While Can Domo is pretty close to Santa Eulalia and Cala Llonga, I’d recommend hiring a car to explore as the cost of taxis can get pretty steep every time you want to venture out. It’s also located right by the Roca Lisa Golf Course, for those with a handicap, and beaches, shops and bars are all just a short drive away.
There are only seven rooms, yet each has its own distinguishable charm. I stayed in the tierra suite, which translates to earth, and it really lived up to its name, built in an old stable, decorated in earthy colours, with white-washed concrete walls, dark, wooden beam ceilings and soft lamps. Other rooms boast views of the country, splashes of colour, antique furnishings and unique detailing – to be honest, I’d be happy to stay in any of them, any time, though there are no TVs, gadgets or WiFi, which might drive me mad after a few days.
There are loads of lovely places to hang out - and I mean literally if you discover my favourite hammock, follow the pretty, flower-lined pathways to find them. You’ll also find big rustic wooden love chairs, table settings on the patio and sun loungers by the pool. It’s all about perfecting the art of doing nothing…
Eating and drinking
Can Domo doesn’t have a restaurant, however lunch can be provided on request – I didn’t try it, but I can vouch for the breakfast! A basic continental served by the pool between 9am and noon sets you up for the day ahead.
There’s a pool and surrounding sunbathing area that is simply divine, with nothing but mountains, blue skies and the sea in your line of sight. I especially love the four-poster cabana strewn with oversized pink cushions at the end – and surprisingly, I didn’t have to get up early to claim it. The hotel is so small that the pool is often quiet while guests explore the island… but I can tell you, the sunset (and sunrise) views from here are every bit as beautiful as the famous tourist haunts.
Once you’ve checked in, it’s a pretty much “serve yourself” policy, however if you need assistance with hire cars or restaurant bookings, manager Laurence has all the knowledge and contacts to sort you out.
Who stays there
Young professionals from the UK looking to escape the rat race, older travellers, honeymooners and loved-up couples.
A very basic breakfast is included in your rate, but there’s a fee for additional fruits, cheeses or cold meats. If you have children, an extra bed can be arranged for 30 euros or a cot for 10 euros.
- Swimming Pool
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Beautiful rooms
- Amazingly quiet
- Lack of eating options