Tips for renting a child-friendly holiday villa
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Tips for renting a child-friendly holiday villa

Published in Holiday ideas

Mallorca is a fantastic destination for family holidays. With seemingly endless sandy beaches, charming towns to explore, and fun-filled activities across the island, there’s a little something for every family member.

Choosing the right child-friendly holiday villa is a key step in crafting your perfect getaway.

Stay close to fun activities

Location is extremely important when renting a family holiday villa, both in terms of the area you visit and where exactly you stay there.

Will you be holidaying with older children who want to explore craggy beaches or little tots who enjoy a play area? Maybe you have active teens who would prefer to zoom across the Mediterranean with a water sports school.

To help with your research, you could map out child-friendly things to do or base your stay around an unmissable local attraction such as a natural park, fantastic beach, or train ride. It’s also important to keep amenities in mind. You might need to be close to a local shop for emergency nappy supplies or close to child-friendly restaurants.

But this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your own dream holiday. There are incredible sights to see across Mallorca, so wherever you go, you’re bound to find fun activities for older family members too. For help choosing the right destination for everyone, have a look at our holiday guide.

Rent a family-sized villa

Family holiday villas provide much-needed privacy, without noisy neighbours or bustling communal areas. So you don’t want to compromise your comfort by choosing a villa that’s too small.

Inside, consider the number of bedrooms compared with the number of children. Who would be willing to share and does the bedroom layout mean parents can be close to small children who might need them in the night?

Outside space is an important consideration, too. You can find accommodation with a garden that has shaded areas where children can play out. Often, luxury family villas also come with several terraces, complete with sun loungers for adults.

Find age-appropriate facilities

Depending on how you travel, you may not be able to bring everything with you. Your booking agent should be able to advise on what they can provide, such as cots and highchairs. You may also wish to find a villa with a gated pool or restricted garden access.

Age-appropriate facilities aren’t only for children, either. Older family members who need to avoid stairs may prefer a bungalow-style property. If you’re looking for a luxury family villa, you might find one with a lift or downstairs bedrooms.

At Balearic Villas, we’re here to help and can suggest suitable properties or answer any queries you may have. Please get in touch and one of our team will be able to help.

Think about how you want to eat

Mallorcan holiday villas offer endless possibilities for dining. Fancy hiring a personal chef? No problem! Thinking about packing a day-trip picnic? You have everything you need!

However, your property’s layout affects your options. Would you prefer an open-plan living space so you can keep an eye on the kids or spend time as a family while the adults whip up a delicious meal? Alfresco dining is another brilliant advantage of hiring a villa, many properties have built-in bbq or full outdoor kitchen facilities with terraces for open-air dining.

Look for at-home entertainment

Losing the crowded hotel doesn’t mean losing out on free entertainment! Some of the best child-friendly villas come with effortless entertainment options, such as table tennis tables or even their own tennis courts!

Looking into options for at-home fun and games will give adults more time to relax and enjoy their time off, so you can enjoy a peaceful stay.

Plan airport transfers to your family holiday villa

Where you stay will affect how you plan to get around. While some prefer to hire a car for ultimate freedom, others will find themselves within easy walking distance of everything they need. This, of course, leaves the age-old question of airport transfers.

Nobody wants to start their holiday with airport stress from queuing at a transfer desk, trying to navigate local trains, or deciding to hire a car last-minute. That’s why looking at transfer options is best done when choosing your child-friendly holiday villa.

Visitors to Mallorca are lucky. The island is small enough that nowhere is too far for an easy transfer. Whatever mode of transport you prefer, from minibus to luxury limousine, we can help you book it. That way, you can sit back, unpack, and relax!

Remember, it’s your holiday too!

It’s easy to get so focused on younger family members that you forget about yourself. What is it you’re looking for in a holiday? Is it a gorgeous sweeping view across the Mediterranean, waking up to rugged mountains silhouettes, or soaking up traditional culture in charming local towns?

Whatever you decide to do on your holiday, planning a few activities in advance will give you something exciting to look forward to. In Mallorca, for example, there are spectacular golf courses scattered across the island, usually within easy driving distance. You can also charter boats from many ports or go wildlife spotting at a gorgeous natural park.

Don’t forget the sun

If the climate you’re visiting in warmer than your home country, make sure to plan around the sun. High factor sun creams are a must, as are sun hats, and regular drinks of water.

Renting a family holiday villa gives you the option to stay at your new beautiful home and relax during the hottest hours of the day. Even better when you have a shaded terrace and a sun lounger!

Book with the right agent

At Balearic Villas, we have over 15 years’ experience in the Mallorcan holiday sector. With local offices and multilingual staff, we aim to offer outstanding service to all our customers.

We have child-friendly holiday villas spread across Mallorca, simply browse our collection or get in touch to find out more.

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