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Join in the pirate fun on your next holiday

If this year you want the little ones to really try something completely different, take note, as what we’re going to let you in on is the next biggest hotel in adventure holidays. Pirates Village Apartments, is a resort full of possibilities and is especially designed for family stays in mind where imagination and fantasy join forces to make your holiday a magical one.


Holidays 2017. Destination: Majorca. Hotel: Pirates Village Apartments. You, the kids and all the desire to enjoy a sun & beach holiday and have fun in one of the most beautiful areas of the island. If this year you want the kids to truly experience a unforgettable holiday whilst you kick back and relax, follow us and you’ll discover the true meaning of h-o-l-i-d-a-y-s…


Coming up with holiday ideas for the kids isn’t easy, especially when you want to pick one that really surprises them. Sun & beach holidays are always a wise choice, especially when they are in mature destinations that have everything you need for the perfect family holiday. They have to be in a secure area and you have to be able to travel with ease and have accommodation choices to fit the needs of every different family. They also have to offer a wide choice of entertainment for both kids and adults, good routes to the airport, guarantees on their reservation and possibilities to organise and book all kinds of tours and trips to really get a feel of the island.


Lots of things to take into consideration. Too many, right? Because of exactly this we have searched online for all the different childrens’ holidays in store for summer 2017 and have deduced that, from this, from our point of view, not only is this hotel one of the most entertaining on the island, it is also one of the most reasonably priced.


Pirates hotel in Majorca


From our search, we have deduced that the winning resort in Majorca is Pirates Village Apartments in Santa Ponsa; one of the most magical and touristic areas you’ll see on the island. This resort consists of a family apartment complex comprising of 143 apartments in a building of 4 floors and a theme park of water attractions taking inspiration from the world of pirates.


The best facilities chosen by guests are the main pool, the kids pool, with fun slides and games in the zone of Pirates Bay; the poolside area, with comfy sunbeds on which to lie and soak in the summer sun; the Miniclub Pirate Cavern, where children can play with other kids of different nationalities and speaking different languages and the always-lively Pirates Tavern (the bar at the poolside which is the perfect place for enjoying aperitifs underneath the sun).


Free Wifi


What’s more, you can now take advantage of the free Wifi in all areas of the complex, so that you can share your pirate adventures with your family and friends without any of those dreaded roaming charges you regret later when you’re back at home. You can ask for the Wifi password at the hotel reception when you check in, which will be valid throughout your whole stay. You can use the Wifi on all your mobiles, tablets and laptops, within all of the apartments, common areas and outside as well.


Guarantees and experience


One of the many worries guests have when travelling with children is: can this hotel guarantee safety, attention and service? Cleanliness and access to all areas is also a vital aspect, especially for guests travelling with small children and babies.


After reading all the feedback that guests have left on the internet about this apartment complex, you’ll realise that choosing to stay at Pirates Village Apartments means real adventure for the little ones with guarantees that they will be properly tended to and entertained at all hours of the day.


This family apartment hotel in Santa Ponsa belongs to the Gran Isla Hotels chain, one of the most trustworthy in Majorca and experts in themed hotels for couples with children. The chain’s official website has lots of useful information so that you can get to know everything about the company before booking. There, you’ll also find special deals and offers which will save you tons on your holiday without holding back on quality.

Best hotels to travel this summer with children

Close to the beach, natural parks, the best aquaparks; Perfectly situated with connections with the airports and highways; With spacious and modern spaces where comfort is the top priority … Family hotels offer clear advantages over others focused on group travel, alone or with a couple, and today we will present some of those who, year after year, are among the most valued.


Summer holidays are the children’s vacation. And so, when we organize our journey, we must think of them before anyone else: they need adequate space to unleash their inexhaustible energy, vitality and adventure, and we need a little peace, relaxation and free time. How to get all that? Choosing well the destination and the hotel. Something that is not as simple as it seems …


That is why, in this article, we have reviewed some of the hotels for family travel within Spain that have received the best reviews in recent years. Most belong to large hotel chains (Melià, IBEROSTAR, Barceló …) but we also introduce a couple of new accommodations, some smaller, less known, that have made a good impression.




The Mallorcan group that has become famous all over the world for being one of the most specialised hotel chains in beach resorts (although lately it has opened in great urban destinations like Madrid) is one of those that appears more often in the mind of the traveller when talking about reliable family hotels, with good service and average price.


Most of their hotels suitable for children are located in top destinations and meet the best conditions for parents who want a place to take advantage of the days with their children … without giving up relaxation and some freedom. Among the most celebrated are the IBEROSTAR Royal Andalus, a family hotel with spa in Chiclana very close to golf courses and the magnificent beaches of southern Andalusia.



The best hotels for children tend more and more to resemble amusement parks: with games and a thousand adventures within the accommodation.


Another of the most celebrated family hotels on the Costa Adeje is the IBEROSTAR Torviscas Playa, famous for its good value for money. Finally, within the group, we have to mention the hotel suitable for kids in Playa Jandía, Fuerteventura, IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park. And a if you are able to afford something a bit more expensive (5-star hotel however) the All Inclusive IBEROSTAR Anthelia.




Hear “Flintstones hotels” and know that many parents breathe easy. Yes, the Melià  group years ago gave us the key and knew how to create those hotels which children dream of and in which the parents, finally rest. They are hotels inspired by the cartoon series that gives them their name: The Flintstones, where everything, absolutely everything revolves around the Flintstones family and their fantasy world.


The children’s menu is served in special dining rooms for children who are always taken care of and entertained by their monitors; The rooms are themed, the mini club and parks (both aquatic and gardens) recreations of the streets and the houses in that prehistoric world in which the series was created and there are games for all the family.


These hotels for children are spread over the main family destinations of Spain: Menorca, southern Andalusia, Canaries … And their rates, although they are slightly higher than those of a normal family hotel, are adjusted because of the variety of facilities, services and the added value they bring.


Pirate Adventure


Among the new and lesser-known hotels for children, we find in Mallorca the firm Gran Isla Hoteles that manages the Pirates Bay and Pirates Village Apartments, two pirate-inspired establishments and decorated as if they were theme parks, with aquatic games in the Pools, gardens, solarium areas and a long list of services for the little ones.


They are hotels that have a unique type entertainment, that look for the faithful public and hope that each year, everyone, young and old can live an adventure in its lodging. In fact, its successful formula is based on the fact that many are those who want to go to that hotel and no other because nobody offers anything like it.


The idea of ​​turning the classic family hotel into an amusement park at all levels has been emulated by Melià with its Sol Kathmandu Park, which has also followed the trend of the craze of themed hotels.


The most competitive offers for these types of hotels for families will always be on the official websites of the chains that manage them or on the hotel’s own web page. The booking process is done directly with the establishment and eliminates the costs of the middle man.