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Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

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Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

Hi

Is Palma Nova suited to a family in July? I'm kinda wary of any Magalluf overspill. It's a few years since we were in Magalluf as a couple but that makes me wary that it's too 'loud n lively' for our 9 year old daughter

Thanks

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1. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

We'll be returning to Palma Nova in July for the fourth time in three years with our son who is 7. Like you, we would not expose our child to witnessing any of the excesses that you'd associate with some of the young adults who visit Magaluf.

Many hotels are specifically geared-up for the family market. We always stay at a hotel near the marina at the far end of Palma Nova, which offers a great combination of peace and quiet, but easy access to loads of bars and restaurants etc.

At no point during any of our holidays have we felt unsafe or that we were in an unsuitable environment for a child, but we do ensure that we do our evening socialising in the areas that don't attract the younger crowd.

I wouldn't worry too much - I'm sure you'd have a great time!

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2. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

Unfortunately, in July, there is indeed an overspill in PN hotels/apartments of the young crowd, the closer to Magaluf you are, the more likely you are to come across this.

I believe part of the reason for this, is the threat of late night muggings if you are staggering back to a hotel in Magaluf. I've not seen any of the muggers venture past Bar Papis late at night.

The only consolation is that hotel security, generally, due to the family crowd that they hope to continue to attract, are much hotter on late night noise from revellers staggering home in the early hours.

I doubt that you would have any major probs at Mirlos Tordos, but possibly might have some at Playa Ca's Saboners. The better the quality of accommodation (ie the higher price paid) the less likely there is to be problems.

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3. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

There are plenty of much nicer, family friendly resorts in Mallorca. Why not choose one of them?

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4. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

I love palma nova and stayed in the Palma Nova Hotel 3* hotel there annimation team work really hard to entertain the children , all british visitors so food is no problem for them with plenty of choice for everyone, nice and clean, entertainment is fine starts with mini disco, then they give out the certificates won during the day, followed with the evening show some nights are visiting entertainers, magic act, parrot show, tribute acts, ect, our grandchildren love the place, its well far enough from Magaluf mayhem, out of the pool garden gate your facing Majorca's best mini golf its even open in the evenings, just read the reviews, we are thinking about going back and we wont have the children this year.

There are lots of nice hotels and apartments depending on your budget.You can get Mc Donald's, nice places to eat and drink know where near Magaluf, and a nice beach too.

Have a nice holiday.

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5. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

Thanks for the info.

We like the look of Alcudia but some brochures advise 2 hour transfer from the airport which we're not keen on. Ideally we want a busy but family resort that's not too far from the airport. At the moment it looks likely that we'll book Sol Mirlos.

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6. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

If I wanted a family holiday, I would certainly choose Alcudia over the SolMirlos. The beaches in Alcudia are much bigger too and much more Spanish restaurants. For me it would be a no brainer, Alcudia every time.

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7. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

The beach in Alcudia would more be called a shoreline it's so huge. You can't see either end of it, it stretches up to the next resort. Palmanova has 3 beaches which are all excellent.

You're never far from a shop/drink/ice cream on Palmanova beach, you might be in Alcudia. But the beach there is superb, no arguing with that.

2 hour transfers relate more to multi stop shared coach. A private transfer could be as little as 45 mins depending on whereabouts in Alcudia you are.

I like both places and indeed have done a two centre holiday break over 2 weeks. MT 1st week and Club Marte complex 2nd week where I met up with a large family group. Not much to choose between them, MT food was better although the food in the Saturno was indeed edible. Apart from circus night (they theme the food on different nights) which consisted of popcorn and other nonsense.

A 9 yr old will enjoy both places.

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8. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

Mark has summed it up well and accurately.Bay of Alcudia has many resorts,Alcudia,Pto Alcudia,Playa de Muro,C'an Picafort.No objection to any of them (I know them) but I still think Palma Nova and Sol Mirlos/Tordos is the better bet for this family group.

But there is nothing would entice me to stay at ClubMac ie Hotels Saturno/Marte/Jupiter.Just read the TA reviews.But in a finely judged competition it beats Bellevue.

Edited: 4:23 pm, January 11, 2013
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9. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

I agree. Both hotels (sorry for assuming Club Mac but I need a comparison) have their plus points.

All day (free) burgers from a bar just like Macdonalds at Club Mac would catch a 9 yr olds eye.

There's plus and minus points for both. Proximity to beach and evening walks for instance.

Tough call for a family but for me the Mirlos Tordos edges it.

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10. Re: Is Palma Nova kid friendly?

That's fair Mark.Proximity to beach and evening walks are totally inclined to Sol Mirlos/Tordos.(Better watch out people will think we are on a promo campaign).

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