Spa whiz Klaudia explores Jumeirah Port Soller
Our wellness consultant, Klaudia, jetted off to Mallorca for some sun, sea and sangria (a girl's gotta take a break right?) for an end of Summer treat. While she was there she couldn’t resist the fusions of Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa. Here’s her day guide and why it’s always good to try something new…
After a week of exploring South East of Mallorca, my husband and I decided to change overcrowded beaches of Cala D’Or for something quieter and classy. Port de Soller, located 30 km North from Palma sounded a great option for a one day trip.
We got to Palma in the morning, just in time to catch the vintage train which has run between Palma and Soller since 1912! The journey takes just over an hour through the olive groves and picturesque Tramuntana Mountains. The highlight of the trip was that the driver made a short stop high in the mountains allowing us to get off and take some pictures of an amazing view.
On arrival in Soller there is an option to continue the journey into Port by old tram, which we happily skipped and opted for 10 min taxi ride direct to Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa.
As soon as you step into the lobby, your nostrils are hit by the intensive but not overpowering smell of lemon grass and bergamot oil. After a few deep breaths, I grabbed a glass of water and followed Josefa on a quick hotel inspection.
Spacious and beautifully decorated rooms are located in blocks built on different levels of the cliff with magnificent views of the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. You can imagine a number of steps to overcome but there was a lift in each block to my relief. The natural setting makes Jumeirah an ideal place for active couples and families alike. Apart from many activities, the hotel also offers you a choice of four bars, two restaurants, two swimming pools, kids club, gym and famous Talise spa.
After a quick dip in the adult only pool and having a delicious lunch, I head to the most important part of my visit – Talise Spa. I started my deep relaxation process in 30’C heated infinity pool with a selection of jacuzzis and hydro massages until the spa therapist collected me for my 60 minute Five Aromas treatment. As a spa specialist I’ve (luckily) had plenty of experiences trying different kind of massages, but for some reason I've never tried Aromatherapy. I can honestly say it was the most pleasant spa experience I have had so far and my list is quite extensive. Firstly, my feet were wrapped in heated blankets then each part of my body was massaged with different aroma oils and covered with a hot cushion. Finally all topped up by an ultra relaxing head massage and green tea I was submerged into a state of bliss and I think it’s safe to say - there was nothing else I needed that afternoon.
Following the treatment I was escorted back to the thermal area with sauna, hammam, ice fountain, steam room with aromatic herbs and aroma showers to explore even more Jumeirah had to offer.
Sadly, all good things come to an end and it was time to say goodbye. Having a quick glimpse over the marina and cute little streets with local cafes and shops, I realised I would happily stay in Port Soller much longer than a day. And I’m pretty sure (post spa extravaganza) I’m still walking around in a state of Zen - Hallelujah!
The transfer we booked via Healing Holidays on the arrival pick up was great, again very pleasant and no problems however on the return we decided to cancel direct with the company as we no longer needed it. We didn't want a refund just called the gentleman to say we didn't want it, on the phone call he was rude, aggressive and refused to cancel still showing up at 2:55am in the hotel lobby in the morning making trouble with the reception staff. Terrible transfer company!!"