Golf, spa and children: the fashionable combination

Golf, spa and children are the formula for guaranteed success nowadays in the tourism trade of Spain. Opening or turning a hotel in Torremolinos, Canary islands or Balearic Islands into a golf hotel is almost a synonymous of success: although the market has currently a really complete offer for these sectors, it is truth that all of them are in great demand, and these specialized accommodations have captivated the public and attracted those customers who, maybe more sporadically, decide to try.

Hotels targeted at sport tourism or medical tourism, as for example a spa hotel in Fuerteventura or a spa hotel in Santa Ponsa (Majorca), are more and more important on consumer’s mind. They represent, in fact, one of the most sought after and profitable tourism sectors. In accordance with the data of the last Medical & Wellness Tourism Summit celebrated at the end of last year in New Delhi, the figures of this world business was 439 millions of dollars, estimating that, in the next 4 years, turnover figures reach 678 millions of dollars: 16% of world tourism turnover.

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The third most relevant public in tourism are still the children. Like in other business niches such as clothes and accessories, food or health, the holidays with children are and will be one of the most attractive sectors. Parents always look for the best for their children and spare no expense when they choose an accommodation to stay with the little ones. Comfort, good connections, safety, adapted spaces and services allowing to enjoy the free time while kids have fun are the keys of a good hotel for children in any destination of the world.

Hotels in Majorca for children and family resorts in Tenerife, Lanzarote or Fuerteventura are some of the best examples in this sense. In all these classic destinations, they have seen the need for specialized accommodations adapted to the requirements of modern families: more common areas and specific services for every member of the family to enjoy their well-deserved holiday.

It is here where these three concepts converge: What is better than a spa & golf hotel with services for children? Although it is not usual, there are more and more hotel chains offering at least one of their accommodations with these characteristics. For example the spa hotel close to Palma managed by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, its golf hotel in Chiclana or the hotels next to MotoGP circuit in Jerez managed by Barceló. All of them are conceived of to meet the needs and tastes of all types of travellers, so the accommodation is perfect for those who travel as a couple and want privacy, as well as for those who want to enjoy a holiday with friends or a couple of days with children, away from the routine.

They are hotels characterised by having 4 and 5-star category, located in top level tourism enclaves, with a wide and natural environment where they can design different experiences: golf courses, beaches, hiking or bike routes… Besides, the areas of rooms, apartments or villas are usually well divided in order to guarantee to the guests the atmosphere they are looking for.

The prices of these spa & golf resorts for children are medium-high, but most of them offer special packages with affordable accommodation offers if you book in advance or with All Inclusive. Rates vary depending on the destination: Ibiza, Majorca, Marbella and the Canary Islands are the more expensive ones, and urban destinations are more affordable.