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Mid Term Getaways: The Balearic Islands



Looking for the best place to go for a week long relaxing holiday with the family for the Easter break? Look no further, here is Schooldays.ie breakdown of the best spots in the beautiful Balearic Islands in spring.

Where are they?

The Balearics - Belong to Spain in the western mediterranean. The four largest islands are: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Flight times are around 2.45mins approx. Famous for their nightlife but not just a clubbers paradise, There are loads of quieter towns and beaches perfect for those with young kids and teens.

What’s the weather like?

The maximum average daytime temperature is a balmy 17 degrees with 10 hours of sunshine in the month of April. The water temp is a warm 16 degrees, but there is a medium chance of rainfall.

Best bits for families?

    • Peurto Del Pollenca, Majorca - Has cycling, boat tours, scuba and paddle boards. Along with great beaches, cafes and nightclubs to keep teenage kids happy as well as loads of hotels and resorts for every price range.
    • Palma Del Mallorca. Majorca - Majorca’s prime tourist destination. Beautiful harbour with cafes, restaurants and an old town filled with historic narrow streets.
    • Ibiza Town, Ibiza. Infamous for it’s clubs, Ibiza has a lot more to offer with it’s historical old town filled with locals and nearby sandy beaches, there’s something for everyone.
    • Binibeca -Menorca The quiet island of the group, Binibeca is a little fishing village with bars, cafes and a white sandy cove - perfect for families.

Which Islands?

Majorca

Majorca is the biggest island of the Balearics and the most popular amongst tourists. In peak season the island can get very busy, especially around the capital, Palma de Mallorca. Like the rest of the islands, at spring time life is quiet, but there is still plenty to do and places to visit around the island. Beaches are what Majorca boasts the mosts as there is endless sun and white sandy beaches on all parts. Spend a day enjoying the architectural beauty in Palma, or head to Marineland with the kids. There are plenty of child friend beaches like Playa de Muro Beach, and many performances and shows in and around the many childfriendly resorts through the island.

Menorca

Menorca is the most popular family destination and is the least crowded of the Balearics. There are no directs flights from Ireland at low season but there deals with many travel agents that go via London Heathrow are worth the extra mile to get away from the buzz of the other tourist islands and into a richer more relaxed atmosphere of the tiny Spanish Island.

Ibiza

Ibiza has the reputation of the hedonistic paradise, but what many who go there with families are surprised with is how quiet and chilled most of the island is, away from the clubbers dens like San Antonio. With fifty sandy beaches and loads of kids attractions, water sports, boat trips, hippy markets and sights, nobody will be disappointed.

As with all these Islands, check local resorts for the best for families. Lots of resorts and packages offer different deals, for families and include kids clubs. Because of the low seasons in Spring some places may be closed so check ahead.

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