Best of apartments to rent and holiday lettings in Deià
Discover hundreds of holiday villas with a private pool in Deià, Majorca
Find holiday accommodation in Deià and you could be staying in one of the most picturesque mountain villages of Majorca, nestled in between the rolling mounts of the Serra de Tramuntana. Hundredrooms knows that your trip to the Balearic island needs to be as stress-free as possible, and so we compare hundreds of Deià accommodation from a range of partners all at the same time, so the options appear on one screen in a matter of seconds. Deia is located in the north west of the island and is a coastal village with lots of rustic character and popular with celebrities who are also as keen on finding the ultimate Deia villas to rent. Having been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status, it is the perfect combination of nature and civilisation, as this village is harmoniously in keeping with its stunning surroundings. A hill town with soul and charm, Deia is probably best known as the town where writer Robert Graves decided to settle after falling in love with the place, and it’s not hard to see why. A village of artistic inspiration for those in search of a relaxed, bohemian lifestyle in the mountains, many of the estates here are well kept and it is still an artistic town with galleries and various boutiques. The Cala de Deià is something quite magical, with restaurants overlooking the crystalline waters. A holiday letting in Deia would mean that you are a stone’s throw from the sea and also from the mountains and other villages such as Sóller and Port de Sóller. So what are you waiting for? All you have to do is tell us how many people you’re travelling with and how long you want to travel for, and we will look for the best apartments in Deia ready for your trip to the Majorcan isle. This stylish village exudes charm and class, and is perfect if you’re looking for a base to hike, cycle, climb or simply dine and relax. Search now!
When to visit Deià
The best time of year to visit Deià depends entirely on what you want to get out of your trip to Majorca. The price of holiday homes is undoubtedly at a premium price in July and August when thousands of holidaymakers descend upon the island. However, it is during these months that great weather is pretty much guaranteed, with temperatures averaging at 31 degrees Celsius during the day and 19 degrees Celsius during the evening. If you want to make the most of the various coves and beaches that shimmer around the coast of the island, we would recommend visiting in the warmer months. However, Deia is truly magical even in winter, and you can find holiday rentals for a much cheaper price if you choose to visit between December and February.
Robert Graves House and other points of interest
The name of the village originates with the Moorish conquest of the island in the 10th - 13th centuries, when it was called ‘Ad-Daya’ by Muslim settlers. This meant ‘village’, and the village is characterised by its rows of olive grows which adorn the hillsides and were planted by the Moors creating complex terraced irrigation systems. We have compiled the best activities near to Deia for you to try.
- Son Marroig: This was previously the manor home of the Archduke Ludwig Salvador, who was one of the many famous people attracted to Mallorca’s mountainous coastline. He was known as ‘S’Arxiduc’ and was born in 1847 in Florence. He fell in love with the island upon arrival, and became a type of hippy who devoted himself to learning about the flora and fauna of the island. His home has been converted into a shrine and it is characterised by its white marble rotunda where you can look across the Na Foradada peninsula.
- Cala de Deià: A petite shingle beach that has a couple of fantastic restaurants serving traditional dishes and seafood right by the water. It has various terraces that were used by artists who used them to paint from.
- Robert Graves House: Visit the home of writer and poet Robert Graves who moved to the island in 1929 and lived there until his death. His home is an integral feature of the village and is an incredible example of a Mallorcan manor house with a dramatic mountainous backdrop. It has been preserved and you can visit his bureau where he spent most of his creative life.
- Serra de Tramuntana: Officially declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, this mountain range is one of the most spectacular wonders of the island, and is popular for hiking, walking, climbing and cycling. It is the backdrop to the village of Deia and is bound to enchant you.
- Mirador de Deià: A viewpoint overlooking Na Foradada which you must venture to in order to see the sunset.
- Cala de Sa Costa Brava: A small cove located near the mirador for you to experience crystalline waters near Deia.
Gastronomy in Deià
You absolutely must try some of the local delicacies during your stay in Deia. The cuisine in Majorca has a rich history; there are some differences to the regular Spanish cuisine due to the availability of certain produce. Most famous for their cauliflower, almonds and ramallet tomatoes, you will see a lot of almond trees growing in the village of Deia. A typical breakfast is a Majorcan Enssaïmada which is a spiral pastry dusted in sugar and is great with a coffee in any of the street cafes in Deia. You may find them with fillings, too. You must try the ‘sobrasada’ sausage too, which is a cured type of paté eaten with bread and made with spices. It is red in colour and you’ll be able to spot it hanging down in many shops. Another classic is a ‘coca de trampó’ which is essentially a vegetable pizza; popular during the summer months. You should also try a paella whilst in Deia, or ‘pa amb oli’, which is bread with garlic, tomato, olive oil and cured ham. The cuisine here in this village is second to none and must be experienced.
Similar destinations to Deià
We have a selection of our favourite destinations in Majorca that we think might interest you if you are looking to book a holiday rental in Deia.
- Sóller: Also located in the Tramuntana is this iconic Mallorcan village, which sits in a large valley. It is famous for its orange Tranvía de Sóller which links the town with the port town. It is a peaceful spot with olive and citrus groves surrounding it. Find apartments in Sóller here.
- Port de Sóller: The delightful portal town adjoining Soller with the most incredible combination of sea and mountain. The small scalloped bay is perfectly nestled between the Tramuntana and the Mediterranean. Find holiday lettings in Port de Sóller here.
- Alcúdia: The medieval town has some of the best preserved walls in all of Mallorca. Located in the north on a peninsula, it is on a Roman settlement and has a lot of charm and incredible countryside located nearby. Look at our selection of apartments in Alcúdia.