If you are planning a holiday in Deia, Mallorca, the following information may help by giving you an overview on the resort.
Deia – or Deya – is an idyllic village of green-shuttered, ochre-coloured houses and has become a millionaires hideaway in Teix mountain.
Deia could have been just another pretty Mallorcan village had Robert Graves not decided to make it his home. The English poet and novelist first moved here in 1932 with his mistress Laura Riding and returned in 1946 with his second wife. Friends came to say and before long Deya had established a reputation as a foreign artists colony.
Now, it is on every tourist itinerary as the prime example of “the other Mallorca” and this small village contains two luxury hotels and is home to some rich foreign residents – such as Michael Douglas.
Climb the Carrer es Puig, Deia’s only main street, to the small cemetery where Graves is buried. His tombstone is inscribed in simple handwriting set into the drying concrete. His house [Can Alluny] has been acquired by the government and turned into a museum. From Deia, you can go down to Cala de Deia, a small shingle beach set in an attractive cove. Here you will find an excellent rustic fish restaurant overlooking the bay.
It is hard to fault Deia as far as the picturesque is concerned. It is very pretty, and fabulously positioned on high ground surrounded by extensive olive groves.
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