Bohemian mountain escape
The honey-coloured hilltop town of Deia is often hailed as the jewel in Majorca’s crown. This ancient little town is tucked in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, gazing out over the coast in the thick of fragrant olive groves.
A popular springboard for exploring the region’s lush scenery (the hiking trails are fantastic), Deia also has a bohemian side. Since British poet Robert Graves fell in love with the place back in the 1930s, the town has become something of an artists' colony, which has helped to preserve its relaxed, traditional feel.
You’ll find arty types and even the odd celebrity mingling in its handful of pavement cafés and restaurants, perfectly set up for people-watching and poetry writing.
Flight time from the UK to Majorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Palma airport to Deia is approximately 45 minutes.
Majorca starts warming up for summer around April, when the mercury climbs into the 20s and doesn’t stop until around July, which can top 30°C. You’re looking at around 11 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer, with bath-like sea temperatures. Things won’t cool off until October, which still hovers in the low to mid 20s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.