Our days on Mallorca where mostly spent relaxing by the beach or the pool, because it was incredibly hot during the day. I love exploring, but due to the heat and obviously also the circumstances of the virus we didn’t put pressure on that. Instead we tried new beaches everyday or just took in the scenery at the finca. In the evenings though, we got ready everyday and reserved a table in a restaurant in different villages around the island. With a rental car it’s really easy and quick to get around and we luckily got lots of recommendations by friends. Also the restaurants did an incredible job with taking precautions and we always sat outside and could truly enjoy our evenings without any worries about corona.
On two evenings we decided to head to the villages around the west coast and also eat dinner there. The first evening where I only took the last sunset picture of this post we did the drive along the scenic route down the west coast from Sóller past Deià to Valldemossa. I couldn’t recommend doing this drive more! The views are absolutely amazing, you just can’t take photos along the car ride to do them justice. Rather take them in with your own eyes. The mountain and ocean views are incredible! Start late when the sun is already nearly set and the scenery will be illuminated by this magical orange light. It’s the most beautiful drive I’ve ever done. We then had dinner at Es Taller in Valldemossa which had a wonderful terrace and delicious tapas and dishes.
Since we mainly did the drive that evening and went late, I knew I wanted to come back to explore the towns of Valldemossa and Deià a little bit more by feet. This time we started in Valldemossa and basically drove from the other side up the coast, because we wanted to have dinner in Deià. Both are beautiful hillside towns with Mediterranean flair and pretty views around every corner. For walking around I would much more recommend Valldemossa where you can get lost in the alleys. I was definitely in my element walking around and taking photos of every cute building and all the flowers. They really did a great job in decorating the houses and alleys with flowerpots in all the colors. Most of these pictures were shot in Valldemossa, which definitely stole my heart. We were obviously wearing masks while exploring and just took them down for these photos when no other people were around anywhere near.
We then made the quick 15 minutes drive up the coast to Deià where we had the dinner reservation. Deià is as to what I have seen a lot smaller and there are not so many alleys to walk around. Most of it is set around the main street and where you can find restaurants, shops and hotels. Still I was excited to see some pretty sights here as well and also some incredible flowers. Our restaurant Nama was truly spectacular with the terrace built right next to a valley making some stunning views possible. There you can have modern Asian dishes from local and organic ingredients. Since I’m vegetarian I’m honestly searching for the best Asian restaurants everywhere we travel to in the world (my favorite kitchen). I’m not a food photographer, but I can definitely recommend both restaurants we’ve been.
For the evening I brought this Le Sirenuse Positano dress (red print here – similar here) that I absolutely fell in love with. The blue and white print is gorgeous, but what is really standing out is the quality and pure feel of the fabric. It’s light and soft and flowy and the feminine silhouette makes it the perfect dress in my opinion. The fluted sleeves are the cherry on the top! I paired it with my beloved Nicola Bathie wicker earrings and my trusted Carrie Forbes sandals that I will forever wear every summer. It was one of my favorite outfits and fit right in with the scenery of these beautiful Mallorquin towns. We will definitely return to Valledemossa and Deià the next time we’re on the island.