Portals Nous and Bendinat resort is on the west coast of Mallorca, within the municipal area of Calvià in Palma´s Bay. It is a tourist spot basically composed of luxury residences, one of the most exlusive locations in Mallorca, where calm and peace prevail. There are luxury crafts in its yatch club where one can come across many famous people. There are also luxury restaurants and fine shops in a cosmopolitan and glamourous atmosphere.
Bendinat castle, a XIX century building in a Central European style, towers over the area. In the select golf course -overlooking a beautiful landscape- there are still remains of the old islamic water conduits. At Oratori St, on a small hill that overlooks the coast, there is Portals Oratory, built in 1865.
The origins of Portals Nous are in the thirties, when middle-class families from Palma de Mallorca started to build second summer houses in the lands of the old farm s´Hostalet.
Platja d´en Blanes is a small sandy beach which is 50 m long and 15 m wide. It is completely surrounded by the tennis courts and the facilities of the Sporting Tennis Club and it is next to Marineland and the luxurious marina of Puerto Portals. Towards the left of the beach, after going round a rocky inlet from which a pier has been built, you will sea the other side of the beach, which has coarser sand and is quieter.
Services: a restaurant, sun loungers and parasols.
Oratori de Portals Beach is the beach of Puerto Portals and the residential area of Portals Nous; it is located at the end of the port to the left. It has fine sands and is 220 m long and 40 m wide. Opposite the beach is the little island of D´en Salas.
Services: sun loungers and parasols for hire, showers and a net to play beach volleyball.
Cala Bendinat is a beautiful beach which is 50 m long and 20 m wide and which is surrounded by a pine grove. To get here from the Bendinat residential area, the street Calvo Sotelo leads straight to the beach.
Services: restaurants; sun loungers, pedal boats and parasols for hire.
: ( 2009)
The American Dina Moore and her husband were the first to build a house in Portals Nous in 1932. She was a decisive factor in publicising the life and works of Fray Junípero Serra, the Franciscan monk born in Petra, who evangelised California. She was duly immortalised in Calvià; there is a geographical point in the area which is called Sa Punta de Na Dina.