Friday 15 September 2017

Deià, Mallorca

On the first weekend of September, we had the pleasure to visit beautiful Mallorca thanks to my generous client Charles Marlow & Bros. Everything was organised by the team and Jason and I could not believe how lucky we were to have such an amazing opportunity! Charles Marlow always throw a party in the summer, inviting their clients and other local businesses, and they felt that it was time for me to meet the team in person. Exciting!

We flew out on the Friday and came back on Monday, which left us plenty of time to discover a few spots on this amazing island. Not only was I over the moon to meet the people I've been working with for a year and a half, but I could never get over how beautiful Mallorca was. When we saw the view of the coast of Deià from up in the hills, I said to Jason 'We're basically in paradise'.

We instantly loved the view from our hotel room at the Hostal VillaVerde and it felt unreal to gaze at the mountains and the sun going down on Friday evening. After a good shower and a meal at Trattoria Italiana (the best pasta we've EVER had), we were ready to go to bed early enough to wake up fresh and ready to explore Deià on Saturday.

Because we knew that we had the party to attend in the evening and didn't want to feel exhausted by 6pm, we thought it would be best to explore Deià itself as well as Cala Deià. We went up the hill to walk around the church and stopped for a while to take in the breathtaking view. We also really enjoyed walking around the tiny steep streets and petting all the cats we could find that weren't afraid of us (there were loads!).

Deià still feels very untouched and has a lot of charm because of that. We didn't see many tourists there and it felt very refreshing to be in such a calm place. The sun was shining all day and we were pretty hot walking around but to be honest, it didn't feel too hot and it was just perfect for us.

Cala Deià, a small rocky beach on the coast of Deià, is about 30 minutes away by foot from the town centre, so we thought it would be a shame to miss it and headed there late morning, just in time for lunch when we arrived!

We had the typical Pa Amb Oli in Ca'n Lluc and although it was delicious, I found it hard to finish my plate! We stayed for a while on the rocks, just soaking in the sun and taking our time before heading on the footpath towards Soller. We obviously didn't go all the way as it would take us a few hours, but we went far enough along the path to see the amazing view of the coast.

Honestly, the photos don't do it justice because when you see the colour of the water and the higher mountains far away, it's just so unbelievable! I've never been anywhere similar and it really blew me away.

The last photo shows Deià from afar when we were walking back. We then went on to have a great evening meeting the Charles Marlow team, eating and drinking the night away with live music in the background.

Stay tuned for the second part of our holiday exploring Palma!

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