While Palma tends to attract the double decker yachts and fast-set, Cap Vermell on Mallorca’s north-eastern shoreline offers a quieter interlude of mountain, sea, and muscular tree-swathed terrain – in other words, an idyllic setting for the Park Hyatt’s first European resort

Much in the vein of their work on the One and Only Palm in Dubai, the Lisbon office of architecture firm DSA International, have been inspired by elements of local architecture to create a sprawling village of villas, complete with a bijou plaza, lined in local timber and rough-hewn stone.

Every one of the 142 rooms is oriented towards the setting sun and the Canyamel Valley, making a late afternoon drink on the terrace daybed de rigueur. And this being Spain, a sea-lapped island to boot, good cuisine – dominated by seafood and Mallorcan wines – looms large with the house restaurant, bistro and tapas bar pairing tasty regional cuisine with lethal cocktails.