Mallorca is a wonderful spot for a sunny vacation with gorgeous beaches, beautiful natu-ral surroundings and a handful of friendly resorts and villages that have plenty to keep you busy. It is a great place to visit no matter who you are travelling with, but it is particu-larly well suited to young families as there is so much to see and do to entertain the little ones. One village, which has become popular in recent times, is the picturesque fishing village of Port de Soller in one of Mallorca’s idyllic horseshoe harbours. |
Port de Soller has managed to retain its authentic charm and avoided the overdevelop-ment which can be found in many areas throughout the island. Instead, you find a simple sleepy fishing village with hypnotising sparkling waters and lots of great activities on your doorstep which are perfect for young families.
One of the major highlights here - and one the children will love - is riding a vintage train from Palma to Soller which will provide amazing views of the beautiful island. If you want to chill out, there are two picturesque beaches to choose from where you can catch some rays whilst the kids frolic in the waters and build sandcastles.
As with any vacation, it is vital that you find suitable accommodation so that you have a good base and can relax after a day of exploring in Mallorca. Hotel choice is critical to enjoyment, which is why it is worth booking a stay at the fabulous Jumeirah Port Hotel.
Jumeirah Port Hotel is a luxury Mallorca hotel which puts you in the perfect location to immerse yourself in this charming village. In addition to this, the resort is putting on a generous offer this summer which will make your trip that little bit more special. Each child receives two free hours every day at the marvellous Barbaroja Kids Club (more on this to come), whilst adults can enjoy free entry to the water circuit in their impressive spa.
Little ones will adore Barbaroja Kids Club as much as their parents who can escape to the spa knowing that their children are having a ball. The club organises thrilling and valuable activities around the entire island, whilst there are also daily surprises from adventurous explorers and a fun den for playing with cool sea-themed murals painted on the walls.
Whilst your brood is burning up all its energy at the club, the adults can pamper them-selves in the lovely Talise Spa. Options include a steam room, a sauna, a hydro pool and an ice fountain. If that wasn’t enough, you can gaze out at the spectacular Tramuntana Mountains whilst enjoying the peaceful setting - just what the doctor ordered!
Port de Soller is a superb destination for young families and one of the best-kept secrets in Mallorca. Hotel choice is crucial, but the excellent Jumeirah Port Hotel is ideal for those travelling with kids and you can benefit from the terrific deal this summer which can greatly enhance the enjoyment of the trip for the whole family.
John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For over 30 years he has been providing luxury holidays in Bermuda, Italy, the Canaries and many other destinations around the globe. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and as a result is an expert on topics as diverse as Italian food and Mallorca hotel recommendations. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts and history.
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