30 March 2014


For as long as I can remember Mallorca has remained one of the Mediterranean’s top holiday destinations, and having both visited and lived on the island, for me, it is easy to see why!

Firstly you will find something for every kind of traveller on this Balearic beauty, with everything from sightseeing to snorkelling to keep you busy!

For families, Mallorca is an excellent choice and if you are travelling with children you will find that the island really caters towards families well. Then there is the benefit of an easy two hour flight time from the UK. A warm year round climate, with temperatures rarely dipping below 16 degrees in winter, making it a great winter sun destination as well as summer. The islands capital Palma is one of the most beautiful of European capital cities and is full of interesting and historical places to visit, along with fabulous shopping and dining experiences thus making it an excellent city break destination.

There is no end of luxurious and exclusive places to stay in Mallorca and a great range of family friendly hotels, such as La Residencia, in Deia which has a superb children’s club where little ones can enjoy activities such as pottery workshops and walks with the hotels resident donkeys. There is also an amazing choice of private, luxury villas on offer. A couple of our current favourites from our extensive portfolio are Manresa in the North and Residencia Baranda in the West.

Within the island there are lots of activities for families to enjoy, such as waterparks, an aquarium, horse riding, cycling, and a varied nightlight that offers everything from world class shows to an incredible foodie scene. In fact the island is dotted with fabulous restaurants. Children are always welcome and well accommodated when dining out on the island, which is a testament of the friendly, and hospitable locals.

Be sure to dine at Santi Taura, in Lloseta next time you visit the island. A great way of getting to the restaurant is to go by train from Palma. Children will love the fun and excitement of the journey and it means that adults can enjoy both the stunning scenery…..and with no driving to do, the excellent wine! The Palma-Sa Pobla and Palma-Manacor trains both stop at Lloseta. From the station, it’s just a 5 minute walk to Santi Taura.

However one of my favourite things about Mallorca is its jaw dropping coastline and the fact that it has over 120 beautiful beaches, most of which have white powdery sands and pale blue waters that could easily rival their Caribbean counterparts! A real hidden gem is the beach of Es Trenc, which is a little of the beaten track but well worth it if you can go there. It is 2km of pure paradise, and remains relatively unknown to most tourists. For family friendly and excellent facilities you can not beat Alcuidia in the North of the island, and for a dramatic backdrop the beach at Port de Soller, (which is the only beach on the West coast of the island) is set before the Tramuntana mountains.

So it really is no wonder that a staggering 5 million tourists flock to the island every year, to find out more make an enquiry.