Family holidays to Spain from the UK have always been extremely popular, owing to a short flight time and the welcoming culture, climate and cuisine. Hotels full of character, winding cobbled streets and historic old towns are best associated with mainland Spain, but scratch the surface and you’ll find Spain's hidden gems, especially in the luxury hotel market. Within our Spanish section you'll find luxurious family resorts in the Canary Islands and on the popular island of Majorca. Take a look by navigating to each specific destination and checking the hotels listed within those sections.
‘Michelin Star Dining Bordering The Atlantic’
From terracotta terraces to manicured golfing greens, The Ritz-Carlton Tenerife, Abama lives up to its prestigious brand name. You'll see views of the Atlantic and nearby La Gomera Island. The property has a choice of nine restaurants, one with two Michelin stars. In the leisure section you'll find three swimming pools for Citadel guests, with another four reserved for villa guests. A spa with ten treatment rooms and a gym is also available, alongside live entertainment and the Ritz Kids' Club with a huge variety of activities. For golfers, there's an 18-hole course designed by former Ryder Cup pro, Dave Thomas.
‘Michelin Starred Dining'
Bahia Del Duque is a cliff-side resort which is spread across 14 acres of vegetation overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It takes much of the inspiration for its accommodation and hotel architecture from traditional Canary Island and colonial design. The 289 rooms and 58 suites are housed in either the main hotel area or the Casas Ducales, a space that offers its own independent check-ins and butler service. Guest rooms and suites have an open-plan feel, complete with modern and useful amenities. The 40 villas are great for families or big groups of friends. There are a variety of restaurants and bars and there are many activities including water sports and land sports.
'A Bright and Contemporary Residence on the Tenerife Coast'
Find a tranquil stay by the sea in Tenerife at the five-star Tivoli La Caleta (formerly Sheraton La Caleta Resort and Spa). The hotel can be found on the Costa Adeje surrounded by lush gardens. 284 guest rooms are newly decorated and have modern amenities, providing guests with a soothing place to unwind after a day enjoying the grounds. Three outdoor swimming pools provide a refreshing break from the Spanish sun. The hotel’s vast Anantara Spa also mirrors the serenity of the wider resort, with steam baths and plunge pools that promise to leave all who visit feeling refreshed, alongside the invigorating Tivoli Shape fitness centre. At the four on site restaurants guests can sample a wide range of Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, or they can relax and sip cocktails at the beach club.
‘Child Friendly, Beachfront Paradise'
Camouflaged within a mass of shining blue swimming pools the Iberostar Anthelia, is located on the beautiful beachfront of the Costs Adeje. The accommodation here is superbly designed, making the most out of the stunning ocean or garden views. Each room is light and airy, spacious and open plan. The dining, meanwhile, ranges from the delicious Italian delicacies of Portofino, to Haute cuisine and the cocktails and beers in-between that can be found at one of three bars. Iberostar Anthelia boasts additional facilities for all of the family, including a dedicated children’s fun area and both water and land sports.
‘Personalised Stay in Tenerife’
Hotel Baobab Suites comprises a collection of luxury accommodations overlooking Costa Adeje, the newest resort area in Tenerife. Sleek, bright and modern suites fill the interiors with natural light through large floor to ceiling windows, are designed in an open-plan style with fully-equipped kitchens and each opens out to a private terrace. Playa del Duque beach can be reached within a ten minute walk and the hotel runs a sports club with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. An outdoor pool offers moments of relaxation throughout the day and an indoor wellbeing centre allows you to look after your skin following a session in the sun, whilst children will find endless fun at the dedicated kids club. Breakfast can be enjoyed from the comfort of your suite’s terrace by choosing the option to receive a breakfast box to the suite. Three separate dining venues offer innovative cuisine in a sophisticated setting.
'Legendary Hard Rock Attitude, All-Inclusive, Fun in the Sun'
Located in Playa Paraiso, the Hard Rock Hotel is an indulgent rockstar getaway that is spread across the Oasis and the Nirvana Towers. Rock Royalty rooms and suites all feature modern amenities, and most have a balcony with views of the sea. There are four pools, a fitness centre, spa and Roxity Kids’ and Teens’ clubs. Dining and nightlife are plentiful there are ten restaurants and bars including the 16th a rooftop sky lounge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Royal Hideaway Corales Suites is in a beachfront resort on the Costa Adeje just a short walk from La Enramada. The complex is designed to look like a ship and the interior is inspired by sea corals around the island. It features 114 apartments, some of which have private swimming pools and large terraces with views over the sea or mountains. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from within the resort such as Mediterranean, seafood or Italian cuisine. There are three heated outdoor swimming pools, two of which are adults only, there is the Happy Minds program for children and a Teen Club. There is also a spa, a gym, a variety of water sports, gastronomical and cultural workshops and nighttime musical performances.
‘Family Friendly Resort with Swimming Pools and Plaza'
Princesa Yaiza Suite Resort Hotel is situated on Playa Dorada beach, just a few minutes away from the bustling centre of Playa Blanca in Lanzarote. The hotel is designed in a Colonial Canaries style and is within walking distance of everything you need such as shops, bars, beaches and restaurants. Accommodation is designed with simple yet stylish décor and modern amenities. The hotel features a wide variety of restaurants serving different cuisine and there is a choice of swimming pools, a plaza filled with entertainment, a nearby beach and a spa.
‘Dreams comes to Europe, perfect for Couples and Families’
Dreams Lanzarote Playa Dorada Resort & Spa is the very first Dreams Resort in Europe and is a relaxing haven for couples and families located in Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Featuring a beachfront location, refreshing and relaxing pools, mouth-watering cuisine, a wellness spa and a fully equipped gym. You can choose a variety of accommodation including the Preferred Club, which offers additional benefits such as exclusive pool access, concierge service and private check-in and out.
‘Golf & Spa Aficionados Rejoice, Refined Spanish Hotel’
Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort lies on a beach overlooking the iridescent waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the island of Fuerteventura. This hotel offers a wide range of rooms and suites, outfitted to a high quality with graceful décor and most complete with a balcony or terrace. Restaurants and bars range from casual dining by the beach to a smart Spanish gourmet affair. Guests can take advantage of the excellent golf facilities, as well as special privileges and services. Leave the kids with the excellent children’s club, while you delve into the immersive palette of the Hesperides Thalasso Spa.
‘Subtropical Gardens, Adult-Only, Views over Palma Bay’
Castillo Hotel Son Vida is located high above Palma de Mallorca in the 13th-century estate of Son Vida. It's nestled in subtropical parkland with views over Palma Bay. Some rooms and suites have been designed by the famous Spanish designer, LOEWE and some also feature private pools. A healthy selection of dining options are on offer, including traditional Spanish cuisine and creative, modern tapas. An on-site spa, gym, and refreshing swimming pool are at guests' disposal, and the hotel itself is reserved for guests aged 16 and upwards. One of the standout details of the hotel is its close proximity to a range of fantastic golf courses, which can be used at preferential rates established by the hotel.
'Stunning Scenic Resort Perfect for Weddings'
Nestled between the Tramuntana Mountains and the iridescent waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the St Regis Mardavall is a diverse resort that caters to families and weddings as much as it does to a relaxing holiday. Gardens and outdoor swimming pools offer luxury and pampering in equal measure. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms and suites designed for families, couples, honeymooners, and friends. Each is stylishly decorated with luxury amenities. Four dining venues provide a range of cuisines to try. Activities are impressive, culminating in the excellent nearby Arabella golf facilities with a number of courses designed to cater to all types of players. Wedding ceremonies are held in the lush gardens of the resort and aided by a dedicated team, and the spa is a sanctuary of relaxation and heavenly treatments.
‘Mountain and Bay Views – Spa and Fitness’
Jumeirah Port Sóller is offered by the same hotel group who bring us the Burj al Arab in Dubai. Situated in the Sóller Valley amongst the Unesco World Heritage Tramuntana Mountain range. There is a choice of rooms and suites available, most with terrace or balcony. There are five restaurants and bars and dining choices include regional and international cooking. The resort has 3 heated swimming pools (adults only, family friendly and a spa hydro-pool), a spa and a fitness centre.
‘Surrounded by Valley, Spa, Lots of Activities’
Located in the valley of Cap Vermell on the north-east coast of Mallorca, the Park Hyatt Mallorca is the newest addition to the brand. Boutique guest rooms range from 50sqm to a 150sqm and each feature a private balcony. Leisure facilities at the hotel range from the water-based adrenaline rush of kayaking, surfing and diving, to the more leisurely spa experience and poolside lounging along with access to the nearby country club and golf courses close by. Restaurants are varied and include social spots, tapas and Asian fusion with a revolving menu.
'Architectural gem in Majorca'
Step into the warm, inviting, set spacious rooms of the Zafiro Palace Palmanova. From your private balcony or terrace, look out onto the gardens and seven pools that make up this resort. For families, the resort features children's pools, a children's club, as well as a giant pirate ship that will surely keep them entertained. For couples, enjoy privacy and seclusion by taking advantage of the large terraces and Jacuzzi's that are included in all suites. Four a la carte restaurants, as well as a buffet restaurant, serve a range of delicious foods that cater for every taste.
'A hotel that sits as the benchmark for all new developments."
Newly-built in 2020, Zafiro Palace Andratx stands out as one of the most modern and exclusive resorts on one of the most beautiful of the Balearics. This five-star hotel celebrates splendour at every corner with the prestigious 18-hole Championship Andratx Golf Course situated right next door, four a la carte restaurants on site and even a premium all-inclusive option so that you can get the most out of your luxury experience. Rooms offer contrasting view of either the Balearic sea or the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains so that you can gaze wistfully at the great natural beauty between spa sessions, water sports or a few rounds of golf.
‘All-Inclusive, Historic Manor in the Mallorcan countryside’
The Zoëtry Mallorca hotel is reminiscent of a traditional Mallorcan manor house, but with the modern comfort of a contemporary hotel. Built within the manor of Sa Torre from the 14th century, it has been lovingly. It features a world-class spa, and has numerous activities on offer, including golf and cycling, alongside a large pool. Rooms and suites have been renovated to modern standards, yet remain lovingly infused with historical elegance, perfect for families and couples.
‘Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Three Pools, Spa, Gym’
Aguas de Ibiza is a boutique hotel in Santa Eulalia. The rooms and suites have natural stone bathrooms and private terraces, some with panoramic sea views. There is an on-site spa, three outdoor pools with furnished terraces and gardens, a gym and beauty salon. There are a range of dining options such as the Alabastro Lounge with a mix of Italian and traditional Ibizan cuisine.
‘Iconic Hard Rock Brand, Equally Iconic Location’
Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is situated on the quieter end of the Playa d’en Bossa, a popular Ibiza resort which is home to the longest beach on the island and a short distance from Ibiza Old Town. There is a white sand beach and lounge as well as freshwater pools and the signature Rock Spa. There are regular live performances on the main stage. You’ll find Mediterranean and traditional Spanish cuisine around the resort, as well as a rooftop sky lounge with panoramic views of the town. Guest rooms are contemporary and feature Hard Rock's unique amenities including Sound of Your Stay, where you can request a guitar for the duration of your stay.
‘All-Inclusive Beachfront Luxury’
This beachfront holiday hotel is an all-inclusive paradise for guests looking for a-list-level service. The hotel’s typical Mediterranean-style buildings house a huge lagoon swimming pool are moments away from one of Ibiza’s best known beaches. Rooms are modern and equipped with sofas, Wi-Fi and a balcony or terrace. Two bars and five restaurants offer a versatile choice of cuisine including Mexican, Mediterranean and healthy alternatives.
‘Sports, Activities, Families or Couples – All-Inclusive Beachfront Resort’
This modern, lively all-inclusive resort has enough on offer to please the whole family, from babies to teens to adults. Right on the beachfront, it has two large pools, a spa and numerous sports facilities. There are kids’ clubs, adult entertainment and night-time shows. Rooms and suites are spacious, bright and have Jacuzzi options – the two-bed suite will accommodate up to six people. You will have a choice of buffet or a la carte dining plus bars that include a 24-hour sports bar.
‘All Suite Resort with a Focus on Sustainability’
On the west coast of Ibiza, this 56,000sqm seafront, all suite resort of 7Pines Resort Ibiza is surrounded by pine forests and waters. The hotel has one and two-bedroom residences with garden or sea outlooks plus direct pool options. You’ll find two restaurants, four bars, plus Pure Seven, the wellness and medical spa. Activities include walking tours, cooking classes, and water sports, such as diving, kayaking and paddle surfing. The hotel is also home to Pershing, a 74ft yacht used for leisure charters and transfers.
‘Music, Wellness, Sustainability’
Six Senses Ibiza opened its doors in Summer 2021 and is located in Cala Xarraca on the northern tip of the island. The hotel sits just 35 minutes from the airport and the bay itself is one of Ibiza’s hidden gems. 137 beautifully appointed pool suites and beachfront caves spread across the 8-hectare site to provide stunning residences on the famous White Isle. The hotel celebrates all that the bohemian island has to offer, including its eclectic culture, mesmerising art, unique fashion, expert wellness and, of course, its world-famous music scene. Guests can begin their day with yoga on their private deck before learning about farm fresh cooking with the hotel chefs, exploring surrounding villages or discovering pine forest trails on a mountain bike. Come evening, you may wish to visit The Beach Caves to round your day off with incredible live music. Six Senses Ibiza features the iconic Six Senses Spa that offers daily wellness programs as well as detox sessions, yoga, anti-ageing therapies, energy treatments, medicines, and crystal healing. All cuisines on offer, some under the guidance of world-renowned chefs, are made from fresh, organic and natural ingredients to ensure sustainable yet delicious dishes to punctuate each day.