An exclusive retreat with a creative soul in the Mallorcan mountains.
The little village of Déia is an artist’s retreat in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains. The poet Robert Graves once lived there, and it still attracts plenty of creative types today. Belmond La Residencia takes its lead from the laidback lifestyle of its neighbours – its twin manor houses give the feel of staying at a private home rather than a hotel, and it’s a pleasure to stroll through the groves of citrus and olive trees down to the picturesque village. You can take a guided tour with La Residencia’s curator Cecilie Sheridan to learn more about the history of the village, and how it’s influenced the style of the hotel.
Or if you’re after a slightly quicker pace, there’s plenty on offer. You can hike in the hills, play tennis, or take a leaf out of the local artists’ book with painting, sculpture or ceramics classes. That said, relaxing by the pool or pampering yourself in the award-winning spa are pretty tempting options too.
Dining at La Residencia is another real treat. Step from the candlelit dining room of El Olivo onto the romantic outdoor terrace for views of treetops tumbling down the mountain side. Executive Chef Guillermo Méndez specialises in traditional Mallorcan dishes, and the hotel’s sommelier will pair your choices with wines from their award-winning collection.