Sant Elm property for sale

Sant Elm property for sale

Sant Elm or San Telmo as it is known in Spanish, is a charming and picturesque little town on the most south western tip on the coast of Mallorca, within the municipality of Andratx, 40 km from the capital city of Palma. Named after the patron saint of sailors, this gem, which lies at the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, has taken on the status as a relaxed tourism destination, from its former identity as a busy fishing village. Its stunningly crystal clear Mediterranean waters, rich and lush green surroundings, views over the small islands of ‘Es Pantaleu’ and ‘Sa Dragonera’ and the unique quality and translucency of the light here, make this a naturally beautiful landscape.

With the arrival of tourism, Sant Elm took on resort status with the addition of a couple of hotels, holiday investment apartments to let, shops and restaurants and now has a population of approx 500 full time residents, who make their living from this seasonal trade. Although a tourist destination now, it has remained largely unspoiled and has managed to maintain its quaint charm very well indeed, offering characteristic properties for sale in Sant Elm, Majorca.

In the summer months, tourists enjoy boat trips to the magical uninhabited natural park, Sa Dragonera. A boat ferries keen explorers across the 6km channel to this island, crowned by an ancient watch tower and so called because it resembles the shape of a dragon. Home to a species of lizard that does not knowingly exist in any other part of this planet,  361 different plant species, 18 of which are native to this part of the world, a group of seabirds including Audouin’s Gull and the Balearic Sheerwater, a breed which are endemic to the Balearic islands and the largest population of the Eleonora Falcon living within this archipelago. Sa Dragonera truly is a special place on planet earth.

Sa Dragonera has played many important parts in Mallorca’s history. King Jaume’s fleet used it in the 13th century as they prepared for the reconquest of Mallorca, before it fell into the hands of the infamous and barbaric pirate Barbarossa or ‘Red Beard’ in the 1500’s. Key to the island’s modern day history, in 1977, it was the occupied by a passionate group of environmentalists, protesting against plans to develop and build upon it. They won their campaign, earning Nature Reserve status and protecting its beautiful and important native inhabitants for good. This was a major turning point for the island’s authorities and a wake up call to the potential over expansion and destruction that can come with mass tourism. This lead to more strict building and development legislations, which are still implemented to this day.

Sant Elm property for sale

Leading on from Sant Elms’ safe and shallow beaches is the main yet quiet street. Laced with a few gift shops and restaurants that enjoy advantageous views over the Caribbean-esque waters and the natural islands beyond, here is the perfect place from where to enjoy a long, lazy Mediterranean lunch in the heat of the golden Balearic sun.

There are parts of Mallorca that have been spoiled by mass tourism but this picturesque port has done a wonderful job at protecting itself against the same fate. This delightful place offers an idyllic setting to buy some of the finest selection of  luxury real estate for sale in Majorca, including frontline refurbished apartments, property for holiday buy to let investment and luxury first sea line villas for sale with direct sea access in Sant Elm. Property for sale in this corner of, Majorca offers some of the most breathtaking views over the sparkling, limpid waters of the Mediterranean sea, along with the sheer joy that comes with the advantage it affords at sunset, for from here, you can witness some of the best on the island!

Slightly inland, you can find large villas, country houses and fincas with pool for sale in Sant Elm, Mallorca, offering stunning panoramic views of the mountainous landscape just beyond.

Sant Elm property for sale has seen from major price increases in recent years, as it is based in the highly desirable south west of this major Balearic island. This means that luxury investment property for sale in Sant Elm offers security and a healthy ROI in return.

If you buy one of the properties for sale in Sant Elm as a permanent or holiday home, this calm and tranquil village will reward you with a relaxed pace of life as you enjoy the world around you drift by. Watch the fisherman as they set their lines and pots to entice the local lobster, squid and fresh fish their way, or sail your yacht and moor up in the azure blue bay of Torre Cala en Basset and dive off the back into the crystal clear waters. Maybe you would prefer to go kayaking or stand up paddle boarding as you discover the hidden rocky inlets along the coast or hike over to ’Ruina La Trapa’ and enjoy some of the most spectacular views over this beautiful part of the island.

Sant Elm, Mallorca is a prime location to buy luxury Balearic property for sale, on this alluring and absorbing, Spanish island.

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