At the crossroads of different civilizations, the five main islands that make up the Balearic archipelago contain numerous sites reflecting their Arab, Roman and Catalonian roots. Mallorca for example, possesses prehistoric and Roman ruins spread throughout the island’s interior. Palma on the other hand, has the largest grouping of Gothic structures in Europe as well as a magnificent Arab palace carved out of Mallorcan ochre toned sandstone. The Balearic Islands offer visitors a journey through different eras and civilizations.
Bordered by the Mediterranean, these same islands are filled with charming creeks and coves. One never tires of the imposing site of the jagged cliffs overlooking the azure and turquoise waters of the sea below. Often considered to be just a seaside resort with magnificent beaches, the Balearic Islands is also a unique nature reserve. Mallorca’s Caves of the Dragon in Porto Cristo, with their stalactite ceiling, leave visitors totally speechless.
Like its partying neighbor, Ibiza, Mallorca is known for its festive and trendy night life, although its superb natural landscapes also attract visitors in search of a peaceful setting.
Beyond the fine sand beaches and the nights without end, the Balearic archipelago is much richer than one would imagine. It’s up to you to discover its true splendor.
Castillo Son Vida Hotel
Located on the heights of Palma, the Castillo Son Vida Hotel offers guests an incredible view of the blue Mediterranean. This 13th century castle is a veritable Mallorcan institution. Opened in 1961, the hotel consists of a 700 years old main building and an 18th century private home, one of the most luxurious in the city. Entirely renovated in 2005, the Castillo Son Vida Hotel now possesses a majestic glass dome. The rooms have been tastefully decorated in an elegant and classical style. In these buildings steeped in history, the sober colored rooms are tastefully designed with noble materials and impregnated with the grandeur of Spain. The charm of the canopy beds in certain suites, invoke dreams of the past. In the Royal Suite, a piano was installed at the request of Elton John. The suite’s bathroom has its own private spa with a jacuzzi, sauna and hammam. In addition to the hotel’s 164 rooms, the Castillo Son Vida also has a private villa with its own swimming pool. Far from the noise and hyperactivity of the coast, the Castillo Son Vida offers its guests a peaceful refuge on an island paradise. Two outdoor swimming pools on the terrace allow guests to take advantage of the Mediterranean climate in total serenity, and the spa, available 24-7, offers massages and numerous other reflexology and aromatherapy basedtreatments.
Thanks to its three bars and two restaurants, guests never have to leave their cocoons, although a shuttle service is available should they want to try one of Palma’s ultra luxurious restaurants. The Castillo Son Vida Hotel is a city landmark with a concentration of history and luxury.
For its grand opening in 1961, a celebrity dinner was organized with, among the 500 invited personalities, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Grace Kelly, Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas. The owners had the interesting idea of offering shares in the hotel to some of their guests. The press described the evening as “the most extravagant event ever organized in the Baléares.
5 stars / Member - Starwood Hotels & Resorts / Member - Luxury Collection Hotel / 13th century castle / Classic / Luxury / Calm / 2 Restaurants with refined cuisine / Wine cellar / 3 Bars / Lounge / 2 outdoor swimming pools / Children’s pool / Arabella Spa available 24-7 with garden and indoor swimming pool / Hammam / Sauna / Whirlpool bath / Reflexology and aromatherapy based treatments / Fitness center / Tennis courts / Near 4 golf courses / Limousine service / Shuttle service / Children’s club
All year round
164 rooms, 1 private villa with swimming pool and jacuzzi
Range per night: 281 € - 507 €
Son Sant Joan de Palma de Mallorca Airport
Castillo Hotel Son Vida
Urbanización Son Vida
E-07013 Palma de Mallorca
Approximately 2 hours
No time difference
Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters
Possibility of rain in spring and autumn
Identity card or valid passport
No vaccinations required
French spoken at tourist sites
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).