Bendinat

Bendinat – an upmarket residential area

When you consider Bendinat’s pristine coastal location between the crystal-clear waters of Palma Bay and the beautiful Tramuntana Mountains, it’s easy to see why, in recent years, the town has become such an in-demand upmarket residential area.

Situated in the municipality of Calvia in south west Mallorca, Bendinat simply exudes class. Once you arrive here you’ll immediately be impressed by the wealth of luxury apartments and villas, exclusive hotels, designer boutiques and gourmet restaurants.

Due to the town’s proximity to the capital Palma, many people who holiday here eventually return to buy a holiday home in the Bendinat area. So if you are considering buying a property in Mallorca, we at Balearic Properties would be happy to help. From a studio apartment to a luxury penthouse suite, a beautiful villa to a converted Mallorcan farmhouse, our team of professionals can help you live the dream.

Nearby attractions

Ironically, one of Bendinat’s most appealing characteristics is in a way its lack of attractions. Here you will experience a feeling of privacy, seclusion and tranquillity far away from the madding crowd.

However, rest assured that there are plenty of family-friendly tourist attractions nearby should you want a bit of the action. Examples include Marineland where you can enjoy a superb dolphin show and a visit to the shark aquarium; Katmandu Theme Park with it’s star attraction the ‘upside down house’, and Western Water Park where you can experience water rapids, a wave pool, and a 15-metre water slide.

And that’s not all. Adjacent to Bendinat lies Puerto Portals, almost certainly the most exclusive of all of Mallorca’s yachting marinas. Expect to rub shoulders here with luxury yacht owners and international celebrities browsing the boutiques or dining in a Michelin-starred restaurant.

A little history

No one is exactly sure where the name ‘Bendinat’ originates from. However there are two major theories. The most romantic one is that after the decisive battle which began the reconquest of Mallorca in 1229, a very hungry King James of Aragon came upon a tent where one of his lieutenants was cooking a meal. After satisfying his hunger with a tasty meal, the king declared “Ben dinat” which is Catalan for “well dined”. And so the name stuck.

The other (less romantic) theory is that the town was named after an old Moorish farmhouse called Bendinex.

By the sixteenth century, one Fransesc Burgues, the Solicitor-General of the Spanish Crown owned the Bendinat farm which was passed on to Jeronim de Sales i de Veri in 1666.

Bendinat at this time was not much more than a farmstead with a few outbuildings and peasant cottages. Pere Caro i Sales next inherited the property and then Pedro Caro, the third Marquis of Romana, came up with idea of building a castle which was completed in 1867. The estate was sold in 1876 to Joana-Adelaida Dameto, and later became the property of the Marquis of Montenegro.

Today, although Bendinat Castle can be seen from a distance, it remains in private hands and is not open to the public.

Great for golf

One of the most common reasons for people buying a second home in Bendinat, is its proximity to some superb golf courses. The obvious one is Real Golf de Bendinat, a par-70, 18-hole course with some really challenging dog legs. While enjoying a day on the greens you will also enjoy magnificent views over the Bay of Palma.

The town boasts a superb golf and wellness resort too – Hotel Lindner, adjacent to Real Golf de Bendinat. Here you can enjoy a spot of luxurious pampering courtesy of the excellent spa facilities and gourmet restaurant.

It’s also worth mentioning a couple of nearby golf courses: the 5-star Son Vida Arabella Golf and Spa resort and the Poniente Golf Course in Santa Ponsa – both very popular.

How to get to Bendinat

Bendinat could not be easier to reach from Palma International Airport. Whether you come by taxi or car, the town is connected by the Via Centura, the motorway that sweeps around Palma. The journey should take no more than 20 minutes. There are also regular bus services to the capital to the east, and to Portals Nous, Palma Nova, Santa Ponsa, Peguera and Puerto Andratx to the west.

At Balearic Properties we would be delighted to help you find your dream home for sale in Mallorca. If you would like any information or advice please feel free to contact one of our friendly, helpful property professionals. Or simply give us a call on +34 971 53 22 21

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