We’ve found 20 of the best hotels in Spain for spring and summer. So if like the idea of an easy island getaway, start making plans for the beautiful Balearics or Canary Islands right here.
1/20 The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife, Spain ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
The Ritz-Carlton Abama in southwest Tenerife overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Moorish in design, it’s a beautiful resort to enjoy a holiday in the Canaries with your family. Family suites feature complimentary baby items, children’s mini bar and bath amenities. Kids can play in the Ritz Kids Club while parents relax by the pool, enjoy the tranquil spa or play a round of golf.
The Ritz Kids Club programme was developed by renowned oceanographer and environmentalist, Jean-Michael Cousteau, so expect lots of fun with a learning twist. Dining is well suited to families, with relaxed restaurants, children’s menus and outdoor terraces.
2/20 Hard Rock Hotel, Adeje, Tenerife ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
Go rock and roll at Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife with its fabulous high energy facilities and activities. Get in a sweat at the Body Rock fitness centre or in Rock Om. Take a dance yoga class before chilling out in the resort’s famous Rock Spa. Or go exploring and be surprised by fascinating and fun Tenerife.
The Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club lets kids aged four to nine dance out their pop star fantasies or learn how to care for the environment. Lullaby qualified carers look after babies as young as six months. Although teens will be in heaven too with Xbox Kinect, Guitar Hero, music mixing competitions and over-size outdoor games like giant chess.
3/20 Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Mallorca, Spain ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa sits between the Mediterranean and Mallorca’s Tramuntana range, so suites and rooms here offer sea or mountain views. Sporty families will love the Rafa Nadal Tennis Coaching Academy as well as three outdoor pools, and bike hire is available too.
There’s a separate children’s pool and the Barbaroja Kids Club keeps younger guests entertained with crafts and games. However, the hotel also organises family-friendly trips around the island. And you’ll find the gorgeous city of Palma less than an hour’s drive south or legendary mountain towns like Deia and Valldemossa, closer still.
4/20 Jardin Tropical Hotel, Adeje, Tenerife ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
This oceanfront hotel in Adeje is cool but in a laid-back, easy way. Pools are shaded by palm trees with views over the Atlantic. All rooms are designed in Mediterranean whites and blues. And interconnecting rooms and large suites make it a perfect choice for families.
There’s an excellent kids club for four to 11-year-olds plus splash pool and a games room. A spa and saltwater pool is ideal for some grown up time. And each of the five hotel restaurants serve up sea views – one is actually overwater.
5/20 Ibiza Tropic Garden, Santa Eulària des Riu ⁕⁕⁕⁕
All-inclusive Aparthotel Ibiza Tropic Garden in Santa Eulària des Riu sits just 900m from the beach and a short drive to Ibiza Town. The resort features a large free-form swimming pool, pretty grounds and a wellness centre with sauna, Jacuzzi and heated indoor pool.
The splash pool with water jets will keep kids happy, as will the mascot-led mini club for four to 11-year-olds. The club also runs innovative themed days such as an environment day with workshops in the organic garden.
6/20 Sol Fuerteventura Jandia, Fuerteventura ⁕⁕⁕⁕
Close to Jandia Beach in southern Fuerteventura, Sol Fuerteventura Jandia All-Suites is great for families with younger kids. The resort has two pools as well as a children’s pool and the lush grounds are idyllic for young explorers.
Family suites have a private balcony or terrace with lovely views and the buffet-style restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. There’s also a summer entertainment programme for kids and Morro Jable Port is a short walk away for ferries to Gran Canaria.
7/20 Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort, Gran Canaria ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
Luxury Lopesan Villa Del Conde Resort & Thalasso is Canarian in style with balconies, manicured gardens, fountains and facades plus wonderful Atlantic Ocean views to die for. The resort feels more like a small town than a hotel with a central square and mock church as reception.
Families can try water sports including windsurfing and surfing. Football, beach volleyball and tennis are also up for grabs and there are six swimming pools, including a saltwater one.
The resort pa overlooks the sea so it’s idea for soothing while kids enjoy the mini club for four to 12-year-olds. Teens can chill in the games room and babysitting is available when you want a night off parenting.
8/20 Gran Castillo Tagoro, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
All-inclusive Gran Castillo Tagoro Family & Fun was built for families. The resort has a separate family area with all the childcare, activities and food you could ever want. There are four pools, plus a children’s pool with a pirate ship, water slides and jet sprays.
The Camelot Club has four different brightly coloured areas, a ball pool, interactive corner, mini football pitch and craftwork area, for four to 13-year-olds. Babies from six months are cared for in resort crèche which has a sleep room, outdoor shaded playground and activity area.
Some family rooms are decorated as a make-believe world with fantasy beds for kids. And parents can take advantage of 11 pools, gourmet restaurants and lounge bars, a spa and wellness centre and a 5D cinema.
9/20 Hotel Tres Torres, Santa Eularia del Riu, Ibiza ⁕⁕⁕⁕
This great value family hotel is close to the beach and just opposite Santa Eularia del Riu Sporting Marina. Magical Ibiza Old Town is nearby too and the centre of Santa Eularia is an easy walk away for restaurants and shops.
All rooms have private balconies, many with ocean views. The outdoor pool is perfect for kids and the hotel also has a family-friendly snack bar that’s open all day and well into the evening.
10/20 Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa, Ibiza ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
The Grand Palladium White Isle is a large all-inclusive resort in Playa d’en Bossa. It sits away from the lively centre but close enough if you want to dip into some night time fun. Although kids might prefer a day out at lovely Ses Salines Nature Park.
You’ve a choice of over 400 rooms and suites here, but the superior room with large lounge area is best for families The resort itself is centred around a lagoon-style pool and offers mini golf, two more pool and beach bars, as well as a kids pool, tennis courts and a spa. There’s also a range bars, restaurants and evening entertainment the White Isle runs three kids clubs for ages six months to 16 years, each with age-appropriate games and activities. There are also plenty of water sports and older kids will like the beach volleyball and archery.
11/20 Sol Katmandu Park & Resort, Mallorca ⁕⁕⁕⁕
Sol Katmandu Park & Resort is a high energy resort, offering a unique ‘play and stay’ concept in the Katmandu Theme Park in Magaluf. The theme park has 10 attractions to enjoy including a splash park and soft play, hair raising rides and lifelike 4D encounters. Good family-friendly beaches are just moments away too, should you want a break from the adventure parks.
A range of bright and airy rooms are available for families, many with kid-friendly themes. Outside, a large lagoon pool and children’s pool sit surrounded by gardens and sunbeds. And Sol Katmandu Park & Resort also has three kids clubs: ‘dreamers’ for children aged eight months to four years; ‘explorers’ for children aged five to eight; ‘rangers’ for children aged nine to 12.
12/20 Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
Award-winning Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort sits next to Dorada beach in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. With sweeping sea views, direct beach access and well-equipped rooms with kitchenettes, it’s a hugely popular with families.
The resort has its own designer shopping mall, eight restaurants, a huge spa with steam room and hammam, as well as tennis courts and outdoor pools in the lush grounds.
Kids can let their imaginations go wild in Kikoland, the children’s entertainment area with mascots and games galore. They also have free rein in two pools, soft-surface playgrounds and giant ball pools. BabyKikoland, cares for little ones from four months and includes a heated baby poo. And teens have their own lounge area with video and board games , a DJ booth and bowling.
13/20 Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Spain ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
Set on Talamanca Beach in Ibiza, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay offers offers two pools, a kid’s club and gorgeous rooftop terrace suites with amazing views and perfect privacy.
All rooms have marble bathrooms with rainfall showers, floor to ceiling windows and terraces overlooking the sea or garden. Suites come with their own lounge and several have both kitchens and private plunge pools.
The four resort restaurants include Bay Café which serves gluten-free dishes and the Nobu restaurant serves Japanese-Nikkei fusion cuisine. There’s also a beachfront chiringuito for fresh sea food. But if you want to eat out, Ibiza Town – one of the loveliest historic quarters in Spain – is only 5 minutes’ drive away.
14/20 Alua Suites, Fuerteventura, Spain ⁕⁕⁕⁕
Families will love this four-star all-inclusive resort next to the stunning sand dunes of Corralejo in Fuerteventura. It has eight swimming pools including a splash pool for babies and a separate children’s pool. The tropic and activity pools are also suitable for kids. The resort also runs the ‘Dolphin Swim School’ and there are three kids clubs to suit different ages.
The mini club looks after four to six-year-olds and Alua Kids Club is for six to 12-years. Older ones can kick back in the Atlantis Teen Lounge, which is filled with amazing digital entertainment. However, you might want to book some together time as the resort offers everything from family surfing and mountain biking to sailing and quad biking.
15/20 Iberostar Selection Anthelia, Tenerife, Spain ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
Iberostar Selection Anthelia in Adeje prides itself on being a family hotel where children are warmly welcomed. Rooms are elegant with echoes of cool Spain and plenty of island charm, yet they’re also designed with kids in mind. Families can choose from interconnecting rooms or suites, many of which are near the heated pool.
The Star Camp is divided into age groups, four to seven years, eight to 12 years and 13 to 17 years. There’s also a kids playpark, children’s menus and a junior pool with pirate ship and waterslides. Grown ups can look forward to the excellent spa which focuses on Asian therapies and includes a thermal pool with jets and waterfalls, as well as a Finnish sauna and a Turkish Hammam.
16/20 Zafiro Tropic, Port d’Alcudia, Mallorca ⁕⁕⁕⁕
The Zafiro Tropic Hotel sits close to beautiful Alcudia Bay in Mallorca. Some of the best cycling routes in this area of Spain are nearby and the hotel also has tennis courts and three pools: one for swimming, one for chilling and a ‘bubble’ pool for kids.
The Zen spa includes a sauna and Turkish bath and offers a range of treatments. The mini club is divided into areas for different age groups from four to 14-years. Plus there’s also a kids’ playground with bouncy castle and another pool with a pirate ship.
17/20 Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, Lanzarote, Spain ⁕⁕⁕⁕
All-inclusive Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort in Lanzarote sits on Las Coloradas Beach close to Playa Blanca. With three outdoor swimming pools and a spa as well as beach yoga, Zumba and dance classes, there’s plenty to keep families entertained. The resort also has two kids: a mini club with themed days and a junior club with a focus on sport for older kids.
18/20 Bahia del Duque, Tenerife, Spain ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
Award-winning Bahia Del Duque in Adeje is one of the most charming resorts in this part of Spain. Its elegant rooms are decorated in restful colours and tones, and children are welcomed with a set of mini slippers and a bathrobe.
The resort’s five-star wellness programme specialises in personal plans created by their team of trained therapists. As well as direct beach access there are also five swimming pools in the tranquil grounds. Kitesurfing, paddle-boarding, flyboarding, windsurfing, parasailing and diving are all available here. Plus the Duqui Club cares for kids aged three and up, babysitting can be arranged and there’s a fun teen lounge for older kids.
19/20 Parque Santiago III, Playa de las Americas, Tenerife ⁕⁕⁕
Parque Santiago III sits beachside, in buzzy Playa de las Americas, with direct access to a soft, sandy beach and excellent water sports in the sea.
Apartments are Canarian in style with wooden furniture and whitewashed walls and families can choose from studios to three bedroom holiday homes.
The resort complex contains 10 restaurants and even its own shopping centre with over 160 shops. Parque Santiago III is also home to one of Tenerife’s largest outdoor pools plus three other saltwater pools. And kids have a safe and pretty playground and a small waterpark with slides, chutes and a splash zone.
20/20 La Residencia, Deia, Mallorca ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕
La Residencia Belmond Hotel sits in the historic village of Deia between the Tramuntana Mountains and Mediterranean in northwest Mallorca.
It’s a stunning resort with twin manor houses and an award-winning spa. Rooms echo the peaceful surroundings although there’s also a kids club for ages four and up. Other children’s activities include pottery workshops, t-shirt painting, cooking classes, tennis coaching and donkey rides. Families with older children can enjoy art classes, hillwalking, photography classes or boat trips around Mallorca’s coastline: one of the most dramatic in Spain.
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