The Best Family-Friendly Hotels to Book in the Balearics

Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites on Menorca is perfect for a family holiday
Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites on Menorca is perfect for a family holiday | Courtesy of Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites and Spa / Booking.com
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28 January 2022
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Gather the family for fun-filled adventures and all-important chill time in Spain’s Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. These family-friendly hotels – from pirate-themed aparthotels to luxurious golf resorts – have everything you’ll need. Send the little ones off to kids’ clubs to meet new friends while you relax in the adults-only spas and pools, and enjoy whole-family activities from volleyball to night-time shows. You could even go all-inclusive for endless eating and cocktails by the Mediterranean. It won’t just be sun, sea and sand on your mind with a stay at these family-friendly Balearic Islands resorts; you’ll look forward to going to bed, too. Best of all, they’re bookable now with Culture Trip.

Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa, for family-friendly apartments on Menorca

View of pool area and sea beyond from a balcony at the Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites and Spa on Menorca
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Located on Menorca’s southeast tip, a short drive from the capital of Mahón and the airport, this resort is ideal for families. Besides a designated pool for younger kids and a baby pool, kid-friendly perks include a children’s breakfast buffet and helpful extras such as bottle warmers and microwaves for heating up baby food. The Insi Club offers games and activities catering to three age groups (4-6, 7-12, 13-16), keeping the offspring busy while the parents make use of the semi-Olympic pool, pamper themselves in the spa or just kick back in their sea-view apartment.

Sol Falcó All-Inclusive, for an excellent kids’ club on Menorca

Aerial view of children's pool play area with slides at Sol Falcó All-Inclusive on Menorca, Balearic Islands
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A short stroll from the pretty Son Xoriguer Beach on Menorca’s south coast, this Menorca resort is hugely popular with families. There are no less than seven pools for water babies of all ages (plus a designated kids’ pool). You and your kids can take part in all manner of workshops and fun activities while on dry land, and if you want to sample the wide range of cuisine on the premises with your other half, Katmandu Adventures will find plenty to keep your kids busy.

Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa, for themed kids' club days on Ibiza

Luxe outdoor pool with in-pool loungers and fountains at Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort and Spa, Balearic Islands
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Treat your family to five-star luxury at this all-inclusive resort. Kids can whizz down pool slides and join theme days at the club, while you enjoy your choice of six stylish bars and four freshwater pools. Join fun exercise classes, then wind down at the spa with beauty treatments and a Finnish sauna. Evenings mean family dinners watching show-cooking or stargazing from the Italian restaurant terrace. Book a jacuzzi room for ultimate pampering.

Zafiro Palace Alcudia, for numerous kid-friendly amenities on Mallorca

A picnic-style dining table at an outdoor restaurant overlooking pool at Zafiro Palace Alcudia on Mallorca, Balearic Islands
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Find peace in adults-only areas at this five-star Mallorca resort, from the heated pool to the luxurious spa with a Turkish bath, two-person mountain-view sofas and relaxing facials. Don’t worry about the kids: they’ll love the activity club with a bouncy castle and mini golf. Sip mojitos on a lounger while they splash in the bubble pool, or choose a swim-up suite that’s fun for all. There’s something for even the fussiest of eaters, with buffets, sushi bars and an Italian restaurant.

Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel, for budding golfers on Mallorca

Pleasant, shaded outdoor restaurant with chunky wood tables and bench seating at Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
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Get active together at this villa neighbouring three 18-hole golf courses where kids play for free. Teach them the game before sharing tapas at the adjoining terrace restaurant. Family activities continue with on-site tennis, volleyball and swimming in two pools, or you can hire a bike to take scenic island adventures. For all-important you-time, visit the spa and book pampering treatments. Child-friendly yoga and nature hunts keep little ones occupied in the hotel kids’ club.

Hotel Riu La Mola, for tons of family activities on Formentera

Aerial view from above the sea of the imposing white resort of Hotel Riu La Mola on Formentera, Balearic Islands
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Share beach days at seaside Riu La Mola, right on the sands of Formentera’s Migjorn. The hotel offers a children’s pool, playground and club, while you can grab a hammock by the adults-only pool or indulge in treatments at the spa. Family activities include on-site tennis, volleyball and mini golf, and you can pay for exciting scuba diving lessons. Fun-packed days are complete with show-cooking buffets and al fresco barbecues.

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, for evening musicals on Ibiza

Logo-imprinted half-circle outdoor swimming pool lit up at night at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, Balearic Islands
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Would you expect any less than DJ-accompanied yoga classes or musical spa treatments at this iconic hotel? Your kids and pets are welcome to experience all the hotel has to offer – think swim-up pool rooms and suites with sea-view spa tubs. Rock out at evening musicals, gigs and flamenco nights, or privately by ordering Fender guitars and vinyl to your room. There are nine restaurants: you’ll love the panoramic sky lounge, while your four-legged friend will appreciate the hotel’s special doggy menu and beer.

Pirates Village, for self-catering swashbucklers on Mallorca

Facade with a giant wood pirate skull and giant faux seashells on railings at Pirates Village on Mallorca, Balearic Islands
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Make fun-filled memories at this pirate-themed apart-hotel in Mallorca’s Santa Ponsa. The Pirate Tower swimming pool has slides, waterfalls and a baby area, but don’t worry, there are poolside cocktails and sun beds for you. Go all-inclusive to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets at the tavern restaurant – young ones will love the pizza section. Fun continues at the kids’ club and piratical night-time shows.

This is a rewrite of an article originally by Leon Beckenham. Georgia Platman contributed additional reporting.

These recommendations were updated on January 28, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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