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Deya

Deya Holidays

Deya is a calm spot on the northwest coast of Majorca. Known for its rich artistic heritage, it has become a second home for countless painters, writers and musicians over the years who come to portray the breathtaking landscape. A trip to Deya is about more than beachside relaxation, it's about getting back in touch with nature. With wide open spaces and plenty of fresh air, Deya is a must-visit for family holidays to Majorca.

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A rich cultural history

Deya is nestled away, up in the Serra Tramuntana mountains of Majorca. There are breathtaking views of the sea and wooded surroundings that have inspired many to grab their brushes and start painting. Deya is home to musicians, writers and artists of all sorts, and visitors to this peaceful destination will find their own creativity awoken in no time.

Deya is famous in artist circles for being the home to many celebrities at one time or another. As the 20th century drew to a close the town grew with the times and Mick Jagger, Mark Knopfler and Mike Oldfield all fled to Deya to enjoy its special kind of removal. Today Michael Douglas and Catherina Zeta Jones call Deya home. These latest residents of what is one of the smallest municipalities in Majorca just prove that size doesn't matter, and that Deya is in fact the artistic capital of the island.

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A secluded beach

Holidays to Majorca are all about sandy beaches, and Deya is blessed with one of the most beautiful beaches in Majorca. Framed on both sides by towering cliff faces, the beach is ideal for families, couples, groups and individuals alike. Although very small, the strip is always clean and never too busy. The slowly deepening waters make it perfect for little 'uns who want to splash around in the shallows.

For those who really want to take it easy, the secluded beach is a coved paradise, complete with opportunities to jump off the cliffs and into the deep blue. The crystal clear waters make Deya's beach top of the list for snorkelling, so you can gaze down to the ocean bed and be part of another world.

Eat traditional Deya cuisine

The Deya shoreline is predominantly used as a port for fishers, which means the village boasts some of the most incredible seafood available anywhere in Majorca. With a population of under 1,000, there's more than enough to go around. They're grilled to perfection and served so fresh that you'll come to value Deya for its culinary culture as much as anything else.

Many agree that eating in Deya is a real treat. There are top-class and highly-acclaimed restaurants scattered all throughout the village, and people come from miles if not hundreds of miles around to taste the new creations that the local chefs are serving up. If you're staying in Deya this year, you get the first taste.

An action-packed holiday

A safe-haven of rest and relaxation, that doesn't mean you'll be bored staying in Deya. History-lovers have a number of great antiquities to visit, many of which are kept in the Archaeological Museum nearby.

The local tennis club is open to the public if you fancy a game. If you want to get in touch with your wild side then you can take a trek into the surrounding wilderness with only your instincts to serve you.

The capital city of Majorca - Palma - is little over an hour away by bus, and even quicker by car. The public transport connection is good and can get you there and back, running until late evening. It is easy to get around by bus, and it helps keep the cost of care hire down. Cheap holidays to Majorca don't have to rule out travelling far and wide across the island.

Once in Palma you've got the option to explore local markets to try your hand at haggling, explore the ancient ruins of this Moorish metropolis or go out all night and party at one of the world-renowned clubs.