Discover Mallorca with Starwood
The magnificent island of Mallorca, blessed with perfect weather nearly all year, is an explorer's paradise. From the mountains of the north to the olive and almond groves of the south, there is an array of unspoiled beaches full of natural adventure and the promise of tranquility.
Up the coast from Palma—the island’s capital city—serene golden shores bordered by orchards and towering cliffs provide the perfect setting for basking in the clear azure sea. The balmy coastal climate also provides the ideal environment for a bevy of outdoor sports, including: biking, horseback riding, diving, kayaking, snorkeling, or sailing. Those looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience can charter a private yacht, take a helicopter or private jet tour of the coast, or try deep-sea fishing.
Just a short drive from Castillo Hotel Son Vida is the culturally rich Palma de Mallorca. In the center of the old city sits the landmark La Seu Cathedral surrounded by a maze of narrow alleys and cobblestone streets. Tucked within the passageways are fine handicrafts and upscale shopping boutiques. For culturally curious guests, the world-class museums Pilar and Joan Miró Fundacion and Castle Bellver offer inspiration, as does the Auditorium of Palma, the host of many premier operas and concerts. For unique regional tastes, stop at one of the city’s locales and sample Franja Roja or Viña Paumina: locally produced wines available exclusively on the island. Cuisine-driven guests can embark on a gastronomical tour of the island’s restaurants and nightlife.
There are also several day excursions within driving distance of the hotel. On the western coast, old romantic ports and fishing villages—Santa Ponça, Port D'Andratx, Andratx, Estellencs, Deia, and Soller—provide authentic glimpses into island life. Or visit Valldemossa, where the composer Frédéric Chopin and writer George Sand spent their now famous winter together. On the eastern coast, dramatic caves, historic ruins, and the famous cultured Mallorcan pearls offer adventure.
Our Luxury Collection concierge is more than happy to design trips suited to guests’ personal interests as well as take care of travel arrangements.
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Arts & Culture
- Museums 6.0 km/3.7 miles
- Cathedral de Palma de Mallorca 10.0 km/6.2 miles
- Son Vida Golf 0.5 km/0.3 miles
- Son Quint Golf 1.0 km/0.6 miles
- Son Muntaner Golf 1.0 km/0.6 miles
- Water Sports 12.0 km/7.5 miles
- Factory of Pearls 40.0 km/24.9 miles
- Puerto Portals 10.0 km/6.2 miles
- Beaches 8.0 km/5.0 miles
- Horse Riding 15.0 km/9.3 miles
- Palma de Mallorca 6.0 km/3.7 miles
- Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) 15.0 km/9.3 miles