Set in the beautiful setting of a pre World War One military fort, the Cap Rocat resort offers a vacation of extreme luxury. Built into the natural rock of the South Mallorca coast, this historical (yet up to date with contemporary luxury) hotel offers a paradise of its own to its guests.
Situated minutes away from the capital Palma, yet far away enough to feel distanced from the hustle and bustle and usual connotations associated with the island, Cap Rocat will impress you in the day, but take your breath away at night. Whether it be the sea view from the resorts private beach or the oil burning lamps that light it at night, visually this is a place of majesty.
There are a selection of different rooms and suites available, some of which you will find a private terrace with loungers, a sitting area and an additional outdoor bed to gaze at the sea and stars from. The resort does also offer a suite with a private pool attached to it. All rooms come kitted with the usual luxury amenities, 40″ LED TV, iPod docking station, mini bar and so on, but upgrade yourself to a suite and you’ll soon find yourself enjoying a four poster bed, a bathroom the size of a 2 bedroom London apartment, complete with his and hers basins, all of the toiletries and cosmetics you could require and a double bath and separate shower.
To add to its charm the Cap Rocat has an on site wine cellar, built into the old kitchen and eating quarters of the soldiers in the 19th century, and on a similar topic, the menu will not disappoint, offering dishes covering a wide range of locally sourced food from octopus to roasted pork belly.
What the resort does lack is a variety of facilities, having been open nine years this year, it does become apparent that if staying for more than a few days, you may find yourself travelling out of resort to find things to do. They have announced however that a spa built into the old bunkers with included natural light chambers will be ready for the 2014 summer season.
The cost per night varies on the type of room you choose, with the more basic of rooms starting around the €500/night mark and the suites nearer to a €1000/night. It does seem like a lot considering the reputation of the island and it’s modern day associations with stag holidays and Magaluf madness. Though having said that, the Cap Rocat encapsulates everything you would define in a luxury hotel/resort and more, and its beautiful location and natural surroundings impressed this humble guest quite a lot.