The Balearic island of Ibiza has always been one of the most fashionable places in Europe to live or own a second home and today continues to attract a steady stream of famous buyers.


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FC Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas recently became the island’s latest celebrity homeowner, joining a club whose members include DJs Pete Tong and Eric Morillo, fashion designer Jil Sander, musician James Blunt, designer and model Jade Jagger, singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher, retired French footballer Zinedine Zidane and super model Naomi Campbell.

Daniel Chavarria Waschke, Managing Director of the Balearics Sotheby’s International Realty offices, explains the appeal of the island: “Ibiza is a place where famous people can live away from the prying eyes of paparazzi and join in the Bohemian lifestyle alongside everyone else. Even the biggest household names don’t bring entourages of security to the beach clubs and restaurants but feel comfortable and safe in public. After many holidays on the island, Fabregas has decided to put down roots and selected the conservation area of Cala Jondal as the location for his villa – he won’t have far to go to enjoy a cocktail at the infamous Blue Marlin beach club.”

Balearics Sotheby’s International Realty is currently selling some very desirable villas in phase two of Ibiza’s first – and potentially last – condo resort, Cala Conta. “The developers of Cala Conta took many years to secure a build licence for their 33 villas as the area is protected natural park and has strict planning controls,” adds Waschke. “Five hundred metres from the coastline and the wonderful Cala Conta beach, the condo resort has been popular with international clients who place high value on architectural beauty, location, privacy and security – so much so that phase one of 12 villas is completely sold out.”

Billed as one of the ten most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean, Cala Conta is small and rugged with plenty of secret nooks and hideaways for privacy and fun. The waters are stunningly turquoise, shallow enough for children and ideal for snorkeling, and look out to the little offshore islands of S’Illa des Bosc and La Conejera – the ideal backdrop for incredible sunsets. A handful of bars and restaurants are on hand to provide seafood, cool drinks and atmospheric music.

Prices at Cala Conta start from €1.6million (approx £1.3million). The 12 homes in phase one (due for completion 2013) are all sold; phase two (due for completion 2014/2015) has good availability.

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