Mallorca is within easy reach of many of Europe’s cities via direct scheduled flights or private jet. Being within an hour's flight from most Spanish larger cities, Mallorca is also very well connected to mainland Spain. In summary, Mallorca is the ideal destination with many available daily connections to Europe all year round.
Over the past five years, the motorway network has been expanded substantially, making it possible to drive from Palma to Puerto Pollensa or Artá in 40 minutes, almost cutting the travelling time in half. Extensive repairs and extensions have also been applied to existing smaller roads to increase the security and allow for the ever-increasing volume of traffic.
In addition, train and metro services are constantly improving and will culminate in a metro from the airport to the city of Palma, connecting to other trains and buses for easier transportation.
The island also offers many top class, reputable international schools, most of them with English as the main language of education and following the British school system.
The school was opened in 1985 and now has over 200 pupils whose ages range from 3 to 16 years – taking the pupils to the GCSE examinations in 2007. The school has been inspected by the Cambridge University Examination Board and is a recognised examination centre. There are 20 full-time teachers and three part-time teachers.
Bellver International College
Bellver International College is a non-denominational, co-educational day school. Founded in 1950, Bellver is the longest established privately owned British school in Spain. It is located in a residential area three km from Palma centre and educates children between the ages of 3 and 18.
King Richard III College
Founded in 1969, King Richard III College is a private co-educational day school following the English National Curriculum, and providing a complete education from Reception to Year 13. The school enjoys a privileged location in the residential village of Portals Nous, close to the Puerto Portals Marina and just 10 minutes from Palma. The school roll averages 250 students, representing some 20 nationalities.
Founded in 1977, Queen's College now caters for some 315 children between the ages of 3 and 18, preparing them for GCSE and GCE 'A'level examinations and equivalent qualifications in the Spanish education system.
The Swedish School and EuroCampus.
The school is located near the Bellver Castle in Palma and is structured as an association with all parents being members electing the board of directors on a yearly basis. There are about 200 students of Swedish, German and Spanish nationality. The school caters to children from pre-school up to ninth grade.
www.svenskaskolanmallorca.com / www.dsmallorca.de
The French School
With 435 pupils, the French School (Lycee) offers education for children between pre-school and Bachillerato in their establishment near the Bellver Castle, just a few minutes from Palma city centre.
The medical services on the island have improved substantially over the last decade. The services offered in all parts of the island are plenty, and the amount of public hospitals has increased by four over the last few years, adding to the already extensive offers of existing hospitals and clinics. English is widely spoken at all private facilities and also available in public hospitals. Moreover, 24-hour private jet evacuation is available for serious cases.
Some of the main private clinics with highly qualified international staff around Palma are: