Majorca’s bohemian bolthole

This dreamy enclave of winding cobbled streets and traditional homes, nestled in a ravine at the foot of the Teix Mountain, has long been a mecca for artists. French writer and essayist Anaïs Nin and English poet Robert Graves all spent time in Deia. As for the world of music, luminaries such as David Bowie, Beyoncé and The Beatles have, at various times, found inspiration amid the town’s rustic charms.

Deia holidays are for those who crave a bit of peace and relaxation in a beautiful setting. It’s a place where your imagination can run free and be inspired by creatives from the past. The views out across the twinkling sea are sublime, as are those inland toward Deia’s lush surrounding countryside. Laced with trails, on holidays to Deia you are well placed to get out into the forests, orchards, coastline and hills.

Your Deia questions, answered

A 45-minute stroll gets you down to Cala Deia – a discreet, rocky cove with an attractive shingle beach and a handful of quality places to grab a bite to eat.

As you'd expect from a spot with such A-list fans, the local seafood-focussed cuisine is top-drawer and local haunts are no stranger to the Michelin guide.

There are plenty of trails that start in Deia, either going out along the island's rugged northern coastline or toward its mountainous interior through shady pine forests and citrus groves.

Best things to do in Deia

Visit a poet

You can visit the house that war poet Robert Graves lived in, which is now a museum dedicated to his life and work, or pay your respects at his grave in the 15th-century churchyard.

Go on a bar crawl

You are likely to meet plenty of interesting people while partying at the buzzing, late-opening, live-music-loving hostelries and bars in the town centre of Deia.

Look for the watchtowers

The dramatic northern coastline is studded with crumbling yet extremely photogenic watchtowers, originally constructed in the medieval era to look out for pirates and other unwelcome seafarers.