Indulge in Deia
A luxurious village set among verdant hills of olive groves, buildings tickled with vibrant flowers and over-reaching ivy, holidays to Deia are ideal for those looking to relax and get away from the world in a quiet sun-splashed corner of Majorca.
Historical monuments and a rich cultural heritage lines the village as you make your way around the streets, and having been the home to famous writers of centuries gone by you’ll find prestigious houses, opulently bracing themselves against the Mediterranean sun in a glow that will appeal to the aesthetic seekers. On the west coast of Majorca, not far away, you’ll discover uncrowded shingle beaches for maximum relaxation and seclusion.
Things to do in Deia
This charming village can be found in the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range forming the northern ridge of the Spanish island of Majorca. With a minuscule population believed to be below 1000 inhabitants, the village delivers natural beauty within a cosy and charming atmosphere. Despite its position set back from the sea, there are still plenty of things to do in Deia, much of them allowing tourists to embrace the gorgeous mountainous scenery surrounding the village. If you fancy some thrills beyond the typical Deia attractions, the coastline is approximately 20 minutes away and the history and nightlife of Palma city is only 40 minutes away.
Wine and Dine
The culinary scene is one of the great Deia attractions with some top-notch restaurants scattered all over the village. Whatever your taste, Deia has you covered with an ultimate variety in food served across the village. Es Raco D’es Teix has a luxurious setting above the village and offers a mixture of modern and classic Mediterranean dishes. Heading to El Barrigon Xelini offers holidaymakers a flavour of Spain where more relaxed tapas dining is present. While Sa Fonda is a quaint pub in the middle of the village known to the locals as their drinking hole and is a beautiful place for drinks before or after dinner.
Action and Adventure
Despite being a haven of relaxation, there are plenty of things to do in Deia to get your pulse racing. While Sitting on terraces and relishing the stunning scenery is more what Deia is about, there are countless sporting opportunities on offer to entice active tourists. A game of tennis is always on the cards at the local tennis club run both by the council and the courts found in some hotels. For a more traditional viewpoint on Deia with a strangely-thrilling twist, head down to Cala Deia - a small shingle beach embedded in an attractive cove. In the cove there is a unique local custom that involves naked swimming during long parties at weekends – a bit of an adventure indeed, especially if the water is cold. There are two restaurants in the cove providing fresh fish as their speciality all through the summer season - so if you prefer to watch….
The general ambience around the village is perfect for a loved up holiday away from the kids. Filled with spectacular scenery, couples should choose to hike marked trails across the mountain ranges and enjoy the fascinating views, perhaps with a picnic basket sat beside them. Various quaint pubs and restaurants are spread across the village, perfect for a romantic meal or drink together, with cosy hotels topping off the romantic vibe of the evening. Embracing the culture is a large part of tourism in Deia, and couples should relish gaining an insight into a different lifestyle and taking part in a range of traditional events – even if it’s just to laugh at one another!
A Wealth of Attractions
Like the famous poet Robert Graves, most people come on Deia holidays for the tranquil settings amid top quality hotels and picturesque houses. From the terraces you can overlook the narrow streets and vegetative bliss that has seemingly overcome this small village, while stone walkways and stone cobbled paths mean that the main attraction to this small dwelling is the setting itself - but for a more active holiday there is plenty to do.
Take a trip to Cala Deia, a small beach not located too far away where you can explore coves and quietly settle down for an afternoon in the glorious sun, whereas the main city of Palma isn’t too far away should you fancy perusing souvenir shops or eating in one of the many high-end restaurants during your Deia holidays. For a sandier beach with a few water sports to get involved with you can head to the social neighbourhood of El Toro, while Puerto Soller will suit anyone wishing to take to the seas on a formidable cruise.