Family holidays to Mallorca have always been popular, with holidaymakers typically thinking to travel to the East or North coast of the island where they’ll find small, quaint resorts with kilometres of sandy beaches ideal for a family break.
Magaluf is often overlooked as a family holiday destination, but it boasts short transfers, a plethora of activities and endless options for accommodation which will suit any budget!
It’s no easy task finding a holiday suitable for each family member, covering the needs of fussy eaters, social media-frenzied teens, toddlers with short attention spans, the list goes on. Formerly renowned for its ‘lively’ atmosphere, like a good wine, Magaluf has matured with age and is beginning its gradual transition from an 18 to 30’s hotspot to a trendy family-friendly retreat, bustling with activities.
If you are wanting to venture away from the sun, sea and sandy beaches, there are an abundance of activities suitable for the whole family. From high street shopping at the newly developed ‘Momentum Plaza’, day-tripping to the historical capital; Palma or family day out at Marineland.
Kathmandu: The iconic theme park is hard not to miss upon arrival into Magaluf, with a 13-meter tall mascot of a yeti clinging onto the adjoining hotel. Katmandu Park has activities for all ages from a sensory play area for tots to a 4D zombie apocalyptic ride.
Pirate Show: The number one dinner theatre show in Mallorca for over 30 years. Follow the interactive story of the sevens seas, accompanied with performances from Olympic gymnastics, dinner and unlimited drinks.
Western Park: No family holiday is complete without a trip to a local waterpark. Home to one of the world's highest water slides ‘The Beast’ along with 19 tamer slides, two large pools and four designated children areas.
Since 2015, the Mallorcan government placed a five-year plan to regenerate the area of Magaluf, with investment from key business such as Melia, spending just shy of €250 million transforming its eleven hotels. Up to 60% of hotels in Magaluf are now rated either four or five stars. With this in mind, there is a surfeit of affordable options to accommodate most families needs, including villas, hostels, speciality lodgings and more!
Innside Calviá Beach: Located above Momentum Plaza shopping district, its prominent floating swimming pool lined with trendy Balinese beds stands out above the high street. Other features include the indulgent rooftop terrace, state of the art gym and modern contactless band payment system. The low key, understatedly stylish decor make this property for those travelling with teens!
Sol Katmandu Park & Resort: With daily access to Katmandu Park, this is the ideal getaway for those who are looking for an action-packed break, with entertainment at every corner to keep kids of all ages occupied. Facilities include a kids club from the ages of eight months, evening entertainment, three outdoor pools, a splash area and the option to upgrade to all-inclusive!
HSM Atlantic Park: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner and rated one of the best value properties in the resort. The HSM Atlantic is ideally located in close proximity to both the beach and leisure centre of Magaluf.
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