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A Quick Look at Property in Mallorca

Of the world’s holiday islands, Mallorca is one of the crown jewels. It’s also living proof that an entire island can change its image. Once known for low-budget holidays in resorts like Magaluf, now it’s more famous for homeowners like Richard Branson, Claudia Schiffer and Spanish royals.

It’s a popular choice for weekend breaks, with world-class restaurants and the swankiest of shops, and it’s a holiday destination that’s open all year. It has relaxed and safe family resorts but good opportunities for sporty types, with sailing and cycling particularly popular. Magaluf is still a bit tacky, but almost in an ironic way.

Mallorcan property is among the most expensive in Spain. Look, however, at what you get for your money – inexpensive, frequent, year-round flights from every corner of the UK in around two hours. That’s followed by a shortish drive to your home – nowhere is more than an hour or so from the airport. Nowhere is more than 30 minutes from the seaside either. The infrastructure is superb; with wonderful roads, top quality tourist facilities, good hospitals and schools, a rich and varied cultural life.

In Mallorca people of many countries and cultures live together in harmony. You won’t need to learn Spanish to settle into the community. There was a time when German tourists had one purpose-built resort and the British another while the Spanish kept the best bits for themselves. That’s largely gone away.

Today, the old farms in the flat central area have been converted to stylish country houses among the vineyards and orange groves. The medieval townhouses of Palma, the island’s capital, tucked away down cobbled alleyways with their Moorish courtyards, are boutique hotels or super-expensive apartments.

The diamond-shaped island has three sides of glorious sandy beaches and one of high mountains – often snow-capped in winter. The resorts have tended to sort themselves into more family oriented locations, such as Cala d”Or and Alcudia, or livelier party towns such Palma Nova.

There’s no shortage of high-rise apartments, but the authorities have been careful about where they place them. There are nice little arty villages such as Deia and Soller, full of galleries and cafes. The capital, Palma, is a wonderful mix of the medieval cathedral and alleyways, plus more bohemian areas and beach resorts for Europe’s most beautiful people.

While property on Mallorca can be pricey, this is an island made for pleasure: few ever regret buying here. 

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