The Balearic Islands of Mallorca (Majorca), Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, nestling in the Mediterranean Sea to the east of Spain, have been hugely popular with British families for years. Balmy weather, crystal blue seas and stunning scenery, plus a short flight duration from the UK, makes it an obvious family holiday choice, particularly for families with young children...
5 Reasons to Choose The Balearics for your Family Holiday:
Where is the best place in the Balearic Islands for your family holiday?
Mallorca - This island continues to be the largest and most established Balearic tourist destination, offering a genuine Spanish holiday experience without all the mass crowds associated with the Spanish mainland. Families often prefer the north of the island up towards Pollensa, which has plenty of lovely beaches, attractions and villas, but the entire island is a beautiful place to explore with little ones. A visit to Cap Forementor is a must - with rugged cliffs cascading into the azure sea below, it's simply stunning.
Menorca - This beautiful island has a lovely slow pace of life, and from Mahon airport, it's possible to reach almost anywhere on the island in under a 45 minute drive. For a peaceful getaway, choose the Binibeca region in the south, which is rich in small villas and stunning coves, or for a livelier getaway visit the Cala en Bosc region in the north.
Ibiza - Although well-known for it's vibrant nightlife, Ibiza has some really stunning peaceful and totally family-friendly areas, particularly in the north west of the island. You'll also find plenty of beautiful sandy beaches here, plus lots of family attractions and facilities to explore.
How to find the best baby and toddler villas and apartments in the Balearic Islands?
The Tots team have visited the island and have handpicked the very best in family friendly holiday accommodation. Our collection of villas and apartments have had the ‘Tots Treatment’ to ensure that they are as safe and baby and toddler friendly as possible.
If you're interested in visiting the Balearics, our team are on hand to help with advice, support and plenty of experience. This saves you time and stress, and if we know your family’s holiday requirements, then we can even put together a bespoke shortlist of options that get as close to what you are looking for as possible.
Enjoy a peaceful retreat in this traditional countryside villa, which is set in an enclosed private hamlet, yet close to Búger village and a short drive to the beach.
Tuck your family away in this blissful Mallorcan retreat; with a relaxing pool and stunning gardens, no need to venture anywhere - unless of course you want to!
An authentic taste of Mallorca, chill out by your private pool, explore the nearby beaches and cook up some fun with the help of your traditional pizza oven.
If happy kids equals happy parents, this is holiday heaven; set in large private gardens with playground and pool, expect quality family time from dawn to dusk.
Light, bright and airy, this large casa has all the ingredients for a relaxing family holiday, with relaxing outdoor dining, a private swimming pool and nearby beaches.
Just a short drive to the beach, holidays here are all about lazy days on the sand before heading back to your private villa for nap time and splashes in the pool.
Holidays here are all about quality time together, trendy tapas bars and tasty ice cream stops, in between splashes in your own private pool.
Unwind in the blissful calm and tranquillity of this Mallorcan farmhouse, which has countryside views out to the mountains, yet is conveniently near villages and beaches.
Beach babies, look this way! This one’s all about location – simply stroll down to the beach for days of soft sand, beautiful blue sea and regular ice cream breaks.
Stylish, modern and just a few minutes' walk from the beach - prepare for loads of family fun here.
Nestled between beaches, this family villa is just five minutes’ walk from two sandy little coves…take your pick before heading back for splashes in your private pool.
Nestled within beautiful Mallorcan parklands, check out this fantastic villa, which is just a short drive from beautiful sandy beaches and a huge water park!
Stunning outdoor terraces and traditional interiors make this the ideal cool and calming holiday villa, with family-friendly bars, beaches and restaurants nearby.
Half way between the beautiful old town of Pollença and the soft sandy beaches of Port de Pollença, there's oodles of fun for the whole family at this villa.
A private Ibizan villa with unbelievably picture perfect views, a relaxing infinity pool and a shallow pool for the kids to splash about in.