Are you counting down the days until summer? The dark and gloomy days of winter are slowly fading away and we’re beginning to enjoy the warm glow of spring.
However, nothing beats that summer feeling and nothing quite matches a summer holiday. You will no doubt have been asked countless times “are you going away this year” and there are so many places to take your family this year. And why wait for the peak season when early summer in just a few months away?
Here are our pick of the best family-friendly destinations for early summer to whet your appetite.
When you want a family holiday destination that will tick every box, Majorca never fails to deliver. Such is the diversity of this jewel of the Balearic Islands; you can create a holiday that put smiles on faces. Majorca can be your beach break, your long weekend of sightseeing or the exciting adventure with your little ones.
You can splash around the warm waters along Alcudia Beach, enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and family-friendly restaurants of Puerto Pollenca or be wowed by the Pirates Adventure show in Magaluf. There is just so much to see and do in Majorca, and did we mention the huge amount of welcoming hotels? There’s that too.
Rhodes showcases the beauty of the Greek islands. You can see the unique nature of this island at every turn. Among the numerous ancient landmarks and the nods to mythological tales, there are amazing beaches and quaint villages where you can sample some of the best Mediterranean food you have ever eaten.
The towns of Kolymbia and Rhodes Town provide the perfect areas for families. Live the quiet life in Kolymbia where you can relax on the beach, hop on a boat trip to the picturesque island of Symi and even try snorkelling. While in Rhodes Town, you can explore the medieval old town and try the tasty food.
Prepare for the ultimate family holiday destination when you touch down in Costa Adeje. Among the most popular resorts in Tenerife there is so much to do, you may need an extra week to fit it all in. This is a destination that promises fun and adventure from the moment you arrive.
If there is one place that delivers this in abundance it is Siam Park. This enormous water park is an absolute must. Dare you take on the Tower of Power or the Mekong Rapids? Maybe just floating along Mai Thai River is more your style, either way Siam Park provides an unforgettable experience. There is also Aqualand with yet more water slides and exciting dolphin shows.
After all that, you can spend the rest of your time chilling on the beach and take your pick from the wealth of restaurants.
Another destination that has a pretty special water park is the Algarve. Just a short drive from Albufeira is the excellent Zoomarine where you can watch dolphin, seal and sea lion shows and also let the kids loose on the water slides of its huge aqua park. It also teaches visitors about the work it does for marine conservation.
The southern tip of Portugal can suit all tastes with the bustling town of Albufeira filled with family-friendly hotels, restaurants and pristine beaches. You can treat the family to a villa in stylish Vilamoura or enjoy the beautiful ocean views along Praia da Rocha. It is a destination that has it all for families.
While relaxation may not be the first word to come to mind when you think about family holidays, Menorca can provide the ideal setting. It is the laidback member of the Balearic Islands family with charming beaches and quiet towns but there are still plenty of things to do with your own little clan.
Visit the Es Grau nature reserve and you and your children can go paddling or try kayaking and snorkelling. You can meet the friendly animals of Lloc de Menorca zoo or make a big splash on the slides and chutes of Los Delfines Aquacenter water park. Alternatively, you can enjoy the vast amount of beautiful beaches Menorca has to offer.
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