In recent years, Mallorca has taken on a new, sophisticated style - five-star hotels are replacing low-class accommodation and the beautiful island of white-sand beaches and soaring mountains is becoming one of the mediterranean's chicest holiday destinations. The Hotel Rural Son Siurana enjoys a privileged position, located between the pretty towns of Pollença and Alcudia and only 8 km from stunning beaches and golf courses. You may be close to seaside Puerto Pollensa but this stunning stone finca is enveloped by almond groves (the blossom is spectacular in early spring) and sheep-dotted pastures. Life in summer centres around a large terrace with a wood-burning stove that looks onto a pretty pool with a glorious views. The lovely rooms are furnished with rustic elegance; imagine hand-painted tiles, terracotta and wood floors, smart sofas and natural fibres, sisal carpets and country antiques.