Property Market in the Balearic Islands

May 1, 2016, 6 a.m.

With a flight time of a little over two hours from the UK, this stunning clutch of Mediterranean islands are easy to get to, celebrity magnets and are firm favourites with second-home owners from across the world.

With property sales in the Balearics rising 32.3 per cent year on year (according to the National Statistics Institute) and a history of strict planning laws you won’t find a wide choice of bank-owned cheap homes but between the four islands there is something to suit all tastes.

Whilst Ibiza seems to get more chic and polished every year that goes by, Mallorca, with its superb infrastructure, airlift and amenities (24 golf courses, 41 marinas) remains a firm favourite, and Menorca has its own devoted following.