The popular residential area of Bendinat enjoys a prime coastal location, which is in sharp contrast to the backdrop of the adjacent Tramuntana Mountain range. Its location and exclusivity mean it is home to an abundance of luxury villas and apartments. The convenience of being within easy reach of Palma, the major tourist resorts of Palmanova and Magaluf, and high class Puerto Portals increases its appeal greatly.
Here we provide all the information you want to know about making the most of a visit to this superbly located Mallorcan village.
History & Culture
The renowned French architect and town planner François Spoerry developed the modern suburban incarnation of Bendinat. Prior to this we come across Bendinat a couple of times in the history books.
In 1229 King James of Aragon made camp here after a grueling battle with the Moors. There is a story relating to the origin of its name, where the King said ‘Ben dinat’, meaning ‘well dined’ in Catalan, after enjoying a meal in a tent here.
Bendinat castle was built between 1855 and 1867. The 3rd Marquis of la Romana, Pedro Caro, commissioned the build in the Central European Gothic style. The 2800-acre estate has had several private owners, including the Count of Montenegro. It is still possible to see the castle from a distance, but still being privately owned means it’s not open to tourists.
Major attractions in Bendinat
Undoubtedly one of Bendinat’s most appealing characteristics is its lack of attractions. It provides a feeling of isolation and luxury in a location that is very close to holiday resorts and the cosmopolitan capital city of Palma, making it an ideal base for older couples and families who appreciate the convenience without the hustle bustle of staying in a resort centre.
Things to do in Bendinat
Bendinat is well known for the exceptional Real Golf de Bendinat. The 18-hole course is located in the heart of the prestigious Bendinat development of luxury villas. It sits in a picturesque wooded valley and provides absolutely stunning views of the surrounding area, especially on the back 9. The honourary President of the club is none other than King Juan Carlos of Spain. The clubhouse offers excellent facilities and a great view of the 18th hole.
Sunday brunch in the Lindner Hotel is famous! With an excellent selection of food, a lively jazz band and a wonderful setting – you’ll have a great time!
The 18-hole Real Golf de Bendinat is one of several excellent golf courses located in the southwest of Mallorca. The varied course is one of the island’s shorter ones and many of its holes are dog legs. […] Real Golf de Bendinat
Cala Bendinat is a small beach surrounded by pine groves, which is accessed directly from the residential area. At just 50m by 20m it can provide the perfect little escape for beach lovers looking for some peace and quiet.
Restaurants in Bendinat
One of the most highly rated restaurants in Bendinat is the La Terrazas de Bendinat. A beautiful terrace looks directly over the Mediterranean Sea and provides a perfect backdrop matched only by the quality of the food and service you will receive.
Another popular dining expereicne is Es Romani at the Lindner Hotel – offering a lively jazz Sunday brunch, sushi on thursday and many more events. The pool side bar and restaurant is a relaxing choice to enjoy a great salad or fresh fish.
There is much more culinary choice in the neighbouring port of Puerto Portals, where the tranquil and romantic setting, combined with luxury yachts and exclusive boutiques, adds a touch of class to your evening.
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Hotels in Bendinat
Hotel Bendinat is hidden away on the sea front. It offers guests a luxury experience in a superb location. It has its own rocky beach perfect for swimming and diving in the cool Mediterranean waters. Bendinat’s sandy beach is just a short walk up the coast. For golfers they also offer a range of golf packages tailored to make the most of your stay.
The sea front location of Hotel Bendinat makes it a particular favourite of its many guests who return year after year. Las Terrazas restaurant is known the best paellas on the island. […] Hotel Bendinat
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Events in Bendinat
Being a newer and prestigious development with a large international community, Bendinat itself stays fairly quiet and peaceful all year. The Lindner Hotel, Hotel Bendinat and the Bendinat Royal Golf Club host one-off events that are open to the public.
You will find art exhibitions and musical treats at various times of year. Check their websites for the latest news about upcoming events.
Living in Bendinat
Bendinat has attracted the wealthiest of the international community for many years. The large selection of unique and luxury villas available ensures a healthy real estate market.
There are a range of stunning villas and apartments available. The high level of unique properties leads to a great variation in prices, but expect to see villas available for anywhere between 1 and 10 Million euros, with apartments costing between 350,000 and 1.5 million euros, depending on location and size.
Its location on the south west of Mallorca means you’re ideally situated for several international schools, and the large number of private clinics in the area. It provides easy access to Palma and the surrounding resorts, while the motorway network is just a short drive away.
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Surrounding areas of Bendinat
Bendinat sits directly next to the prestigious marina of Portals Nous. The small boutiques and elegant restaurants and bars make this the ideal place to spend time relaxing in beautiful surroundings.
Puerto Portals is the glamour hotspot of Mallorca with numerous luxury yachts, top class restaurants and the best international designer brands on offer. […] Puerto Portals
The cosmopolitan capital of the Balearic Island, Palma, is just a short hop in the opposite direction. This gives residents easy access to all of the benefits associated with being close to a major city, but while still living in a community that feels private and spacious.
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While nowhere on the island is ever really far away, Bendinat is particularly convenient for the long line of resorts on the south west of Mallorca. Places such as Andratx, Palmanova, Magaluf and Santa Ponsa are all within reach, along with a host of other lesser known bays and ports waiting to be discovered.
Discover the traditional town of Andratx, its weekly market, one of the island’s best modern art galleries, and good restaurants. Highly recommended visit! […] Andratx
With three beaches on a wide bay, located in the Southwest, Palma Nova offers typical resort amenities and a cut-above-the-average mini golf course. […] Palma Nova
Magaluf is the essential place for many parties. Live music, several major tourist attractions and a large beach make this a popular spot on the island. […] Magaluf
Santa Ponsa, a popular beachside resort, is the perfect family holiday location with lots to do and see, a number of golf clubs, a marina and plenty of good hotels and restaurants. […] Santa Ponsa