Need to know
Noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $143.93 (€135), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast.
Request your babysitter at least 48 hours in advance to make sure you don't miss out on kid-free time.
The hotel is closed each year from 1 November to 30 April.
At the hotel
Swimming pools, Jacuzzi, tennis court, bikes to borrow, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, air-conditioning, free WiFi, iron and ironing board, hairdryer; kitchenettes have fridge-freezers, hobs, microwaves, blenders, sinks, kettles, coffee machines and toasters.
Our favourite rooms
There’s no bad room in the house, though Premium apartment 4 has a particularly lovely view from the balcony. For extra space, opt for two-bedroom apartment 35; if you’re travelling with older children, interconnecting rooms 33 and 34 might be just right.
Keep an eye on the little ‘uns as they splash about in little wading pool (or swim lengths in the substantial swimming pool) from one of the bright white umbrella-shaded loungers… or your hot seat in the Jacuzzi. (There are no dedicated lifeguards on full-time duty, but several staffers have lifeguard qualifications.)
There’s no spa on-site, but in-room treatments can be arranged.
Don't forget to pack everyone’s goggles: the waters are fantastically clear, so mini swimmers can get a good view of their fishy friends.
Sustainable materials are used everywhere possible, the air-conditioning turns off automatically when you open a window, and recycling bins are provided in every apartment’s kitchen.
Children can stay in cots and extra beds in all apartments.
For a great-value family holiday under the almost-guaranteed Balearic sun, it’s hard to beat Paraíso de los Pinos: you’re essentially on your own for entertainment, sure, but with the pools, the beach, and an entire island at your disposal you’re off to a pretty good head start. Borrow the hotel’s bikes and explore, if you like, or just lounge by the pool sipping cocktails while the little ones splash.… or, why not hit the tennis court? (Book the coach if you fancy your kiddo following in the footsteps of local hero Rafa Nadal, who hails from just an island or two over). And when you’re hungry, the choice is yours: far finer dining than you’d expect from such a family-friendly setting is on offer at hotel restaurant Marlaca, and back in your serenely minimalist apartment you can cook up a Spanish storm in your handy kitchen.
Los Pinos has its own tennis court – reserve it for a family match, or call in the coach. For outdoor quiet time, head to the hotel’s ‘chill garden’, where you’ll find four chic white four-poster beds among the trees. If you’re feeling more active, hit the pools or the beach, or perhaps borrow the hotel’s bikes (free when you book through Smith) and head out exploring the island on two wheels. Come prepared if there’s the chance of a rare rainy day – there’s not much in the way of indoor entertainment laid on, so BYO Peppa Pig.
Available for €15 an hour; book your sitter at least 12 days in advance. Let staff know your preferred language and they’ll do their best to match you with the ideal multi-linguist.