Showing we care
It’s very important to us to preserve the history of the Son Bunyola estate and maintain its beautiful surroundings. We also aim to operate sustainably and conserve energy, and this remains central to the day-to-day running of the estate.
Supporting the community
The team at Son Bunyola are recruited locally where possible and 80% of staff currently at the estate are Spanish, the majority from Mallorca.
We also provide direct financial support to the wider community. For example, following tornado damage to a local church in Banyalbufar in 2020, the community had been unable to rebuild or protect the church from further damage and flooding due to lack of funds.
In support of the local fundraising effort, Son Bunyola donated €10K towards the refurbishment works, to ensure the church could reopen and continue to serve its community for years to come.
Keeping it in the family
Throughout the hotel’s bedrooms you’ll find authentic handcrafts made by artisans from the Eve Branson Foundation’s Tamgounssi Weaving Centre in Morocco, close to our sister property Kasbah Tamadot in the Atlas Mountains.
The centre provides jobs and income for the local Berber community there. Six artisans spent over two months making our bathmats, using careful needlework to loop and knot the yarn hundreds of times over.
The Son Bunyola Estate preserves not only Mallorcan heritage but numerous important and still pristine wildlife habitats and ecosystems.
In 2023, 200 native trees were planted across the estate to increase the vegetation cover, with plans underway to continue adding to this in the future.
The hotel’s two restaurants source ingredients as locally as possible and minimise food waste through methods of preserving, pickling, and fermenting.
An ever-expanding kitchen garden provides the restaurants with organic herbs and vegetables, with further ingredients grown in the estate’s fruit orchards and groves of olives and almonds.
There are currently 12 provisional beehives on the Son Bunyola estate, with two queen bees in each hive, and the first honey harvest in October 2023.
The estate keeps a variety of animals including peacocks and sheep, as well as chickens to produce eggs for use in the kitchens, and donkeys to help keep the estate tidy.
Recycle, re-use and reduce
Son Bunyola is committed to reducing the need for plastic bottles wherever possible, serving filtered water in branded glass bottles which are washable and can be reused again and again.
Son Bunyola also operates a plastic straw free existence, opting for paper or bamboo alternatives Check-in is carried out digitally on an iPad to eliminate the need for paper.
The estate is connected to the local power grid, avoiding the need for diesel generators and fossil fuel, therefore reducing carbon emissions, noise pollution and improving the air quality. Furthermore, The Balearic Islands have committed to a target of 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Hot water for the hotel is pre-heated using energy collected from the air conditioning and refrigeration cooling systems, while a biomass boiler is powered by recycled wood chippings to limit propane usage.
The hotel’s thermal insulation has been upgraded and the building has its own water purification system, meaning that 100% of the wastewater is purified and reused to irrigate the gardens.
The addition of a building management system throughout the hotel monitors and controls lighting, air conditioning and power consumption within the property.