About Son Vida
Son Vida is a residential area located very close to the city of Palma and is one of the most sought after and exclusive locations in Mallorca. Its manicured golf courses, famous hotels and architect-designed villas make it a popular destination for well-heeled golfers and discerning home owners, as well as royal visitors, dignitaries and celebrities.
Son Vida sits in an elevated position allowing amazing views of the surrounding mountains and countryside and the Bay of Palma. Discover Son Vida with our abcMallorca guide and find out what makes it so special – or take a look at it right now via the abcMallorca webcam.
History and Culture of Son Vida
The first mention of the name Son Vida derives from the famous Vida family including Mateu Vida who purchased land in 1518 and developed farming. There are records dating back to the 13th century for a castle here which is now a hotel.
The list of visiting celebrities and dignitaries to Son Vida is endless. Princess Grace, Brigitte Bardot, Maria Callas and Sting are all reported to have stayed here. Today Son Vida still exudes an air of elite sophistication and is an exclusive venue for golf and is considered to be a district within greater Palma.
Shopping in Son Vida
With the city of Palma only a ten-minute drive away, there is a great deal of luxury shopping available close by. The shopping centre of Porto Pi is also within easy distance.
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Major Attractions in Son Vida
The major attraction of Son Vida is superb provision of luxury facilities for residents and visitors alike, plus an impressive array of modern residential architecture. For home-owners it is also highly prized for its easy access to the airport, city and motorway network.
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Things to Do in Son Vida
The main thing to do in Son Vida is enjoy the luxury lifestyle provided by top class hotels and spas, or play golf. You also don’t have to travel far to enjoy some of the major attractions of the island. The city of Palma and exclusive beach resorts of southwest Mallorca are both within easy distance.
Son Quint is the newest of the excellent Arabella Golf Mallorca courses, located on the prestigious Son Vida estate, overlooking Palma de Mallorca. As well as the 18-hole course, there’s the 9-hole Executive Course. […] Son Quint Golf
Son Muntaner is one of the excellent Arabella Golf Mallorca courses on the prestigious Son Vida estate, overlooking Palma de Mallorca. Chelsea Football Club players came here for a round of golf during their 2011 visit to the island. […] Son Muntaner Golf
Son Vida is the oldest of the Arabella Golf Mallorca courses, on the prestigious Son Vida estate, overlooking Palma de Mallorca. It was the first course to open on Mallorca, but was redesigned in 2001 to make it more challenging. […] Golf Son Vida
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Restaurants in Son Vida
Son Vida has a good choice of restaurants, some of which are run by local hotels. With Palma and the south west coast a short distance away, there is also an endless selection of good restaurants to choose from within a 15-minute drive.
Mallorca is blessed with quality locally produced foods, and a distinctive traditional cuisine. Thomas Zapp meets a chef who uses these to great effect, by adding her own modern gourmet touch. […] Es Vi Restaurant in Castillo Hotel Son Vida
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Hotels in Son Vida
There are famous hotels in Son Vida which enjoy a truly exclusive clientele including the historic Castillo Hotel Son Vida and the Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf.
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Events in Son Vida
The local spas, hotels and golf resorts hold regular events. Son Vida is also close enough to Palma to allow easy access for events in the city including: fiestas, cultural and boating events.
Living in Son Vida
Son Vida enjoys a mixed, international community and has excellent access to international schools. This is a largely a residential area populated by villas, there are very few apartments available. This a great location for anyone on the lookout for a large, high quality, detached home.
There are some traditional style properties here, but Son Vida really excels in its selection of cutting-edge, hi-tech architect-designed properties at the luxury end. Property is expensive here ranging from over 2 million to around 14 million euros for a detached villa. If you are interested in building your home there are also plots widely available.
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Wood, glass, steel and views combine to give this stunning Son Vida home a contemporary elegance writes AM Thompson. […] The House of Light
A stunning villa on the top of the exclusive area of Son Vida, a mere 10 minutes from Palma, a German family have created a minimalist style second home with infinity pool and lots more… See more here! […] A luxury villa in Son Vida
Surrounding Areas to Son Vida
Son Vida is very close to the city of Palma, the village of Genova, the exclusive beach resort of Illetes and the golf and beach resort of Bendinat and Puerto Portals.
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We hope you have enjoyed this abcMallorca guide about Son Vida and our insider tips to get the best experience of Mallorca.