Why a late Summer holiday?


We have never been abroad in September before – so why are we planning a late Summer holiday?

Basically we are totally fed up of the winter summer, of the cold and the rain, and we have been dreaming of somewhere warmer and sunnier 😉

We went to Menorca last year, my first holiday abroad, and I LOVED it! We were not planning to go abroad this year, but we have been invited back to Menorca to stay at the incredible looking Royal Son Bou Hotel.

As the name suggests, the hotel is in the popular resort of Son Bou – somewhere Mummy and the others have stayed twice before, and we all went for the day last year.

Son Bou Beach

Why Menorca?

It is roughly a two and a bit hour flight from the UK.

A family friendly island where the locals love children.

Virtually guaranteed sunshine with over 300 sunny days a year.

So many beautiful beaches, villages and historical sites to visit.

Son Bou facts

Son Bou is on the south coast of the island approximately 25 minutes drive from the airport near Mahon.

Son Bou has the longest beach on the island- it is about 2.5 k.m long.

Mahon (The current capital) is a 30 minute drive and Ciutadella (The old capital) about 35 minutes.

The Royal Son Bou Family Club

A fantastic looking hotel with so much to do for all of us. Just LOOK at what it offers…

For Children
  • Babyclub (from 0 years old)
  • Free cots at Babyclub
  • Children bathrooms at Club Kikoland
  • Private Babysitter (subject to availability)
  • Children park
  • Children’s solar heated pool with a pirate boat with water slides
  • Access ramps for pushchairs
  • Apartments with high chairs and cots
  • Bed guards for the children beds
  • Baby changing facilities in the toilets in public areas
  • Children buffet in the Restaurant Los Olivos
  • High chairs, plastic cutlery and bibs in both restaurants
  • Magikland: Nurseryservice at restaurant “Los Olivos” during the lunch and dinner time (upto 4 years old)
  • Pushchair hire
  • Baby bouncers hire
  • For late Departures: cots at Club Kikoland for baby naps
royal son bou family club


  • Two restaurants
  • Half board (drinks not included)
  • Buffet
  • All inclusive
  • Children’s buffet at restaurant “Los Olivos”
  • High chairs, plastic cutlery and bibs in both restaurants
  • Magikland: Nurseryservice at restaurant “Los Olivos” during the lunch and dinner time (upto 4 years old)
  • Cold dinner available for late arrivals. On request from reception
  • Early breakfast available for early departures in our restaurant “Los Olivos”On request from reception
the royal son bou familly club


Other facilities
  • Doctor centre
  • Sports court
  • Gym
  • Beach and pool towels
Entertainment and communication
  • Free Wifi
  • Telephone
  • Children Cinema
  • Games zone with billiards and ping-pong tables
  • Arcade zone
  • TV at the bar
  • Satellite TV

The hotels accommodation is fully equipped apartments, and we will be enjoying the All Inclusive option. The hotel is a non smoking hotel.

the royal son bou family club


The apartments have:
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Fan in the bedrooms
  • Free private safe
  • Living room
  • Kitchenette
  • Bathroom, shower, toilet
  • Sofa bed
  • Direct telephone
  • Flatscreen TV with satellite channels (lounge and bedroom)
  • Free WiFi
  • Private terrace
  • Cot in all apartments
  • High chair in all apartments
  • Brush, dustpan, bucket and mop
  • Hair dryer
  • Make up mirror
  • Personal hygiene products: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, body milk, tissues and shaving set
  • Fridge
  • Ceramic hob, microwave and kettle
  • Dishes, glasses and cutlery
  • Daily cleaning (except kitchen)
  • Change of linen: twice a week
  • Change of towels: 3 times a week

We fly out to Menorca in two weeks time for a weeks holiday here. The temperature should be around 23-25 degrees. Can you see why we are a teeny bit excited? 😉


  1. OMG I am SO SOOOOOOOO jealous! This looks amaaaazing! WANT WANT WANT! It would be perfect for us for next year. Are you going to do a review when you get back too? I need to hear all about it. After this year’s disasterous wet holiday I vowed we are DEFINITELY going abroad next year! XXxxx
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  2. It sounds amazing. The facilities look great for families, and it’s going to be so warm too. You will have the best time and I can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back.
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  3. I hope you have a fantastic time! It’s so nice to go away once school has started back and it’s a bit quieter. Enjoy!
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  4. What a fabulous looking place – didn’t realise it was such a short flight either. I MUST sort out my blummin’ passport!
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  5. This looks and sounds lovely! I love that they have bibs in the restaurants and bouncers to hire. Reading this has made me realise how much more we need to consider when we next go abroad now that we have a baby!
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  6. Oh this sounds perfect for a family holiday. We have yet to go abroad with our three – 5.5, 4 and 18 months – but we are thinking possibly next year we might give it a go. It’s always good to hear about places that are really family friendly. Have an amazing time and I hope to hear some more about it when you get back xx
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  7. Wow! This looks and sounds absolutely amazing. Hope you have a fantastic holiday, and bring back some of the sunshine 🙂
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  8. That! Looks! AMAZING! And I’m not a Summe lover but that sure looks like paradise and it’s children friendly so win win 😀 Hope you guys have a blast! 😀
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  9. Winter holidays are the best! You’ll be in the sun everybody that I am freezing LOL. We have a holiday booked in February so we are really looking forward to that I hope you guys have an amazing time the resort looks perfect.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Charlotte x
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  10. This looks amazing, you are going to have such a wonderful time! Have fun lovely x
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  11. This looks like a fantastic holiday destination and perfect for kids and families! I hope you have a lovely time away and get some lovely weather too. x
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  12. Your so lucky to have been invited to Menorca on holiday. It looks like such a beautiful place and one we’d like to visit as a family one day too.

  13. Wow, it sounds amazing! And looks amazing! The beach looks like paradise! And that play area is epic! My children would love that, haha. I’d quite like to visit here, too! Maybe one day. Great post, glad you shared because I’d never heard of Son Bou before. 🙂
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  14. Have a great time. Sept (and May) are about my limit for coping with the heat. We went to Menorca some time ago, and our transfers dropped off at Son Bou on the way to our hotel.
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  15. This looks like the perfect place for a family holiday. The pool at night looks breathtaking, I am very jealous!!!
    I am sure you will have a lovely time escaping the miserable weather here in the UK.
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  16. OH! Im going to Menorca in October! Hope the weather will be still fine and I will have a little bit of summer there – something that we miss here in Britain.

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  17. This looks like an amazing resort! I’ve never thought to go away to Menorca as i prefer caribbean holidays but I’f im looking for something closer to home ill definitely keep this in mind xx
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  18. that playground looks amazing. I would be excited about going abroad for some sunshine too.
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