Top 10 European islands to visit with kids

Dear readers, there is some time I prepare this article for you. I know that many of you are afraid to travel with kids. I think that travelling with kids to destinations like London or Barcelona, for somebody can be tough, that is why I proposed to write top 10 islands to go with kids.

  • Mallorca

Mallorca is a big island. If you want to go to relax and enjoy the beach, I would advise you to go to a resort and enjoy the beaches. Calas de Mallorca (Beaches of Mallorca) all of them are clean, with crystalline water and with various land craft along the beach. Below are all the beaches of Mallorca: Alcudia, Andratx, Arenal, Cala Bona, Cala Mayor, Cala Mesquida, Cala Millor, Calas de Mallorca, Cala d’Or, Cala San Vincente, Cala Ratjada, Cala Vinas, Camp de Mar, C’an Pastilla, C’an Picafort, Canyamel, Colonia Sant Jordi, Deia, Illetas, Magaluf, Paguera, Palma, Palma Nova, Playa de Muro, Playa de Palma, Portals Nous, Porto Colom, Porto Cristo, Puerto Pollensa, Sa Coma, Santa Ponsa, S’Illot, Soller, Valldemossa.

But if you want to discover the island more, and rent a car then read this post, where I tell you all the details for a perfect adventure with your kids.

  • Menorca

Menorca is the smallest sister of Mallorca. It is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, it means the environment is prioritised over socioeconomic development, which has led to the preservation of many areas of Menorca. 

This island is for beach lovers. Only Menorca has 99 beaches to discover. And everywhere you go you cannot decide which one is better. A real paradise for kids.

  • Ibiza

Who said Ibiza is for party only? It is true that many people go there to enjoy different parties before having kids. Actually Ibiza, is one of the islands, that knows to have both categories of travellers. The Northern part of the island is dedicated for families with kids, or simply people who love to enjoy the pure nature.

  • Gozo

Gozo is one of three islands of Malta, second on it ́s dimensions. And as you can imagine is not so popular with tourists as Malta, but has to be, as much, or even more. The island is so small, that you easily get from one side to another by car. The island has actually few beaches to enjoy, but if you are a trekking fun, then you have plenty of places to discover here.

  • Malta

Malta the main island of 3. It has lots of beaches to be discovered, and Valletta, the capital, is a real gem for architecture lovers. Valletta was built on a grid plan with parallel streets and blocks, so it is easy to get wherever you want. There are quite few hills, and with kids it is more difficult to pass these.

The smallest island of Malta archipelago. It is so small, I think nobody lives there. But tourists are so many. It is easy to get there, and everyday, several times a day there are ferries from Gozo or Malta. Comino is heaven for divers and snorkels, and for those who simply want to admire the cristaline water of Blue Lagoon. Comino is well known for Blue Lagoon shallow. Even though, within hikers it is a well known island for hiking. It has really stunning views over the island. We haven’t done any route, as with kids were quite difficult to do it.

So, as you can see, 95% of tourists come to the island because of Blue Lagoon. The water is crystal clear, calm and perfect to snorkel or just to enjoy the day.

  • Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the first islands we discovered as a family with kids. It is one of the biggest Canary Islands (8 main islands and many smaller). Tenerife is considered 365 days summer island as all year round has approximate 20-24 C degrees. Because, it is rounded by Ocean, the water is colder than expected but still acceptable.

Damian, who was only 2 enjoyed discovering the island with us.

  • Lanzarote

Lanzarote is another Canary Island, and we went there already in 4. A warm place, with 25 C degrees all year around. Once you go there you are guaranteed with great weather, volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches, washed-white villages, and great treasures to see thanks to Cesar Manrique. The island is windy, but if you find a good place to enjoy some sun, then you will find this place spectacular.

  • Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canary Islands. Fuerteventura is situated in the Atlantic ocean hundred kilometers off the coast of Saharan Africa. The island was formed by ancient volcanoes and shaped by the winds from the Sahara desert. It is a Spanish island, even if it is so far from main country.

With its rugged, volcanic terrain, surrounded by white sandy beaches, makes a perfect holiday destination for families, couples and surfers. The wind blows constantly and cools down the warm temperatures, that is why this Spanish island is a year-round place to visit.

  • Sardinia

Sardinia is one of the top summer destinations. We went there in March, and didn ́t enjoy turquoise waters. The countryside is ablaze with color and the warm, sunny weather is ideal for touring. Accommodation prices are also very reasonable and, outside of the main centers, there are few tourists around. Here to mention, the island of Sardinia is HUGE, so if you plan to visit it, just be sure where you will stay longer, in the North or in the South of the island. It is not so easy to get from one side to another, it is like 4h drive. Not sure your kids will enjoy it.

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20 Comments

  1. Lynn
    January 29, 2020 / 3:06 pm

    I love this post so much! We love traveling with our kids and I love adding to our list of destinations! Greece was another family favorite we recently did!

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 29, 2020 / 4:38 pm

      I was on a business trip to Greece, but certainly we have to discover it with kids.

  2. Sandra Hudson
    January 29, 2020 / 5:02 pm

    This is a great post, and I have added more destinations to our family travel list!. Thanks for sharing.

    • Travel Family Blog
      Author
      January 30, 2020 / 9:02 am

      thank you for your appreciations!

    • Travel Family Blog
      Author
      January 30, 2020 / 5:21 pm

      Agree, these islands are just dream destination for any family.

  3. January 30, 2020 / 4:04 pm

    This is so beautiful and making me ache for a vacation so bad. Looks like so much fun for everyone involved.

    • Travel Family Blog
      Author
      January 30, 2020 / 5:21 pm

      I was writing this post, and already dreaming on future travels

  4. January 30, 2020 / 5:41 pm

    omg these pictures are amazing! Thanks for sharing I would love to take my kids on an adeventure like this.

    • Travel Family Blog
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 8:24 am

      these islands are indeed perfect vacation spots for kids

  5. January 30, 2020 / 5:43 pm

    These look like amazing places to visit with kids! I haven’t been to Europe and this sounds like the way to go!

    • Travel Family Blog
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 8:24 am

      agree! these islands are amazing, and kids enjoy those a lot

  6. January 30, 2020 / 11:25 pm

    I always tremble at the thought of leaving the state with kids, can’t imagine heading to Europe with them. Thanks for the ideas on where to stop by.

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 31, 2020 / 8:24 am

      i am sure your kids will enjoy these islands a lot

  7. January 31, 2020 / 3:00 pm

    I have honestly never heard of any of these locations before! But I love traveling with my children and making memories!

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 31, 2020 / 7:49 pm

      if you come to Europe, consider at least one or two of the islands from this choice and you will be surprised on how amazing those are

  8. January 31, 2020 / 5:08 pm

    I really want to travel to Ibiza. It seems like such a magical place!

    • Travel Family Blog
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      January 31, 2020 / 7:47 pm

      yeah, Ibiza is cool, and a great place to enjoy with family

  9. February 6, 2020 / 8:13 am

    There are so many places to visit aren’t there. Mallorca always looks so appealing.

    • Travel Family Blog
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      February 6, 2020 / 9:56 am

      agree! Mallorca is one of the places we come back for several times now

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