Deia is a small, coastal village in the north of Mallorca, just 10 miles from Valdemossa. This part of Mallorca has attracted foreign residents since the end of the second world war.
Due to the beautiful landscape, this part of Mallorca has always attracted artists and musicians.
The English poet, Robert Graves was one of the first English residents. His house in Deia is now a museum dedicated to his work.
Virgin boss Richard Branson has a luxury home in Deia and many top recording stars have visited him there. Deia is located in a valley in the shadow of the Serra de Tramuntana. Much of the small population of Deia survives on income from agcriculture although tourism plays a part in the local economy too. The beauty of Deia has ensured that strict planning regulations have been put in place, restricting the number ans style of properties that have been built.