Majorca is not only a place where leisure, the sun and the beach are constantly present; it is also an island where relaxation and tranquillity are more than guaranteed. We often relate Majorca with ‘ensaimadas’ and ‘sobrasada’, but Majorca has always been an island closely linked with tourism of high standing. A quick glance in any of the luxury marinas of the island will show us beautiful white yachts and, with a bit of luck, we may be able to see Michael Schumacher, Elle McPherson and Francois-Henri Pinault or Salma Hayek, famous people who have already spoken about the marvels of this new Spanish ‘Costa Azul’ throughout the world.
National tourism is very well represented for by the Spanish Royal Family, although the majority of the tourists that come to the island are foreigners. The Borbón family have been faithful visitors to the island for many years, where they usually practice their favourite sport, sailing, as well as pleasure sailing along the Mediterranean coasts. The last member of the European Royalty to sign up for tourism in Majorca was Prince Harry of England, who has friends with a residence in Majorca.
The actors, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have a privileged home on the coast, between Valldemossa and Deià, and they are very integrated with the island. They never stop promoting the island in the United States and in England.
The German top mode Claudia Schiffer presumes to have a mansion on the island measuring half a million square metres, in an almost wild area on the south of the island. The house is in Andritxol, in Camp de Mar, next to a medieval watch tower which was used to spot out for pirates.
Another German person who spends the summer on the island is the ex-tennis player Boris Becker. He is the owner of one of the most impressive majestic mansions on the island, full of luxurious details and elements.