Why do so many celebrities fall in love with Mallorca?
Prime among Mallorca’s myriad charms is its breath-taking scenery. For an island that is only about twice the size of London, it delivers a huge range of vistas, from mountain terrain to rolling hills to its incredible coastline.
In addition to sandy beaches, the island boasts rocky sea pools and watery caves, as well as natural springs and waterfalls further inland.
Mallorca’s weather, of course, plays a big part in its attraction. The island enjoys mild winters and hot summers with long, sun-filled days, meaning it’s perfect for spending time outdoors year-round. The sea temperature hits an average of 25°C in some parts of the island during July, August and September, and only drops just below 15°C between January and March, so there’s a really long season for enjoying time in the water.
Another reason that Mallorca is such a hit with celebrities is its wealth of upscale dining options and its lively nightlife. The local cuisine features plenty of fish (as you would expect of an island!), along with pork, vegetables, local cheeses, olive oils and a selection of super-sweet desserts. Whether you’re after a sophisticated evening meal at one of Mallorca’s five Michelin star restaurants or simply a casual, flavour-packed lunch in an idyllic waterside setting, the island can provide everything you wish for.
As the sun goes down, Palma comes alive to the sound of music, providing plenty of options for those looking to dance the night away, as well as quieter spots to stop for cocktails.
There’s also the casino and dancing shows for those looking for an alternative night out.
With many of Mallorca’s most delicious and delicate desserts featuring a generous dollop of lard in their recipes, many celebs are keen to stay active during their time on the island.
Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to do so. Mallorca is famous for its challenging cycling conditions, though the spectacular scenery is well worth the effort. Mallorca is also home to world-class tennis facilities, thanks in large part to Rafael Nadal, who was born on the island, along with a huge range of water sports, from scuba diving to parasailing.
Mallorca also delivers plenty of variety on the property front. From light-filled apartments in picturesque villages (check out Es Balcò), to detached villas with private pools (Las Villas de Dalt de Sa Rapita, there’s something to suit every taste.