The village of Deia (Deya) surrounds an ancient hilltop church in the west of Mallorca. Made of local stone, the village blends perfectly into the rugged countryside on which it stands, giving it blissfully natural, harmonious atmosphere. This idyllic village at first looks overrun, as the houses are surrounded by palm trees sporadically positioned throughout the streets and gardens, but in reality, Deia is a millionaires getaway, hidden from the tourist crowds, and hiding some incredible luxury private villas.
The village is set inland from the coast, but there is a glorious walk down an old track to a small cove (cala) where fishermen still cast their nets each morning. You can drive to the sea, but the roads take you the ‘scenic’ route, and the walk is both easy and hugely enjoyable, although the walk back up to your Deia accommodation is slightly more strenuous!
The beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere or Deia mean that it is a favourite with artists, writers and musicians searching for inspiration. Those looking for real comfort can find a range of luxury private villas in Deia in which to settle into, relax and enjoy the unrivalled combination of scenery, climate and atmosphere which belongs to Deia, Mallorca. The Archaeological Museum, Parroquial Museum and Museu de Son Marroig which are all located in the village are great places to visit from Deia accommodation to, with some fascinating exhibits on display, which allow you to gain a really good understanding of the area.
The village is set in the middle of a valley in the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, which hold the second highest peak on the island, Teix. The mountains are covered in a maze of ancient mule tracks and footpaths which are the perfect excuse for walkers to head up into the hills from their Deia rental property, and discover some of the wildest nature and finest views on the island. Walkers tend to take a Deya apartment or luxury private villa in Deia on either side of the peak tourist season (June until the end of August), as temperatures cool slightly making walking much more pleasant.
Soller is the commercial centre of West Mallorca, and lies in the shadow of the island’s tallest peak. It is not a large town by any means, and sits on the back of a delightful crescent shaped bay.
Throughout the year, average monthly temperatures remain between 12 and 27˚C. In the summer, midday temperatures can soar into the mid 30’s on a very regular basis, meaning that the by the time you have walked down to the cala from your Deia accommodation, taking a dip in the refreshing sea is extremely tempting. Walkers will be happiest in a Deia rental property in the spring and autumn, as temperatures are warm, but not stiflingly hot.
You can be settling into a luxury private villa in Deia within half an hour of leaving Mallorca’s international airport, the Son Sant Joan Airport (PMI) in Palma. British Airways and easyJet both provide cheap, direct flights from the UK.