Luxury Photo Reportage
Mallorca: life in the lap of luxury
To step into the world of luxury living in Mallorca, a visit to Puerto Portals is a must: you’re very likely to bump into a well-known celebrity or even royalty. Check out the amazing selection of multi-million pound yachts and dream about which one you’d like to own. Very often, one of the world´s biggest yachts can be seen moored in Palma´s Paseo Marítimo (Club de Mar) : The “Lady Moura” (length: 344 feet) owned by Saudi Arabian billionaire Nasser Ar-Raschid. In 2005 it was number 10 in the world ranking of mega-yachts. It´s worth 200 million US dollars and carries a Sikorsky S 76 helicopter. Among others seen at the “Club de Mar” and Puerto Portals is the yacht “Pitina III”, belonging to former Real Madrid president and CEO of construction company ACS, Florentino Pérez.
Shopping in style
If you are going to hang out with the rich and famous, then you have to look the part. There is a fantastic selection of top-class boutiques, stocking international designers such as Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Dior and Jil Sander. Palma, Puerto Portals and Puerto Andratx are the best places to shop for luxury goods.
Play and stay
There are 23 five-star hotels, 21 top-class golf courses, a wealth of spas and gourmet restaurants – and marinas have been springing up faster than the Lear jets are landing at Son Sant Joan. The infrastructure is laid for a year-round luxury experience while relaxing in the sun and enjoying the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Mallorca. Some of the outstanding hotels are: Castillo Son Vida (Palma), St. Regis Mardavall (Costa d´en Blanes), Gran Hotel Son Julia (Stein Group, Llucmajor), Gran Hotel Sóller, Hospes Maricel (Calvià), Reads Hotel & Spa (Santa Maria). Outstanding golf courses: Son Muntaner (Son Vida), Alcanada (Alcúdia), Golf de Andratx (Camp de Mar), Real Golf de Bendinat (Portals Nous).
At your service
You want to entertain your friends with an amazing party? There are catering companies who´ll produce food of an exceptional quality that´s sure to impress. How about a workout at your swimming pool with a world-class personal trainer? A personal style consultation or the rental of a luxury car? You’ll not only find these services easily on the island – you’ll also be impressed by the high standards provided.
When you have lots of free time to pass, cultural events are a great way to feed the soul while broadening the mind. Mallorca offers year-round concerts, exhibitions, ballets and fiestas to entertain the privileged. The best entertainment is also guaranteed: try Son Amar (road to Sóller) and Es Fogueró (road to S’Aranjassa) dinner shows, Pirates Adventure (Magaluf), the Teatre Principal (Palma), the Auditoriums in Palma and Alcúdia. Going out in the area of La Lonja (Jazz Voyeur Club and more), Santa Catalina and Paseo Marítimo offers a wealth of entertainment possibilities.
Luxury for all
The best is often the simplest: blue skies, long treks in the mountains or a stroll along an empty beach lead to memories you can capture every day on the island. The luxury of breathing fresh air, enjoying unspoiled landscapes, wild flowers and the abundance of trees are the true luxury of living in Mallorca.