Family holidays mean a lot to us and being a larger than average family they can get quite pricey, especially in the school holidays.
I am always on the lookout for good deals on flights and accommodation and it is surprising just how much you can save by booking early or being flexible around your dates of travel. Another great way of saving is to rent an apartment or villa although that does mean you will have to cook your own meals, however nothing beats a barbecue around the pool on a warm summer’s evening.
Having not yet visited the island of Mallorca myself, although Hubby has been several times, I decided to do a crowd source of everyone’s favourite things to do on the island.
Melissa from The Diary of a Jewellery Lover says Palma is beautiful. Lots of lovely architecture and little restaurants to eat. The Aquarium is worth a visit and I also recommend a drive into the mountains and a visit to Valldemossa and Estellencs – two gorgeous little villages in the mountains.
Jo from At Home with Mrs M also loves Palma but advises that the Caves of Drach are super popular and I can see why having found this photograph.
Lori from Wild and Grizzly recommends it as the perfect destination to travel with kids and I know that train mad Sebastian would adore the Ferrocarril de Sóller, a beautiful vintage wooden train full of character and charm as well as the numerous city parks where the kids could run and play until their hearts were content.
Nadine from JuggleMum recommends Cala d’or as there is a marina there and lovely restaurants to while away a pleasant afternoon!
Charly from Pod Travels recommends a visit to La Residencia in Deia which is where Robert Graves made his home. He’s also buried there so the area is fairly affluent.
Renting a car would be an inexpensive way of seeing the island and exploring some of its beautiful beaches of which there are 262 totalling 50km to choose from, with small coves and bays like Cala Mondragó and longer stretches of sand like the sandy beaches of Puerto Pollensa and Alcudia that are perfect for families.
Having read all these wonderful posts on the island I cannot wait to visit myself in August and the Caves of Drach are top of my must visit list!
This post is written in collaboration with Book Mallorca