The Majorca boutique hotel scene has a new addition. Stepping through billowing white curtains into the grounds of Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous felt like walking into a luxury fragrance ad.
Everywhere is so pristinely white and stylishly radiant at this Majorca boutique hotel that I almost expected Charlize Theron to come wafting across the terrace in a cloud of mimosa. I didn’t have time to ponder this much before being welcomed into the Selini Bar where a glass of crisp Moet accompanied check-in. The attention to detail is impeccable.
With its head in the clouds La Gomera is a dreamy little island – the second smallest in The Canaries. Unspoilt, peaceful and without the brash and bling of Playa de las Americas across the water – it’s Tenerife’s alter ego. Just an hour by ferry from the port of Los Christianos this volcanic isle is a haven of forest, rock formations, deep terraced gorges and stunning views. On a clear day the best view you’ll get of Mount Teide is from La Gomera. It was only just visible in the background the day we visited the island but it didn’t matter because everywhere we stopped had an amazing view…