The very mention of the word Mediterranean conjures up images of the warm sea surrounded by beautiful coastline and days of lazing soaking up the sun. That sounds like the perfect holiday for couples, but if you are looking for mediterranean holidays with small children who need to be kept entertained, then it could be a very different story. The good news is that many resorts on the Mediterranean have something to offer everyone, catering for kids of all ages.
A good starting place is the easily accessible Cyprus. Here you will find a wide variety of shops and restaurants with a very familiar feel plus many family friendly beaches offering an array of water sports. The vibrant clubbing scene make Cyprus an ideal draw for teenagers, but the holiday can also be educational with the chance to explore the island’s unusual history and British heritage. While on the subject on clubbing, Ibiza cannot be overlooked for the more grown up families – however for those with smaller children there are many safe child friendly beaches on the Costa Blanca. Examples of beaches packed with family friendly facilities are El Paradis in the province of Alicante, Les Rotes near Denia and El Carabassi where the beach slopes very gently providing a lot of shallow water to be played in. Notes of caution though as some of these beaches come with designated nudist areas.
Several families head to Greece with various beach clubs on the islands helping to keep the kids entertained with their wide range of activities allowing the parents to soak up the many hours of sunshine of offer. Greece has been known to host some of the best mediterranean beach holidays. Crete has an average of three hundred days of sunshine a year plus many local festivals to enjoy; Skiathos has a wide choice of over sixty beaches and the volcanic island of Milos is also famed for its variety of beaches, offering much to explore. It is even possible for novices to learn the skills to sail the Greek islands with reassurance provided by the flotilla boat watching unobtrusively. Skippers can also be provided for less experienced crews making a relaxing yet exciting activity suitable for all the family.
These are just some of the many examples of the best resorts in the Mediterranean for family holidays but perhaps one of the best just happens to be the quietest of the Balearic Islands. A combination of sandy beaches, child friendly towns, water sport activities north of the island and a full quota of attractions such as water parks make Menorca an ideal holiday resort for all the family.