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Published July 3rd 2013
A Great Family Holiday Destination
Majorca has long been a favourite tourist destination for European travellers. With cheap flights, package deals, short journey times and sunny climate it's a popular holiday spot for families.
There are various resorts around the island and Cala D'or is ideal if you are looking for somewhere to relax and have fun with kids.
Cala Gran Beach in Cala D'Or
There are several sheltered coves in and around Cala D'or. The sand is soft and fine which makes it perfect for building sandcastles, digging holes to bury your feet in or running around playing bat and ball. The beaches get busy quickly and so the most pleasant time of the day is post siesta once the the sun worshipers head back to their villas to apply their aftersun cream.
The sea is clear and a lovely shade of blue. The sheltered coves mean it's calm too and the shallow depth makes it perfect for children to swim, splash about or try out a blow up boat.
If you're looking for refreshments there are plenty of beach side chaes and shops as well as people selling fruit on the beach itself.
If you have a pushchair then Cala Gran is the best beach for access as it has a wide pathway with no steps on one side. The other beaches at Cala Ferrera have steep steps down to the beach so you'd need an extra pair of hands to carry a pushchair down.
2. Swimming Pool
Swimming pool at Villa Paradiso Azul
Whether you choose to stay in a villa or hotel, you'll definitely want to choose one with a swimming pool. The warm climate means you can spend all day outside jumping in and out of the pool to cool off. There are lots of inflatable pool toys that you can purchase in the local shops and the prices are reasonable.
3. Ice Cream
You won't be able to resist a tasty treat on a hot day
A family holiday wouldn't be the same without some ice cream. You can purchase regular Nestle ice cream products in a multitude of shops or look out for the specialist ice cream shops which have a wide selection. What about a Kinder Egg or Snickers inspired cold treat?
4. Mini Road Train
Choo Choo, catch the mini road train
5. Eat Out
Eating out with the kids is a pleasure as everywhere caters really well for children. The kids menus have a good selection of the usual favourites from fish fingers to chicken and chips. There are plenty of high chairs and several places also have somewhere for children to play while you wait for the food to arrive. Try Gusto! for friendly service and an indoor play area or Walshies for a free bouncy castle and slide. Most of the hotels also have entertainment throughout the day and regular mini discos in the evening.
It's easy to relax with a drink when the kids have something to keep them occupied
There's plenty to keep a family busy in Cala D'Or for at least a week. If you're staying longer and fancy getting out and about you could try a day trip to the water park, aquarium or the Caves of Drach.