Despite its location in the heart of ancient capital Ciutadella, Sodium Hotel is an oasis of calm. Once a stately home, it beautifully blends traditional architecture with modern decor and houses just six rooms and suites, each one named after a metal. White walls and linens combine with pale wood to create a Scandi feel, but it’s the outside spaces that are the real bonus here – balconies, terraces and sundecks let you bask in the sun together in blissful privacy.
Wander the surrounding Moorish and medieval streets to discover the delights of the Old Town, including markets, museums, galleries and a 14th-century gothic cathedral. Missing the waves? Head to the Camí de Cavalls, a coastal path that circles the whole island, taking in serene beaches and rugged forests. Along this 116-mile route, you’ll find plenty of unspoilt sandy stretches where the family can spread out and take a swim in the clear waters.
There’s a wealth of eateries in this popular area to suit everyone’s tastes. Try the Herbera Bakery for sweet treats, like traditional, swirl-shaped ensaïmada pastries. Family-pleasing restaurants include Magi24, where you’ll find dishes like stacked burgers, stuffed tacos and cheesy nachos in a casual, contemporary setting.