Mallorca’s best family-friendly resort
Mallorca has long been a popular tourist destination for families looking for a fun and exciting place to spend their summer holidays and it’s no wonder why. With picture perfect weather except for the odd storm or two during the winter and spring, Mallorca averages around 300 sunny days a year. Add to this a coastline dotted with secluded coves white pristine sandy beaches and gin-clear turquoise water and you have on paper at least the ideal summer beach destination.
Now you have decided that Mallorca is for you which part of the island is more suited to families with children? First of all, we can discount the party towns of Palma Nova and Magaluf with their neon signs and all night raves for the other side of the Tramuntana mountains and the town of Port de Pollensa.
Getting from Mallorca (Majorca Palma International airport PMI)
Palma de Mallorca Airport bus service is run by Empressa Municipal de Transports.
There is a bus service that runs approx every 15 minutes. This bus stops at Plaza de Espana Palma centre. At this location it is possible to connect to many resorts and towns around the whole Island by bus or train. There is also an option to continue to Paseo Mallorca or Paseo Maritimo, excellent bus stops for Shopping in the City or to visit the Historic Centre. The last stop is at the beautiful Palma Port.
To get there take a taxi from Palma Mallorca International Airport to your accommodation in Port de Pollensa and expect to pay between 70€ -80€ for the 45-minute ride.
So much to see and do in Majorca
With stunning mountains for a backdrop and history dating back to the Romans, this former little fishing village is classy without being pretentious and has all the facilities needed for a perfect family holiday. Not as crowded as some of the other beaches on Mallorca the Blue Flag beach at Port de Pollensa is 1.5k of white sand in a horseshoe bay in an unparalleled setting. With calm shallow water that is perfect for children and parents can relax knowing that the beach has life guards on duty all season long. The beach also boasts two playgrounds one on land near the all the waterfront shops and bars with another full of inflatable objects built out over shallow water. What also sets the beach at Port de Pollensa apart from others is its charming harbour where you can sign up for a tour of the bay or rent your own boat or kayak for a day of snorkelling in one of the many hidden coves. The bay at Port de Pollensa is perfect for windsurfing thanks to its fairly predictable winds and with the Tramuntana Mountains right on your doorstep.
More things to do in Mallorca
Why not rent a bicycle and find out why the world’s top cycling teams choose Mallorca for their winter training? Mallorca is also a leader in the relatively new sport of canyoning a term used to describe a combination of mountain climbing, abseiling and being carried downstream by fast flowing water and while its adrenalin pumping fun you need to relatively fit in order to give it a go. For a gentler pastime take an evening stroll down the “Pine Walk”, a pedestrianized promenade that boasts some of Mallorca’s most spectacular Villa’s before stopping off at a hotel terrace bar for a cocktail overlooking the sea. Popular day trips include a visit to the Tuesday market in the Old Town of Alcudia and a visit to the capital Palma taking the 103-year-old narrow gauge railway train from Soller. In Port de Pollensa you will find family’s that return year after year for their summer holidays after having found what they consider to be the ultimate beach holiday destination.