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Majorca with kids: a holiday that will please everyone

Majorca isn't just for beach bums, this Balearic Island offers up plenty of fun for the whole family. Check out our guide on enjoying Majorca with kids.

There are a staggering 262 beaches to enjoy in Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands. And it’s Majorca’s gorgeous coastline, azure blue seas, hilltop towns and culturally magnificent cities that make it a fantastic family destination.

Explore the pine-fringed coves of Cala d’or and find a secluded spot to paddle in the cool shallow waters of Cala Serena, then take the kids to wander to the marina and go yacht spotting. Get lost in the Old Town of Palma and grab a creamy sweet ensaimada from a traditional bakery and then head to the waterfront to marvel at the majestic cathedral.

From secluded beaches to golden-stoned villages, bike rides, watersports, hiking, and plenty of child-friendly attractions, Majorca for families is a must. The only trouble is, trying to decide where to head first and whether to tear yourselves away from the poolside fun.

Best places in Majorca for families

Beach-loving families will love Playa de Muro. Small children will be happy splashing in the shallow turquoise sea, while teens will love kiteboarding and the watersports on offer. Meanwhile, mum and dad can sit back on the comfy chairs at the beachfront bar and restaurant, Royal Beach.

If you’re not wild about the beach, there is plenty more things to do with the kids in Majorca.

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Best family resorts in Majorca

From Puerto de Alcudia and Cala Millor to Soller, there really is so much choice when it comes to the best places for families in Majorca. Which is why we’ve rounded up a top pick of fantastic family-friendly Majorca hotels.

Superb facilities close to Playa de Muro

Located to the stunning shores of Playa de Muro which is just a short five-minute stroll away, the Hotel VIVA Blue & Spa is a firm favourite with both families and sports enthusiasts. Kids will adore the children’s club which entertains from day until night with a variety of activities, as well as the pirate-themed splash park with slides. Older kids and fitness fanatics won’t be able to get enough of the state-of-the-art training facilities including cycling workshops and a multi-sports court. The hotel is also close to the impressive landscapes of Albufera Natural Park.

The premium apartments are spacious and come with a private terrace and jacuzzi. And with three large pools, one of which is for adults only, as well as a Balneum Spa which offers up tempting massage treatments and a Turkish Bath, parents can sunbathe on the comfortable Bali beds and enjoy a long lunch and great views on the outdoor terrace at Restaurant Mediterraneo.

Hotel Viva Blue & Spa

Top rated
Playa de Muro
8.7 Excellent (2210 reviews)

Outstanding luxury with an acclaimed restaurant

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For those parents who want to combine a deluxe retreat with a family holiday then the five-star Belmond La Residencia is the perfect choice. The sublime setting between the mountains and the sea, the 16th century Belmond is situated in the picturesque village of Deia and is close to a pretty pebbled beach.

Rather than feeling like they’re a nuisance, children are welcomed with open arms. The Smile Club is open to 4-12 year-olds, and there are excursions including donkey rides, cooking and art classes, tennis coaching and play stations, Ipads and toys can be borrowed. Meanwhile, with babysitting services available, parents can have date night, every night – and dine in the intimate El Olivo restaurant which is considered one of the finest restaurants on the island, followed by live music and drinks on the pretty terrace of Café Miró. With a spa, two outdoor pools, indoor pools and sauna, there are also many areas to kick back and relax.

Belmond La Residencia

Top rated
Deia
9.1 Excellent (225 reviews)

Sleek and contemporary cool in Alcudia

The Zafiro Palace Alcudia occupies is very own private space in the Port of Alcudia. It’s a large, contemporary resort, and its modern lines and glass facade gives it a light, airy feel, keeping in tune with the surroundings. Family suites are generous in size, with two bedrooms and direct access to the pools and Balinese beds.

Little kids will be hard pushed to leave the bubble pool, pirates ship and slides, but they might be persuaded to go to the mini club which has a bouncy castle and play area, as well as the superb facilities catering to kids 4-15 years of age. From an abundance of sporting activities, even indoor cycling, and local demonstrations from bird shows, boredom won’t ever be a problem.

Parents will want to head to the Zen Spa or lounge by the 12 pools – one of which is adults-only. Meanwhile, there is a choice of five restaurants where you can sample Majorcan delicacies or a taste of the East at the sushi bar-restaurant. The Verandah buffet restaurant has numerous food stations which will entice even tiny palettes, particularly the ice-cream on tap throughout the day.

Zafiro Palace Alcudia

Top rated
Puerto de Alcudia
9.4 Excellent (1872 reviews)

A four-star all-inclusive in Pollenca Bay

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With superb views over the pine-covered bay of Pollenca, the PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort & Spa is well-placed to explore the gorgeous stretch of Playa Can Cap Bou Breach as well as the nearby town. However, it’s the epic pool scene that will prove popular with both young and old guests.

You’ll find plenty of space to lounge by the main pool, and keep an eye on little ones in the splash area. There is even an adults-only section with comfy day beds. Get some alone time, too, at the Ocean Spa & Wellness, where you can book yourself a personalised massage treatment.

Roomy family suites have direct access to the gardens and lakes, while the food at PortBlue is excellent with a good mix of self-service and a la carte restaurants as well as three bars to enjoy evening cocktails. For children there is a creche for kids under 4 and a club for children up to the age of 12, where they can enjoy a playground, sporting activities and water play.

PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort & Spa

Alcudia
8.4 Very good (6211 reviews)

Superior seaside hotel close to Playa de Palma

With a great mix of contemporary features and a modern vibe, The Iberostar Playa de Palma has a sleek white interior contrasted with bursts of turquoise. From the incredible rooftop infinity pool to Spa Sensations which are for adults only, to first-class all-inclusive dining there are plenty of secluded spots for parents to really kick back. For those who want the ultimate space to drink in the views of the Bay of Palma, book into the Star Prestige suites, where the whole family can enjoy a private hydromassage tub out on a private terrace.

While there are no onsite facilities directed at kids, no matter. Just nip next door to the Iberostar Cristina and get the best of both worlds. Kids will love the jungle world and Star Camp as well as the kids’ pool. It’s the hotel’s close proximity to the Palma though which means you get the best of both worlds – a chance to relax by the coast, but the excitement of all the fun activities in the city for kids, too.

Iberostar Selection Playa de Palma

Top rated
Playa de Palma
8.7 Excellent (1752 reviews)

Five-star decadence with panoramic views

Standing on the cliff top and overlooking the stunning coast of Port de Soller and the Tramuntana mountains is the uber-luxe Jumeirah Port Soller. Built to blend in with its hilltop surroundings, guests will be instantly impressed by the lobby’s giant snail chandelier. Interiors are relaxed and neutral throughout including the well-appointed rooms all with mountain views.

While there is a separate family pool, mum and dad can sneak off to the infinity pool and drink in the sweeping vistas. The two Hammams, large glass-fronted sauna and hydro pool at the Talise Spa also make use of these magnificent views, but perhaps you might tear yourself away for the Five Senses massage, which includes a coma-inducing foot scrub.

Kids will adore the Barbaroja’s Kids Club, which is kitted out with entertaining features, as well as organised activities including a fantastic nature trail with a guide and movie nights. Babysitting services means parents can also enjoy freshly prepared seafood at the romantic and elegant Cap Roig restaurant and finish off their evening with a drink at the Sunset Sushi Lounge which has calming seascapes.

Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Top rated
Puerto de Sóller
9.6 Excellent (1771 reviews)