Situated in the Mediterranean, Majorca (or Mallorca) is part of the Balearic Islands of Spain. It is the largest island and one of the most popular tourist spots due to its fantastic beaches and weather. With an average temperature of 20 degrees in many of the winter months, it is ideal for a half-term break in October.
Majorca is a good destination for families, as it has a large variety of family-friendly hotels, beaches, as well as attractions and outdoor activities.
The indulgent weather makes it ideal for a mid-term break in October, with an average temperature of 20 degrees.
There are loads of fun activities and places to visit in Majorca, suitable for all ages!
Watersports are very popular with tourists. There are over 10 diving schools on the island, so no matter where you are, you will most probably have one nearby. With qualified instructors and professional equipment, rest assured you will be in good hands. If the underwater world isn’t for you, there are is also stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling, para-sailing and boat trips to nearby islands available.
If you want to take your little ones on an outdoor adventure to explore the surroundings, then we recommend the Cabrera Archipelago National Park, located only 10 miles off the west coast of Majorca. Formerly a prison camp, the National Park was nicknamed The Alcatraz of Majorca by locals. Standing tall on the limestone cliff is the Cabrera Castle, built in the 14th century, which served as a prison for over 12000 soldiers. Boasting a wide variety of wildlife, such as the Balearic Lizard, you can explore the island by trekking, cycling or organised tours.
Katmandu Theme Park
A great way to have some family fun is Katmandu Park, a theme park situated in Magaluf. With a waterpark and attractions for every age, your family will love this experience. Visit the upside down house, battle zombies on the Dark Ride, play golf and let your little ones explore the biggest undersea themed soft-play in Spain.
Where to stay
We’ve prepared a list of our recommended places to stay when visiting Majorca with your family:
Located conveniently between Alcudia and Pollenca, Villa Casesnovas is a stunning villa where luxury rules. Comprising of 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a formal dining area, fully-fitted kitchen, lounge with a fireplace, an outside dining area with barbeque and a 12-metre free-form swimming pool, this astonishing villa can sleep up to 11 people and has that extra factor and high-end finishes that will make your holiday truly unforgettable.
Another gorgeous location for your family holiday, located in Pollenca is the Las Palmeres Villa. Sleeping up to 6 people, this stylish villa comprises of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge that leads to a shaded outside terrace, dining room, fully-fitted kitchen and a large 11-metre pool with shallow end for children. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and complete with a barbeque for evening fresco meals, it is also situated conveniently only 50 minutes away from the Palma Airport.
If you prefer to be closer to local amenities and restaurants, then look no further than Villa Alicia in Cala D’or. A few minutes walk to the resort’s centre, this beautiful villa accommodates 7 people, having 3 bedrooms, lounge with luxurious finishes, fully-fitted kitchen, outside terrace, a large swimming pool and an elegant marble staircase as the pièce de résistance.