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

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

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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