Sa Creu Nova: a hidden treasure in authentic Mallorca

If it wouldn’t have been for Sa Creu, I probably wouldn’t have been to the beautiful, south of Mallorca. The part which is a lot less traveled, and with much flatter landscapes and beautiful, long stretched, sandy beaches. If you want to get a real taste of a Mallorca village with almost zero touristic influence, you should definitely hit this part of the island. So we drove direction Campos, an authentic Mallorcan village to find a little piece of heaven, behind the big sand-colored walls of a 18th century stately home. As we’re entering the hotel, we’re surprised of how big this place is and now it’s clearly noticeably that the hotel is actually made up from 3 old houses. Which perfectly blend in with each other by the way, and they’re connected through a green garden giving acces to the 16 junior suites, 1 presidential suite, the spa, gym, swimming pool and 2 restaurants. Yes, all of that is hidden behind these majestic walls.I can immediately tell that this hotel is different from the rest. The quirky yellow and pink accents give a modern and quirky accent to the historic Mallorcan architecture. It feels like a small and intimate resort.

As we are brought to our room by the utterly friendly and helpful staff, a cocoon-like chilled room is awaiting us. As if they knew we were slightly hungry upon our arrival, they prepared a plate with delicious cheeses and bread on the bed. Now that’s love at first sight. Time to chill out by the pool, which serves as the perfect chill spot because of the super comfy sunbeds and adults-only policy (for the whole hotel). The hotel staff recommended Es Trenc as one of the best beaches of Mallorca, so we’re hitting the beach late afternoon too. Only a 10 minute drive away and we’ve arrived to a rather tranquile and immense stretch of white sand and cristal clear water. I can’t believe this place is not over-crowded by the big mass. Big plus for us!

Later that night, we have a dinner reservation at Tess de Mar, the hotel’s restaurant run by chef Juan Ocampo and his team. A table for 2 in the middle of the garden, underneath the stars, makes up for the perfect romantic dinner. We are happy to let the lovely waiter guide us through the menu and decide to go for the Tess de Marr tasting menu. What followed was a 7 course climax anticipated dinner. A mix of Mallorca and mediterranean cuisine, prepared in the most surprising ways. Actually every course consisted of flavors, combinations and presentations I hadn’t seen before. Which is actually literally the case, adds our waiter. The olive oil, for example, is especially produced for the restaurant, and it tasted heavenly. Pure and creative food. A discovery for the eye and tastebuds. I am blown away.Satisfied but definitely not overdone, we call it a night. Needless to say, we were happy to dive into our bed and slept like babies in our heavenly, luxurious cocoon. The next day again, breakfast was rather beyond expectations. This place definitely sets the bar with the quality of the food and the warm staff. We had toast avocado, fresh juice, pancakes and fruit salad just the way we like, but better. We even had a little custom made surprise send from the chef (pan con tomato y iberico) to our table. We couldn’t help but feel like princesses in a castle, but as if we were at home.

Thanks to Sa Creu Nova for the wonderful stay and I hope you enjoyed the read.
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