Mallorca is still one of the favorite islands of all Britons – in fact, the beautiful Balearic Island is even THE favorite holiday resort of many British travel fans. No wonder that many do not just want to spend their holidays here, but also plan a longer break or maybe even want to emigrate to Mallorca. But what initially sounds so exciting can be very problematic in the end, as can be seen at the many emigrant broadcast TV shows again and again. Many native and foreign Mallorcans laugh at these “soldiers of fortune”, with lack of capital and little expertise, opening just the 999th bar or pub somewhere on the island. Of course, there are also many success stories among the emigrants, only that these people may have made some things just a little different …
- Learn the language
Of course, there are many Britons in Majorca, with whom you can talk easily – but this is not the point of the matter. In order to make a difference in your daily life on Mallorca, sufficient to good Spanish skills are an absolute MUST. It also makes it easier to get in good contact with the local population, find friends and business partners much faster, and simply feel more “arrived”. To plunge into “British parallel societies” may be more comfortable, but the price is high – very high.
- Find a place to stay early enough
In Mallorca good and at the same time affordable housing is not that easy to find. Anyone planning ahead of time can secure a house or apartment on the island beforehand. In the end, buying is cheaper than renting – and beautiful terraced villas or extravagant apartments are often quick and easy to buy – either with equity or the proper funding option.
- Do what you can
Are you a teacher and want to open an antique shop in Mallorca? Especially at the beginning this is not the best idea. It is often more sensible to start here with the skills you can do best, and to practice the profession you have learned. And once again: bring enough money to get by for a year or two, so you are prepared for all eventualities.