Travelling as a family, especially with young children, can be quite an adventure for parents. That’s why we’ve dedicated this post to giving you some tips, guidelines and recommendations when it comes to taking a family trip to Alaior. And to ensure that the experience is as simple and enjoyable as possible. Let’s get started!
How to get to Alaior
Although Menorca is small in terms of territory, transport communications are not particularly easy, and even less so if you are travelling with children. If you are coming from the mainland, the quickest way is obviously by plane, but you will have to check the baggage limit and other airline instructions when travelling with pushchairs etc. It is important that you have your Covid certificate to hand on arrival, because, for the moment, it is compulsory to travel with a mask on (except for children under 6 years of age) and you may be randomly asked for the certificate on arrival.
The other option is to take the ferry from either Barcelona or Valencia. Both crossings are much longer that a direct flight from the mainland, but you have the advantage of being able to bring your own car, something worth keeping in mind as this will give you greater freedom to get around the island.
You could also look for a rental car to get to Alaior in any of the urbanisations where you are staying. And bear in mind that the closer we get to the summer, the more expensive the rental cost will be.
Once you have landed at the airport or arrived on the dock at Maó, the drive to Alaior takes 10 from Maó direction Ciutadella on the main central road and is clearly indicated by signs.
Where to stay in Alaior
Alaior boasts a large range of tourist accommodation for you to choose from. For families, we recommend that you check out the holiday properties available in urbanisations like Son Bou. This urbanisation also houses the family hotel considered to be the best in Spain when it comes to services for children.
Near Son Bou, but approaching on the Llucalari road, there is also a very attractive camping site located in the countryside where you can relax away from the bustle of a city. Camping Son Bou, as it is called, has small wood cabins for you to stay in, so you don’t have to worry about bringing tents or a campervan.
Enjoying Alaior’s beaches with children
To enjoy the beach with children to the full, we highly recommend you opting for the island’s largest sandy beach, Son Bou. This vast beach is easily accessible by car and the car park is right beside it so you won’t have far to walk with all your gear to be able to enjoy a wonderful day in the sunshine with the family. The beach has a lifeguard service, who can always advise you on the safest place to swim with children who are not familiar with the sea.
Activities to plan as a family
Alaior has a great network of playgrounds and there are excursions available that are aimed at children. Check out our previous post which highlighted suggestions for you here.
Anything else you need to know?
Don’t worry, as our network of tourist information offices can give you all sorts of ideas and tips if you need them. There’s an office in Son Bou, another in Cala en Porter and yet another in the centre of Alaior. However, we also recommend you taking a look at the sections on our website What to see and What to do in Alaior. The activity schedule is also very useful to help you plan your visit to Alaior this summer.
Would you like to expand the information on this post to check out other alternatives? Take a look at the Plan section. See you there!