Crowned as the largest of the balmy Balearic Islands, Majorca is ideal for families. With year-round sunshine, fantastic beaches and an abundance of family-friendly resorts, it’s easy to see why this island destination is such a hit for the entire household.
We’ve uncovered the best activities, day tours and excursions to entertain little ones (and big kids alike), so you can start planning your Majorca family holidays.
Since Majorca boasts over 150 beautiful white-sand beaches on the island, it makes sense to start here. There are all kinds to choose from, whether you like large tourist beaches with plenty of splash-worthy watersports or quiet characterful coves to spend a serene afternoon on – we’ve highlighted a couple of our favourites.
Es Calo des Moro Beach
This small hidden gem in southern Majorca is owned by a private foundation, and it’s totally beautiful. There isn’t much in the way of tourism here, just a rocky descent down to the sand and striking coral blue waters – perfect if you’re looking for a less crowded beach in Majorca.
Puro Beach Club
Want to lap up some luxury? This is Majorca’s oldest beach club and it’s ideal if you love nothing more than relaxing on a lounger that overlooks the Mediterranean – cocktail in hand of course. Visit in the evening and the atmosphere steps up a level, with DJ sessions and a sunset backdrop.
The longest stretch on the east of the island, Cala Millor beach is a firm favourite with tourists and locals alike. Translated as “the Better Bay”, this sandy number is over a kilometre long with a promenade bustling with shops, bars and seafront eateries. Flit from the beach to the town for a spot of lunch, or head to the neighbouring town of Cala Bona, also with its own beach.
Another popular hangout is Alcudia beach, a gorgeous Blue Flag stretch over three and a half kilometres long, lined with restaurants, bars and shops. There’s plenty of watersports to keep adventurers entertained, plus, halfway along the sands you’ll find a bridge that’ll take you to a natural lake. This beach is a big hit with families!
One of the most beautiful in Majorca (to be honest, we say that about all of them), Es Trenc boasts long coral white sands and transparent waters, fabulous for swimming in. The beach has a natural backdrop of undeveloped dunes, which are part of the Natural Area of Special Interest Es Trenc-Salobrar de Campos – giving the beach a wild atmosphere.
Sightsee In Sóller
Undoubtedly the best – and most entertaining – way to explore the island is via a characterful Vintage Train. Beautifully restored, this century-old train (which dates back to 1912) will take you on a journey from Palma to the captivating, olde-worlde town of Sóller – passing forest-clad hills and gorgeous countryside as you go. Set in a lush valley between the mountains and the sea, this rural town is brimming with cobbled squares, bustling markets, historic museums, characterful tapas bars and residential townhouses, typical to Majorca. You can also extend your journey and hop on an orange tram that rides from Sóller to Port de Sóller by the coast. Not only is it a fantastic way to admire the area’s natural beauty, it’ll keep the kids entertained too!
Learn To Paddleboard
Majorca’s calm, transparent waters are ideal for splash-worthy sports such as kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing and paddleboarding – whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a total beginner. If you’re feeling adventurous, head to Can Pastilla beach near the capital of Palma and take on stand-up paddleboarding in the mystical sea caves (don’t worry, you won’t have to tell any jokes…). While you’re here, jump off and take the opportunity to snorkel in the vibrant turquoise waters. There are plenty of places to hire paddleboards along the coast, so you can join in on the fun wherever you’re staying on the island.
Visit Katmandu Park
Adventure awaits at Katmandu Park. This themed resort has entertainment on tap, with thrilling attractions, a wild water park, mythical characters, superb shows and much more – making it an all-round day out that’s fit for the whole family. Crowned as one of the Top Ten Amusement Parks in Spain, the park is free to enter if you’re a guest at its hotel, otherwise, you can purchase a ticket for €20.
This enchanting village makes for a memorable day out if you want to explore beyond the beach. Gorgeous honey-coloured cottages with vibrant green shutters that look as though they should front a postcard, sit prettily overlooking the rugged coast on this World Heritage Site. Since English novelist Robert Graves moved here in 1932, it’s been a hideaway for the rich and famous – and we can see why. Its narrow streets are lined with gift shops, galleries and boutiques, or you can head down to its pretty shingle beach. Possibly better suited to teens rather than the little ones.
If you often tell the kids to stop monkeying around, you should probably reconsider a day out at Jungle Parc! Crowned as the largest tree adventure park in the Balearic Islands, Santa Ponsa’s Jungle Parc promises an action-packed afternoon full of forest fun – over nine acres of it, to be exact. The best part? Adults can get involved too, since there are varying courses available suited to children over 4-years-old and adults (if they’re brave enough!). A qualified instructor will supervise as you soar through the tree-tops on zip wires and high-ropes, before heading to the children’s park for some playtime on the ground!