Viva Ca'n Picafort

Viva Ca’n Picafort is set within arm’s reach of the town centre and a sandy beach, plus it lines up kid-friendly stuff like waterslides, pool games, and talent shows.

This place goes all out to impress, with a massive pool, a splash park, and loads of sports and activities. Location-wise, Ca’n Picafort’s sandy beach is 10 minutes’ walk away and the town centre is even less.

Apartments here are modern and spacious, and some come with private gardens. Opt for a select apartment and you’ll get bonuses like a DVD player, PS3 and fluffy bathrobes.

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board buffet meals. Snacks. 1 visit per week to La Palapa Grill restaurant. Ice-cream for children.

Drink

Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Local wine and soft drinks with meals. Bottled water in room on arrival.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

A huge lagoon-style pool surrounded by well maintained gardens, palm trees and sunbeds.

Evening entertainment programme

With live music, professional shows, games, dances and shows performed by the hotel's entertainment team.

Caprice buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. With a variety of hot and cold dishes, as well as themed buffets.

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select 1-bedroom apartment

Select 1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4, with express check-in, DVD and CD player, PS3®, bathrobes, slippers, stocked fridge on arrival and maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen change twice a week. None of these rooms are on the ground floor. Cots on request and at a charge.

1-bedroom apartment with garden view

1-bedroom apartment with garden view sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child up to 12 years, or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years, with twin and sofa-beds. This comes with a kitchenette and cooking rings, microwave, toaster, kettle and maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen change twice a week. These rooms are on the ground floor. Cots on request and at a charge.

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Very Good Not Excellent

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Viva Can Picafort at the end of August. We travelled as a family of 2 adults, a 5 & 2 and a half year old and stayed 10 nights here all inclusive. The main reason we've not given it a 5 star rating is that there are a few things that let it down although overall we would not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends but not sure based on what we paid, feel it's entirely value for money. This may be due to it being the summer holidays but also it does appear a strong brand which can command more money. We stayed at Viva Menorca last year so we therefore knew we were going to get a good quality hotel regardless which is always good for peace of mind when you have a young family and accept can cost you slightly more. Firstly, however, the positives. We emailed ahead and got our room request granted and on arrival, reception were friendly and check in easy. The apartment was in block 5 on the ground floor and was quiet as we wanted, spacious and a good size balcony which got some sun. The bathroom having a separate bath and shower was really good. It felt a really comfortable apartment for our stay. The all inclusive package was fantastic really. Food is a bit repetitive but it is all inclusive and is mass catering but the quality was good and there is something for everyone including the most fussiest of eaters like some of our family. They did go the extra mile with themed nights and a good variety of dishes. The pool bar for lunch is great - food made to order and a really good choice on offer for adults and kids. We did not use the a la carte restaurant. We utilised many of the lovely drinks and also sandwiches and biscuits from the evening bar for late night snacks. It's also great children can help themselves to a good choice of ice creams. The pools are fantastic and one of the reasons we chose this hotel was the pirate ship pool for young children. Both of our children loved it. It was shut whilst we were there for a short period of time due to glass bring in the pool but safety has to come first. Our criticism with this pool was with the lifeguards by this pool as there certainly wasn't presence at all times and on some days when it was particularly busy, not all behaviour was acceptable and nothing was being done to stop it. It was also incredibly slippy and obstructions around the pool which we feel the lifeguard should attend to. We had to ask for a sunbed that the lifeguard had put on the pirate ship to be removed as it was dangerous. Whilst he had forgotten to remove it, it isn't really acceptable in our opinion. Similarly, my husband was informed he could not take our youngest son down the slides as it was for children only yet on other days there were Dads with much older kids using the slides. The lifeguard situation is therefore one of our main criticisms. Our other main criticism, aside from the queuing which we will mention shortly, was house keeping. Whilst it may appear picky not having your bin changed for 2 days in addition to the 2 days when rooms aren't cleaned, this hotel isn't a cheap getaway - it's a decent hotel that you pay good money for. Also not being overly accommodating on when they can come and clean and general cleaning standards as to wondering exactly what's been done other than having your bed made. Queuing! Now whilst we also agree we are on holiday and we are more relaxed, some of the queuing could be sorted out with more staff at the bars and better organisation in the restaurant. It's a big hotel at peak season and we are sure something could be done to make this better for all of it's guests. We do, however, think it is good you can't help yourself to drinks other than at the restaurant. There aren't any toilets in the main restaurant which probably is fine for most, but is actually not ideal for a young family but this is in our opinion and for older families, it's probably not a problem. We did not use the kids club or see any evening entertainment as our children are not interested. The location is ok and isn't too far to walk - 10 - 15 mins to the centre and to the beach - but in the heat, it feels further but this is just a point of consideration. We pre booked a hire car which we found really helped and meant we could see a bit of Majorca. The transfer from the airport both ways was 1 hour 45 unnessarily but when you are dropped off last, there isn't much you can do and is of no reflection on the hotel. It was more of a frustration on departure and this was jet2 holidays fault picking up at far too many hotels. The staff on reception are fantastic & the pool bar & restaurant staff work really hard too. Unlike Viva menorca there is less of a personal touch in our experience as we were never greeted at the restaurant or shown to a table as in Menorca. We would probably not return to this hotel. Whilst our holiday was fantastic and there are certainly many things at the hotel which contributed to that such as the pools, quality of the all inclusive and the comfort of the apartment (cbeebies is available on the TV for when the children need downtime and when you are getting ready), also nice touches like the availability of pool towels and no charge for the cot, we are not sure the price paid does match expectations. Its also a really big hotel which is not really us. We fully appreciate it's school holiday prices and some of the things discussed are probably very picky, but still based on this, we have booked somewhere else next year. Having said that, we would recommend this chain of hotels and would give it future consideration in the future.More

LovesTravel08, Nottingham

Brilliant family holiday

My family and I (2 adults and 3 children 8, 7 and 8 months) have just returned from a week here and we've loved every minute of it. In fact it has probably been our best holiday yet. The facilities for families is brilliant, even down to providing plastic bowls/plates/cutlery etc for young children - I packed loads of things for the youngest and didn't even need them! The kids loved all of the pools and the entertainment during the day is really good for them, from running mats to hamster balls on the water. The splash pool had to be closed twice in one day and eventually drained due to 2 children cutting their feet on broken glass. Plastic glasses are provided at the pool bar if you're coming away but you get glass to sit in - personally I would only serve drinks in plastic glasses during the day as there's always someone who will take their drink poolside who shouldn't! The 40 minute warning for reserving sun beds is very good I think as it stops people reserving them first thing and coming back hours later. They generally come round about 09:15 with the signs and then start removing towels from beds from 09:45/10:00. We saw this happen a few times so they definitely enforce it. The apartments themselves are spacious (we had a 1 bed family suite) and modern. The kitchen facilities are very good with a fridge, microwave, hob, kettle, crockery etc. The bed was the comfiest one we've slept on in a hotel, I think it was memory foam and was very big! The travel cot (€4/day) was in excellent condition and bedding was provided for it. The balcony wasn't deep but was double width so you could just about seat 3 on it. The restaurant is lovely and spacious with a good selection of foods. The sign says the same food is served on both sides but not always! One side had miles better desserts (chocolate fountain!) one night and the other didn't. Having read other reviews about the queues for food I don't see what the problem is. Yes people stand in a line to get their food but they do everywhere I've been - the only time we waited for anything was for pancakes and omelettes at breakfast and for fresh meat at lunch/dinner when it ran out. My daughter has food allergies and most of the food has little images on the signs to say whether they contain dairy/nuts/gluten etc. they also have a comprehensive allergy folder that details most allergens in each food. The pool bar is a good alternative to the restaurant at lunch as the food is cooked fresh to order. The eldest kids were impressed you could get takeaway pizza! In the bar on an evening, yes there is a long queue at times but it goes down very quickly as the staff are very efficient and there is a few of them. There is a very good all inclusive selection and the gin and tonics are served in huge glasses! We weren't impressed with the evening entertainment, both in house and external. The sound system is top notch but the performances are just awful - the singing acts are the worst! The only other frustrating thing was that you couldn't get a drink before 1030am when the pool bar opened unless you went into the restaurant but you're not allowed to take water away from there and they don't serve carbonated drinks that early so unless you like the awful juice or hot drinks you're a bit limited or have to buy it from the supermarket. We were very impressed with the hotel and Viva so will definitely be looking to holiday with them again. We don't like to visit the same place twice but we wouldn't hesitate to book another Viva hotel and may even break our own rule and come back here!More

Johenighan,

Excellent family resort

We have just returned from our stay at Viva C'an Picafort and have to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is modern, clean and well run. It has extensive pools and bars with fantastic staff. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable even mid season when the temperature is high. The daytime entertainment staff were great with lots of activities for toddlers, teens and adults. There is also a cinema on site, a small shop, sports bar, trampolines, football pitch and doctor on site just in case (Monday to Saturday only). The only downsides are; it is a long haul from the airport (about 50 mins coach transfer), the evening entertainment is a little dire but this didn't bother us at all and because the hotel is fairly large there can be queues at breakfast and dinner but nothing too aweful. On the plus side the selection of food and drinks was excellent and both were plentiful. The hotel is a short walk (10 - 15 mins) from the town which has all the shops you could need and more and is well worth an export particularly on Friday which is market day. There is a decent beach (which does get busy) and a harbour where you can book boat trips out to more secluded beaches and sea swimming. One more tip.... if you want to tip the staff give it to the individuals directly otherwise management take a large cut of the tips.More

Southbeds,

Fantastic Family Destination

After a recent stay in this hotel, we really had problems finding any faults. We booked 'All Inclusive', and the whole holiday experience was first class. Rooms were spacious, with large shower and bath, the main bedroom had a large double bed and the main room had a large sofa, that converted into another set of beds for two people, and also had a large flatscreen TV that showed BBC1, ITV, CBeebies and the Disney Channel. The room also has a small kitchen and microwave. Free Wifi was available throughout the hotel. The pools were manned by lifeguards, and there were various activities held throughout the day, including water polo, volleyball, aqua aerobics, and various things for the kids, including inflatables and tightrope walking. A separate area for younger kids was fantastic, almost like a mini water park, with slides, fountains and a large pirate ship. The large restaurant served breakfast, lunch and evening dinner. Meals were similar to most other hotel food, but for me, breakfast was particularly good, with a range of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, and a wide range of hot and cold foods, including 'proper' bacon. Lunch and dinner were to a similar standard, and the only real issue here was that the restaurant closed a little too early at night (9pm?? I think). Throughout the day there is also a poolside bar/restaurant serving food, that is also available as a takeaway (to your sunbed). The menu in this restaurant was brilliant, and the food was top quality, serving things like pizzas, kebabs, salads, mussels, chicken wings. Evening entertainment was outside, in a large seated area, and was much like any other hotel entertainment, with bingo on certain nights (cash prizes in the region of €150). There is also a large indoor screen, showing 'Sky Sports'. The bars stocked all branded drinks, from wines, beers and spirits, to fantastic cocktails, and served in glasses, not beakers, as a lot of other 'All Inclusive' hotels do now, and service was available until 11.30pm. The bar staff were also extremely friendly, and welcoming. In the evening, the poolside bar was used as a second restaurant, and was available for one booking per stay. This was waiter service, with a menu that included various tapas, kebabs and steaks. The sirloin was fantastic !! The pool and restaurant/bar/entertainment area of the hotel was set amongst trees and grass, and sitting at the bar, in the evening, had the feel of a small village square, with lots going on, including artists, market stalls, and a lady braiding hair, and trampolining. The whole area was kept meticulously clean, as was the rest of the hotel. There is also a family of ducks within the hotel grounds, which seemed to appear at nights to entertain everyone. The hotel is a 10min walk to the beach, shops and bars, and the sight seeing train can be caught close by. This is a hotel that will be on my list of hotels to return to, and as said earlier, really difficult to criticise. It is the only 'Viva' hotel we have been to, but if this is typical of their standard, then they have got it right, and we will definitely consider other 'Viva' hotels in the future.More

TheLakelandTerrier, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Bustling on market day!

Busy and bustling town when we visited on market day. Loads of stalls selling clothes, jewellery, crockery and local food. Lovely promenade with cafés and restaurants with gorgeous sea views. Well worth a visit.More

AnaLisa186394, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Viva Ca'n Picafort
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1198 customer reviews
from £339.52