View of the construction under way. | Humphrey Carter
Next summer, Sir Richard Branson’s new luxury Son Bunyola retreat in Banyalbufar will be open and flourishing after nearly 20 years of planning. Sir Richard’s love affair with the island stretches back some 60 years. After having sold Son Bunyola and his world famous hotel La Residencia in Deia in 2002 after a conflict of interests with the local authorities over his plans for Son Bunyola, he was able to buy back the estate in Son Bunyola in 2015.