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Deia, best of Mallorca

Deia is a typical mediterranean costal village, where the “Sierra de Tramuntana” blends with the crystalline sea . Its peacefulness , landscape , sun sets and its moonlights social-cultural which gives life to this beautiful Village .

An idyllic village of green-shuttered, ochre-coloured houses that has become a hideaway in the shadow of the Teix mountain on the west coast of Mallorca.

The name of Deia (or Deya) comes from the time of the Moorish conquest of Mallorca, back in the 10th-13th centuries. The Muslims called the area ‘Ad-Daya’ which means ‘village’. They were the ones who created the terraced irrigation systems that allowed the steep hillsides to be cultivated. Olive trees flourished up to an altitude of 600 metres, and today cover much of the hillsides above the town.

Deia has famously attracted artists, musicians and those in search of a bohemian life style since the 19th century. The Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria was so captivated by the area that he purchased several estates – Miramar, Son Marroig – which host annual festivals & concerts and are open to the public.

Today, Deia is still very much an artists town and there are a number of art galleries and gift shops scattered throughout the village.

Deia at a glance

Deia is an enchanting village on Mallorca’s North West coast, a precious jewel in the mediterranean, one of those places that the visitor will never forget… the colours, smells, sights and sounds. Shopping

There are a number of small individual shops in Deia, together with two mini markets, a chemist and a bank. Restaurants

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out, with a selection of first class restaurants, including ‘El Olivo’ at the famous La Residencia Hotel, among many others. Read why Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks Deia is gastronomic capital of the Mediterranean and Michael Winner’s review of the local restaurants.

Swimming

Cala Deia is a beautiful sheltered cove, within walking distance of many of the properties by car it will take you about five minutes. Fishermen still set out from here in their boats at night. It is completely unspoilt with a superb rustic sea food restaurant, perched on the cliff overlooking the crystal clear Mediteranean; enjoy the catch of the day here, perfect for a relaxed lunch after a swim.

Walking, Hiking, Cycling

The whole of the Serra de Tramuntana is covered by a network of paths and ancient mule tracks, making the area around Deia an ideal place for walkers, hikers and cyclist with fantastic sea and mountain scenery. Tennis

Courts are available for hire in the village.

Golf

There are currently 17 golf courses on the island with a further 6/8 at the design and planning stage.