Our list of the most beautiful Spanish islands to visit with family

Looking for the next dream destination for your family holiday in Spain? Dive into our list of the most beautiful Spanish islands to visit with your family
Our list of the most beautiful Spanish islands to visit with family
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Ibiza, spain's most beautiful island for its bohemian aura

Ibiza is the epicentre of the nightlife for which the Spanish islands are famous. The mixes of the best DJs resound in its legendary nightclubs.

Discover our selection of the most beautiful Spanish islands, where the sparkling sun and turquoise waters will keep you dreaming.

To find out all about the best places to party in Ibiza, read our dedicated article and get inspired.

Beyond all the glamour, Ibiza's verdant countryside, bordered by crystal-clear waters, is a haven of peace a world away from the hustle and bustle of the nightlife, where tranquillity is the key word.

Wondering what to do in Ibiza with family? Let our hand-picked recommendations inspire you.

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How to get there

To get to Ibiza from Spain, you can take a flight from one of the country's main airports, such as Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia.

During the high season, many international airports also serve the White Isle. 

Another option is to board a ferry from a number of Spanish ports, including Barcelona, Valencia or Denia, and sail straight to the port of Ibiza.

The weather

Ibiza has a typically Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and mild, wet winters.

The fine days are warm and sunny, with average temperatures generally reaching 30°C.

Choose the month of June on the White Island for an intimate holiday away from the summer crowds.

 

Why we like it

  • Its natural beauty: With its white sandy beaches, secluded coves, crystal-clear waters and lush vegetation, Ibiza is a breathtaking living tableau.

    Nature lovers and outdoor activities will be delighted to explore the different facets of the White Island, each more enchanting than the last.

  • Its cultural wealth: As well as its sublime landscapes, Ibiza is home to a fascinating cultural heritage.

    A multitude of historical remains, such as the fortified town of Dalt Vila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, bear witness to its rich past.

    Dive into the history of the White Island with your little ones, visiting monuments, museums and local traditions.

Not to be missed

Experience Ibiza with our holiday essentials and immerse yourself in its free, bohemian spirit. Every Wednesday from April to October, the Las Dallias hippie market brings Ibiza to life.

Local crafts, original clothes, handmade jewellery, musical instruments and many other treasures await you. 

Plan your trip with our exclusive guide to Ibiza.

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mAllORca, spain's most beautiful island for its GASTRONOMy 

With its majestic cliffs, sparkling sea and picturesque villages, Mallorca stands out as one of Spain's most beautiful islands

Families looking for peace and quiet can explore the hidden coves dotted around this mysteriously charming island.

Take a look at our interview with Olivier Bucher, owner of Villa Only Summer in Mallorca, and delve into the history of this family home full of memories.  

How to get there

The quickest option is a flight to Palma de Mallorca airport, which is linked by national and international flights from many European cities. 

If you prefer to travel by sea, take a ferry from several Spanish ports, or even from other Mediterranean countries, to the port of Palma

The climate

In general, Mallorca enjoys a favourable climate all year round, making it an attractive destination in all seasons. Summers are hot and dry, winters mild and wet.

Why we like it

  • Its archaeological sites: 
    As well as its varied landscapes, from idyllic beaches to rugged mountains, Mallorca has an incredible archaeological heritage

    In fact, it is dotted with priceless sites, such as the ruins of the Roman city of Pollentia, near Alcúdia, or the remains of Talayots, prehistoric buildings scattered across the island. 

    Children will love exploring the ruins and learning more about the island's Roman history.


  • Its gastronomic wealth: A major player on the international culinary scene, Mallorca is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants.

    Located in Es Capdellà, Zaranda is one of the island's most renowned restaurants.

    Chef Fernando Pérez Arellano offers a creative cuisine that makes the most of the best local produce. Our favourite? The cod leather with citrus aïoli!

Not to be missed 

Visit Palma de Mallorca Cathedral. This Gothic architectural gem is located in the old town.

Its impressive architecture, with its ogival arches, soaring vaults and intricate sculptural details, has been admired the world over.

Your little ones will marvel at the shimmering hues of its famous stained glass windows.

Plan your trip with our exclusive guide to Mallorca.

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Menorca, spain's most beautiful island for its tranquillity

With its sublime bays lined with fine sandy beaches, turquoise waters and unspoilt hinterland, Mallorca's little sister is a haven of relaxation.

Almost half of this 700 m² Spanish island is classified as a nature reserve, making Menorca the perfect destination for a family holiday in the heart of nature.

How to get there

Many airlines offer direct flights to Mahon airport, the island's capital, from international airports such as Madrid, Barcelona, London and Paris.

If you prefer to travel by boat, there are regular ferry services from Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante and Palma de Mallorca.

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The climate

Menorca's warm, sunny summers are perfect for beach holidays, while the mild springs and autumns are ideal for exploring.

Why we like it

  • Its peaceful atmosphere: More secretive than its tourist-popular neighbours, Menorca has managed to preserve an authentic and serene atmosphere.

    With its protected natural sites and remarkable biodiversity, nothing is easier than escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life and finding an unspoilt haven where you can reconnect with your tribe.

  • Its wide range of activities: Menorca is a soothing place, but there are plenty of activities to suit all tastes and ages, from hiking along its picturesque coastal paths to water sports and exploring the island's fascinating history.

    Our must for families? A day at the Lloc de Menorca wildlife park in Alaior.

Not to be missed 

Located on Menorca's south coast, Cala Macarella beach boasts immaculate white sand, clear waters and impressive cliffs lining the cove.

A picture-postcard setting, perfect for an absolutely unforgettable swim.

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Formentera, spain's most beautiful island for its aura of mystery

This well-kept secret of the Balearic Islands, nestled close to Ibiza, is known to be the most mysterious island in the archipelago. In reality, Formentera is nothing less than an authentic paradise on earth.

How to get there

First of all, you'll need to book a flight to Ibiza airport from one of Spain's major cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia, or from abroad.

Once you're in Ibiza, take a ferry from the port of Ibiza to Formentera - it'll only take you 30 minutes! 

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For more intimacy, why not ask our luxury concierge to organise a private cruise for you? 

If you're already staying on another Balearic island, such as Mallorca or Menorca, you can also board a direct ferry to Formentera.

The weather

Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, similar to that of Ibiza, Formentera enjoys sunshine almost all year round. Temperatures are mild from early spring onwards, rising gradually through to summer.

Why we like it

  • Its nature reserves: Explore the Ses Salines nature reserve, where children can watch Formentera's migratory birds, such as flamingos, herons and seagulls, and discover the local flora and fauna.

    Our favourite? Put down your picnic tablecloth in one of the reserve's many landscaped areas.

Its family beaches: Discover Formentera's white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, such as Platja de Ses Illetes and Platja de Migjorn, where children can play safely in the shallow waters, while parents relax in the Mediterranean sunshine.

For a day out, explore Formentera's many secluded coves by boat, including Cala Saona, Cala en Baster and Caló des Mort. Don't forget to take a mask and snorkel to explore the seabed!

Not to be missed

A long lunch at Es Còdol Foradat. Situated on the edge of Migjorn Beach, this delightful chiringuito has quickly become one of the island's top addresses thanks to its festive atmosphere. We love the paella, which is simply delicious!

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Which is the most beautiful island in Spain?

Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca, Formentera…Each of these Spanish islands has its own unique charm and personality, making it difficult to single out one as the most beautiful.

It all depends on your preferences in terms of scenery, activities and atmosphere!

Where to go with family on holiday in the Balearic Islands?

Pour des vacances en famille dans les Balearic islands, Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera offer a multitude of options: cultural and outdoor activities, and dreamy beaches with shallow waters.

What time of year should you visit Ibiza?

From June to September, the hot, sunny summer weather is ideal, but it also means a lot of tourists.

From March to May and October to November, spring and autumn offer mild temperatures, perfect for exploring the island without the summer crowds.

 

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