It’s a Beautiful Life in Son Vida

Son Vida is a dream location for exclusive living in Mallorca

The view reaches far over the Bay of Palma to the open sea. The mighty cathedral resembles a toy and superyachts anchoring outside the harbour look like paper boats. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, Son Vida is situated on a hill with age-old trees above the island’s capital. Just ten minutes away from Palma, none of the hustle and bustle of the city disturbs the peace up here.

Built as a private farming estate in the 16th century by a family named Vida, Son Vida has developed into a settlement with international flair. Some old Mallorcan mansions have been lovingly refurbished and find themselves accompanied by outstanding modern villas. Fields of olives, carob and wine have made room for beautifully designed gardens, and three of the best golf courses on Mallorca are highlights here: Son Vida, Son Muntaner, and Son Quint.

Luxurious international hotel accommodation attracts celebrities and glamorous travellers from all over the world, as it did in the days when Gunther Sachs and Brigitte Bardot – like numerous Hollywood stars and royals – spent legendary holidays in Son Vida. Both Castillo Hotel Son Vida and Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel also add to the luxury lifestyle for the area’s residents, with their exquisite restaurants, bars, spas, and sports facilities within walking distance. International schools are close by and the airport is only 15 minutes away.

There are only about 450 villas on grounds of a minimum of 2,000sqm, plus 70 luxury apartments on Son Vida. Exclusivity and security are guaranteed by a single, 24-hour protected access to the zone.

Engel & Völkers have played a big part in the development of the area into the ‘Beverly Hills of Mallorca’. Fifteen years of experience and a network of 16 offices all over the island make the estate agents a most competent partner on that exclusive field. The noblest part of the island is booming: sales are constantly increasing and with a market share of 50% in 2016, Engel & Völkers have arranged sales for practically every other property in Son Vida. Prices vary between 1.6 million and 29 million euros. The quality of life which is acquired for that can surely bear international comparison.

Dr. Helen Cummins is a lifestyle editor, publisher and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 20 years. She started abcMallorca.com in 2003 which has grown into one of the island’s largest websites with over 6 million visits per annum.

Her website helencummins.com is a compilation of all the things she values since moving to the island, running hc/ Digital Media and creating an idyllic life in Son Vida with her husband Georg and daughter Eva.

Slow Luxury Living is what sits at the heart of the hc/ website, which aims to inspire people to slow down and appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle. Alongside her editorial team, Helen handpicks businesses and places that adhere to SLOW: Sustainable, Local, Organic and made with Love.

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