Sir Richard Branson is no stranger to Mallorca: he used to own the iconic Deià hotel La Residencia (now Belmond La Residencia), and, I’m told, still stays there sometimes.
Last year the renowned entrepreneur bought himself another piece of Mallorcan paradise: the 19th-century Son Bunyola estate. But not for the first time: Sir Richard has owned the estate before – only selling it in 2002 because he couldn’t then get planning permission to undertake his planned project.
Virgin Limited Edition’s Son Bunyola villas
Son Bunyola is now part of Virgin Limited Edition – Sir Richard Branson’s privately owned collection of award-winning luxury hotels and retreats. Occupying more than 700 acres of land amidst spectacular scenery, Son Bunyola is located between Esporles and Banyalbufar on the Tramuntana coast.
Two newly opened villas on the estate now offer discerning – and privacy-loving – people the opportunity to holiday in the privileged location that captured Sir Richard’s heart.
Sa Punta de S’Aguila (the name is mallorquín for ‘eagle’s point’)
This five-bedroom villa has been built in traditional Mallorcan style, with exposed beam ceilings and terracotta-tiled floors. Offering total privacy, it has panoramic sea and mountain views, and comfortably sleeps 10 adults in five en suite bedrooms. It has its own heated swimming pool.
Rates start from 21,825 euros for a seven-night stay.
Sa Terra Rotja (which means ‘red earth’)
This four-bedroom villa (comfortably sleeping eight adults in four en suite bedrooms) is near the estate’s edge. It’s just a short walk from a pebble beach, but also has its own heated swimming pool.
Rates start from 17,460 euros for a seven-night stay.
The villas share use of a tennis court (racquets and balls provided).
Prices for both include accommodation, all drinks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, concierge service, WiFi, daily housekeeping and pool servicing.
I should add at this point – although you may have guessed already – that I have not visited or stayed in either villa. I’m sure they’re gorgeous and when (note the positive when, rather than if!), Euromillions throws a decent win at us, one of Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola estate villas will be a definite possibility for a holiday … especially as they’re right here on Mallorca.
©Jan Edwards 2016
Photos courtesy of Virgin Limited Edition