Your luxury dream villa in southwest Majorca
Southwest Majorca, with its beautiful beaches, stretches from Palma to the port of Andratx.
Due to its excellent infrastructure, proximity to the capital, Palma, and Palma de Majorca Airport, this region is the most popular, and home to the highest density of luxury properties for secondary residences and holiday homes. Fantastic holiday resorts in addition to traditional mountain villages, crystal-clear coves, and countless golf courses give Majorca's southwest variety and allure.
The harbours, with their luxury yachts and beach clubs, are world-renowned. Famous luxury hotels, restaurants, bars, and a wide range of designer shops abound. Last but not least, you will find island history, art scenes, cultural events, and an excellent entertainment programme for young and old alike. In the mid-1980s, Port Andratx became a cutting-edge holiday destination. Long before the steep slopes that have always protected the port were developed, people recognised the potential of the area and bought land.
Today, there are several multimillion-euro villas, and the guests are as laid-back as they are illustrious. In addition, Camp de Mar, a sophisticated beach resort, Santa Ponsa with its many restaurants and its shallow cove, El Toro with Philippe Starck’s Port Adriano, designed for over 80 sailing and motor yachts, Nova Santa Ponsa with its beautiful golf courses, and the upscale Sol de Majorca offer beautiful sandy beaches, luxury shopping, a wide range of sports, and fine restaurants.
Bendinat, with its well-kept beaches against the backdrop of the Serra Tramuntana, is a top-rated holiday resort boasting many luxury properties. Both Palma and the well-known resorts of Palmanova or the sophisticated Puerto Portals are within easy reach, which increases its popularity. Portals Nous, as well as Costa d'en Blanes and Son Font, are popular for their beautiful beaches, fancy shops, exclusive restaurants, and proximity to Palma.
Calvià, a charming, authentic town and administrative centre of southwest Majorca, is located in the mountains, six kilometres from the coast, and is often chosen as a residence by newcomers.
Port Andratx, only 28 kilometres from Palma and 80 kilometres from the neighbouring island of Ibiza, is the most westerly harbour on Majorca, one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the Mediterranean and one of the few working fishing ports on the island. From 4 o’clock every afternoon, freshly caught fish can be bought at the local fish market.
The harbour town with its 3200 inhabitants has metamorphosed from a traditional fishing village to the place to be. Luxurious yachts and imposing sailing ships draw visitors in droves to Port Andratx, and if you are lucky, you may spot one of the many famous owners: celebrities, actresses, politicians and sportspeople. Restaurants offering excellent cuisine, hip bars and pretty cafés liven up the harbour promenade, where you can see and be seen at the same time. Elegant shops tempt you inside.
Along with the exclusive hustle and bustle, you can also admire the magnificent properties around the harbour. The area caters to every taste, from the luxury villa with sea views, through modern apartments in the centre, to magnificent fincas. For many years Port Andratx has been considered the most beautiful harbour town on the island and the first choice for holiday and second-home owners in Majorca.
Despite all the luxury, the beautiful village with its fjord-like bay has been able to maintain a good part of its originality. The countless white boats floating against the backdrop of the Tramuntana Mountains manage to defy the splendour.
Camp de Mar
Camp de Mar is a small place, home to around only 300 people, full of calm and relaxation right on the sea, and only 26 kilometres from Palma’s city centre and 4 kilometres from Andratx.
Its broad, level, 180-metre-long sandy beach is ideal for water lovers of all ages; you can only access the romantic fish restaurant on the small island off the coast via a wooden bridge.
On the right of the bay of Camp de Mar sits the distinguished residential area of Biniorella, where grandiose villas line the seashore in unique locations, or perch high over the bay. To the left lies the no-less-exclusive neighbourhood of Porto Golf. Here, you will find luxurious estates next to a brand-new residential resort with direct access to the beach, which is no different to the villas in terms of quality and luxury.
One can encounter many of the island’s prominent visitors on the Golf de Andratx golf course. The five-star hotel Dorint Royal Golf Resort & Spa Camp de Mar is located directly on the golf course, only a few minutes’ walk from the beach. This is regarded as one of the best on Majorca.
(Nova) Santa Ponsa und Port Adriano
Novo Santa Ponsa is a good address for golfers, with three gold courses. It also boasts the exclusive Santa Ponsa Country Club with its extensive offering of sporting entertainment, restaurant, and mini-club for small children.
The marina of Port Adriano, completely updated and redesigned in 2012 based on a project by Philippe Starck, can be reached in less than 10 minutes by car. Today, the chic marina is one of a handful of Majorcan yacht harbours to offer berths for superyachts up to 100 metres in length. Along the promenade, you can enjoy designer shops, bars, restaurants and cafés with a blend of cultural influences from all over the world.
Sol de Mallorca
Sol de Mallorca is a very special place. Although it is only 21 kilometres from Palma and has three wonderful bays in a nature protection zone, only a few tourists will be encountered in the residential area. Private villas and apartments characterise the village of 800 inhabitants; there are no hotels in this quiet residential district.
Boats of up to 12 metres in length can moor in the harbour of Sol de Majorca. Yacht owners also like to call in at Platja del Rei to indulge in the delights of the restaurant in Three-Finger Bay. The turquoise water is ideal for snorkelling. The more adventurous like to explore the caves along the rocky coastline, and walkers lose track of time amongst the pine groves left over to nature. Several tennis courts in the area, the Golf de Poniente golf course three kilometres away, and the beach club Nikki Beach in the Bay of Magaluf, which is as famous as it is exclusive, offer a wide range of leisure-time opportunities.
Bendinat, Portals Nous und Costa d'en Blanes
Bendinat is an oasis that is both in demand and exclusive: only 525 inhabitants call the place home. They live in villas right on the sea, detached homes and high-class residential facilities. You can pass your time here with a round of golf on one of the most famous courses on the island, or a stroll along its own little beach. Bendinat is also known for its 19th-century Gothic-style chateau.
Portals Nous, home to 2700 inhabitants, is a small village, but the large marina and the Marina Portals Promenade with its exclusive shops and classy restaurants attract prominent visitors. Two world-renowned international schools, King Richard III College and Agora Portals, make the region attractive to families from all over the world.
The beach is nestled in a rock bay surrounded by a harbour wall on one side and rocky headland on the other. 300 metres off the beach lies a rocky island that breaks the waves and allows not-so-confident swimmers to bathe safely. Those who are physically active can find refreshment after their exertions at the small swimming beach, right next to the large sports facility with its seven tennis courts.
Costa d‘en Blanes is a quiet residential area in an elevated position which spoils its 2010 inhabitants and discerning visitors with a broad panorama over the open sea. Nearby lies der Puerto Portals, one of the Mediterranean’s most exclusive yacht harbours. Visitors can find paradise-like accommodation in the luxurious St. Regis Mardavall right on the sea. Entertainment comes in the form of bars, restaurants and shops that know how to cater to discerning customers, and an elegant tennis and padel club.
Son Font und Calvia
Son Font is surrounded by the rugged vista of the Tramuntana Mountains and offers its finca owners spectacular views of the sea, the coast and Majorca’s most beautiful landscapes. Far from the hustle and bustle, Son Font’s residents benefit from nearby facilities for riding, golf, hiking and sailing.
Calvià, capital of the region of the same name, is attractive to those who wish to experience as many facets of Majorca as possible. The 2600 inhabitants can access the beach and harbour in 10 minutes by car, and the city centre of Palma within 20. They enjoy open views of the sea and feel safe in the protection of the towering Tramuntana behind them.
It is not surprising that the region of Calvià, with its 300 days of sunshine a year, is amongst the richest areas of Spain. It includes the part of the mountain range that has UNESCO World Heritage status, 26 most beautiful beaches and its own well in the residential area of Son Font, higher up.