Natural beauty, a mild Mediterranean climate, about 300 days of sunshine in a year, friendly people, long sandy beaches and solitary bays – the biggest of the Balearic islands offers all advantages to make it the ideal base for you.
Many business people already use it as the base for their family – living within sight of the Mediterranean and working in London. Large numbers of daily flights are available to the main towns in Europe, with flight times around two hours. The top-class modern airport of the capital, Palma, is being extended and is now the third largest airport in Spain.
Moreover, Mallorca offers a full range of facilities. A network of motorways, roads, rail and bus services connect most of the towns and regions. Hospitals and specialised medical centres are well up to European standards. Five international schools and a wide range of excellent state schools offer first-rate educational options. The island’s sports facilities are unequalled. There are currently 23 golf courts, numerous tennis courts and a wealth of sailing and water sports facilities to choose from.
Yacht owners have long known about the islands’ exclusive harbours, such as the Club Náutico in the bay of Palma or Puerto Portals. In 2011, more moorings for mega yachts will become available in Port Adriano (in south-west Mallorca), designed by Philippe Starck.
For many decades Mallorca has been the holiday island of the Spanish royal family during the summer months. Large numbers of celebrities including artists, sportsmen, politicians and economists are permanent guests in Mallorca. To name but a few: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Woody Allen, Annie Lennox, Elle MacPherson, Naomi Campbell, Boris Becker, Franz Beckenbauer, David Beckham, Florentino Pérez, the Mallorcan tennis star Rafael Nadal, Gerard Dépardieu, Paris Hilton, Oliver Kahn, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher, Claudia Schiffer.
Mallorca has for many years boasted one of the lowest crime rates in southern Europe. This is a further, very important reason for many property owners to move from mainland Spain or the French Mediterranean coast to Mallorca. Burglaries and muggings very rarely occur on this island.
And there is more to the riches of the island than the 5-star-hotels, limousines, mega yachts, private jets and designer villas. Venture away from the hotspots and visit the interior of the island and you can shed your notion of time and abandon yourself to the riches of nature, making Mallorca into a prized spiritual haven.