Guestroom with bed post bed & balcony
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At the newly opened Camiral, an actual game of golf strikes us as being something of an afterthought.

The 149-room resort is the first salvo in the PGA Catalunya Resort’s three-year plan to create a sprawling enclave that, when complete, will include a new vineyard, sports facilities, equestrian centre, pantry garden, deli and man-made lake. You have to wonder, though, just how much will be left in the kitty for it all, given that the Camiral’s construction soaked up €33m of the €53m development budget; but, from the looks of things, it’s been money well-spent. 

Barcelona-based designer Lazaro Rosa-Violán capitalised on the views provided by the 300-hectare resort, which includes two championship golf courses – views look out over either the garden or driving range, while the executive suite is set-off by three terraces that face the courses. 

The distractions – of which there are many – are perfectly pitched at even the lowest boredom threshold. If cultural tours of nearby Girona or Barcelona don’t excite, then perhaps a spot of fishing, scuba diving, horse riding or orienteering might. 

And in this part of the world, the cuisine is expectedly first-rate. In-house restaurant 1477 showcases a Catalan-tinged European menu, while the PGA Clubhouse Bar & Grill makes up for its pedestrian moniker with charred chunks of meat and a view of the Pyrenees. 

Birdseye shot of communal area with tables & chairs

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Table & chairs in front of plant wall

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Communal area with chairs & bookshelves

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PGA Catalunya Resort
Carretera N-II km 701. 17455  
Caldes de Malavella 


Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.