For more than thirty years, Apollo Vredestein has been a loyal client, and so it is not easy to come up with fresh new destinations and exciting program ideas for them year after year. Obviously, the new Park Hyatt hotel in the northeastern part of Mallorca suited us well: a resort styled after a typical island village. On top of that, Mallorca is, in a way, a familiar place for us: Katja’s father has been living in Capdepera for 25 years and is well connected in the region.
Following lunch at the Real Club Nautico and a brief stroll through Palma’s old town, we took a picturesque route to the Park Hyatt in Canyamel, where truly no wishes remain unfulfilled.
On the second day, we explored the immediate vicinity of the resort: beautiful Artà, the Castle of Capdepera, and the Coves d’Artà near Canyamel. A luncheon consisting of crawfish and other seafood was served on the patio right by the sea. In the evening, we went to Cala Rajada for a meal of tapas and to enjoy the local nightlife.
The next morning, after breakfast, Ford Mustang convertibles were ready for us – with the proper tires, of course! The eventful tour led us through the backcountry in the direction of Alcúdia and across the Serra de Tramuntana to Port de Sóller. There were several stops along the way and a simple but tasty meal in a folksy beach bar.
Our goal was the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel, which is located at the top of a cliff and thus a perfect contrast to the Park Hyatt. Our luggage was delivered separately, and so we had enough time to enjoy the resort before our dinner on the beach.
On Saturday, the agenda included sightseeing in Valldemossa, combined with a shopping spree plus a delicious meal at the exclusive Belmond La Residencia in Deià, followed by an afternoon of relaxation by the pool. The farewell dinner took place on the hotel terrace with a perfect view of the sea.