Get two family resorts in one with neighbouring Sa Coma and Cala Millor
Flights to Majorca’s Palma Airport take around two and a half hours, and transfers to either Sa Coma and Cala Millor in the east or Puerto Pollensa in the north take an hour and a half, so family holidays can start in no time.
The twin stars in Majorca’s family holiday offering are Sa Coma and Cala Millor, which are just a tram ride away from each other on the east coast. Or, you could pedal along the two-kilometre cycle path between the two, pausing at the nature reserve on the headland. Close by are a raft of family activities, from a safari zoo to 1000-year-old caves.
The pace at Puerto Pollensa on Majorca’s northern coast is slower, but its large, sheltered bay of water encourages lots of families to visit. A quick trip to the ancient Roman city of Bocchoris will fascinate all ages or you can take family walks around Cap de Formentor.
Best family friendly beaches
Combined, the two resorts of Sa Coma and Cala Millor have seven kilometres of sand, with many smaller bays surrounding them. The waters are clear and therefore perfect for snorkelling, which is part of the reason Sa Coma beach has a Blue Flag certification.
Over in Puerto Pollensa, lots of activities – from banana boat rides to parasailing – take place in the 1.5-kilometre bay with views to the nearby Tramuntana Mountains. The main sandy strip, Playa Tamarells, is also Blue Flag certified with clear, shallow water for the kids to play in.
Best family activities in Majorca
The area around Sa Coma and Cala Millor covers all the usual family attractions as well as a few unique ones. You can take the family bowling, go-karting or jumping on the large outdoor play zone with trampolines, as well as play 54-hole mini golf. Plus the four Caves of Drach are just down the coast, and Safari Zoo Mallorca can be enjoyed from your car or the park’s mini train.
In comparison, fewer organised activities exist in Puerto Pollensa but the kids can let loose on the two seafront playgrounds, and boat trips leave regularly from the harbour for snorkelling and sightseeing. The Hidropark waterpark is in Alcudia, just eight kilometres away, with a free shuttle bus service.
Other popular holidays in Spain
For a family holiday to another glorious part of Spain try Ibiza, Costa Blanca or Costa del Sol. But if Majorca has won you over, take a look at our Majorca travel guide for advice on planning your family holiday there. And below are five of the best family-friendly hotels in Majorca to choose from.
It's impossible to get bored staying at Holiday Village Majorca with its six pools, splash park and kids' clubs for all ages offering aerial adventure courses, football, swimming and stage academies. The family-size rooms have a swim-up option and the restaurants cover buffet, Italian, Tex-Mex and Indian. Just over a kilometre from the beach, a shuttle service can drop you on the sandy shore if you don't fancy walking.
The large grounds of Viva C'an Picafort house no fewer than six freshwater pools, which include a splash pool with pirate ship for the little ones. Kids also get a large playground, bouncy castle and structured play at the kids' clubs for ages four to 15. You can walk to the beach in 15 minutes or stay to use the gym or putting green and watch games with a drink in the sports bar. A lounge bar and restaurants provide buffet, grill and snack food.
Giving off a tropical vibe, Protur Safari Apartments has lagoon-style pools winding through its palm tree gardens and a waterpark with crazy river rides. Clean white and wood decor give a modern look to all surroundings including the four themed restaurants – Indian, Italian, Tex Mex and Argentinian. As well as kids' clubs, little ones get a playground and Protur Nature Farm with native Majorcan animals. Sports pitches, water polo and two mini-golf courses are on-site, with the beach only a 10-minute walk away.
Located just to the north of Puerto Pollensa, Playa Mar Aparthotel has a set of beach coves at its doorstep and you can take the beautiful pine walk down to the centre of town and main beach in 20 minutes. There's a big pool here with a splash park, plus a kids' club, soft play and playground area. Kids also get a separate section of the buffet, though you can also prepare your own food as all studios and apartments come with kitchenettes.
Completely revamped in 2016, Globales Bouganvilla Hotel has an all-new, large waterpark with rafts, a kamikaze slide, and tonnes of other fun features. Like the park, the apartments, rooms and main restaurant have been refreshed. Alongside the buffet, there's a pizzeria, international restaurant and barbecue grill. Standing alone in a quiet area, you're still only a few minutes from the centre of Sa Coma and 15 minutes from the beach on foot.