Serene weather, thousands of kilometres of coastline, and a unique cultural and historical legacy make Spain a recognised name as one of the world’s best holiday destinations. Despite its size, the country is bursting with exciting cultural traditions and a well-established gastronomic scene.
Picture yourself taking a revitalising siesta under the gentle Mediterranean breeze, engaging in a passionate Flamenco dance, or pairing a fruity Rioja wine with some local seafood tapas whilst enjoying the mesmerising sunsets or starry nights of the Balearic Island.
When looking for a peaceful and undisturbed break from the ordinary, the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula is what you are aiming for.
10 best luxury hotels on the Spanish Mediterranean coast for 2022
Start planning your visit with a selection of the best hotels along the coast of this fascinating region, which combines some of the country’s best beaches, breathtaking national parks, sprawling vineyards, and traditional white villages to deliver an idyllic Andalucian adventure.
1. W Barcelona, Barcelona
Known locally for its shape as Hotel Vela (Sail Hotel), this five-star resort is located right on the beach along the Barceloneta Boardwalk, with its 473 rooms almost surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and also providing great views to Barcelona.
The style here isn’t for the meek. A trendy scene with neon lights and artistic accents surprises you as soon as you step into the Crystal Tower.
If you have a soft spot for fruit juices and smoothies, you’ll delight in the unusual variety of locally made flavours which really complement activities such as a walk on the beach or relaxing at the hotel’s spa after an enriching tour of one of Spain’s most dynamic cities.
2. Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona, Andalucia
Kempinski Hotel Bahia is one of the most stylish hotels on the Spanish south-east coast. The hotel presents a broad variety of rooms, a luxury spa, crystal clear pools, and extensive dining options where you can savour delicious local seafood.
Its location near the cities of Ronda Sevilla and Malaga is unbeatable and presents opportunities to immerse yourself in a culture bath at some of Spain’s most historic cities. If golf is your game, you can line up a round at one of Europe’s best golf courses situated a short drive away.
3. The St. Regis Mardavall, Majorca Island
Perched between cliffs and the Puerto Portals Harbour, St Regis Mardavall in Costa d’en Blanes is one of the best hotels on the Balearic island of Majorca.
Hosting 125 elegant guest rooms and suites, the outstanding resort offers an indulging gourmet experience with multiple restaurants inspired by the traditional Majorcan and Spanish culture.
There’s also the magnificent multicultural Arabella Spa, one of the largest in the Mediterranean, which features a splendid indoor heated pool, Turkish baths, Finnish saunas, an Egyptian octagonal heated salt pool, and even some ice caves.
Enjoy a laid-back vacation with lots of sunshine, quality time by the pool, and fantastic Mediterranean cuisine.
4. Marbella Club, Andalucia
Regarded as one of Spain’s leading villa resorts, this luxurious beachfront hotel is located between Marbella and Puerto Banús on Spain’s south-east coast.
Inspired by traditional Andalusian ‘cortijos’, the hotel charms with a bright white exterior enveloping detailed blue tiling and tall arched walkways, creating a pristine oasis.
The property offers a wellness program that combines physical activity and a healthy local diet with nutritional advice and rejuvenating cosmetological treatments.
5. Belmond La Residencia, Majorca
Located in a wonderfully tranquil, rural environment, the Belmond La Residencia Hotel is a snapshot into the vacation habits of Europe’s elite aristocracies and as such, one of the best places to stay on the island of Majorca.
In addition to its rustic rooms and suites, this stylish hotel has an art gallery with over 800 works by artists who have lived and worked nearby.
Its restaurant El Olivo is considered one of the best in Spain… and as if that weren’t enough, La Residencia also offers top-notch spa and beauty treatments, and personal tennis trainers.
6. Finca Serena, Majorca
Greeting you after entering the hotel complex is a pleasant aroma of local cypress and lemon trees that welcomes you to the heart of the island of Majorca.
Wellbeing is the main focus of Finca Serena – yoga, meditation, outdoor tai chi, scenic jogs, and horse riding. You can even attend a culinary demonstration with the hotel chef and taste the exquisite island’s cuisine.
7. BLESS Hotel, Ibiza
Located in northern Ibiza, this 5-star paradise huddles on a clifftop above the unspoiled Cala Nova beach offering laid-back experiences and services.
The tranquil northern part of the island is the perfect location for those seeking a relaxing escape, away from the main city and loud nightlife. This part of Ibiza is a hidden pocket full of secret beaches, luminous Mediterranean forests, and picturesque lighthouses.
8. Can Faustino, Menorca
Nestled on the western coast of the island of Menorca and in the historic center of Ciudadela, this boutique hotel offers quaint hotel rooms, three luxurious suites, and a spacious villa, all of them revealing the precious history of the building through architectural detail.
The hotel’s Fuego restaurant serves a delicious and healthy Mediterranean menu. Just around the bend, there’s a captivating medieval cathedral that backdrops the hotel’s swimming pools and charming rooftops.
9. Cap Rocat, Majorca
An imposing 19th-century fortress has been splendidly renovated into an attractive cave-like adults-only boutique hotel overlooking the Bay of Palma.
Set on 88 acres along the coastline, Cap Rocat Majorca is an awe-inspiring property offering stunning rooms and suites, a selection of magical restaurants, a private rocky beach, and a salty swimming pool.
10. Nobu Hotel, Ibiza
Each Balearic island has its own fascinating identity. Known as The White Island, Ibiza shines with a fascinating combination of boho-chic nightlife and high-end luxury. Located in Talamanca Bay, the 5-star Nobu Ibiza Bay Hotel breathes fresh air into the island’s luxury hotel scene.
Imagine your waiter delivering you a bright, colourful cocktail to your suite overlooking the Mediterranean, or to a lounge bar alongside an infinity pool. As the sun sets, enjoy a drink before you go out, or stick to the resort’s bars for up-tempo beats and a delightful atmosphere.