the Balearics include ‘Sobrasada’ (a type of sausage), ‘Arros Brut’ (saffron rice cooked with meat and vegetables), ‘Frit mallorqui’ (fried offal with potatoes and vegetables) and ‘Ensaimada’ (a sweet bun). Local desserts are made with almonds or nougat, and seafood dishes, including ‘Caldereta de Ilagosta’ (lobster stew), are a staple. Speciality spirits from Menorca include Maó Gin, made from juniper berries, and Port. The Hierbas Ibicencas, and Frígola in Ibiza are aromatic drinks built around aniseed and thyme respectively.

Climate of the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild and stormy winters. There is some variation across Mallorca as the Tramuntana Mountains protect the southwest of the island. Average summer temperatures are around 25 degrees, when seas are also warm and a cooling breeze prevents excessive heat. Spring and autumn are great seasons to visit as temperatures are pleasant but there are fewer tourists, although nights can be cold and there is some rainfall. Average temperatures in winter are around 10 degrees with occasional showers and snow falling in the mountains.

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