Just a short flight away from the southern Spanish coast lies Cap Rocat. An Ancient fortress originally designed for defence (but fortunately for us, never used for purpose), it was lovingly restored 10 years ago by Antonio Obrador Studio. The studio have excellently preserved and enhanced the ancient fortress paying particular attention to the architecture and natural environment of the complex. In their hard work they have created more than a hotel; it’s paradise.
If there is a more beautifully restored fortress with luxury accommodation, exquisite restaurants and a beach just a few steps away we don’t know it.
For a true taste of the Mediterranean, Cap Rocat offers the chance to enjoy Majorcan cuisine with La Fortaleza is the place to go. Chef Víctor Garcia and his team share their passion for good quality ingredients, sourced locally, and culture.
In the warmer months, La Fortaleza serves food on the roof, the highest point of the fortress. Not only are the views of the bay mesmerising but diners are offered a welcome cocktail on the terrace which is lit with torches and candles – a dreamlike setting for dinner.
For a little less formality and more of an essence of ‘fun in the sun’, the Sea Club offers summer inspired meals from grilled meat and fish washed down with a crisp bottle of wine and forget your troubles.
To unwind in an already relaxed environment, the fortress hotel also offers a Spa which has an indoor saltwater swimming pool, 12 metres bellow ground, treatment cabins and is available for non-resident guests. The Spa itself is carved out of the rocks providing a sheltered feeling, so take a swim, lean back against the stone wall, breath and unwind.
An outdoor saltwater swimming pool is the perfect way to cool off in the afternoon, or if you prefer the real thing, there’s direct access to the beach for a long lazy day in the sun with a cool drink…or two.
Courtyards, streets, watchtowers and battlements carved into the rock have been elegantly transformed into magnificent rooms. From Cap Rocat’s Doble Fortaleza rooms to their cosy Del Mar Suite, each room provides a unique experience. Guests can also enjoy the numerous terraces and patios which are a harmonious mix of classic and contemporary creating a calm environment for guests to enjoy with a coffee in the morning or to sit by in the afternoon sunshine.
If a retreat to sunny southern Spain in a restored ancient fortress floats your boat, read more on the Cap Rocat website here.
Images: Cap Rocat