Do you need a family holiday in the Mallorca sunshine, by the hotel pool?
Are you looking for somewhere to spend your next family holidays?
Somewhere safe and friendly with children, with lots of swimming pools and outdoor space, all inclusive with self catering apartments, near town, but not too near and walking distance to the beach!?
It may sound like a lot. But that is exactly what they provide at Duva.
It's a independent family hotel at the entrance of Puerto Pollensa, a coastal town in the north of the island, a place that has been welcoming families for generations.
Everything you need in one hotel
Duva Aparthotel in Puerto Pollensa is designed in such a way as to ensure your holidays at their family hotel in Puerto Pollensa are comfortable, fun and hassle free - basically the hotel specialises in family holidays.
The entire hotel in Puerto Pollensa has been created as a family hotel with safe, guarded pools, self contained family friendly apartments rather than individual rooms, gated gardens set back from the road, round the clock security and buffet restaurant services at child friendly timetables. There is also daytime entertainment around the hotel pool for the little ones, and in the evening, once the children are sleeping, a pool bar or if you prefer you can enjoy the welcome break with a sundowner on your private balcony.
It needn´t be only about the children of course, it's for the parents too! So as a bonus, they have thrown in a Spa and Wellness Centre, with a heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath as well as super professional massage services and a gym with private exercise classes, a spinning room and in-house personal fitness instructors who will be happy to help you get started.
This year they also refurbished all the hotel rooms and apartments, which were looking a little dated. Now every bedroom, kitchen, lounge and bathroom has had a full makeover, with a trendy and we think quite elegant, new style.
The town of Puerto Pollensa - near your family hotel
Puerto Pollensa is a popular family holiday resort on the Bay of Pollensa, on Mallorca´s northern coast; safe and secluded with clear turquoise water, beach cafes on the sand and a whole array of family friendly activities and water sports for the older children and parents, this is an area with pretty much all you could want near on a family holiday in the med.
Like most coastal resorts on the island, Puerto Pollensa was a small fishing village until the middle of the 20th century and still retains that old world charm of Mediterranean seaside town. Whitewashed summer houses line the tiny lanes, green shutters closed against the midday heat, on the pine shaded seafront the smarter estates enjoy a the mesmerising views over the bay and in the centre children play in the playground and on the plaza while parents look on from the cafes and restaurants around the central square of Puerto Pollensa.
Safe child friendly beaches near your hotel
If you tire of relaxing by the pool all day and want to explore the coast, Pollensa Bay, is just a short walk from the hotel.
The beaches range from tiny pockets of sand along the Pine Walk to the long golden stretches on the southern side. In the middle the charming marina and Puerto Pollensa Yacht Club provide sailing classes, day charters around the bay and wonderful yacht watching opportunities.
A few kilometres away, you will find Mallorca´s smallest resort, Cala Sant Vicenç; a collection of 4 small coves etched into the craggy northern coast and a favourite beach spot for snorkelling, kayaking and scuba diving.
There are other beaches near the hotel; Playa de Alcudia which, is the next bay down the coast and perfect for kids, one because it's so shallow and two because it has all the amenities you need with children in tow; parasols, cafes, showers, playgrounds, lifeguards, the list goes on. And the other beach is Formentor's Cala Pi on the peninsula jutting north from Puerto Pollensa, possibly the closest you will come here to feeling in paradise.
If the 15-minute walk to Puerto Pollensa seems too much in the summer heat, which is likely, you can take a ride on the hotel shuttle buses that run regularly between Duva and town and are free to all guests. If that doesn't appeal, then hop in a taxi.
Family hotel a short flight away
The great thing about staying at a family hotel in Puerto Pollensa is that it's in the north of Mallorca and this the most beautiful and unspoiled part of the island, while only a short flight from most major European cities will land you right in Palma Airport, 45 minutes drive from Puerto Pollensa.
You can have breakfast at home and dinner at the hotel in Mallorca, and yet you have transported your whole family to a stunning Mediterranean island with continuous summer, and to a family hotel with vast swimming pools set in gated gardens and the chance to really kick back and enjoy a summer break with your family in Puerto Pollensa.