Thanks to its numerous tranquil beaches and laid-back atmosphere, the Mediterranean isle of Menorca has long been a holiday destination that is particularly popular with families. Despite its diminutive size, there’s no shortage of child-friendly activities, including the all-important water park. Here’s our selection of the best on the island.
Aquarock Waterpark in the resort of Cala’n Bosch is one of the larger examples on the island, with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. As well as the various obligatory waterslides, there is a large pool with a wave machine, a splash pool for younger kids with water jets and smaller slides and a whirlpool for mum and dad to sit back and relax in. For older kids, the park has trampolines and a go-karting track, but it’s worth noting that the go-karts are not included in the park’s entry price, so if you’ve got more than one child the costs mount up pretty quickly.
Splash Sur Menorca
Located on the mostly southernly tip of the island in the small resort of Biniancolla, this is the largest water park on the island. Splash Sur Menorca was opened in 2015, and offers an excellent range of water-based attractions for all ages. The youngest visitors have a splash area with the likes of buckets, fountains, a water-jet maze and a shallow activity pool with gentle slides. For the next age group up, there’s a fun pirate ship with water cannons. It’s the main slides that are the highlight, however, with a multi-lane slide for racing, a black hole for whizzing through darkness and the high-speed Kamikaze for the bravest of the brave. For relaxation, you can float down the lazy river on a rubber ring, or sit in a Jacuzzi and enjoy an aqua-jet massage.
Splash Sur Menorca, Carrer Equinoccis, Sant Lluís, + 34 971159195
Los Delfines Aqua Center
The Los Delfines Aqua Center can be found on the western side of Menorca and is part of the purpose-built tourist development of the same name. It covers a huge area, with water-based fun in the form of some great slides that range from gentle water chutes to the two-seater Black Hole and the Kamikaze (albeit less scary than the Splash Sur version). Out of the water, there’s go-karting, several eateries – including a proper restaurant – and pleasant lawned gardens where guests can relax with a picnic.
Los Delfines AquaPark, Av. los Delfines, Los Delfines, +34 971388705
This water park is part of the Hotel Marina Parc, located on the north side of the island, though it is open to non-residents, too. There’s a decent selection of slides for all ages, including high-speed, multi-lane and spiral slides. There’s also a large splash pool with fountains for toddlers, a lazy river and a wave pool. There’s a poolside snack bar in case you are in need of refreshments.
Hotel Marina Parc, Carrer ses Coves, Es Mercadal, +34 971358200
Carema Splash Park
Also part of a holiday complex (the Carema Club Resort) but open to the public, the Carema Splash Park may be small but it packs a lot in, with around eight slides, pirate-themed water features, a water bucket and various fountains and jets. This elevated water park also offers lovely views over the neighbouring Bay of Tirant.
Carema Club Resort, Carrer de Baix, Playas de Fornell, +34 971376522