Mallorca has long been popular with the world's rich and famous, from Chopin and George Sand spending winter 1838-1839 in Valldemossa to the current A-listers from film, TV and fashion.
Crime novelist Agatha Christie was an early visitor – during the 1930s, she stayed up in Port de Pollença and wrote 'Problems at Pollensa Bay' from Hotel Illa d'Or. Just up the coast, Hotel Formentor was the place to be from the 1930s to the 1950s and can boast the names of Winston Churchill, Sir Peter Ustinov, Grace Kelly, Charles Chaplin and Edward Windsor amongst its former guests. Today, Pollença is more likely to see cyclist Bradley Wiggins or politician David Cameron in its pretty cafes as they enjoy holidays in the sun.
Peter Stringfellow is a regular visitor to Puerto Portals and the south-west of the island. In fact, Puerto Portals is a hot spot for celebs in Mallorca, with a number of soap stars and TV presenters choosing to holiday here. Claire Sweeney, Steve McFadden, Anthea Turner and Richard Keyes all have either boats or homes here.
The most exclusive place for the rich and famous is probably Deià, on the west coast of Mallorca. This pretty town has been popular with artists since the 1950s and the exclusive La Residencia Hotel is a perennial favourite for many. From the late Princess Diana to Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, Goldie Hawn, Michael Palin, Stephen Fry, Noel Gallagher, Kate Moss, Sting, Jamie Oliver and Heston Blumenthal, the list is endless as is the list of top celebrity spotting places on the island.