You have probably read so many of these types of posts, but please if you could spare 5 mins your opinions would be greatly appreciated!!
We are planning on going on our 1st family holiday in June this year but we are unsure where to go!!
There is 2 adults and 1, 4 year old.
My wife and I have only been abroad once so we are not really well travelled!! So booking a holiday is soooooo confusing and you just dont know whats the best place!!!
We are looking for a family holiday where there is a nice beach close by, kiddies entertainment in the day and night along with good entertainmment in th evening that we can all enjoy!!
A good resort where if we didnt want to venture out we dont have to so close to all amenities such as shops, restaurants and bars. We dont want to go to a clubbing OOT nightlife place!!
We have been advised that Manorca is good but have read review that this could be abit quiet and mentioned Majorca as a better alternative!!!
People have alos mentioned Feurteventura!!!
Please help as we are in desperate need of a good holiday!!!
Thanks in advance!
They may help you decide which is best for your family.
Menorca is quieter than Majorca but with children of the age you have I dont see how this will effect your holiday. Majorca does have more choice in type of resorts and hotels so you maybe be best going there for your first holiday abroad together. Somewhere like Alcudia in Majorca might suit as there are plenty of hotels and choice and it can be quite lively. I prefer Puerta Pollensa but this is a relatively quiet resort although there are bars with singers on etc but is not heaving with nightclubs. I believe there is also a Thomson family Hotel here with a variety of kids activities for all ages.
I think you need to think about the evening entertainment I for one have never considered hotel or even the bars entertainment of great high quality and more a case of passing the time. I am more interested that the kids are happy and occupied then I can relax.
I do think both Menorca and Majorca are both suitable but as I have said before you may have more choice on Majorca in terms of different resorts and accommodations so if you need to star narrowing your search then this would be my choice.
Any questions about either island pease ask I have been to both but there are many more experienced posters here who can answer any of your questions.
Majorca is busier, but there are more things to do there, and possibly a greater choice of flights, especially from regional airports.
If you go to Majorca I would suggest you avoid the big complexes in Alcudia which might be a bit overwhelming for a 4 year old, unless your child is very confident. Otherwise Alcudia is a good choice, with a long sandy beach with shallow water. We love Puerto Pollensa! As mentioned before, the Thomson Superfamily (which I think are now called Family Club) cater for youngsters. There are several of these on the islands.
You then have to decide if you want to go to a hotel or be self-catering. SC gives you "freedom" but in my opinion, you either spend loads of time and effort shopping, and cooking with limited facilites, or you eat at restaurants all the time....whereas with hotel buffets, you can choose what you want with no waiting (and 4 year olds HATE waiting for meals!!).
Hope this helps a bit, but there is nothing to beat hours spent perusing the brochures very carefully.....and reading resort/accommodation reports.
As noted, Puerto Pollensa is a lovely resort, but depending on where you stay quite a bit of walking, but lovely scenery. Thomson hotel is the Playa Mar (20-25 min walk to centre, along sea front).
Sa Coma is nice with balance of slightly larger resort but not too big, superb beach.
We booked hotel direct with Thomson on-line and fliughts with Jet2, much cheaper.
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