Top Tips For Visiting Royal Son Bou Family Club Menorca

View from balcony at Royal son bou

If you are looking for family friendly hotels in Son Bou, Menorca you will not go far wrong with booking a holiday at Royal Son Bou Family Club.  We were lucky enough to stay at Royal Son Bou last year and it was definitely one of our favourite family holidays of 2017.  If you would like to find out more about our experience you can read our Royal Son Bou Family Club holiday review here.

View from balcony at Royal son bou

I think sometimes Menorca is a misunderstood island, and ends up carrying the reputation of the rest of the Balearic Islands by association.  I’m sure that those of you in the know will agree that Menorca is nothing like Ibiza or Mallorca and is the perfect choice for a family holiday.  The entire island of Menorca is a UNESCO site due to it having the most talayotic sites compared to anywhere else in the world.  These make for great places to visit with children who love to explore and means the island’s natural beauty has been preserved despite being a popular tourist destination.

If you have already booked your holiday to Royal Son Bou Family Club I wanted to share with you my insider tips for making the most of your holiday so you can get the most out of your visit.

Hire a Car

I would definitely recommend hiring a car for your holiday in Menorca.  The Royal Son Bou Family Club is a 20 minute drive from Menorca airport.  The island of Menorca is also really to  easy to get around as there is one main road through the centre from Mahon to Cuitadella which takes about 45 minutes to an hour to drive.  All other roads come off the main road and take you to the various villages, beaches and beauty spots in Menorca.

child at ruins minorca

Having a car to explore the island allows you to add some variety to your stay.  It’s nice to be able to get out in the day and explore before heading back to Royal Son Bou Family Club to play in the pool or head to the beach.

Go To Kikoland as Soon as Possible

Kikoland is Royal Son Bou’s kids club and when we were on holiday there we loved it.  I would recommend going and visiting the kid’s club and getting your child registered as soon as you arrive.  It will also give you the opportunity to find out what’s on for the week.

children with ana and elsa characters at royal son bou

The staff are amazing and go out of their way to make the children feel welcome.  Even if you just want to drop your child off for an hour or so here and there I promise they will love it.  The kids club also offers activities like pony riding and child friendly shows which the whole family can attend, which is another reason to pop in.

Buy an Inflatable for the Pool

Royal Son Bou Family Club has two pools.  There is the main pool in the centre of the accommodation and there is a fantastic kids pool not far from Kikoland.  The kids pool has a pirate ship the kids can play on and it’s also really shallow.  If your child is confident standing and playing in water they could go in the pool while you watch from the side.

We bought the girls an inflatable boat from a store near by, which cost about 5 Euros and it was the perfect source of entertainment for them for the entire week.

child pool at royal son bou

Half Board or All Inclusive

We stayed at Royal Son Bou on a half board basis and this worked really well for us.  We enjoyed the freedom of being able to get out and about in the day to explore the island and try the local restaurants.

food at royal son bou

Having breakfast and dinner at Royal Son Bou worked incredibly well with having the kids and the quality of food was excellent too.  My advice to you is if you are planning on going out during the day half board is a good option.  If you are going to be making full use of the facilities at Royal Son Bou, including the beach nearby, then All Inclusive might be the better option for you.

Make The Most Of The Beach

Talking of beaches, Son Bou Beach is one of the most beautiful in Menorca and it is literally a 5 minute walk from the hotel.  It’s white sand and calm blue waters is the perfect place for families to relax and play in the sand.  It’s incredibly clean and well kept making it great for very young children.

There are a couple of quiet cafe bars situated along the beach if you fancy a stroll and there’s also the remains of an ancient Christian basilica built in the late 5th century which is free to explore.

child at son bou beach

Family Friendly Features at Royal Son Bou Family Club

The 1 bedroomed apartment we stayed in was incredibly comfortable and perfect for a family of four.  Here are some of the features we found helpful:

  • 2 TV’s (one in the living area and one in the bedroom)
  • Good size bathroom with bath, toiletries and hairdryer
  • Air conditioning and fan in the bedroom
  • High chair and cot provided free of charge
  • Kitchenette with fridge, microwave, kettle and hob
  • Dishes, glasses and cutlery provided
  • Free wifi
  • Daily clean (except kitchen area and washing up)
  • Sheets changed twice a week
  • Towels changed three times a week
  • Beach towels provided


Does this sound like the holiday for you?  You can book your holiday to Royal Son Bou Family Club in a variety of ways.  Click the links below for more information

Direct with Royal Son Bou Family Club

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We received a complimentary holiday from Royal Son Bou Family Club Menorca in exchange for an honest review. 

Zena Goldman

Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life. Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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13 Discussion to this post

  1. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Still not been to Menorca
    Ive stayed at THIS chain of hotels in different places Must say they have never disappointed us

  2. Great tips! I’ve never been but this info is handy to know. We usually go all inclusive when we go away but will definitely consider half board as well in future. Sounds like a lovely place to visit.
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  3. Kayleigh says:

    Thus sounds like such a lovely area and gorgeous hotel. I never go to the beach when i’m on holiday, just walk past, i hate getting sand everywhere! haha!

  4. Sandra Bald says:

    Such a great place. Hubby & I went there years ago. Great tips particularly as DD would be going with if we go again. Thanks.

  5. Anosa says:

    I have Menorca on my bucketlist but must say it wasnt on the top list until I read your post, hoping to visit this year. Being a UNESCO site makes it even more attractive for me
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  6. Nikki says:

    This looks like such a lovely resort. I have never been to Menorca but have heard so many lovely things about it!

  7. As someone who has quite an extensive selection of inflatables the fact that you mentioned that having one is an essential for the kids pools warms my heart. Loving that it was only 5 euros and Son Bou Beach is absolutely stunning x
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  8. Gemma says:

    My first family holiday was to menorca way back in the 90s, i have very fond memories of the island. Sounds like a lovely resort
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  9. Georgia says:

    The resort looks lovely, I’ve never been to any of the Balearic islands and I’m not a great lover of beach holidays. Shocking I know. But these tips are fabulous, I’m taking my daughter with me on holiday this year and some of them can be applied to non summery holidays too which is fab.

  10. Bread says:

    Sounds awesome and you can’t go wrong with a good kids club. Also, I want a pool with a pirates ship in but alas no room in the back yard.

  11. Menorca sounds really nice and I love the fact that your room has a Kitchener as its great to be able to prepare something if you can’t be bothered to eat out or if you have young kids and need to warm food up.

  12. ashleigh allan says:

    Sounds like a great place – we are just about to book our summer holiday – will check this out!

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