Family fun in Majorca

Hayley Bass on 10 September 2018
Majorca or Mallorca what every you decide its name is, there’s no denying this is one of the most gorgeous places to travel and very close to the UK. At just over 2 hours flying time from most London Airports, I can highly recommend Majorca for some beautiful sunshine and beautiful surroundings. This year we took our family holiday in the resort of C’an Picafort located on the northern coast of Majorca. It’s situated along the beautiful bay of Alcudia that has one of the best beaches on the island. Like many families we were quite price conscious, so we decided to go for an All-Inclusive property slightly inland from the beach itself. We wanted All-Inclusive to easily budget prior to our trip and relax knowing that the children could easily get themselves snacks, drinks and ice creams without having to ask us constantly all day long for money or to add it to our room bill. For myself and my husband, this made our holiday far more relaxing instead of always thinking about how much we were ‘dipping in our pocket’. I truly understand the importance of good value for money and I am always happy to find you as my customer a great deal as I would when searching for my own holiday.

Accommodation: We stayed at Vell Mari Hotel and Resort, just 10 minutes by shuttle bus inland from the beach. It was perfect. Vell Mari Hotel & Resort is a 4-star hotel that has everything a young family could really need in terms of facilities. There was an onsite shop, pool bar, Spa, large pool that never seemed to get overly busy, and plenty of sunbeds. We never had trouble getting 4 sunbeds together, even in the middle of the day, as the hotel has a ‘no reserve’ policy meaning you will not have to rush to the pool after breakfast to get the best spot. There is also a smaller children’s pool with small slides that even my children who are 9 and 12 enjoyed. The hotel provides a regular shuttle service to the beach, it really does not matter about the hotel location and if you really prefer to walk it’s very easy to do that too if you can cope with the hot sunshine. For children, there is a fantastic kids club and entertainment facility (no pressure to join in) and a children’s disco every night before the adults show in the evening. The evening show was excellent with The Lion King, a Live Band, Magic/Knife throwing act, and comedy too. Perfect for an evening drinking a cocktail or two! The restaurant had different food every night and even the fussiest eaters will be happy here. My girls were particularly excited about the chocolate fountain with skewers full of fruit and marshmallows ready to hold under the running chocolate (I joined in too of course!) Would I stay here again? Definitely. Where to visit nearby? We decided not to take a traditional excursion but instead took ourselves off on our own little adventure. I love to explore without the restraint of a group of people with time restrictions so as my children both wanted to experience a boat ride we decided to take the local bus (TIB number 352 and just 10.60 Euros for the 4 of us) to Port de Pollensa just 1-hour journey along the coast from C’an Picafort. From here we purchased tickets at the harbour for the small ferry to take us over to the Formentor Beach (16 Euros per adult and 8 Euros per child for an open return ticket) one of the most beautiful spots on the island. The ferry took about 20 to 25 minutes and we sat upstairs in the open air to get the best views and photo opportunities. The ferry drops you right at the beach where you’ll find a couple of nice cafés and lots of other people. It’s very busy on Formentor but don’t let this put you off as it is very pretty. With no sunbeds or sun umbrellas available, we decided to just put our towels down on the sand (luckily in a shaded area) and we spent all our time in the glorious crystal-clear sea. I’d recommend taking a small beach umbrella if you want to guarantee some shade for yourself, I found some umbrellas at a local supermarket for as little as 10 Euros much cheaper than paying to hire to sit under one on the beach. The sea is perfect for snorkelling, swimming or just playing together and having fun. We spent a few hours here playing and relaxing with our children and had drinks in one of the cafes where we also found showers/toilets so there is no need to travel home all sandy. C’an Picafort Beach The local beach C’an Picafort is situated in the Bay of Alcudia and really is gorgeous. The beach is wide and long and has loads of space with an abundance of sunbeds and sun umbrellas to higher each with safety deposit boxes too. I can’t explain how lovely this beach really is with soft clean sand underfoot and warm crystal-clear waters. It’s perfect especially for families with young children, great for snorkelling as you can see fish even just standing in the water, there are no rocky area’s and you can hire a beach pedalo with a huge slide on it which is so much fun. Will I return to Majorca? Of course, it’s a huge yes from my family and there is so much more I’d love to do and see. If you’d like to hear more about Majorca to discover if it’s for you I’d be very happy to have a chat with you so just get in touch.