deia may be be “discovered” but doesn’t feel as touristy as we expected. it is still a charming, and not too crowded, dream of a town, sitting mountainside above the rocky coast.
the belmond is a splurge but is hotel perfection and situated to walk to town and the beach. dinner at restaurant sebastian on the terrace was lovely. if you make one stop here, pop into datura studio – a cute boutique with its own brand and others we love, like here.
the windy roads are wild, but this breathtaking area is worth it. drive from town to town, cala to cala, and explore lots of hidden rocky seaside hangs. patiki beach, a fun daytime beach club resto with incredible food, is in the soller port. soller is nice for a stroll and lemon gelato at sa fàbrica de gelats.
each town has an open spring fed well that was historically used for washing clothes. we ate the most delicious jamón sandwiches with our feet in the water (and some head dunks, too!) when it was so hot– such a unique mallorcan experience! We stayed as cas xorc with gorgeous views and a lovely exterior– we recommend it for an afternoon break or sundowner. highly recommend Ca Na Toneta for dinner!
this house can be rented for a group and is nothing less than an interior design dream. lemon trees abound in mallorca, and we drank loads of lemonade. but be warned, bees are everywhere and erin was the first victim.
while santanyi was heavier on the tourist side, there were lots of gorgeous calas (yes, all of the ones from instagram) near here. and we loved the can ferrereta hotel. cassis beach house was fun during the day.