IT’S now not each day that a mail lands in the inbox with an invitation to represent Ireland in The Mallorca Press Cup match, combining golf and an exceptional five big-name revel in both lodge and golfing guides. So I, without delay, accepted and started out cleansing the clubs earlier than making my way to the notable island of Mallorca or Majorca as it’s far extra generally known. The ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’ it’s the maximum famous of the Balearic Islands and the longest installed, embracing all of the needs of its site visitors.


My first creation to what changed into to return was after I arrived at the 5 big names Castillo Hotel Son Vida, up inside the mountains overlooking Palma. After leaving the bags in the beautiful and high-priced bedroom with a balcony overlooking the golf direction, I headed to the inn’s famous terrace. Sitting in the sunshine with a glass of wine, I savored the panoramic

view of Palma stretching out down underneath. At night it’s far similarly astounding with the floodlit Cathedral and Castle as well as the harbor imparting a remarkable vista. The hotel is placed within a sub-tropical park with its very own 18-hole golf courses and has once become part of the noble property of Son Vida. It combines elegance, luxury, and an array of sports that leaves the visitor happy and never trying to leave.

But whilst you do go away, all you need is to get again there once more.

This resort was opened in June 1961 and has welcomed many well-known names consisting of Prince Rainer and Princess Grace, Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Anthony Quinn, and Claudia Schiffer, to drop a few names. But ultimately, no matter who you’re, the visitor is king in Son Vida. Palma is an in reality ancient city which has its roots going lower back to before Roman instances. Citizens living in the Old Quarter still find Roman stays just under the ground. That record is likewise contemplated in Hotel Son Vida, as it is constructed in a thirteenth-century fortress.


A wander through the rooms and halls produces surprises around each corner, along with a totally armor-clad soldier astride a surprising horse and large duration pics of noblemen and females. There are many exclusive restaurants inside the hotel, a delicious breakfast buffet in addition to bars and lounges in which to loosen up in a relaxing ecosystem, served by the body of workers who’re pleasant and traumatic to cater for your every need.

There is not any threat of having bored as there are so many distinct activities available close by along with seashores, hiking and cycling trails with motorcycles to lease, fishing, windsurfing, boating, and cruising. There are four swimming pools on the website, a youngsters’ pool, a video games room, and a playground.

If you fancy a bit of retail remedy, then a visit to Palma is an ought to.

Taxis are very reasonably priced for the short power down to the capital, or if you decide, there may be a public bus provider from outside the hotel. I spent a most exciting day wandering round Palma playing the lovely shops positioned inside the Old Town with its cobbled streets, stopping off for a pitcher of wine or coffee in a road cafe and simply strolling around the marina, seeing how the opposite half of life with their superb yachts and boats.

A visit to the breathtakingly lovely cathedral is necessary, and all this area just oozes history. There isn’t any chance of having bored as there are many one-of-a-kind activities available nearby, including beaches, hiking and biking trails with bikes to hire, fishing, windsurfing, boating, and sailing. There are 4 swimming pools on the website online, including a children’s pool, a games room, and a playground.

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Paul R. Finney
Coffee nerd. Travel expert. Music fanatic. Hardcore bacon specialist. Beer geek. Alcohol buff. Set new standards for managing chess sets for the government. Earned praise for deploying wooden horses for farmers. Spent several months importing jack-in-the-boxes worldwide. Spent 2001-2007 getting to know tobacco in the UK. Have a strong interest in testing the market for jump ropes in Los Angeles, CA. Enthusiastic about lecturing about wieners for fun and profit.