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Best family-friendly hotels in Ibiza, according to parents

From all-inclusive luxury resorts to laid-back self-catering apartments, there are plenty of great places to stay on the White Isle with kids.

By Poppy O'Neill | Last updated Mar 20, 2023

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Despite its reputation as party central, most of the 21-mile-long Balearic island of Ibiza is remarkably relaxed and welcoming to families. With yoga retreats, picturesque Mediterranean villages and pine-covered hills, there’s something for everybody on this idyllic isle.

Children are well-catered for, with plenty of hotels offering kid-friendly pools and activities, so parents can chill out and enjoy their time away. With flight times of less than three hours from the UK, Ibiza is a popular choice for families in search of sun with kids in tow. We’ve gathered the top recommendations from our Travel forum to put together a handy guide to Ibiza's best hotels for families.

What are the best family hotels and apartments in Ibiza?

1. Best overall family hotel in Ibiza: Sirenis Seaview Country Club, Port des Torrent

Sirenis Seaview Country Club Ibiza

Sirenis Seaview Country Club | Check availability

"Great pool activities for kids with access to an aqua park on site. Nice food, very clean and also has decent daily activities and evening entertainments for all. Location is fab too" - recommended by Mumsnet user, lashy

"Sirenis Seaview Country Club is very child friendly and has its own on site water park" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, Hersetta427 

Sirenis Seaview Country Club offers the best of both worlds - it’s an all-inclusive resort, but all rooms also come equipped with a kitchen, perfect for keeping the kids happy and fed. Swim-up family rooms are available, with a relatively private terrace opening onto a pool shared with the other swim-up rooms. Family apartments and rooms can sleep up to two adults, two children in beds and one in a cot, and they’re all air-conditioned. 

Situated on Port des Torrent beach, it’s just up the coast from clubbing capital San Antonio, but remarkably quiet with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby if you want to venture out. 

And the star attraction? An on-site waterpark with an impressive array of slides and a pirate-themed splash pool. A guaranteed hit with water babies and active kids. 

Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (12 miles)

2. Best budget hotel for families: Casa Luis, Santa Eulalia

Casa Luis hotel in Ibiza

Casa Luis, Santa Eulalia | Check availability

"Santa Eulalia in Ibiza is a lovely small town. Nice seafront, small but easily accessible beach and there’s boat trips, bike hire etc. You could hire a car for a couple of days and explore Ibiza. There’s a couple of good and affordable family apartment complexes, it’s not 5-star all-inclusive but I always think an apartment is better" - recommended by Mumsnet user, BlueEyedGirl21

Apartments at Casa Luis have a living area, a kitchen and a balcony, with two-bedroom suites sleeping up to six. There’s a packed entertainment schedule, promising never a dull moment with plenty to do for kids and adults. Swim in one of the three pools, work out in the gym or treat yourself to a massage in the hotel’s treatment rooms. Be sure to check out the small town of Santa Eulalia or go a little further afield for the hippy markets in Punta Arabi or Las Dalias. 

Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (12.4 miles)

3. Best family-friendly hotel for views: Hotel Rural Can Pujolet, Santa Agnes de Corona

Can Pujolet Hotel Ibiza

Hotel Rural Can Pujolet | Check availability

For something more rustic, Can Pujolet in the northwest of the island offers authentic Spanish charm in a rural clifftop setting. Rooms enjoy views of Ibiza’s pine-topped mountains, which are brilliant for walking so don’t forget your hiking shoes. The hotel is relatively remote - it’s situated between the two smallest villages on the island - but Ibiza is small and a 30-minute car journey will take you to the more densely populated and touristy parts. Can Pujolet has a pool, a terrace and a restaurant serving home-grown delicacies. 

Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (17 miles)

4. Best luxury hotel for families: Tui Blue Tarida Beach (formerly Sensatori)

TUI Blue Tarida Beach Ibiza

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"At Sensatori Ibiza (now Tui Blue Tarida Beach), babies get their own multi-sensory nursery, which comes with the likes of flashing lights, tactile panels and a Little Land of Nod sleeping room. It’s designed for little ones aged up to 4 years and is available seven days a week, all year round" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, Ricekrispie22

Set right on the beach and with a view of some of the best sunsets in the Med, Tui Blue Tarida Beach is a great choice if you’re looking for luxury. There are four on-site restaurants and four bars to choose from, as well as a kids' club, a splash pool, a baby pool, a playground, tennis courts, football pitches and archery. Swim-up rooms are available, as are yoga and meditation classes. It’s just a short walk from beautiful Cala Tarida beach, or hop in the car and drive 10 minutes to the mountain-top village of San Jose. 

Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (11 miles)

5. Best fun hotel in Ibiza for families: Holiday Village Seaview

Holiday village seaview surrounded by turquoise sea

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"The holiday village in Ibiza (Seaview) has a good albeit small water park attached. Easy to get a seat (not a lounger more like a deck chair) round the edge so you can keep watch. It has water jets, tip buckets, a couple of small slides too. It's literally 2 minutes from the beach too" - recommended by Mumsnet user, alicewasahorse

TUI’s Holiday Village Seaview is absolutely stuffed with things to do for the kids. Not only does it have a massive swimming pool, there’s also a high ropes adventure course, a waterpark, a stage academy and a football club. Go for one of the swim-up family rooms for an exclusive pool right outside your window. 

Rooms sleep up to four and there are adapted rooms available for those with mobility issues. All family rooms come with a private balcony or a terrace, and the views are gorgeous from the sea view side of the hotel. Most rooms include a kitchenette and sliding doors to split the space into two bedrooms, but adapted rooms don’t. 

Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (12 miles)

6. Best family-friendly apartment: Balansat Apartments, Puerto San Miguel

Balansat Apartments with a pool and pine-topped hills

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"Try Balansat Apartments in Puerto San Miguel in Ibiza, all-inclusive but a good sized apartment, beautiful little resort on the north of Ibiza with kids' club, entertainment etc and Ibiza is a beautiful island. We've been twice with our 3 (12,6 and 3) and it was great" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, NoBloodyMore

With the warm, shallow waters of Puerto San Miguel just one minute’s walk away, this apartment complex has everything you need for a relaxing family holiday. Rustle up family meals in your apartment’s kitchenette, or head down to the snack bar or show-cooking buffet and let the Balansat staff take care of dinner. The hotel complex is surrounded by beautiful pine forest, and you’ll find scuba diving, windsurfing and water-skiing nearby. 

Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (14.6 miles)

7. Best family hotel in Ibiza with large rooms: TUI MAGIC LIFE Cala Pada

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TUI MAGIC LIFE Cala Pada | Check availability

"TUI Magic Life hotels are really geared up for young families. The Cala Pada in Ibiza has great reviews and is well placed for exploring nearby areas" - recommended by Mumsnet user, AfterFire

If you have more than two children, finding a family room can be a challenge. TUI Magic Life’s Superior Family Rooms sleep a family of five and come with air conditioning, a microwave and a fridge, plus a private terrace. Located in the popular town of Santa Eularia, it’s a four-minute walk from Cala Pada beach and there's a kids’ club, a spa and evening entertainment on-site. The hippy markets at Punta Arabi and Las Dalias are just a couple of miles away and make for a great day out souvenir hunting. 

Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (13.2 miles)

8. Best for babies and toddlers: Hotel Presidente, Portinatx

Presidente Hotel Ibiza

Hotel Presidente, Portinatx | Check availability

"Try the Hotel Presidente in Ibiza. They have connecting rooms, we took 4 dc there this summer and had a brilliant time" - recommended by Mumsnet user, mumtofourkids

"I stayed in Hotel Presidente in Portinatx, in the north with DD when she was 14 mths. A small resort with no clubbing! The hotel was lovely, great for kids, really friendly staff. It was a lovely holiday, if tiring as it was just the 2 of us. The creche saved my sanity! - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, Meamomma

With stunning views across the bay at Portinatx, Hotel Presidente in northern Ibiza is the perfect place for a chilled getaway with little ones. There’s a creche, a splash park, all-inclusive dining and a laundry service, leaving you to lie back and soak up the sunshine. The hotel also has interconnecting rooms available so it’s great for larger families too. 

Portinatx is a quiet resort far removed from the party side of the island, with a handful of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Car hire is available if you want to explore more of the island. 

Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (21.6 miles)

9. Best Ibiza hotel for teens: Palladium Hotel, Cala Llonga

a view of Palladium hotel, Ibiza from above, with a view of Cala Llonga beach

Palladium Hotel | Check availability

"There’s a nice hotel in Cala Llonga, called the Palladium, it’s advertised as adults only, but they accept teens 14 years plus. The entertainment crew are great. The beach is also lovely & some nights there is a market along the beachfront. We also got the little train to the hippy market & a taxi into Ibiza town cheap enough" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Offredismysister

For teens ready for a more grown-up family trip, the Palladium in Cala Llonga is open only to over-16s. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and sits just 100 metres from Cala Llonga beach. Enjoy views across the Mediterranean from the Balinese sunbeds, or book a massage at the on-site spa. Ibiza Town is a short car ride away, as are several hippy markets. Family rooms aren’t available at the Palladium, so you’ll need to book separate rooms for your teens. 

Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (9.8 miles)

Is Ibiza good for a family holiday?

The majority of Ibiza is a dream destination for a family holiday. There’s guaranteed sunshine from May to October, with June and September the best months to visit as they avoid the high season for clubbers (great for a family holiday if you're travelling with small kids outside the school holidays). The island is only around 20 miles across, and its coast is covered in child-friendly white sandy beaches with warm, shallow waters. 

Which side of Ibiza is the party side?

The big nightclubs are concentrated around the San Antonio area so as long as you book somewhere elsewhere on the island, you’re in for a relaxing time. Mumsnetters recommend avoiding Ibiza Town, Figueretas and Playa den Bossa as these are popular with party-goers too. 

Where’s best for families in Ibiza?

Santa Eulalia is a chilled out and family-friendly resort with a gorgeous beach, small market and a good selection of restaurants. Es Cana and Cala Llonga are the other main family-oriented destinations on the island, and Portinatx in the north is another great spot for a quiet stay in the sun. 

What’s the best family-friendly hotel in Ibiza?

Sirenis SeaView Country Club is the best hotel for families in Ibiza. Its comfortable rooms have everything you need, it’s right next to the dreamy Port des Torrents beach and there’s loads to keep the whole family occupied. 

How we chose our recommendations 

Researching a holiday is a lengthy process, that’s why we’ve done most of the legwork for you with our in-depth analysis of each resort we’ve recommended. We spent several hours researching the hotels and weighing up the pros and cons of each resort. 

Using Mumsnset users’ recommendations as a starting point, we also looked at travel sites including CN Traveller, The Telegraph and parenting travel blogs to create a longlist of different hotels to suit all tastes, needs and budgets. Then we scrutinised the real-life reviews of travellers from and TripAdvisor to make sure that their experiences matched up.

Why you should trust us

We work hard to provide unbiased, independent advice you can trust. As a mum herself, our writer Poppy O'Neill knows how important it is that everyone is happy on holiday. That’s why she put as much research into this article as she would into her own holiday.

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