Aquasplash Estival Resort is a great-value all-inclusive resort perfect for a family holiday on the Costa Dorada in northern Spain, about an hour south of Barcelona. Only a 20-minute transfer from Reus airport, it's ideally located for those travelling with kids.
Part of the First Choice SplashWorld group, it's just a 10-minute walk from Aquopolis waterpark, to which guests enjoy free unlimited access during the summer, with zipwires over the pools, thrilling chutes and daredevil rides. There are also several pools on site, some for kids, plus a spa with an indoor pool at extra charge. The beach is a short walk away too, as is the resort centre of La Pineda.
Friendly staff include enthusiastic children’s entertainers running a lively kids' club and mini disco. Simple but comfortable rooms and apartments (the latter with handy kitchenettes) include options for up to six, making this a great option for large families or those travelling with grandparents.
Three buffet restaurants ensure there is something for all the family. When if you do want to venture out of the resort – perhaps to historic Tarragona, or to PortAventura World themepark just 10 minutes away by road, there's a bus stop just outside the hotel.