Image: Menorca with the family, Ciutadella 2017
Menorca is the perfect destination for families. A small Spanish island with plenty of beautiful beaches and many family-friendly hotels, it really is a gem in the Balearic Islands. We’ve listed our top hotel picks here.
The 8 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels In Menorca
Royal Son Bou Family (Son Bou)
Family-friendly hotel located 100 yards from the beach in Son Bou. It offers a wide range of leisure facilities and a daily entertainment programme. With a large swimming pool and a children’s pool, tennis court, a large children’s playground and a games room. There are 2 restaurants which serve an international buffet. A childcare service is offered during lunch and dinner. It’s regularly voted Trip Advisor’s best family friendly hotel in Spain.
Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa (Punta Prima)
This family-friendly luxury resort offers an outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa, and spacious suites with garden views. The apartments are decorated in a Menorcan-style. There are 3 restaurants, sports facilities including 8 tennis courts, 2 squash courts and an archery range. Mountain bikes can be used for free, and scuba diving and windsurfing classes are also on offer.
Carema Garden Village (Fornells)
This mid-range budget resort is set on the beachfront of Cala Tirant Beach, just 2.2 miles away from the charming fishing village of Fornells. The pretty Spanish style apartments and studios include a private balcony or terrace, a TV, a private bathroom, an equipped kitchenette, and ceiling fans in the living room and in the bedrooms. There are 2 outdoor pools, 24-hour reception, free parking and free WiFi. Guests can also use all of the facilities at Carema Club Resort, which include a water park and entertainment programme, tennis courts, a climbing wall, mini golf and beach volleyball. There are 3 restaurants, a children’s playground and kids club.
Zafiro Palace Alcudia (Port d’Alcudia)
Enjoy a 5* family holiday at this resort which offers several outdoor/indoor pools. There are 4 themed restaurants and several bars including 1 pool bar. The hotel offers an adults only area with free access to the spa and to the chill out pool. There is also a children’s area with a Wet Bubble pool, a pool with a pirate ship, mini club, and entertainment staff. Plus a pirate ship and playground for the kids. Free WiFi and parking.
Palladium Hotel Menorca (Arenal d’en Castell)
This hotel is located in a great position on the top of a hill, with stunning views of the Arenal d’en Castell beach. There are two restaurants, three bars, two exclusive swimming pools, including one for children and a spa for relaxation. The sea suites are perfect for families with an extra-large bed and sofa-bed. There is a kids’ club and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout hotel.
Mar Hotels Paradise Club & Spa (Cala’n Bosch)
This hotel is next to the beautiful fishing port of Cala’n Bosch and close to the beach. It has attractive gardens, outdoor swimming-pool, new Splash! area with slides for the kids, Happy Burger restaurant, and a spa for you to relax. Daily entertainment is provided for both adults and children. Access to the hotel’s indoor swimming pool and gym is free for hotel guests.
Melia Cala Galdana (Cala Galdana)
This family-friendly beachfront hotel offers outdoor swimming pools and features elegant, modern guestrooms with views of the bay of Santa Galdana. Apartments sleep up to 6 so great for large families. There is a kids club, babysitting services and an à la carte Restaurant.
Hotel S’Esparteria (Ciutadella)
This is a kid-friendly boutique hotel located on the edge of the historic centre of Ciutadella. The bedrooms are all stylishly decorated. There are family rooms available and they come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and private bathroom with a hairdryer. Great if you are travelling on a budget.
Menorca with Kids – Tips and Recommendations
- Take the kids to Lloc de Menorca, a small zoo where kids learn about the animals that live in Menorca. Expect to see goats, sheep, lemurs and some Australian species too. There’s also a kids play area and café here.
- Visit Son Bou Beach, the longest beach in Menorca with fine sand and crystal clear water. The family-friendly beach is 2.5 km long and 50 meters wide.
- The sea in Menorca is perfect for kayaking and perfect for beginners. This is a great option for older kids (swimmers over the age of 12).
- Hire a car! The island is great to explore and you can visit some beautiful quieter coves too.
- Visit Fort Malborough, an early 18th century fort built by the British and named after Sir John Churchhill – Duke of Malborough. There are lots of tunnels for the children to explore.