The perfect family holiday for 2017


So, we have said goodbye to this years summer, and many of you will already looking for the perfect family holiday for 2017. Well, look no further as we have the solution for you!

The perfect family holiday for 2017

Ok, so if you are like us, you have a checklist of what would make the perfect family holiday, including certain things that are virtually essential. The one place that ticks everything on our checklist – and more, and has done for the last ten years is Menorca. We will be shortly visiting for the fifth time and can’t wait. This will be my third holiday there, and I have already fallen in love with the island. The whole island takes just an hour or so to drive from end to end, and has the most beautiful beaches, scenery, villages, cities and incredible history. It literally has something for everyone – and is only about a two hour flight from the UK.

It is still a quieter island, and has lots of laws to prevent building in certain areas, as well as lots of preservation sites too.

Last year, we were lucky enough to discover the totally awesome Royal Son Bou Family Club in Son Bou. It is family friendly 4* aparthotel with 252 beautiful apartments, and you can stay either all inclusive or half board. It is situated literally just off the beach, which is accessed via a tunnel which goes under the road. I loved this – and how cool that it keeps us all safe from trying to cross the road.

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So, why is this hotel so good for families?

The staff LOVE children and there are fantastic Kids Clubs for all ages – and even Magikland – a supervised creche right next to the restaurant for tots aged 0-4 years, where I can play whilst Mummy has dinner. There are dozens and dozens of activities for everyone too.

There is a separate kids pool with a cool pirate ship. It is nice and shallow for children, and has La Basilica Restaurant next to it – if you do go all inclusive you can get your drinks and ice cream here.

The restaurants have plastic children’s cutlery and highchairs as well as a children’s buffet where I can help myself as the counter is lower just for me! Los Olivos has Mexican, Spanish, Minorcan and Chinese themed nights too. One thing we all found was that the food is never ever boring- there are different dishes every lunch time and night, so we always had so much to choose from.

Son Bou has a wide, safe family friendly beach and a centre of some shops and cafes and restaurants and a couple of car hire centres as well as some supermarkets. It is a very popular resort, sitting approximately a 35 minute drive away from Mahon airport, and the beautiful city of Mahon.

There is a regular bus service to Mahon and Ciutadella or you can hire a car in the resort to explore the island.

The Royal Son Bou Family Club has a great app you can download which tells you all about What’s On at the hotel, a weather forecast, a map of Son Bou, the local bus timetable, as well as walking and hiking routes, local market info and much more. It an absolute gem of an app, which will make planning your holiday easy and fun.

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Google Play

Or search Royal Son Bou in the app stores.

You can read our full reviews of The Royal Son Bou Family club:

Royal Son Bou Family Club 1

Royal Son Bou Family Club 2

Royal Son Bou Family Club 3

Royal Son Bou Family Club 4

And of Menorca:

Menorca 1

Menorca 2

Can you see now why we think it is the perfect family holiday for 2017?



  1. This place looks really nice and family friendly, it would be a great place for families with small children to go. I haven’t planned that far a head yeat, but I am definitely going somewhere nice! 🙂
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  2. We always choose somewhere that is family friendly with lots for the kids to do. This looks perfect
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  3. Sounds like the ideal base for a family holiday! And who doesn’t love being just off the beach…but safe to get there. Like all the child-friendly touches too!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Sounds great and I love that it is so family friendly as well!
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  5. That does look wonderful – so much to do and family friendly.
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  6. It looks like an amazing place to stay. I have started looking at holiday’s but cannot decide where I want to go
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  7. This looks great for young children, so many hotels tend to forget about their meal requirements ! The kids club looks great as well.
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  8. My friends also rave about visiting here so nice to hear an independent opinion x

  9. Oh it looks fab, we are currently planning our holidays for next year so will have a good luck into this place x
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  10. It wouldn’t be my sort of place right now, but if I ever have kids it looks like a great option!

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  11. Looks very family friendly, always the best to choose

  12. I like how family friendly it looks, seems a good place to also meet other families that probably do their yearly holidays there. I definitely need a holiday next year, been too long!
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  13. This looks amazing! I find as soon as I get back from one holiday I want to start booking the next. It’s always good to have something to look forward to x
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  14. This sounds perfect for a family with you children. I would recommend a trip to Zell am See in Austria, loads of find things to do there in the summer and beautiful surroundings. I love EuroCamp in Bruck just outside Zell am See.
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  15. The apartments look really nice and the kids area looks great, I’ll need to bookmark this place. Thanks for the review, it’s so hard to find good hotels that’s suited to kids

  16. It sounds great and for me the flight of just 2 hours is a bonus.

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