Son Bunyola – Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Mallorca has held a special place in Sir Richard Branson’s heart since he was a boy. And now, his vast estate in the north west of the island, is home to a luxury hotel and three private villas. Set amongst the Tramuntana mountains, with three miles of pristine and rugged coastline, a pebble beach, olive groves and vineyards, it’s an idyllic hideaway. The 16th century finca has been meticulously restored, retaining all its classical features and given stylish and luxurious interiors.
Nestled in the grounds are three private villas, each with full use of the boutique hotel’s facilities. Roam the estate or venture further afield to enjoy the charms of this beautiful Balearic island.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its tranquil setting & stylish interiors.
Style:Sophisticated finca chic.
Location:In a 1,300 acre private estate on the north west coast of Mallorca.
Rooms:26 rooms & suites, & 3 private villas.
Swimming:A heated infinity pool and sun terrace.
Children:Families are made very welcome.
Accessibility:The hotel itself has been adapted for those with limited mobility but the wider estate, beach, and walking paths are not accessible.
Open From:Seasonal from 16th June – 26th November 2023.
Price:From €600 per room, per night.
Individually styled and luxuriously decorated, the rooms and suites are spread across the main finca, the Tafona and the barn. Each is exceptionally roomy, with views over the mountains, the vineyards or the sea, with the Deluxe rooms featuring a private terrace or garden. The suites retain all the elements of finca living, with the Tower Suites having 360 degree views and a roof terrace. Three typical Mallorcan style villas sleep from eight to up ten guests. Each one is totally secluded, with a pool and a private chef if needed.
One of the restaurants is in the finca’s restored olive press, and the cuisine focuses on fresh produce from around the island. Guests staying in the villas can self-cater or have their own private chef.
Anyone who has visited Mallorca before will tell you that you’ll never fail to find things to do. The island has everything – beautiful walking trails in the mountains, picturesque and historic towns and villages, idyllic beaches, a thriving capital and a flourishing food scene. This is reason enough for visitors to return again and again. From Son Bunyola you can cycle the famous mountain roads, or simply put on some walking boots and head up into the hills, or along the coast.
You’re not far from Deia – the stunning hill town full of restaurants and boutique shops, whilst Palma, Andratx are within easy reach. Mallorca has over 20 golf courses and the concierge can reserve you a teeing off time at any one of them. For a day on the water, boats can be chartered (skippered or non), or there’s deep sea fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking. At the hotel itself, indulge in a Spa treatment, play tennis on the clay court, book a private yoga session, or just soak up the sun by the pool.
In a 1,300 acre private estate on the north west coast of Mallorca – a 40 minute drive from Palma and the villages of Banyalbufar and Esporles are just a few miles away.