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If Spain was a sumptuous cake for all holidaymakers to feast on, then the Balearic Islands are by far the cherry on top. With blissful beaches, seamless sunshine and dazzling treasures waiting to be discovered, these beauties offers a slice of Spanish living that'll have you coming back for more. Whether you're seeking unspoilt days by the sea or daring outdoor adventure, there's something to suit every taste on a Balearic Island family holiday.
Undeniably a firm favourite destination for those much-anticipated family holidays, the Balearics are the gift that keeps on giving. Toasty temperatures in the summer provide the perfect setting for those fun-filled family days by the coast. Soaring to a sizzling 30 °C, you and your brood are guaranteed an envy-inducing golden glow. While cooler climes in the spring and autumn make for the perfect time to get out and explore. And with three islands to choose from, you'll have triple the amount of treasures to uncover!
Travelling with little ones can be daunting, but with short flight times from the UK, getting to the Balearics is straightforward and stress-free. Within a matter of two to three hours you and your loved ones can feel the warm Mediterranean air on your face and be relaxing in your own villa in no time. From the minute you set down on Spanish soil, you'll be instantly welcomed with a warm hospitability that confirms Spain as the top holiday spot year and year. And with a great choice of family-friendly resorts, shores suited for all ages and cultural charm, each of these islands delivers on every front.
While the Balearic Islands enjoy plenty of similarities, each bring something unique to the table when it comes to inviting families to fun days in the sun. With the larger than life Mallorca, mellow Menorca and idyllic Ibiza, these three firmly put their own stamp on an unforgettable Spanish escape. The only hard decision will be choosing the one that captures your heart…
The biggest gem of the Balearic beauties, Mallorca has countless strings to its iconic bow. From its glorious golden beaches, mesmerising mountain tops and captivating cultural capital of Palma, it's clear to see why this island is a hit for all ages! With our villas scattered in the north or south of the island, families will have their pick of beauty spots to escape to. And with a trove of treasures on your doorstep, together you'll love nothing more than choosing what to explore first.
If a sanctuary of sand and sea is top on your wish-list then the popular areas of Pollensa and nearby Alcudia are a must. Dazzling sandy beaches with shallow waters stretch out for miles leaving plenty of room for families to unroll their towels and soak up the rays. While the thrill-seeking older kids will love the array of watersports on offer. And speaking of water, perhaps the host of waterparks across the island would be right up your street? With a mammoth of fun provided, you'll find enough to keep the clan happy for a few hours or more!
For all families who love to get outdoors then the stunning Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is one for conquering together. Choose from three family-friendly trails and enjoy feeling on top of the world with your crew!
For an easy-going and care-free family holiday, Menorca is the island of choice! While perhaps the most laidback and peaceful of all the Balearics, that's not to say that you won't find a whole host of wild and wonderful activities for you all to enjoy. With the perfect blend of action and tranquillity, this idyllic island caters for every mood, whatever the age!
Home to 100 blissful beaches, you can't go wrong when selecting the perfect coastal spot for you and the family. Shallow waters are ideal for your little ones to paddle, while warm golden sands play host for engaging in a family-friendly sandcastle competition.
If getting back to nature is something you all love to do then this Balearic beauty will not disappoint! Captivating caves, wetlands, ponds and streams all add to a lush landscape ready for you to explore. Hiking, cycling or horse riding are just some of the family activities on offer, so you can discover the island together. Guided tours around The Albufera Natural Park des Grau are a great way for enjoying the great outdoors. And after a day of being on your feet, you'll love chilled evenings together in your own private retreat. And relax!
While a buzzing nightlife may spring to mind when dreaming of Ibiza, there's far more to this idyllic island than meets the eye. Away from its party capital image, you'll find plenty of low-key features that most certainly fit in with a fun-filled time with the family.
Consider yourself a history buff or just simply love to uncover tourist treasures on your travels? Look no further than Ibiza's Old Town, Dalt Vila. By night its teeming with energetic nightlife and buzzing bars, but by day the UNESCO World Heritage Site has a different story to tell. With its ancient cathedral and museums, kids will love learning all about the history under gorgeous blue sky and not in a classroom!
Spectacular sunsets are a long-established Ibizan tradition and letting young ones stay up late (if only the once) to catch the sublime scene at Es Vedra is worth it for the smile on their face. After all, chilling in your villa is a great way for letting those sleepy heads get a good rest! Teeming with captivating caves, craggy coastlines and a wonderful underwater world to get acquainted with, there's plenty of activities to go around for the family, and for you to discover Ibiza like never before.
Beauty is not one size fits all when it comes to the Balearic's beaches, and with oodles of options you're bound to find the right one suited to your needs. Ticking all the family boxes Mallorca's picturesque Playa d'Alcudia is the perfect spot for all ages. With calm waters ideal for little swimmers to an array of watersports perfect for active teens, sand, sea and smiles go hand in hand here!
There's no such thing as stressful days by the sea at Menorca's unspoilt Son Saura beach. Rarely busy, you'll have no trouble finding that corner to set up home for a few hours. With lifeguards present you'll enjoy peace of mind while young ones make a splash in shallow waters.
Swap beach parties for a more laidback family setting in the south of Ibiza at Playa d'en Bossa. Clear waters cover a sandy sea bed, making for a great spot for a ball game or two. And with a wealth of restaurants dotted the long length of the bay, you're bound to find the right cuisine to suit your hungry brood!
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