The things that make Mallorca so attractive for holidaymakers who travel to the largest island in the Balearic Islands year after year is the same as for Celebrities. Some say it is the variety of landscapes that ranges from pebbly or sandy bays on the turquoise-blue Mediterranean Sea to craggy cliffs and plains with orange and olive groves. It is because of the intoxicating lifestyle which mixes cultural activities, excellent restaurants and a fantastic climate.
A short flight from anywhere in Europe
An important factor that makes Mallorca one of the most popular holiday destination for Celebrities is undoubtedly the short flight time. Thus, it is just the length of an excessively long film that separates the travel enthusiastic Celebrity from their holiday destination. In addition, almost every airport in Europe has a holiday plane take off for a direct flight to Palma de Mallorca at least once a day. For the more high profile celebrities there is of course Private Jet Terminal at Palma de Mallorca Airport. It offers Travelers to arrive around thirty minutes before take-off, possibly even fifteen minutes as check-in takes a few minutes.
The fabulous connection to Europe is one reason for Mallorca’s popularity. Another decisive factor, is the Climate.. If you want to swap the the uncomfortable Northern European autumn, winter and sometimes also rainy spring and summer months for sun and warmer temperatures, the choice almost inevitably falls on the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”. Thanks to its moderate subtropical climate, anyone visiting can already enjoy temperatures of up to 18 degrees from March, with average highs of up to 31 degrees in July and August and with a mild end of the year with up to 24 degrees in October and up expect 16 degrees in December.
Mallorca offers something for everyone
The climate ensures that the water temperature in the Mediterranean Sea, the often sung “Bathtub of Europe”, is high with an average of 18 degrees (July, August and September account for a pleasant 24 degrees). On the beaches around Sollér where the warm waves land, there is a choice between long, densely populated beaches that have everything, and lonely, dreamy bays, which are found on the east coast and in the south-east and tend to offer peace and individuality.
Mallorca is also a worthwhile travel destination for holidaymakers who want to actively relax on hiking or trekking tours. On shorter hikes in the numerous nature parks, you can marvel at the original Mallorcan flora and fauna. In the northeast, the wild and romantic landscape is convincing. There the vacationers will find the Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range in the north-west of the island, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
Even travellers who want to devote themselves exclusively to improving their handicaps during their holiday will get their money’s worth on Mallorca, which has four 9-hole and 19 golf courses with 18 holes. Because what could be nicer for beginners and advanced skiers than to play and train on a green embedded in the most beautiful landscape?
Holidays like at home
English-speaking staff at the airport, in the hotel, in restaurants and museums or even as hoteliers, restaurant owners and waitresses. For many holiday makers, a visit to Mallorca is also so attractive because the knowledge that you can communicate and be understood gives you security. They like the feeling of not coming to a completely foreign country and still being in a warm and sunny place. After all, there are also parts of the island where you can only communicate in Spanish. There you can get to know local maids and waiters. If necessary, vacationers can try their hand at the foreign language.
Mallorca and in particular the fantastic restaurants around Sollér guarantee comfort. For some travellers it is even essential to be able to read the menu in English and order and pay for the paella. Due to the vibrant restaurant scene there a range of international dishes and fusions available. On the other hand, there is the opportunity to taste original Mallorcan cuisine and Spanish specialties. The secret lies in the fact that you can speak, eat and live just like at home and enjoy a bit of both cultures.
Holidays in every form – from tents to luxury hotels
You can indulge in luxury on Mallorca. The island also has elegant facilities that offer all-round and round-the-clock service for the rich and famous. An important consideration for the celebrities who frequent the island is privacy and security. For those who prefer to be to themselves and even enjoy the Mediterranean flair of a finca, there is a wide range of rentable properties. Here you can live in peace, take care of yourself and feel like a Mallorcan. Whether near the beach, in small communities away from mass tourism, or rather close to the action – the vacationer has the choice.
The wide range of accommodations is another reason that Germans flock to the island in droves.
Shopping in Mallorca inevitably leads visitors to Palma. The capital of the island offers the crème de la crème in terms of shopping opportunities with its extremely stylish shops and exclusive brands. Numerous boutiques await with elegant clothing and leather goods, ranging from designer outfits to the latest “high street fashion”. These include international fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, H&M, Massimo Dutti, Prada, Valentino and Fendi. Well-known Spanish clothing stores are also well represented, such as Uterqüe, Desigual, Custo and Zara. The capital’s most prestigious shopping streets are Passeig / Paseo Borne and Avinguda / Avenida Jaime III. The Paseo del Borne in particular has established itself as the “golden mile” of the designer mile for luxury shopping. The openings of Twin Set, Mulberry, Relojeria Alemana, Carolina Herrera, Hugo Boss and Rialto Living have contributed to this. The “Corner” boutique in the bay of Puerto Portals in particular offers fans of luxury fashion everything that makes the heart beat faster. Swiss luxury watches and individual quality jewelery, on the other hand, can be purchased from the renowned jeweler Nicolás Joyeros.
One of the most idyllic stretches on the whole island is situated between the port of Valldemossa and the artists’ village of Deià: S’Estaca. This is the preferred destination of the actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. They stay in one of the most exclusive villas on the island, the Villa S’Estaca. The estate consists of several buildings set over an area of 77 hectares which offers the actors the ultimate luxury, privacy. Despite maximum privacy, the city of Palma can be reached within half an hour and day trips can be undertaken to coastal towns such as Sollér. The estate and the holiday experience offer everything one could desire, surrounded by ancient olive trees, elevated terraces and a breathtaking panorama view of the bay.
An appeal for the rich and famous will always be to be close to an airport in case they need to quickly have a meeting or have a day of filming. Approximately 20 minutes from the airport is the mountain village of Esporles. The great connections and the great wine produced in the local area is a reason so many people are drawn to this village. The village offers breathtaking views and is the preferred haunt of the Scottish signer Annie Lennox and is known to spend most of her year on the Balearic Island.
Anja Rubik is a polish super model and activist. She is known to have a property in the Port de Sollér. The Port de Sollér is one of the most desirable places to buy property on the northern side of the island due to the explosion of the restaurant scene. The promenade and surrounding side streets, offer excellent fine dining restaurants with some of the best chefs that the island has to offer. There is a focus on locally sourced produce cooked to the highest standard. The restaurant scene is influenced by international flavours and fusions and offers something for everyone. Anja Rubik decided that the beautiful stretch of cost on the northern ridge of the island was also the perfect backdrop for her wedding to fellow model Sasha Knezevic in 2011.
After spending time in France, some of it at the Moulin de Mougins, Melker Andersson, returned to Sweden and trained at various restaurants. In 1994, he opened his first establishment, “Fredsgatan 12” (Michelin 1*), which helped revolutionise Swedish cuisine. The chef is known to own property in Sollér which should come as no surprise. There are few places that offer a restaurant scene as exciting as the one that is developing in Sollér and its surroundings. The chef decided that the island too was the perfect location for his wedding as it offered the privacy the partners desired.
There a range of reasons that make Sollér and Mallorca appealing to celebrities. The island offers a range of factors in combination that can be rarely found in other holiday destinations around Europe.
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