The village of Deia sits nestling between the sea and the dramatic Tramuntana mountain range. There is something magical about this village and it has long been an inspiration for artists, writers and rock gods. As Richard Branson recently said it is “one of the most beautiful villages in the world, Deia in Majorca.”
It is a well-heeled bohemian place where the picturesque cobbled streets are home to top notch restaurants as well as relaxed cafes and bars. Once you land in laid back Deia there is no reason to move other than to discover the further delights of the surrounding mountains and coast.
With such stunning scenery all around, this is a place for taking in the view from a sun lounger, café terrace or just on an amble.
Deia is a small place, with a few cobbled streets and honey stone houses. There is a main street that leads to the picture postcard church where Robert Graves is buried.
Tucked just beneath the village of Deia is the magical Cala Deia. A picturesque shingle cove set in a dramatic setting, where the clear waters lap the stones. Make sure you have lunch at the restaurant that perches in the water.
Eat & Drink
With such an eclectic array of fabulous restaurants this is a perfect place for foodie fans.
A must is the Michelin star Es Raco D’es Teix, with gorgeous food and equally stunning views.
Another firm favourite is Sebastian’s. A former stable has been converted to create a stylish spot with excellent food. As always in Deia, there’s also an amazing view.
Restaurant Son Marriog sits at the entrance to the beautiful house of the same name. It is just a few miles from Deia and it has some of the best sea views around. Perch on the terrace and enjoy watching the sun go down.
We do also love an early or late drink at the very authentic and unpolished Sa Fonda where locals gather to socialise, enjoy live music and play chess. Also good for some celeb spotting, as many own fabulous homes nearby!
When you need to change gear from all that relaxing and dining, then this is a great spot to pull on your walking boots and head into the stunning surrounding scenery (with well signposted trails). With the mountain Teix looming nearby there is some invigorating hiking to be done.
Where to stay:
For something rather special, stay at the luxurious La Residencia hotel, once owned by Richard Branson and still a favoured spot for the rich and famous.
For breathtaking sea and coastal views it doesn’t get much better than the beautiful boutique Sa Pedrissa Hotel.
It’s a perfect spot to enjoy the stunning surrounds.
Surprisingly good value and with an excellent pool right in the heart of Deia is the pretty S’Hotel des Puig. If you’re looking for self-catering, this hotel also has apartments, with the added benefit of use of the hotel’s pool.
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