Mallorca’s sun-soaked climate makes it the perfect place to explore and relax at one of its many waterparks. Here’s our hand-picked selection of hotels with, or close to, water parks, so you and the rest of the family can enjoy a holiday to remember!
The Balearic island of Majorca has long been one of the Mediterranean’s star attractions. It’s well known for its limestone cliffs overhanging secret, sandy coves – perfect for swimming in – and golden vineyards carpeting the interior landscape. While these are undoubtedly appealing draws, few are familiar with Majorca’s quieter, more mysterious side. Enjoy family days out in the undulating hills, or tuck into feasts of fresh fish and hearty vegetable tumbet in the fishing villages.
A Katmandu-themed Majorca water park and hotel
[stars number="4"] Sol Katmandu Park and Resort | Magaluf
When you stay at Sol Katmandu Park and Resort, you have a dazzling array of rides and water attractions on your doorstep, not to mention the nearby beach. Bright and airy family rooms have flatscreen TVs and some have pool or sea views. Indulge your children’s imaginations with exciting themed rooms and breakfasts with the park’s colourful mascots.
The water park
Cool off in the KATLANTIS Water Park. The entire resort is themed around the Legend of Katmandu to entrance both children and adults – discover the interactive Victorian House of Magic and a Wild West-themed virtual horseback ride. Other attractions include mini-golf courses, a Wave House for practising surfing, and Los Banditos virtual rollercoaster. At the centre of this mythical attraction stands a towering water fortress, which features thrilling, twisting rides, drenching buckets and over 150 interactive water toys. You can sunbathe by the pool while kids have fun at Kamp Katakidu, where children aged between eight months to 12 years play creative games under the supervision of trained team members.
Tasty meals and snacks
For a bite over lunch, head to the Snack Shack, where you can hit refresh with freshly squeezed orange juice and a hearty hamburger. Treat kids at the nostalgic Steampunk Sweets, with its vintage confectionary and candy-striped décor. Can’t wait until dinner? Pay a visit to Gelato de Luxe to sample fresh, creamy flavours from vanilla to fruity varieties, before heading for a freshly mixed cocktail at the Pool Bar. While you’re relaxing, the kids can run around in an underwater-themed soft play area complete with giant slides, trampolines and tunnels.[button text="Compare price" href="https://www.trivago.ie/magaluf-31703/hotel/sol-katmandu-park---resort-by-melia-38365"]
A coastal hotel close to a Majorca water park
[stars number="5"]Iberostar Playa de Palma | Palma
The hotel amenities
Situated just two minutes’ walk from Playa de Palma beach, with its five kilometres of warm golden sand, this hotel is ideal for discovering the laidback, sun-kissed Mediterranean lifestyle. Family rooms reflect the beauty of the sea, with turquoise touches and clean white walls creating a fresh and airy haven to relax in. Some have a pool or sea view for extra calm. Introduce the whole family to Majorcan cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, Marea, with meat from world-renowned El Capricho farm, as well as suckling pig and rich lobster broth. Wind down after dinner at one of the hotel’s live jazz concerts.
For a stretch of time to yourself, head to the spa, a peaceful enclave drawing on the most indulgent treatments around the world. Oriental massages incorporate Thai stretching techniques to really relax the muscles, while volcanic stone therapy uses hot stones to reduce toxins. When you’ve finished, while away the afternoon in the sauna, steam room or indoor pool.
Aqualand water park
Iberostar Playa de Palma is just over three kilometres from Aqualand, one of the largest water parks in Majorca. Thrill-seekers can try the Tsunami – a 15-metre halfpipe. Those looking to take it easy should take a lazy float down the Congo River or relax in the Jacuzzi. Kids can spend the day in Adventureland, which is Majorca’s biggest playground – there are 12 different slides of different sizes and speeds to explore. They can also visit Dragonland, where they’ll find a giant dragon and even more water slides.[button text="Compare price" href="https://www.trivago.ie/playa-de-palma-31709/hotel/iberostar-playa-de-palma-7250"]
A serene hotel close to a Majorca water park
[stars number="5"] Protur Biomar Gran Hotel | Sa Coma
The location and nearest water park
Based in the coastal resort town of Sa Coma, the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel seamlessly fuses access to a bustling restaurant and bar scene with a quiet sanctuary in which to rest and recharge. Here, you’ll be just 300 metres from lively Sa Coma beach and close to Punta de n’Amer natural park, where you can hike the headlands of Mallorca’s rugged east coast. The hotel is less than a 10 minute stroll to African-themed water park La Reserva, which features giant water shoots (suitable for all ages) and safari animals such as giant tortoises and crocodiles.
The rooms, restaurant and relaxation areas
When you all return to the hotel, relax in your room, which features a warm colour palette and plush, crushed velvet accents. Twin Deluxe rooms are ideal for families, with their spacious and comfortable living areas. At dinnertime, try a hearty and satisfying meal at Italian restaurant, La Toscana. Both adults and kids can tuck into freshly rolled pasta filled with Mediterranean-inspired fillings.
The incredible spa…
If you’re craving some ‘me time’, the hotel has a 3,500sqm spa facility completely dedicated to your relaxation. Lie back in the Jacuzzi or underneath the hydro and shower jets, or stretch out in the gym. A hydrothermal zone includes waterfalls and microbubble beds, while the thermal complex offers saunas, Turkish baths and a sun deck. Indulge in a massage, facial or body wrap. There are plenty of activities for all of the family, too, including tennis, squash, volleyball and archery. Get competitive with a ping pong tournament, or practise your swing on a 36-hole mini-golf course.[button text="Compare price" href="https://www.trivago.ie/sa-coma-31717/hotel/protur-biomar-gran-hotel---spa-799636"]
A tropical Majorca water park and hotel
[stars number="3"] Globales Apartamentos Bouganvilla | Sa Coma
Globales Apartamentos Bouganvilla has all the ingredients to create an unforgettable family holiday. It’s a short walk from the fine white sands of Sa Coma beach, a Blue Flag stretch around one kilometre long. Close by, Punta de n’Amer offers a wilder coastline to explore. If you’d prefer to spend the day at the hotel, you’re in luck – it has its very own water park which is well-known throughout the region – Splash World.
Surrounded by sprawling tropical gardens, Splash Word features outdoor pools for both children and adults and an adrenaline-pumping selection of water slides. Try the Black Hole, where you travel through the darkness at high speeds, or the Aqua Racer where children can race each other down waterslides. If you’d prefer to relax, sit back and bask in the sunshine in a bath with bubbles and water jets.
Rooms at Globales Apartamentos Bouganvilla take the hotel’s coastal environment as their inspiration, with splashes of vibrant azure and tile-effect patterns on a fresh white background. Balconies and terraces offer relaxing views of sky, green foliage and clean, white buildings – there’s no better place to savour a cup of herbal tea at the end of a day of exploring. Fresh flowers and coastal artwork add to the feeling of the outdoors coming in. Apartments have kitchenettes so that you can be flexible with your mealtimes and rustle up more casual meals in evening. If you’d prefer to eat out for dinner, pick up a freshly baked Margherita at the hotel’s Pizzeria.[button text="Compare price" href="https://www.trivago.ie/sa-coma-31717/hotel/globales-apartamentos-bouganvilla--37312"]
A sophisticated hotel close to a Majorca water park
[stars number="4"] Hotel Aya | Playa de Palma
Hotel Aya encapsulates a typically carefree Mediterranean spirit with its spectacular beachfront location and rustic décor with plenty of natural wood and stone. The uplifting ambience is carried through into the spacious rooms, which all feature a bathtub and separate rain shower, plus a balcony. The hotel was designed for cyclists and offers bike tours, and is also ideal for couples and families.
Start the day with breakfast at Canaya, the hotel restaurant. Treat the kids to warm pastries while you savour organic yoghurt with a selection of seeds and fruits. Hotel Aya is the place to take a step back from everyday life and rejuvenate, so if you want some time to yourself, make your next stop the spa. Here, you can treat tired muscles to a massage, boost your complexion with a facial, or detoxify your body with a scrub, peel or wrap. Take it easy and stretch out with an outdoor yoga class, or allow yourself to be pampered with a manicure or pedicure. Afterwards, unwind in the Turkish bath, Jacuzzi or sauna. There’s also a large, verdant garden next to the pool where you can take shady afternoon walks alone or with the kids.
The hotel is under three kilometres from Aqualand, a water park which offers a fun-filled day out for all the family. Why not be brave and take a ride out of the serpent’s mouth on the King Cobra slide? Alternatively, you can climb onto an inflatable and take on the raging rapids. The Surf Beach with its metre-high waves is the next best thing to being in the ocean, or you might choose to race against the kids on multi slide, the Multipista.[button text="Compare price" href="https://www.trivago.ie/playa-de-palma-31709/hotel/aya-37215"]