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Where:    Belmond La Residencia in Deia Mallorca

What:        A luxury hotel housed in a 36-room manor among the citrus groves of charming artist town, Deia

Who:         Elizabeth & David Goldstein

When:      June 28th to July 4th

Why:         Summer escape while kids in sleep away camp

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WHAT WE LOVED

The relaxing, peaceful enclave that has spectacular and dramatic views of
the mountains and the sea.

ROOMS TO GET

The junior suites in the main house were very spacious and appointed with
Mallorcan antiques. The linens were divine!

DON’T MISS

  • The nightly sunset cocktails on the terrace while listening to Damien
    (been there for several years) play the Steinway piano and sing anything from
    Frank Sinatra to Amy Winehouse. We looked forward to our pre dinner
    cocktails here every day. The setting while the sun is setting is BEYOND.
  • Visit the in-house local artist and sculptor. Special people!
  • Breakfast – Elegantly served on another outdoor patio overlooking the
    STUNNING views of the mountains. Was very easy to linger at breakfast
    indefinitely!
  • El Olivo – their formal restaurant. Very romantic and elegant, tucked
    away on another outdoor patio at the hotel with more sick views.
    Mediterranean food – we dined here twice.
  • Sa Foradada – whole in the wall place serving only paella cooked by open
    fire. BEST EXPERIENCE of the whole trip. You can only access the
    restaurant by boat (no dock – old school) or by taking a 45minute
    hike down a donkey trail to arrive to this stunning location. WORLD CLASS
    VIEWS. The drunken hike back up was another story…

TIPS

  • Take the two hour complimentary sail boat excursion which departs from the
    neighboring town of Solier and tours the coastline and coves. Book it as
    soon as you arrive, as they only take about six guests at a time and can
    book up quickly.
  • Hike to the nearby beach Cala Deia  – a small beach but VERY
    picturesque setting. The beach is pebbles and rocks but the sea is so
    clear. There are two casual but VERY good restaurants with fresh fish. We
    ate at the restaurant to the left when you approach the beach (don’t
    remember the name) twice and would have gone again had we stayed longer.
  • Stroll the very small town of Deia which has a few cool boutiques. Just
    across the street from the hotel is Ceramics by Joanna. She makes unique
    pieces for La Residencia – we were thrilled to meet her and purchase a few
    pieces to secure our special memories of Deia.
  • Stroll through the neighboring town of Valldemosa. We happened upon the
    Hotel Valldemosa which was an old monastery set in the mountains amidst
    an olive grove and had their ‘music lunch’ on their terrace. I think we
    stayed for about 3 hours.

aaaaah….I want to go back!

Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca

Son Canals S/N,
Mallorca, Spain

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