Bendinat is well-known both on an international as well as a national level for its golf course and for its castle. In recent years, Bendinat has become one of the most exclusive zones of the island as well as Son Vida, Nova Santa Ponsa and Puerto de Andratx.
The legend tells the story that King Jaime I after arriving to the island with the intention of conquesting it, he ate a supper of a soup with bread, olives, and garlic, and once finished he said ‘Bé hem dina’t ‘, the traduction in English is 'we have eaten well' although other versiones of the toponomy point out that it comes from the Arabian language as because Ben -means son of in this language. The Marques of the Romana built in the XIX century a castle of neo-gothic style in the mountain ridge in the area known as Castillo de Bendinat imitating the style of other central European castles.
To play golf, a sport which needs a lot of self-discipline, the municipality of Calvià has five excellent golf courses: Golf Santa Ponsa I, Golf Santa Ponsa II, Golf Santa Ponsa III, Real Golf de Bendinat and Club de Golf de Poniente.
Within the boundaries of the municipality of Calvià five ports can be found that cater for all kinds of water sports: Portals Nous, Portals vells, Palmanova, Puerto Portals y Port Adriano. All of them have the best in installations and services for the practice of any sports relationed to this precious liquid element.
This region is very near to Palma de Mallorca, this means that its economic value, in as far as land and property are concerned, coincide with the values in Palma and the luxury residential areas which surround it. Bendinat is a privileged area of Mallorca, not only for its exclusive character but also for the high quality of services offered in this area.
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