Whether you call it Mallorca or Majorca, one thing is true. The island is one of the best destinations when it comes to a family holiday. It may have something of a reputation for being a party destination, but there’s actually a much more sedate and family-friendly side to Majorca that makes it perfect for you and your loved ones.
Not only does it provide stimulation for all ages, it’s also incredibly stress-free in terms of the unexpected, making it ideal for those that want to minimise the stresses of travelling with children of any age. Majorca is the biggest of the Balearic Islands, and that means that you certainly won’t run out of things to do, no matter the ages of your family members. Here are the top activities for families inthe beautiful Majorca.
It can be something of a challenge balancing the needs of everyone when you’re on a family break, and often the first question is going to be where to stay. You certainly won’t run out of options, and there are a range of traditional hotels and resorts to choose from if you’re looking for the basics. For those hoping for something a little more tailored to your needs, then it’s definitely worth looking at the possibility of renting your own villa. Not only does renting a villa give you a much greater sense of autonomy, it also means that you get to explore more. Majorca has a wide range of towns to explore, and each with their own personality, so look for somewhere that is close to amenities and beaches. One of the best areas to check out is Pollensa, based in the north of the island. Not only does the town offer everything you need, the stunning villas in Pollensa offer a range of perks and benefits that hotels simply can’t ever match.
You won’t have to worry about eating out in Majorca, and even the fussiest of children will find something perfect for them in one of the many restaurants on the island. The traditional family lunch is still very much part of the cultural landscape of Majorca, so you won’t have to worry about distracting other diners with your curious and over-friendly child! You can of course find plenty of the basic menu options that children (unfortunately) love, so chicken and fries are pretty common. For the more adventurous kids in your family, then prompt them to try something more unusual like the Spanish tortillas and paella options available. Spanish food is healthy and tasty, and it’s worth giving your younger family members a nudge towards at least trying something new.
How to tire the kids out
While you can spend your whole week on the beach, there are also going to be those days when, regardless of where you are, you just want to wear the kids out and get them sent off to bed early for a change. You won’t struggle to do that in Majorca. The slides and rides of Aqualand and Western Water Park are a great way to spend the day, and guaranteed to wear you (and hopefully your children) out.
There are also nature parks to explore, and you could even have some up-close animal encounters at the Palma Aquarium and the Safari-Zoo on the east coast. If you’re looking for something a little different, then head to the Artestruz, a unique ostrich park where your kids can stroke and even feed the giant birds! You can even just have a day on the beach that your children are bound to enjoy.
It’s small wonder that Majorca has become one of the top destinations for families in recent years. With so much on offer, the real challenge is going to be fitting it all in. For those with even the most energetic of children, it could be the ideal place to head to.