The popular residential area of Bendinat is located on the southwest coast of Mallorca, at the foot of Serra de na Burguesa and belongs to the municipality of Calviá.
In 1229, King Jaime de Aragon made camp here after a murderous battle against the Moors. According to a legend, the name of the village comes from a statement of the king who, after a meal in his tent, said ‘Ben dinat’, which in Catalan means ‘well fed’.
Bendinat Castle was built between 1855 and 1867. The 3rd Marquis de la Romana, Pedro Caro, had it built in the Central Transylvanian Gothic style. The 2,800-hectare estate has since had various owners, which include Count Montenegro. You can still see the castle from far away, however, it is still a private property, so it cannot be visited by tourists.
One reason for the popularity of the residential area of Bendinat is certainly its prime coastal location, which contrasts with the impressive Tramuntana Mountains in the background. This exclusive location explains the amount of luxury villas and apartments in the area. The fact that both Palma and the well-known resorts of Palmanova and Magaluf, as well as the popular Puerto Portals are easily accessible from there, further increases the attraction.
Bendinat is very famous for its particularly beautiful golf course Real Golf de Bendinat. The course offers 18 holes and is located right in the heart of the prestigious estate with its luxury villas. Located in a picturesque wooded valley, the course has breathtaking views of the surrounding area, especially from hole 9. The honorary president of the club is none other than the Spanish royal father Juan Carlos.