It would seem that more and more residents of the UK isles are leaving their home country for sunnier shores, namely those of yacht charter Mallorca island, one of the hottest places in the Mediterranean at the moment in terms of popularity.
It would seem that the days when smaller sisters island Ibiza took all the spotlight thanks to all the wild parties are now behind, and Mallorca is re-emerging as the real Queen of the Balearics. This can be seen in the ever increasing numbers of people travelling to the island but also in the large numbers of people moving here for good. Those numbers are especially high in the ranks of British citizens.
Just last month travel journalist Anna Nicholas was saying that yacht charter Mallorca is the perfect place for Britons to buy property and now figures from the National Statistics Institute appear to confirm that theory revealing that as many as 23,773 British citizens are now leaving on the island. If that number doesn’t mean anything to you, let us remind you that it represents a huge 75% increase since last year.
Mallorca is used to foreign nationals as 21.6% of its total population is made up of non-Spanish people (the largest percentage in all of Spain), meaning it’s has strong expat communities from several countries, but none as numerous or as strong as the German and British ones. The average age of the British expat is 46.6 years old whereas the Germans have an average of 48 years old. But then again, the Germans are more numerous with a population of 36,727 people.
The main reason for Yacht charter Mallorca’s popularity is its beautiful weather which extends the summer season longer than in other places in the Mediterranean, stunning inland villages, beaches, marinas, 26 golf courses, a medieval-looking capital city, a 90km-long mountain range which in 2011 was entered in the World Heritage List by UNESCO and, most importantly, a large international airport which caters to the entire Balearics archipelago.