Family Eating on Holiday


We are starting to look at holidays for 2017, and one thing that is high on our list of priorities is food! What do you do about your family eating on holiday?

Family Eating on Holiday

With two growing teens and me – a super busy four year old, as well as Mummy, food costs can get a bit crazy on holiday – and then there is finding somewhere to eat that is really yummy, offers something for each of us, and is great value too. It can be tricky on holiday can’t it? On top of all that there are ice creams and drinks to think of.

Family Eating on Holiday

The answer could be all inclusive, but a lot of all inclusive aren’t actually ALL inclusive, they may only offer limited dishes at limited times, and may be a bit, well boring after a couple of days. You may still have to pay for ice creams, or certain drinks, or cocktails (for Mummy!).

We have holidayed at The Royal Son Bou Family Club twice now, and both times we have been completely amazed by the food they serve. Every day sees dozens of different dishes, we did not, at any point get fed up with what was offered. In fact, we were more excited going the second time as we remembered how fantastic the food was!

Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday

There are two restaurants – La Basillica and Los Olivos and both are just as great as each other. Los Olivos is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full buffet every time, and La Basillica is open for breakfast and dinner, serving a few snacks such as toasties and hotdogs at lunch time. They do offer a pay-for menu at lunch time for those who are staying half board.

Both La Basillica (which overlooks the childrens pool and sea across the road) and The Blau Bar in the main building serve all sorts of drinks and ice creams all day. Large bottles of water are available, chilled and part of the all inclusive for you to take to the pool or your apartment.


La Basllica is our favourite for dinner because we got to see the sunset over the sea and it is just so incredibly beautiful.

Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday

Both restaurants have lots to keep us little ones happy including:

Child seats

Plastic cutlery, bowls and plates

Low level serving stations that we can reach!

There wass always child friendly favourites such as chips, pizza, soup and pasta as well as different specials including fresh fish, meat, vegetables and dishes from around the world.

Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday

Still and sparkling water, soft drinks, juices, beer, wine and sangria is included too as well as cocktails, spirits and many more drinks.

Family Eating on Holiday

Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday

The chefs cook certain meat and fish dishes freshly for you, in front of you along with fresh pasta where you can choose the sauce and what to add. One of the highlights for Mummy and Lea was the omelettes for breakfast – a lovely lady made them freshly- the same lady who made them on our first holiday too.

Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday

There is literally nothing we could ask for that is not included. The best part is that Mummy spends next to nothing on our holiday – only car hire or bus tickets and some spending money. We could even ask for a pack lunch to be made up if we were going off for the day.

Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday Family Eating on Holiday

If you are looking for the perfect family holiday with amazing food, entertainment and accommodation we highly recommend The Royal Family Club in Son Bou. Visit their website for the latest offers, prices and availability.

We have written many posts about Menorca and this hotel – search Menorca at the top of the right side bar of our blog.

What do you do about family eating on holiday? Have you been all inclusive?



  1. I’ve actually never done an all inclusive holiday before but I can totally see how it can work out better value, especially for families x
    Rhian Westbury recently posted…Five Things – Week 50My Profile

  2. Food is definitely a major concern when we think about our holidays – I didn’t realise how much extra money we would need when we are not preparing our own meals like at home! This holiday seems perfect though, especially when you have kids! 🙂
    Elanor recently posted…A Look Back On 2016My Profile

  3. I think inclusive holidays can work for big families but having done it as a couple, it wasnt all that great x

  4. This looks great! I love how spacious it seems; that always makes for a more relaxing meal, I find.

  5. I always ask people of their experiences and recommendations
    Tend to go all inclusive usually works out cheaper overall
    This place looks amazing

  6. I have never had an all inclusive holiday before but I agree the costs especially if you have a family can be incredible. Luckily this place looks gorgeous and so does the food!
    Ana De- Jesus recently posted…Why Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods Is My WCWMy Profile

  7. Not done an all inclusive, but I do love the free breakfast packages in Disney! They’ve always been fab, especially when a number of us have gone.

  8. We have never done all inclusive as we like to go and explore places. The only place we have had trouble finding good places to eat was in Boston USA! There seems to be a mixture of high-end restaurants and really cheap type places, with nothing in the middle!

  9. Food is high on our list of priorities too! This place looks amazing
    Veronica Lee recently posted…The Last Kite MakerMy Profile

  10. Where to eat is very important. The food at this hotel does look very good. I’ve never been fussed on all inclusive the food can get very repetetive and there is the whole thing of if the food is awful you will have to pay again to eat out. I’ve heard of people doing that. I like to eat somewhere different every night x

  11. All inclusive sounds fantastic, we love having more treats on holiday too.

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.

CommentLuv badge