Awash with history, amazing cuisine, a sunny climate and pristine white beaches, it's no surprise this tiny island in the Balearics is a true slice of paradise. Committed to the protection of its natural landscape (it's a UNESCO biosphere reserve), there are nearly 200 small coves to explore, and primitive structures that date back thousands of years, including ancient Talayotic architecture. The local wine is delicious, as is the abundance of seafood caught from around the island.
Set among rockery gardens filled with cacti and palms, the Talayot Apartments are a great choice for families. With the lively beach town of Cala'n Forcat on one side and the venturesome coves of Cala'n Blanes on the other, when you're not busy exploring you'll be relaxing by six large swimming pools while the little one enjoy kids' club. There is always a new sport to try from the many available, and in the evening you can enjoy live entertainment.
Tucked into the hillside overlooking Arenal en Castell's horseshoe bay, the Fiesta Castell Playa combines a dash of luxury with amazing views. Sun loungers and bed-like cabanas with light linen roofs surround the pool, alongside a spacious sun terrace and snack bar. Rooms here are decked in a stylish and modern decor, while the restaurant dishes up buffet-style international dishes with regular themed meals, topped off with a range of professional acts, cabaret and live music for evening entertainment.
This modern beach hotel is located minutes away from the promenade and town quarter of Cádiz with a myriad of restaurants, shops, bars and boutiques. With a warm ambience and elegant surroundings, the stylishly decorated rooms are set in extensive gardens alongside a selection of first-class leisure and recreational facilities including an extensive buffet serving international favourites as well as Spanish dishes like paella. Little ones will love the splash pool filled with slides and fountains plus a kids' club right by the beach.
Adventurous activities, comfortable roomy apartments and modern facilities make the Holiday Village Menorca a fabulous home away from home for any excited traveller. Family-sized apartments in stylish bright colours provide a relaxing base as little ones get up to raft building, kayaking, or football academy while parents relax in the bars and restaurants serving the best in local and international dishes. And aside from four swimming pools to choose from, there's also a beautiful beach just 10 minutes away.
The immense Almirante Farragut Hotel is situated on a rocky clifftop overlooking the breathtaking deep-blue Mediterranean. Its enormous, split-level, saltwater swimming pool is matched by its vast range of activities from scuba diving to football and darts, with a sandy beach just minutes away. There are plenty of fun things available to make your child's holiday as memorable as it can be while you enjoy cool evenings filled to the brim with live shows, music and bingo.
Set in spacious grounds, the Marina Parc Hotel is a step above the rest. Whitewashed villas surrounded by lush greenery and colourful flowers give the area a distinctly peaceful atmosphere while the lively water park presents a maze of colourful chutes, wave pool, lazy river and raft slides just outside your door. There's plenty on offer with three grand pools and a host of activities, as well as a buffet-style restaurant serving up special Spanish- and Chinese-themed nights.
The relaxed and picturesque resort of Punta Prima provides a perfect setting for a Menorcan holiday. Many choose to visit this little pocket of paradise to relax at one of the spas, enjoy the convenient on-site mini-market and stroll across its Blue Flag award-winning beach while taking in the scenic landscapes. With spacious apartments you'll feel pampered right away, and this atmosphere of tranquillity and luxury continues with an semi-Olympic-sized swimming pool, lagoon-shaped pool and a separate pool for kids.
The Globales Mediterrani Hotel is a stone's throw from Cala Blanca's tranquil beach, and a short bus ride from Ciutadella, the former capital of Menorca. Its modern, bright rooms are surrounded by well-manicured gardens with a lagoon-shaped pool and thatched parasols to complete this piece of paradise. With a buffet restaurant serving Spanish favourites, a kids' splash pool alongside a choice of activities topped off with live entertainment every evening, it'll be impossible to leave without feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
A top choice for families, this lively hotel has it all. From a baby crèche, kids' pool to a hangout zone for teens, parents will love lounging round the large pool and sun terrace among the palm trees. There's a sea view from every apartment, which are also just steps away from the beach. At mealtimes, choose from Menorcan, around-the-world dishes or meze and tapas at the tavern. And the island's capital is just a short bus away.
For a relaxing holiday all the family will enjoy, look no further than these whitewashed apartments set in the Mediterranean gardens of Santo Tomas. Find a peaceful spot under a parasol on the roomy sun terrace and stroll over to the warm sandy beach or take in the fun at the lake-style pool or splash pool featuring brightly coloured slides and water fountains. The kids will love their own playground and soft-play area, buffet, and pony rides from the stables.