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The West of Mallorca

All along the West side of the island lies The Serra de Tramuntana declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO under the Cultural Landscape category and stretching for 90km with many of its peaks more than 1000 metres above sea level.

This of course makes for aspectacular backdrop along the coastline, nestled behind the mountains and undeniably the most beautiful part of the island.

While the rest of Majorca is over-run in August, the mountainous north-west coast escapes the worst of the crowds. The area is a walker’s paradise: trails wind through pretty hill villages, tumbling at intervals to rocky coves.

Fashionable Towns and Rocky Coastline

There are 3 significant and very exclusive and fashionable towns along this coastline which are Valdemossa, Deia and Soller each one of them captivating in their beauty.

Charming and traditional towns such as Estellencs, Esporles or Banyalbufar embody the ideal of Mallorca’s tranquil lifestyle in harmony with nature. This is a landscape beautifully characterised by waterfalls, pebble coves, valleys stretching down to the rocky coasts and the traditional terraces where sturdy ancient olive trees that produce Mallorca’s superb oil grow.

Perched on the edge of the Tramuntana mountain range at a level of 435 metres above the sea, Valldemossa is a place filled with beauty and history. Narrow streets lined with bright flowers and traditional stone built houses give the town the charm. Famous for its monastery where the composer Frederic Chopin and his lover George Sands spent an unpleasant winter in 1838.

Writers and artists have always found passion and inspiration in Valldemossa and it’s easy to see why. Just out of town, a small road leads down to the sea and the hamlet of Puerto de Valldemossa. This fishermen’s paradise used to house a quiet community of sailors.

Today, it plays host to a number of summer residences. Forming one of the few sheltered ports along the northern rugged coastline the petite fishing port is surrounded by an impressive landscape.

Oranges and Lemons

The region’s main town, Sóller, with its historic port is set on a broad bay with sandy beaches. A vintage tram trundles uphill to the Modernist buildings and pavement cafés of the old town.

Beyond the main square, cobbled streets give way to dense orange and lemon groves, and jagged peaks frame the view. From here the Orange Blossom express runs, the historic wooden carriage train that takes you through the pretty and scenic countryside back to the City of Palma; once used to transport local produce now used for sightseeing in a unique manner.

Continue on to Puerto de Soller via another pretty village at Biniaraix. The Port de Soller has a large bay looking out to sea and lies just 3km from the pretty town of Soller. Here you will find the fabulous “jumeirah” Hotel, owned by the same group as that of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

Home to the Rich and Famous

Deia is to most eyes a paradise - it combines nature’s beauty, earthly pleasures, social harmony and great restaurants and cafes.

The name Deia originates from the time of the Moors conquest of Mallorca, the word meaning 'village'.

Deia has welcomed artists and musicians for decades, among them famously Robert Graves, whose house is now a museum to visit.

Here you will also find perhaps the most elite Hotel on the island; La Residencia is an exclusive haunt of royalty, rock stars Hollywood A-listers.

This hotel is the crème de la crème of hotels, and has been showered with deserved awards since its opening.

Previously owned by Richard Branson, this truly romantic and very glamorous retreat.

The village holds another enchanting fascination nearby, the Cala Deià. It is a beautiful cove to take a dip in the sparkling sea, a refuge for the fishing boats and paradise for seafood lovers.

The astounding beauty of this part of the island has naturally attracted many of the world’s rich and famous and there are countless opulent and exclusive private residences dotted along the coastline.

One will also find many charming stone built traditional country cottages and village houses in this area.

Whether you choose to reside in this area or not, it really is an awe inspiring spectacle of nature in all its glory not to be missed.

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