Magaluf is a very popular resort in Mallorca, and a particular favourite amongst British, Russian and Scandinavian holidaymakers. Although in recent years the resort has been well known as a hosting destination for stag weekends and package holiday makers looking for serious nightlife, some of the big hotel chains have made a push lately to improve the reputation of the resort, make it more upmarket and more accommodating for families.
Magaluf for Children
There is little doubt that Mallorca has a stunning coastline, wonderful beaches and a fabulous climate, making it perfect for families looking for a sun, sand and sea holiday. We have some suggestions below on what else there is for children to do when enjoying a holiday in the resort.
Of course if it’s swimming, snorkelling, sandcastle making and paddling your children love, Magaluf has all the ingredients. With three wonderful beaches, all with crystal clear water and white soft sand, children have all they need for hours of fun. Older kids and teenagers can get involved in water sports such as jet skiing, banana boating, kite surfing and even scuba diving if they are old enough, while the little ones can enjoy the climbing frames located at the back of the beach.
Water babes will really love a day out at The Western Water Park, which is themed as a western town and has a great selection of slides for kids of all ages. Here the little ones can test themselves on the Hurricane, play Crazy Racer and splash about in the Wild River. The Mini Park and Daky Park offer safe places for the tiny ones to have some fun too. Teenagers looking for a more adrenalin fuelled ride will get plenty of action on the 260m Mega Slide or the Big Hole, the longest slide in Mallorca.
Marine Life, Pirates and Jungle
Marineland is just 10 minutes from Magaluf and here kids can watch a well-organised dolphin show and marvel at the other marine life, that includes sharks, penguins and sea lions. Another really good show for children can be seen at the Pirates Adventure in the resort. Attracting a huge number of visitors every year, this one is a real highlight. There is an early show for kids and a later uncut version that is ‘adults only’. For more adventure, take the kids to the Jungle Parc, a short drive from Magaluf. Rope bridges, swings, slides and lots more keep the kids busy here. There is even an Explorer course for all the family.
How to Get There: Magaluf
Magaluf is only a half hour drive from Palma Mallorca airport, making it a very quick transfer. For reliable Mallorca airport transfers, book with us at Shuttle Direct. Our professional service and competitive prices make us the number one choice for experienced travellers. Palma Mallorca airport is well served with flights arriving everyday from most major European cities, including Paris, London, Marseille, Dusseldorf, Reus and Milan. Make the final part of your journey hassle free and book your Mallorca airport transfers with us!
Where to Stay
Magaluf Playa Apartments – Only 200m from Magaluf Beach, Magaluf Playa Apartments have their own outdoor pool and air-conditioned apartments with private balconies, sofa bed and pull-out bed. They are well equipped with kitchenette, fridge, kettle and the necessary pots and pans. There is a vending machine for drinks and snacks and a games room too. Internet access is available and the staff are on hand 24 hours a day. This is a great budget option in the resort.
Hotel Samos – Our mid range accommodation suggestion is only 250m from the famous beaches and has rooms with balcony and views overlooking either the sea or the mountains. Hotel Samos has an outdoor pool as well as evening entertainment. A buffet breakfast is served in the bright airy restaurant, where you can also enjoy lunch and dinner, and there is an indoor and an outdoor bar. For those who don’t want to miss out on the sport while away, there is a large TV in the bar area.
Sol Wave House – Sol Wave House is our choice of top end accommodation. With a wonderful infinity pool and 2 wave machines, the hotel is a rare find. Situated right on the beachfront the rooms here are modern, have free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. Coffee makers and kitchenettes are provided in every suite and the bathroom comes with a shower and hairdryer. Rooms have balconies that offer sea or pool views and there is a restaurant that serves a delicious buffet breakfast. The poolside bar is a great place to relax, especially if you grab one of the Balinese beds to kick back on. There is entertainment at the hotel, a laundry, dry cleaning and ironing service, plus a 24-hour reception.