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Celeb spotting in Mallorca

8th September 2015 Print

From the super yachts bobbing about off the coast to the luxury pads tucked away in the hills, Mallorca is a playground to the rich and famous. Many A-listers call the island home and many more delight in visiting it for their holidays.

Models, actresses, sporting heroes, royalty… all have been wooed by the balmy breezes and stunning scenery of Mallorca over the years. Agatha Christie wrote Problems at Pollensa Bay while holed up in Puerto Pollensa in the 1930s. Winston Churchill holidayed just along the coast from the same spot. Even Grace Kelly and Charlie Chaplin have visited the island.

Today, Mallorca continues to attract an impressive list of celebrity visitors. Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana and himself a Mallorca resident, explains the island’s enduring allure,

“The beauty of Mallorca is that it offers something for every occasion and mood. You can sit and gaze out at the ocean, watching the sun sparkle off the water and hearing nothing but birdsong and the water lapping against the shore. At the same time, you know that if you want the hustle and bustle of urbanity, with its shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife, Palma is the ideal city. Or if a few rounds of golf in the afternoon heat take your fancy, Mallorca offers that too. Then there are the water sports – snorkelling, parasailing, stand up paddleboarding, wind surfing and so many more. It’s a wonderful place for those who love the water.”

Claudia Schiffer is one celebrity with a home on the island, in the lovely Camp de Mar area at Puerto Andratx. It is one of a few select locations in which Taylor Wimpey Espana has chosen to develop its contemporary, high spec homes on the island. The company’s Camp de Mar Beach development offers easy access to the same local amenities that Ms Schiffer is able to enjoy, but at a price that you don’t have to be a catwalk queen to afford – key ready two bedroom townhouses start at €359,500.

Camp de Mar Beach offers direct access to the sands of Camp de Mar, just 50m away. The resort consists of two and three bedroom, Mediterranean style townhouses in a gated community, complete with verdant communal gardens and a pretty, curved swimming pool. Views of the sea are complemented by views of the fabulous Golf de Andratx course.

In addition to fashion royalty, Mallorca is well used to hosting actual royalty. King Felipe VI of Spain and his family regularly holiday on the island, enjoying its sunshine, relaxed atmosphere and plentiful historical sites. Other recent famous visitors include Claire Sweeney, Steve McFadden and Anthea Turner, while Andrew Lloyd Webber owns several homes on the island.

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones are reported to be selling their villa on the island for a cool $60 million. But if that’s a little too pricey don’t worry – Taylor Wimpey Espana’s luxurious second homes are perfect for enjoying all that this wonderful island has to offer, from fabulous views to beautiful terraces to bask on.

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