La Residencia: Mediterranean Masterpiece

Words by Belmond Editors

La Residencia: Mediterranean Masterpiece

At La Residencia, our hotel cradled by UNESCO-protected countryside, late nights are traded for early mornings filled with saltwater swims and art abounds in every corner. Welcome.

La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, is a place that knows luxury—and life—is best served chilled. Clinging to a hillside in the charming village of Deià, the hotel offers unrivalled views over the Tramuntana Mountains and the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Breathe deeply as you wander through a maze of sweet-scented citrus trees, keeping an eye out for olive groves that are older than the hotel’s historic buildings. Our housemade olive oil is served throughout our restaurants and incorporated into treatments in the award-winning spa. 

The heart of La Residencia beats from two manor houses that date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Behind the honey-coloured stone walls and pale green shutters you’ll find original beams are complemented by whitewashed walls. Come summer, the cooling terracotta tiles fend off the heat of the sun.

Should you wish to explore, the hotel is cradled by UNESCO-protected countryside which entices hikers. Guests can also venture out on two wheels with a professional cyclist as a guide. Those in search of something a little more high octane should explore via vespa—we’ll even pack a picnic for you.

Gastronomy is, after all, our pride and joy. Under the steady hand of Chef Guillermo Mendez, who has been with the hotel for almost three decades, we champion both Mediterranean cuisine and wine from a burgeoning local scene. While the hotel’s fine-dining options include the romantic El Olivo, you can also choose to take it easy over tapas at Café Miró. Named after the celebrated Spanish artist, you’ll find 33 of his works adorning the walls. 

Art abounds in every corner here. Beyond our in-house gallery, there are over 750 original works by locals artists displayed across our rooms. Visit the studio of Alan Hydes, our resident painter, for an art class. Or create something three-dimensional with resident sculptor Juan Waelder. Our bi-annual art competition supports emerging artisans from the community. It’s this kind of commitment to our environment that has led locals to call us La Res. We hope you will too.


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