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Family Holiday Guide to Majorca

Thinking of taking your family holidays to Majorca? Check out our Majorca family holiday guide right here.

Take the Fam to Magical Majorca!

Irish families love Majorca! One of the most popular family holiday destinations, Majorca’s seaside towns, friendly resorts and beautiful beaches keep visitors coming back again and again.

Majorca’s one of the Balearic Islands. Bigger than both Ibiza and Menorca, the island has blossomed into one of Spain’s most popular tourist regions, with a subtropical climate ensuring long months of warm weather perfect for splashing around in the sea.

Family holidays to Majorca are popular so to make planning easier we’ve put together a handy Majorca holiday guide. See our tips right here.

Don't forget to check out our deals on family holidays to Majorca, too.

When to go

Majorca’s Mediterranean climate means it has hot summers and mild winters. If you go between May and September you can expect sun and few rainy showers, with averages ranging from 23 °C to the low 30s. Mid-October sees temperatures becoming cooler with more showers. This is one of the best times to visit for beach holidays and family holidays. If you’d like to avoid the worst of the crowds, or are looking for more comfortable temperatures suited to the island’s outdoor activities like hiking and walking, then the low season is perfect for this.

Getting there

Thanks to its popularity as a holiday destination, flights to Majorca are relatively affordable with plenty of flight times to choose from. Top airlines like Ryanair and Aer Lingus regularly make the journey with multiple flight times scheduled per day.

When you fly direct, the flight takes about 2-3 hours, making it an ideal destination for families. Less time in the air means less time spent keeping kids entertained!

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Where to stay

The island of Majorca is packed with family-friendly resorts suiting all tastes. While partygoers flock to Magaluf and Palma Nova, families love top areas like Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa, Cala Bonsa and Santa Ponsa.


One of the top destinations on the Northern coastline of the island with the legendary Alcudia Beach. Its bustling resorts are perfect for families who love plenty of activity from the beautiful seafront to the historic old town.

Santa Ponsa

A coastal town in a stunning sheltered cove, Santa Ponsa’s spectacular sandy beach is its star attraction. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment here sure to keep the whole family happy.

Cala Millor

Cala Millor was built with family holidays in mind. Its beautiful hotel-lined promenade overlooks shallow turquoise waters.

Cala Bona

This one-time fishing village is now a relaxed destination away from the built-up resorts. Perfect for sun bathing and swimming, the village is near attractions like the Craves of Drach.

Puerto Pollensa

This seaside town’s stunning marina and sea views make it the perfect family destination. The long, more built-up beach of Puerto Pollensa Beach is full of things to see and do, but head further north to the Pine Walk Promenade for something quieter and more laid back.

This is just a few of the island’s top resorts, see our deals for more inspiration!

eating out in majorca

Dining out

Majorca has grown in recent years into a great food destination. Traditional Majorcan fare has been revived by talented chefs and all kinds of international cuisine are on offer around the island.

The local fare is hearty and delicious. Make sure you try traditional Majorca soups and island faves like tumbet, arròs brut, sobrassada and frito mallorquín. While the traditional food is quite Mediterranean in flavour, it still has plenty of its own unique flavour.

When eating out, keep an eye out offering the ‘Menu del Dia’. These 3-course set menus are often the best deal you’ll find while eating out. A nice little saver.

If you go all inclusive, your resort will offer plenty of familiar international fare. If you’re staying in the capital of Palma or one of the major resort areas like Alcudia or Santa Ponsa, the range of restaurants on offer will keep everyone happy.

Grownups will enjoy taking a food and wine tour around one of the island’s several fantastic wineries.

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Things to do for families

Majorca is teeming with family-friendly attractions.

Club Mac

This top waterpark hotel is one of our favourite sellers. Stay onsite and enjoy having its pools, chutes, slides and more all on your doorstep.

See our deals on stays at Club Mac.

Katmandu Park

This theme park near Calvia Beach is full of attractions for all ages. The massive soft play zone is great for small kids and teens love the K3 climbing frame. It’s got tons of rides to keep everyone entertained.

Stay in Sol Katmandu Hotel with our deals.

Splash around in the island’s water parks

Besides Club Mac there’s a few great ones to choose from:

  • Western Water Park – the Wild West theme adds a fun twist to this fun park
  • Hidropark – the only water park on the north coast!
  • Aqualand – the biggest water park on the island and an amazing day out

Palma Aquarium

This interactive aquarium is right by the popular Playa de Palma resort. Walk through underwater tunnels and swim with the rays.

Cabrera Island

Perfect for a day trip, Cabrera Island is just a boat ride away from the main island of Majorca. Visit the centuries-old castle for amazing views.

Go spelunking!

That means going deep into some of the island’s amazing caves. Coves del Drach are some of the most well-known, home to Europe’s largest underground lake. Visit the Coves d’Arta to see the spectacular 22m tall stalagmite.

Go birdwatching

Visit S’Albufera Nature Reserve for some birdwatching, with over 200 amazing species on display.

beaches in majorca

Top beaches in Majorca

Alcudia Beach

This 10-km stretch of golden sand is right in the heart of Majorca’s bustling resort district. It’s lined with restaurants, bars, shopping and more.

Playa de Muro

Just a little further down from Alcudia Beach, this sandy stretch is quieter and away from hustle and bustle. A quiet retreat.

Port de Pollensa

This gorgeous beach in Puerto Pollensa is great for watersports or just relaxing.

Es Carbó

This beach is on the southern-most tip of Majorca. It’s quiet and not built-up like the big resort beaches.

Cala Millor

Nestled between Cala Millor and Cala Bona, this sandy beach is lined by a promenade with plenty of shops and cafes, perfect for an afternoon walk.

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