Celebrities who live in Mallorca
Chances are you already know Mallorca quite well. You've bathed in the turquoise waters, snorkelled to your heart's content & saw the breathtaking sunsets. Now is the time to discover more. In this and following blogs we will show you Mallorca like you've never seen before. The Mallorca that's usually only revealing itself to the local residents, the sights & sounds that are normally only shared with the locals.
Let's start with the celebrities. The ones who can choose to live anywhere and chose to live in Mallorca. Why wouldn't they - it's the perfect mix of sea, sun, mountains, city, shabby & and glitz! Here are our top 5 celebrities who decided to make Mallorca their home.
Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones
They might spend more of their time closer to the production studios of Hollywood, but still, they own a breathtaking S’Estaca property right between Deia and Valdemossa in the Tramuntana mountains. It's been a long-lasting love affair - Michael Douglas purchased the property in the 1980s and has since become an official ambassador of the Balearic Islands.
While the villa offers more than enough space to entertain, the couple can often be seen in the neighbouring towns and the Tramuntana mountains. To get a glimpse of the lifestyle to be had there, enjoy one of the gift vouchers and experiences at Hotel Ca’s Xorc Luxury Retreat.
Claudia Schiffer & Matthew Vaughn
She may be best know for strutting the catwalk, but on her own time, Claudia Schiffer is much more likely to be strutting one of the many golf courses close to Andratx. Apparently a keen golfer, she owns a beautiful property in Camp de Mar - close enough to Palma and all it has to offer, but also close enough to the wild outdoors and some of the best golf courses in the world.
Have a look at St. Regis Mardavall gift vouchers and experiences right next door - who knows when Claudia might pop in for an afternoon tea.
Seems to have found her piece of heaven in Soller, where she has owned a property for many years. Unlike most celebrities, Annie Lennox treats Mallorca as home, not just a place to holiday.
You can easily see why by visiting one of the many luxury hotels in the area. Personally we would recommend enjoying one of the gift vouchers and experiences at Jumeirah Port de Soller - a fabulous cliftop location with the most amazing views!
Better known for Necker Island in the Caribbean, Richard Branson also has long-term ties with Mallorca. Having once owned the estate that includes Belmond La Residencia, he is currently developing what is promised to be a fabulous eco-village between Esporles and Banyalbufar. There are already 3 ultra-luxury villas based on the site, all surrounded by over 700 acres of premium World Heritage landscape high in the Tramuntana Mountains. It looks like the Branson Family ties with Mallorca are only going to become stronger - Sir Richard's granddaughter is called Eva-Deia, as a tribute to the Village of Deia on the North-West coast of the island.
Next time you visit Mallorca, make sure you pay the Tramuntana Mountains a visit. Perhaps start by enjoying one of the gift vouchers and experiences at Castell Son Claret - a 5* hideaway at the gateway to Tramuntana.
Rafael "Rafa" Nadal, the superstar tennis player is one of the lucky few who were born in Mallorca. It looks like he has no plans of leaving - he famously refused to move to a larger training centre as his career was starting to blossom. Recently he married his long-time love Maria Perello in the stunning La Fortaleza - a former fortress turned into a stunning seaside venue.
The couple shares their main residence on the island. The traditional Mallorcan stone house, located just by the sea in Porto Cristo, has undergone an extensive renovation since being purchased in 2013 and often features on Rafa's Instagram. If you'd like to get a better feel for that part of the island, have a look at the gift vouchers and experiences at Blau PortoPetro, one of the premier hotels there.
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