I've been hearing some of my friends who frequently travel outside with their families talking about their experiences going around. Couldn't help but butt in and share my stories as well since I usually travel around with mine anyway. What struck me was that of us four talking, it was only me who never mentioned ever considering all inclusive family holidays. The other three who fly out at least three or four times each year with their parental units and/or siblings say they have always relied on package trips or booked trips through travel agencies.
I guess that's the fun thing about travel for me: toiling before experiencing the relief one gets from traveling.
One of the three guys mentioned that he's going on another trip with his family soon, somewhere in the Mediterranean, a Majorca holiday as he called it.
Of course I'd understand the convenience that booking through travel agencies offers people (trust me, I would know). Plus, my friend's still in school. He's probably too busy doing schoolwork and has been yearning for that much needed time off, lounging on a beach recliner, with a good view of the surf just a few meters away. Sounds awesome but it's actually quite a long trip getting there and back.
Just a little info about Majorca: it is actually the largest of the Balearic Islands, within the territory of Spain.
So you're best bet is to take a trusted international carrier to get you to Spain. Luckily, there are some flights that can take you directly there, to Palma Mallorca (PMI). Palma, by the way, is the capital of Majorca or Mallorca (which you would've guessed by now).
Took the initiative to look around the net for holiday suggestions and came up with a number of things, depending of course on what style of Majorcan/Mallorcan holiday you have in mind.
Staying clear of the vibrant nightlife in Magaluf, Palma Nova is an excellent choice of destination for families looking for an active break away.
As well as three blue flag beaches, Palma Nova is conveniently close to the attractions and water parks of its neighboring resort. Marine life centers, evening cabaret shows and water parks, are all just a short walk away.
To the north of the island, on the east coast, Alcudia is a much more laid back choice of resort. Safe waters and soft sands make this a favorite among families with really young members.
Although Alcudia remains popular with tourists, and has a number of visitor attractions (including a water park, a fun maze, and a nature reserve) the general ambiance is much calmer and makes for a more relaxing retreat.
An even calmer option would be Ca'n Picafort. The turquoise waters here are met with soft golden sands; perfect for parents who fancy catching up on a good book, and children who love digging for treasure and building sandcastles.