The valley in which Deia lies has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Now the small centre contains a sprinkling of boutiques, galleries, gourmet hotspots and a buzzing live music bar. Or head to Deia bay’s two beaches, if you fancy taking the waters, sampling some mud baths and eating superb local seafood. Once a hideaway for the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie, this unspoilt pocket of the Balearic island has been awarded World Heritage Site status, continuing to attract musicians and artists. Here are the top places to stay if you want to follow in celebrity footsteps.
Belmond La Residencia
Deià may be just a small mountain town on the island, but it is home to one of the most luxurious hotels in the entire region. Surrounded by lush greenery and uninterrupted views, La Residencia has a relaxed and artistic feel that is worlds away from the more generic international hotel chains we have grown used to. Every single one of the hotel’s rooms, suites and villas is decorated in a specific style, and no two parts are the same. Guests will love the facilities on the property, which include a full spa, several restaurants and bars, two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a full fitness facility, an art gallery and even a shuttle that goes directly into the heart of Deià.