From the moment it opened in 2010, Cap Rocat became a standard bearer for simple Mediterranean luxury. The inspired and sensational transformation of the 19th century sunken military fortress into a true hideaway with 25 suites was an instant hit. Despite its martial past being clearly visible – the drawbridge, bunkers, trenches and shooting pads converted into suites – Cap Rocat embodies the spirit of peaceful, barefoot luxury.
Now Cap Rocat introduces three extraordinary new rooms - The Sentinels – available from June. The three spaces were originally surveillance points hewn into the rock face of the private peninsula on which Cap Rocat stands, overlooking the Bay of Palma. Designer Antonio Obrador, who was responsible for the rest of the hotel’s interiors, has worked his magic to create three sensationally elegant rooms that blend the rough rock of the walls with delicate woods, handmade rugs, pebble details, soft local fabrics dressing the King size beds - and large mirrors reflecting the golden light from the sea. Great care has been taken with the lighting to enhance the beauty of the rock textures and the woods used inside.
Like the rest of Cap Rocat, The Sentinels are characterised by deep privacy and a complete lack of ostentation. Each one has a private terrace, integrated into the cliffs, with Plexiglass walls for heart-stopping views over the sea, a plunge pool and outdoor seating area al fresco breakfasts hand delivered in baskets brimming with fresh jams and local breads. Large day beds are perfect for escaping the midday sun.
Pablo Carrington, MD of Marugal hotels and the creative force behind Cap Rocat says: “Because of the original strategic position of The Sentinels, the rooms and terraces are totally private, and cannot be seen from any other rooms - or from the sea. Truly away-from-it-all.” In an environmentally protected area, with very special bird and sea life, set on its own incredibly private peninsula, Cap Rocat has 270 degree views of the Bay of Palma. All this just 20 minutes from Palma Airport.
A short stroll from the new suites, the fortress swimming pool, built into the ramparts, is totally serene, while fresh seafood is cooked in the traditional Mallorcan firewood oven at The Sea Club – right on the water – as the sun dips below the horizon. Water sports, cooking lessons and bicycles for exploring, natural swimming areas and food from local organic farms and home grown herbs complete the feeling of simple luxury and a real sense of escape.
The Sentinels will be available from June, with all mods cons, air-conditioning, flat screen TV, internet access, Cap Rocat’s local produced sumptuous toiletries in the bathrooms, sitting area, sensational sea views from the bed.
Stays at The Sentinels at Cap Rocat, from €900 per night, based on two sharing on a B&B basis.