Mallorca is a perfect choice for a family holiday for many reasons. It has big, child-friendly beaches with white sand and calm crystal blue waters; loads of fun things to do and beautiful countryside. The island is compact, safe, clean, and there is a massive range of accommodation in Mallorca, in terms of both style and affordability.
The ideal family holiday is different for all of us, the beauty of Mallorca is that it can cater for pretty much everyone. Situated in the western Mediterranean, Mallorca is a short flight from most European countries to the capital city of Palma. Summer temperatures can climb to around 30ºC in July and August, and around 26ºC in June and September. Humidity is highest in August, with the spring and autumn months perfect for enjoying the great outdoors.
Beach holidays remain the most popular for families during the summer, with many of the best beaches located in family-friendly resorts. The choice of accommodation ranges from five-star luxury hotels to great value self-catered apartments. If you're on a budget, one of the all-inclusive resort hotels may suit, you'll find all you need on your doorstep in one of the bigger resorts like Alcudia or Palma Nova.
Peace & quiet
Not likely with kids, but still... If you want something quieter but well priced, go for a small rural hotel in the agricultural heartland. It feels like a world away in these small, traditional converted farmhouses, and the kids can play in the countryside or by the swimming pool instead of the beach. A villa in the hills, many of which overlook the coast, is always popular with families and the choice is endless. For history and culture, try a stay in the capital city of Palma with its Gothic cathedral and ancient city walls.
If you have older kids who enjoy being active, Mallorca is a holiday haven for sporty families. You can find hiking, cycling and rock-climbing, tree-top adventures and adventure playgrounds all over the island and these experiences can create lifelong memories for the children. There are still many wild places to explore on Mallorca, with protected natural parks, untouched beaches and a rural heartland that remains blissfully undeveloped. Or, for sea lovers, try a sailing holiday in the calm waters that surround Mallorca, there are many hidden coves amongst the dramatic cliffs to discover.