Luxury hotel holiday Castillo Hotel Son Vida Mallorca

On a country estate, surrounded by golf courses and wooded hills and with the sea in the distance, the five-star Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a luxury, peaceful alternative to bustling Mallorca, but with the cultural sights, marina, and beachfront still within easy reach. Home to Mallorca's oldest golf course, the remains of a 13th century castle, and a modern kids' club and dining venues, the Castillo Hotel Son Vida comes highly recommended for stays of a few nights to a week in Mallorca.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Mallorca
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Optional private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca

Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a five-star resort in a beautiful natural location. The excellent spa facilities, golf course and delicious dining options alongside the historic castle features afford guests a memorably tranquil break.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is in Son Vida, about 20-minutes' drive from the centre of Palma de Mallorca

Closest airport Palma de Mallorca Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 20-minutes' drive from Palma de Mallorca Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant Es Castell, Restaurant Es Ví, 3 Swimming Pools, 1 additional Children's Pool, Two golf courses, Castillo Beauty Spa, Library, Guest Parking, Room Service, Beauty Salon, Hairdressers, Kids' Club, Shop.

Complimentary

Fresh fruit on arrival in Classic, Deluxe, and Grand Deluxe rooms.

Land sports

Golf.

Out and about nearby

Palma de Mallorca, capital of the island, is the closest city to the Castillo Hotel Son Vida. Here, you can soak up the history of the old town, comprised of winding streets lined with boutique shops and picturesque cafes. Beyond Palma, however, you can head west to the beaches of Bendinat, head north-east into the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, or head inland to the lush hillsides and quaint villages. On the northern coast, sheltered by the mountain peaks, is Deià, a very pretty artist's village with its own near-private cove. You can also take a train from Palma to Soller, a fishing village on the northern coast.

Sports nearby

Water Sports, Walking, Hiking, Cycling.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic window room for 7 nights

From about

£1,330 low season

£1,690 high season

Holiday Code EXH462

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca

The Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a five-star hotel situated on an estate just outside the bustling capital of Mallorca: Palma de Mallorca. Parts of the hotel from the building's 13th century beginnings remain, which not only adds to the charm of the hotel's exterior, but influences the characterful detail within. Grand stone archways in the grounds lead through to a facade of turrets, thick oak doors with black iron handles, and tall, narrow windows. Inside, grand, curving, mirrored staircases lead up from the lobby floor towards the rooms. Surrounded by dense, lush trees and a golf course, a formal garden terrace sits at the back of the resort, providing a secluded place to stroll in the mornings. To the side is a curved pool terrace that looks out towards the sea, across the rooftops and spire of Palma de Mallorca. Above the pool, the hotel restaurants spill out onto multiple levels, connected by authentic stone steps. Restaurant Es Ví serves tapas-style dishes crafted out of traditional Mallorcan flavours in the atmosphere of a Spanish bodega, with a collection of wine populating every wall, glass tables supported by converted barrels, and wide archways on the ceiling. Restaurant Es Castell serves unique and innovative cuisine, prepared using only seasonal ingredients, on a beautiful terrace that has a real Mediterranean feel. Bright colours are combined with the sensational views of Palma de Mallorca. Each week, Restaurant Es Castell holds themed buffets on select nights. Two bars and one lounge provide plenty of space to relax in and out of the sun during the day, and in complete sophistication in the evenings. The guestrooms at the hotel have a classical style, with rich textured curtains, carved wooden headboards, and ornate golden wall lamps. White bed sheets and a neutral colour palette add a touch of modernity. The higher the room category, the more lavish the grand designs and amenities; culminating in the Villa Suite, which has its own plunge pool. The Beauty Spa and Health Club are refreshingly modern, with a sleek design built around soothing colours. Here, holistic treatments are offered in cool treatment rooms, using Anne Semonin Paris and OPI products. After a massage, enjoy a beauty treatment at the salon. The Kids' Club at the Castillo Hotel Son Vida is organised and managed by specialised employees, who run a devised programme of activities that can be enjoyed each day of the week, allowing parents time to use the spa facilities, take an excursion into town, or enjoy a round on the Son Vida golf course, the oldest in Mallorca. The convenient, yet secluded, location is the crowning glory on what is a luxurious and attractive resort in Mallorca.

Room descriptions

Castillo Hotel Son Vida has 161 rooms and suites with air-conditioning, wifi, satellite television, CD/DVD player, telephone, radio, safe, and minibar.

Classic Room
Classic Room with Terrace
Deluxe Room with Sea View
Deluxe Room with Terrace
Grand Deluxe Room with sea view and balcony
Family Suite
Classic Suite
Deluxe Suite
LOEWE Suite
Royal Suite
Villa Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic window room for 7 nights

From about

£1,330 low season

£1,690 high season

Holiday Code EXH462

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Palma de Mallorca. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 20 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. Depending on your itinerary, you may want us to book a hire-car for you instead, especially if combining stays at more than one hotel.

Additional information

Children: The hotel is complete with children's menus and a kids' club.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic window room for 7 nights

From about

£1,330 low season

£1,690 high season

Holiday Code EXH462

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca

About Mallorca and the Balearics

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza feature the best four and five star hotels on each of the islands, including prestigious hillside properties, beach hotels and boutique retreats. Lying around 100 miles from the Spanish mainland in the Mediterranean Sea is Mallorca (otherwise known as Majorca), the largest of the Balearic Islands and an incredibly popular destination for tourists. With sun, sea and sand in abundance, the island's attraction as a beach holiday destination is obvious. However, step away from the beaches and you'll find rugged mountains, picturesque rural villages, hilltop monasteries, extensive underground caves, pretty harbours and much more. The islands of Menorca and Ibiza capture the dynamic landscape of Mallorca but on a more intimate scale. Our tailor-made luxury holidays allow you to discover the very best of the Balearic Islands. In the southwest of Mallorca is Palma, a seaside city with an abundance of historical and cultural sights. Dominating the island's west coast are the Tramuntana mountains, where pretty villages sit amidst olive terraces, terraced farmland clings to steep slopes and rugged cliffs drop away to the sparkling sea. In eastern Mallorca is a smaller mountain range which gives way to sand dunes and remote beaches, whilst the unspoilt scenery of the south includes nature reserves, secluded coves and charming fishing villages. The centre of the island is home to a fertile plain, an area with ancient windmills, vineyards and sleepy market towns which offer a glimpse into Mallorca's rural traditions. With a number of interesting towns and villages, stunning beaches and a great variety in the natural scenery, the Balearics are outstanding holiday destinations with plenty of opportunities for activities as well as seaside relaxation. Many of the popular tourist resorts are in the north and west of Mallorca, but there are many places to discover in other parts of the island. The varied terrain provides excellent opportunities for cycling and hiking, with numerous trails which are suited to walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Cuitadella, in Menorca, has an enchanting old town and archaeological sites, while Mahon, the island's capital, is one of the Mediterranean's most picturesque cities. Well-known for its appeal with tourists, Ibiza is also home to a wealth of tranquil coves, lush forests, and small villages which encapsulate the Balearics' laid-back lifestyle.

Highlights of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands

Mallorca: Palma de Mallorca, home to attractions such as the Gothic La Seu Cathedral which sits overlooking the harbour, 10th century Arab baths and authentic old streets. The pretty villages including Deià, Valldemossa and Fornalutx which you will encounter if you drive along the winding roads which run along the western coast, set between mountains and sea. Appealing coastal resorts including Alcúdia, Puerto Pollensa and Puerto de Soller. Hilltop sanctuaries which are dotted throughout the island, including Lluc Monastery in the Tramuntana mountains and the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador in the south east of the island. Traditional fishing villages such as Cala Figuera. Beautiful beaches including Es Trenc, Es Carbo and Cala Barques. The Caves of Drach near Porto Christo. Formentor, the peninsula in the northeast of the island which is home to a famous lighthouse in a stunning location. Natural parks including S'Albufera wetlands near Alcúdia, Llevant Peninsula nature reserve in the north east and the Cabrera archipelago off the southern coast of Mallorca. Ibiza: The dark sands and rocky cliffs of Cala Boix. The bohemian market at the bottom of the hills around San Carles. Clear-water beaches including Benirras and Cala Saladas. Boat trips to neighbouring Formentera to see the windmills and cycle or hike across the hills. Menorca: The hiking trails around Mount Toro. Cultural and historic cities including Mahon and the old town of Cuitadella. Caves and gorges at the Cales Coves. Sandy beaches at Binibequer and Cala'n Porter in the south, and Punta Prima to the east, amongst many others. The ruined castle of Santa Àgueda in the north of the island. With a number of interesting towns and villages, stunning beaches and a great variety in the natural scenery, the Balearic Islands are outstanding holiday destinations with plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling as well as seaside relaxation.

Festivals in Mallorca and the Balearic Islands

January: Festival of Palma de Mallorca's patron saint, March/April: Holy week celebrations, April: Pollença wine fair, May: Palma International Boat Show, May: Ibiza International Film Festival, April/May: Spring fairs, June: Midsummer's eve festivals, July: Festival of the patron saint of fishermen, July: International Folklore Festival (Soller), June: Festival of Sant Joan (Ibiza, Menorca), July: Sant Martí­ horse festival (Es Mercadal, Menorca), August: Summer Music festival (Menorca), August: Earth Festival (Ibiza), September: Festival of King Jaume I, September: Grape harvest celebrations (Binissalem), October: Alcudia agricultural fair, November: Caimari olive fair (Tramuntana mountains), December: Christmas markets.

Gastronomy of the Balearic Islands

Traditional cuisine in the Balearic Islands is rich and varied, making excellent use of the abundant local ingredients including pork, fish and vegetables as well as olive oil and lard. Olives, almonds and citrus fruit are grown across the island, as are the grapes which are used to produce a selection of white, rosé and red wines. Local specialities in the Balearics include ‘Sobrasada’ (a type of sausage), ‘Arros Brut’ (saffron rice cooked with meat and vegetables), ‘Frit mallorqui’ (fried offal with potatoes and vegetables) and ‘Ensaimada’ (a sweet bun). Local desserts are made with almonds or nougat, and seafood dishes, including ‘Caldereta de Ilagosta’ (lobster stew), are a staple. Speciality spirits from Menorca include Maó Gin, made from juniper berries, and Port. The Hierbas Ibicencas, and Frígola in Ibiza are aromatic drinks built around aniseed and thyme respectively.

Climate of the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild and stormy winters. There is some variation across Mallorca as the Tramuntana Mountains protect the southwest of the island. Average summer temperatures are around 25 degrees, when seas are also warm and a cooling breeze prevents excessive heat. Spring and autumn are great seasons to visit as temperatures are pleasant but there are fewer tourists, although nights can be cold and there is some rainfall. Average temperatures in winter are around 10 degrees with occasional showers and snow falling in the mountains.

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