Deia is one of the most picturesque villages in the entire country of Spain, and perhaps the most beautiful in the Balearic Islands! This little haven situated on the island of Majorca's western coast; separated from the masses and the rest of the island by the great Tramutana Mountain Range, Deia exists in splendid isolation and sheer tranquillity, appealing to visitors all over the world. Deia is utterly unique – steep cliffs and rugged beauty give way to secretive crescent-shaped coves and a pristine Mediterranean Sea. The village also boasts a feature which contrasts enormously with other towns facing the Mediterranean – it is very green and lush, providing a perfect environment for palm trees, sycamores, cypresses, pines, and photogenic groves of olive and orange trees. Deia is a real breath of fresh air; its charming atmosphere and historic houses are sure to strike your heart.
Deia has long been a place of great literary history, with numerous European poets and novelists settling in the village since the 1920s, the most famous of which is probably the Englishman Robert Graves (his home has been made a museum); the town has inspired many more to write about and base famous novels in this paradise place. In recent decades, literature has given way to music – the famed entrepreneur Richard Branson now owns a lavish villa in the area in the name of Virgin Records. Artists such as Mick Jagger and Mike Oldfield frequented in Deia as well, performing in the 'music bar' Sa Fonda. The village boasts around twenty-five amazing little bars and eateries, renowned among visitors for their quality and traditional flavour.
The Palma-Port de Soller bus scoots through Deia five times daily in each direction (Nov-March reduced service on Sun). There's no tourist office, but the village's hotels and hostales will gladly provide local advice on walks and weather, and can fix you up with a taxi. Of the two places where there's a good chance of a reasonably priced room in high season, the Fonda Villa Verde , Calle Ramon Llull 19 has lovely premises near the village church, while the Hotel d'es Puig occupies a tastefully converted old stone house close by.
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As for eating in Deia, you're spoiled for choice. There's a concentration of cafes and restaurants along the main street towards the west end of the village. These include Cafe La Fabrica , which offers reasonably priced tapas, bocadillos and the traditional pa amb oli (bread rubbed with olive oil), and the Bar-Restaurante Deia , where you'll pay a little more for a light meal, but with the compensation of a terrace overlooking the valley. Moving up the price range, the Restaurant Jaime, which is also at the west end of the village, offers mouthwatering Mallorcan cuisine.
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Bendinat Hotel - Portals Nous
"Superb dining", "Big balcony", "Excellent service"
This beautiful hotel is located a 10-minute drive from the Cala Major Beach and provides every amenity to ensure your holiday is perfect in every way including an outdoor pool, massage services,
24 hour reception, bicycle rental and very confortable rooms. Son Sant Joan Airport (PMI) is under a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Cas Catala Ses Illetes and Palma de Mallorca are only a quick drive away for those guests with a car.
Hotel Galeon Portals Nous - Majora
"Loved the beach", "Excellent service", "Ocean views""
This amazing hotel often obtains 10 out of 10 on rating web sites from past visitors for its service, location and beach. Located a 10-minute drive from the Cala Major Beach and prvoides every amenity to ensure your holiday is perfect in every way. Son Sant Joan Airport (PMI) is under a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Cas Catala Ses Illetes and Palma de Mallorca are only a quick drive away for those guests with a car.
Maristel Hotel - Majorca
"Excellent service", "Great location", "Tasty breakfast"
Tthe Maristel Hotel provides cmodern amenities within a rustec setting and offers a sauna , spa & wellness centre, steam bath and fitness centre.
The hotel enjoys a superb location, allowing guests easy access to a range of popular attractions. For those with a car, parking is provided by the hotel.