The Top 5 things I love about living in Mallorca

The view from La Lloneja restaurant in Puerto Pollenca Mallorca looking out at the boats docked on the marina

I was in a particularly cheerful mood this morning, so I just thought I’d share my five favourite things about living on this amazing island.

Here we go:

1. The Weather (obviously!):

It is certainly hotter in other places in Spain (if that’s your thing) but 35 degrees in summer is more than hot enough for me.

And with over 300 days sunshine a year I feel it’s damn near perfect.

In the North of the island, it rains slightly more than in the south…and guess what: I’m glad.

Not only does the island need rain for drinking water, it keeps the island (particularly the North) and my garden looking lush and verdant... much nicer than the dry, arid landscape of the Costa Del Sol.

The climate in every country undoubtedly influences the character of the population and here it makes people relaxed, welcoming and friendly...

Everyone is grateful to be living in such a glorious place.

2. Slow Living:

Mallorquins have mastered the art of how to live.

They live at the true speed of life, not the harried stressful way I was used to running a business back in the UK.

Everything gets done when it gets done… whenever that may be.

So, I’ve learned to adjust, relax and enjoy a more serene way to live. Better for mind, body and soul.

A palm tree silhouetted against a blue Mallorcan sky

3. The Serra de Tramuntana:

As well as ‘Spanish’ restaurants serving great tapas, all the most popular cuisines are available – including Mexican, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai and, of course, traditional Mallorquin.

Most is pretty good quality even in the more touristy areas so you will always have a wide variety to choose from.

The island has also developed an exciting foodie scene – it has 11 Michelin starred restaurants and many others of a similar mouth-watering quality, often run by a chef who has obtained a star elsewhere.

Young and established chefs often set up restaurants in little mountain villages away from the high rents of Palma, so you can find superb meals at a fraction of the price of eating similar meals in the UK.

I could add many more points to this list, but these are my top 5.

What do you love about Mallorca?

4. The Sea

Wherever you buy a home, it won’t be far from the gorgeous azure hued Mediterranean.

There are 262 beaches in Mallorca - many of them world class quality with white sand and crystal-clear water. In fact, Playa de Muro has been voted the best beach in the world several times.

If you have ever read the fascinating book ‘Blue Mind’, you will understand how proximity to the sea enhances your creativity, your health and general wellbeing.

Also, if you’re a water sport enthusiast (like me) there’s every water sport imaginable available here: from the serenity of paddle boarding on a glass-like tranquil bay, to scuba diving in caves or nature reserves, to adrenalin fuelled activities like cliff diving, e-foiling or kite surfing.

And if you’re a land lubber who just likes admiring boats then head to Portal Nous or Port Adriano where you can marvel at some of the world’s biggest superyachts…

There’s a lot of very wealthy people, with big boats who choose to live here.

Pine Walk in Puerto Pollenca, Mallorca Jan 2024

5. The Food:

As well as ‘Spanish’ restaurants serving great tapas, all the most popular cuisines are available – including Mexican, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai and, of course, traditional Mallorquin. Most are pretty good quality even in the more touristy areas, so you will always have a wide variety to choose from.

The island has also developed an exciting foodie scene – it has 11 Michelin starred restaurants and many others of a similar mouth-watering quality, often run by a chef who has obtained a star elsewhere.

Young and established chefs often set up restaurants in little mountain villages away from the high rents of Palma, so you can find superb meals at a fraction of the price of eating similar meals in the UK.

I could add many more points to this list, but those are my top five.

What do you love about Mallorca?

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