2 May, 2017 @ 13:47
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Why Mallorca is the best place to live in the world

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OP Columnist Amanda Butler
OP Columnist Amanda Butler

PALMA de Mallorca has recently been voted ‘The Best Place to Live in the World’ by the Financial Times and sits in the top 3 of Conde Naste Magazine´s recent survey.
With a picturesque and historic old city, beaches within walking distance, a friendly and easy-going community, an affordable cost of living and a great climate with 300 days of sunshine – it has everything one could possibly want for a relatively small and unassuming Mediterranean island.
The city of Palma is also only a short drive (10 minutes) from the airport, with plenty of cheap flights to mainland Europe and the UK (LGW just over 2 hours) making it easily commutable.
But that´s only part of the story…


STUNNING: Finca in La Mola Puerto Andratx is being sold through MJC Associates
STUNNING: Finca in La Mola Puerto Andratx is being sold through MJC Associates

Recently awarded the honour of becoming a World Heritage Site, Mallorca has beautiful mountains, a flat and fertile wine producing region in the interior and a beautiful and varied coastline that stretches for 550km.
Ancient culture and rich traditions, festivities, and a wide array of entertainment, intertwine with Michelin acclaimed gastronomy, fine wines and an assured status as a European centre for the yachting industry, among a multitude of other exciting outdoor activities.
As an island, Mallorca offers a safe environment with very low serious crime rates.



Real estate may typically be more expensive than the mainland, but it is also more exclusive and generally a better investment, with low supply and high demand underwriting property values and currently driving prices up.
Its solid position as a high end holiday destination affords the island immediate status for high rental potential through consistent demand with its growing profile attracting a steady stream of new buyers to a second home in the sun.
So if you’re looking for your own slice of paradise, look no further than Mallorca.


Why Mallorca?

• A mild climate with 300 days of sunshine and the benefits of a Mediterranean lifestyle.
• Excellent direct flight connections to mainland Europe
• Offering all the facilities and activities of a holiday resort, but also a beautiful, genuinely cosmopolitan and fully functional city with historic old town hosting year round cultural attractions.
• Mallorca is deemed safe compared to many other destinations, with strong policing (4 different types of police including the Spanish Royal guard, the Guardia Civil) and low serious crime rates.
• Excellent infrastructure including roads, airport and communications
• Not over-developed – with strong planning and construction control.
• A multi-cultural international community.
• A beautiful and varied landscape with fantastic beaches, mountains, rolling hills and flatlands.
• Excellent local and international schools.
• Economic maturity (the Balearic Islands boast the highest number of companies per resident in Spain)
• Excellent leisure activities and facilities, including shopping, music, cuisine, land and watersports.
• Stabilising property prices post recession.
Contact Amanda Butler at +34 690075169 or by email: [email protected]

Amanda Butler

Amanda has grown up and lived all over the world, but settled in Mallorca more than 15 years ago. Originally from the UK, she is a well known figure on the island, having run successful property business MCJ Associates for many years.


  1. This is blatant property advertising. Having lived in Mallorca for a number of years, 300 days of sunshine is just not true. As for the rest of the claims very debatable!

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