Nestling cosily in the gentle hills at the rear of Palma city, Son Vida is one of the more sought after residential areas in Mallorca. Known locally as the 'Beverly HIlls of Mallorca', anyone looking to buy a property on the island should first of all take a look at upmarket, so sophisticated Son Vida.
Son Vida's splendidly elevated position offers spellbinding views over the capital city, the surrounding countryside and the twinkling Bay of Palma. This is the place to look for an architect-designed villa for sale surrounded by the beautiful golf courses and renowned hotels of the area.
What's more, Son Vida is a gated community; the presence of security guards acting as a magnet for many well-heeled holiday home buyers including several international celebrities. And being just a stone's throw from the centre of Palma, you have the advantage of easy access to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
The name Son Vida originally comes from from the well known Vida family of Mallorca. As far back as 1518, one Mateu Vida bought a parcel of land here in order to farm. Going back even further, records show that there was a castle here as long ago as the 13th century. This castle still exists, only nowadays it has beem transformed into the exclusive Castillo Hotel Son Vida.
Don't expect to see throngs of tourists in Son Vida even though it is very close to the capital. The tranquil suburb is renowned for providing the utmost luxury for residents, wealthy hotel guests and, of course, lovers of the game of golf.
If you're looking for a beautifully-designed detached Mallorcan villa surrounded by manicured gardens, this is the place to come. Son Vida attracts a largely international community and enjoys access to some of the best international schools on the island to be found nearby. It is also just a few minute's drive away from Palma International Airport.
Son Vida is most definitely the place to come for an enjoyable game of golf in luxurious surroundings. Son Vida Arabella Golf and Spa is a 5-star golf complex comprising no less than four courses, each offering a different challenge.
Golf Son Vida is located on the residential Son Vida estate overlooking Palma and the bay and is widely regarded as being the leading golf resort in the Mediterranean. It was Mallorca's first golf course and dates back to 1964. The par-5 18th hole in particular will provide a challenge for even the most dedicated golfer, the second shot being over water. The renovated clubhouse is a great place to relax and features a Pro Shop and restaurant.
A highly competitive golf course redesigned in 2016 and offering splendid views over the Mediterranean, Son Muntana also features a practice area complete with pitching area and driving range. There is a Pro Shop selling big name golf brands.
The nearby Son Muntana Golf Resort is also home to Restaurant Son Muntana where you can enjoy (amongst other dishes) the famous 'Muntana Burger' comprising 200g of delicious Aberdeen Angus beef!
Opened in 2007, Golf Son Quint in Son Vida is a challenging yet relaxing course with well-placed bunkers allowing for a more extensive game. The views are spectacular, particularly from the 8th hole which directly faces Palma's magnificent cathedral.
This splendid Son Vida golf course is the only official Pitch & Putt course on the island of Mallorca. Its 9 holes are all par-3 and provide a great way to really acquaint yourself with the game of golf. What's more, it's open to the public and there is no dress code, so the emphasis is most definitely on fun!
Overlooking the city of Palma, Son Vida is a great place to own a property as you have all the advantages and atrractions of one of Europe's most beautiful cities right on your doorstep.
Here you can enjoy fabulous designer shopping, dine at some of the city's amazing restaurants, enjoy a saunter through the narrow streets of the old town, or just chill out in one of the many bars and cafes.
Also on your doorstep are some of Mallorca's best beaches such as Playa de Palma, Cala Major, Illetas and Playa Portals. Or maybe you would fancy hobnobbing with an international celebrity or two at the exquisite Puerto Portals yachting marina just a few minute's drive away.
At Balearic Properties we would be delighted to help you find your dream home for sale in Mallorca. If you would like any information or advice please feel free to contact one of our friendly, helpful property professionals. Or simply give us a call on +34 971 53 22 21
Son Vida is the top-favourite amongst the most exclusive residential locations on the island. A few minutes by car into Palma centre, this area perched on a hill enjoys awesome views over the city and the massive bay. The 3 excellent golf courses and 2 5-star hotels attract a steady flow of celebrities, many of which have purchased a Mediterranean-style villa and joined the elite, international Son Vida community.
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