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Best areas to live in Majorca as a British expat



Majorca is one of Spain’s leading destinations for British expats and it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular.

The largest of the Balearic islands, Majorca is a diverse destination with quiet inland areas and busy coastal regions.

Its Mediterranean climate guarantees warm summers, while winters are far more mild than Britons are used to.

Brits who enjoy their home comforts will find some resorts with many English-themed bars and restaurants while other parts of the island remain traditionally Spanish. Find out which areas in Spain have the most English-speakers.

Majorca’s beauty does mean it’s often more expensive than other Spanish regions but prices do vary across the island. So where are the best places to live in Majorca? looked at recommendations from the property experts at idealista.


Majorca’s capital, Palma is the heart of the island with good connections to mainland Spain and European cities.

An idealista spokesperson said Palma offers a “vibrant urban lifestyle” with “nightlife, culture and history”.

However, it’s not suited to expats looking for a quieter pace of life as it’s a busy spot and it’s often busy with tourists.


The spokesperson said: “Valldemossa is an idyllic option for those looking for a refuge in the Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”

Valldemossa is a pretty village with fantastic access to nature but expats should be aware that it’s not as well-connected as the capital.


Idealista describes Alcudia as an “unbeatable destination for sea lovers” with gorgeous sandy beaches.

The experts said that life in the coastal enclave offers the perfect balance between relaxation and activity.

Santa Ponsa

If you’re looking for luxury, Santa Ponsa, an exclusive spot on the island’s southwest coast, could be perfect.

Santa Ponsa has a huge range of yacht clubs but this luxurious lifestyle comes at a price and it’s one of the island’s most expensive areas to live.

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