(PALMA, MAJORCA) -- The gorgeous Spanish Island of Majorca (also known as Mallorca), a popular holiday destination for Brits and Europeans alike lured by the island's charm, sophistication and diversity, is currently gearing up for a jam packed summer on the sea.
As the longest running super yacht regatta in Europe, the annual Super yacht Cup has drawn in over 200 sailing super yachts to the occasion since it began back in 1996, gathering the world's largest and most impressive privately owned super yachts to Palma every year to participate in the four-day invitation only event.
The race is designed to showcase the Balearic Islands as one of the best super yacht bases in the world as well as tourist destinations. The event which is also famous for its 'apres sail' dock parties, barbecues, and a glamorous gala evening held at Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art,
For the more adventurous sailor, Majorca will also be the launch pad and finishing point for the Global Ocean Race 20011-12 which will see entries from various nations battle it out on some of the planets toughest waters. That race, scheduled from Sept. 25 to May 2012, is expected to attract thousands of sports fans from across the globe to the golden island.
International events of such magnitude help put Majorca on a new global stage and while many sailing devotees are attracted to such events and the extras that go along with them, many more stay for Majorca's sun soaked climate, striking blue flag beaches and high class boutiques and restaurants.
Of course, the natural beauty and popular social program of the island means Majorca is in greater demand as a vacation home market.
"Tourists as well as property investors desire a high quality of life and high quality property to match," says Ignacio Osle, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey de España. "They want to be somewhere where the sun always shines, where the beaches are pristine, where the infrastructure is of a high standard, where there's an abundance of cultural and social events and where the facilities such as bars and restaurants are first class. Majorca, although recognized as a growing hub for the rich and famous has plenty to offer in terms of affordable property and remains as popular today as it ever was. It's an investment gold mine with something for everyone."
Leading house builders, Taylor Wimpey de España, are providing the perfect opportunity for boating and property fans alike to view their luxurious new fully furnished ready-to-move in properties in Majorca at their show home event until September 15. Among the affordable properties being offered for viewing are El Puerto II, Cala D'Or and Pollentia Mar and Puerto Pollença.
El Puerto II consists of two bedroom apartments located on the south east coast of the island, very close to the glamorous Marina de Cala D'Or costing from just $252,419 with furniture included. With three communal swimming pools available these properties are surrounded by outstanding natural beauty offering various other activities such as water sports, biking and golf in the local area.
Pollentia Mar located in the seaside town of Puerto Pollença with only four properties remaining is located just 50 meters from the beach and Pollensa's famous Voramar promenade. Priced from just $367,235 Pollentia Mar has a communal area, swimming pool and private parking with an abundance of facilities nearby, and of course, the beauty of Majorca.