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.
Majorca water park hotels: get ready to dive in
A Katmandu-themed Majorca water park and hotel
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.
Sol Katmandu Park & Resort by Meliá
A coastal hotel close to a Majorca water park
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.
Iberostar Selection Playa de Palma
A serene hotel close to a Majorca water park
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.
Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa
A tropical Majorca water park and hotel
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.
Globales Apartamentos Bouganvilla
A sophisticated hotel close to a Majorca water park
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.