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Which is the best resort in Majorca for your family holiday?


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I've just booked a family holiday to Majorca for later this year and really cannot wait. It's an island I've visited twice in the past and as with all holidays I book, I spent what seemed like forever researching everything from flight times to which were the best areas for families. From analysing a list of villas in Spain to reading Tripadvisor reviews and asking friends for recommendations - no stone was left unturned! I've popped all of this research into a blog post featuring the best family resorts on the island and I hope you find this post useful if you're thinking about heading to Majorca any time soon.

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Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and super popular with families travelling from the UK. There's lots of fun packed into the island with stunning beaches, watersports, boat trips, water parks and theme parks sitting alongside welcoming bars and restaurants. Majorca's Winter temperatures are usually double those in the UK, meaning it's a nice destination to visit in the quieter months as well as the height of summer.  There are multiple daily flights to the island from the UK - airlines flying to Majorca include British Airways, Thomas Cook, EasyJet, Iberia and Ryanair. Below are five of what I think are the best resorts for families in Majorca - there really is something for everyone! Let me know if you've ever stayed in Majorca and if you have any recommendations in the comments.


Santa Ponsa - best for families looking for a lively resort



Santa Ponsa is the area of Mallorca we've decided to stay in September. We settled on this area as it's nice and lively with loads to do for families including theme parks, water parks, aquariums, go karting, water sports, boat trips...... plus it's just a short 30-minute transfer from the airport so ideal for my toddler nephew who will be travelling with us. Santa Ponsa is also close to the beautiful city of Palma and the lively resort of Magaluf where you'll find even more activities and it has good public transport links if we wish to explore the rest of the island.

The nightlife is busy in Santa Ponsa and there's a main square where families are welcome and live acts perform every evening. Plus there are lots of lovely restaurants around the beach and in the town to choose from - some areas can get a little lively in the evenings so it might not be for you if you're looking for a quiet family holiday. We're bringing the grandparents with us though and are hoping to book them in for babysitting and sample some of the nightlife around the Irish Quarter without the kids.


Palma Nova - best for beach-loving families



Palma Nova is always an area of Majorca that I'd associate with clubbing and 18-30s holidays but if you stay in the quieter part of the resort near the marina, it's actually an ideal spot for families. Palma Nova is popular with ex-pats and because of this, is fairly busy even during off-peak holiday times so perfect for a winter break. There are three beaches in Palma Nova with the best probably being Playa Carregador - this blue flag beach features fine white sand, crystal clear waters and a children's play area along the promenade. Palma Nova is perfect for beach-loving families as there's a huge range of watersports on offer with more activities and waterparks being easily accessible in nearby Magaluf.


Cala D'or - best for families who enjoy charming coves & good food


Cala D'or is made up of five small bays lined with whitewashed bars and restaurants. The resort has a more upmarket feel to other areas of Majorca and there are lots of lovely restaurants to choose from along the marina where the children can play on the beach as grown-ups sip a glass of cava. Families will enjoy the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters (the beaches are small and do get busy in the summer months), cycling, water sports and boat trips.

Puerto Alcudia - best all-round resort for families with something for everyone 


Puerto Alcudia is probably the most popular area in Majorca for tourists. I stayed here around 10 years ago and although I didn't fall in love with the resort, there was still loads to do for families and the biggest draw is the island's largest beach which stretches for over 10km. Expect lots of facilities for families including family bars and restaurants, crazy golf, waterparks, go-karting and more. There's also a beautiful marina which is lovely for an evening stroll, drink or meal and I really think Puerto Alcudia is the place for you if you'd like a real mix of beautiful beaches, stunning marinas plus family activities. If you fancy escaping the beach, the town of Alcudia is a couple of miles inland and home to medieval ruins and the best market on the island.

Puerto Pollensa - best for a relaxing family holiday in a traditional resort 


Puerto Pollensa was once a traditional fishing village and has now grown to a large marina and bay. Old meets new as half of the resort is built along a purpose-built prom and the other half is more traditional in style. This resort has a real traditional charm and is popular with returning visitors who like a more slow-paced and relaxing holiday. As well as enjoying the beach, families can try their hand at watersports, enjoy boat trips, visit the popular market, explore one of the resort's beautiful walks or even hire a bike.

Let me know if you've ever visited Majorca or have plans to visit soon and which is your favourite resort on the island. 

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  1. We have just returned from Santa ponsa a couple of days ago and while I did like it I think alcudia is probably better for families. I loved the beaches at Palmanova too, they were beautiful. X

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  2. We are going to Porto Cristo next month for a week. Never been to Majorca so looking forward to it

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  3. I love Majorca as my dad lives there, and he spent about 20 years living in Santa Ponsa. I remember going to Puerto Pollensa with my best friend when we were 17, would love to go back as I can't remember much about that holiday lol x

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