Quite often, when I tell people we traveled to Mallorca, they assume that we went without our toddler. The reality is that we take our toddler everywhere and in fact, we did go to Mallorca with a toddler.
We’ll eventually take a vacation without our daughter, but in the meantime, we’ve loved having her along with us and exploring the world with her. Moreover, traveling in Mallorca with a toddler was easy to do.
The simple answer is my husband suggested it. I had never been, so it was an easy ‘yes.’ Truth be told, I didn’t have much of a role in planning this trip unlike others, I did very little research and had no idea what to expect. For a Type A like me that can be a blessing and a curse. In this case, I was more than happy to be along for the ride and let my husband create an itinerary since he had been to Mallorca and the surrounding region before.
We divided our time between the coastal city of Palma and the mountain town of Deia.
Where To Stay with a Toddler in Mallorca
The one way that Mallorca with a toddler can be different, or challenging, is that not every hotel welcomes children under 14. So there can be limitations when you’re choosing your hotel. That said, we loved both places we stayed.
In Palma, we stayed at Can Bordoy Grand House and Garden, a luxury boutique hotel nestled along the cobblestone streets of historic Palma. It was both quaint and charming.
In Deia, we stayed at Belmond La Residencia. Surrounded by olive and citrus groves, the hotel tries – and succeeds in – preserving its 18th century charm.
We were blown away by the unique beauty at both hotels and appreciated the top-notch service.
What To Do in Mallorca with a Toddler
Traveling to Mallorca with a toddler means we moved a little slower and also added in some toddler-friendly activities.
Time relaxing and playing at the hotel pool
One day at Purobeach Illetas where we had lunch, rented a daybed and a pedal boat – we had planned to get an Uber back to our hotel in Palma after this but there was an accident on the highway which caused a massive delay in Ubers and taxis so we took the city bus instead – an adventure within itself!
A morning at The Palma Aquarium
Lots of relaxation and pool time
Picnic with the Donkeys
Sunset cruise and swim in the coastal town of Soller
Kids Club for Valentina
Where To Eat
We had many good meals in both Palma and Deia.
Botanic Restaurant Palma, the restaurant at Can Bordoy, our hotel. This was an entirely plant-based experience and we chose the tasting menu.
Can Eduardo, a traditional seafood house overlooking the harbor. The seafood was fresh and the views were impressive. We got the salt-baked Branzino which was out of this world.
Pizzeria Il Tano, a cozy, casual place for wood-fired pizza and pasta.
Mambo, a big-city bistro with inventive and flavorful dishes. The mashed potatoes with goat cheese are what dreams are made of. This was our favorite meal of the trip!
El Olivo, upscale Mediterranean dishes served on a hillside terrace at the Belmont La Residencia. The sunset views are worth the visit but we weren’t impressed with the food or the service.
Restaurant Miro, also at the Belmond, this is a casual spot to grab lunch or dinner. We ate had a late dinner here after our sunset cruise.
Tramontana Grill, poolside at the Belmont La Residencia, serving fresh local food for dinner like fish, meats, cheeses and veggies in a laid back setting.
Trattoria Italiana, a casual Italian spot steps away from our hotel.
Cafe Sa Fonda, a bohemian style cafe with great music for a quick bite or a drink. I loved the shrimp tacos.
Looking for some of my past travel guides? Here are a few of my favorites:
Our Stay at Blackberry Farm
Los Cabos Travel Guide: Where to Stay in Los Cabos
Tulum Travel Guide: Kid-friendly Tulum
Our South Carolina Family Vacation
Our Big Island Babymoon
Napa Valley Travel Guide
Bermuda Travel Guide