The quietest of the 3 popular Balearic resort islands, Menorca is a beautiful Mediterranean hideaway which has retained its traditional character, lifestyle and beauty. Its smaller resorts, unspoilt scenery and array of activities make it perfect for either a tranquil couple’s getaway or a relaxing family summer holiday.
With the more popular resorts in the south or quieter villages and resorts such as Arenal d’en Castell in the north, there is plenty of choice across the island. A top choice is the beautiful Cala Galdana in the south which not only boasts potentially the island’s most beautiful beach but a dramatic landscape and relaxed nightlife. Why not try laid back Punta Prima which offers some of the best family friendly hotels on the island, shallow waters and a good selection of restaurants.
You could easily spend a week simply admiring the beauty and lazing on the beaches of this island but for those who look to pack in more to their holidays, Menorca will not disappoint. Whether you want to try out a watersport, go on a boat trip, cycle in the countryside or spend the day at a waterpark, there is something for everyone.
Mahon, the capital and cultural centre of the island is well worth a visit to wander through its streets; marvelling at its pretty square, numerous monuments and fantastic fish market where you can not only pick up fresh fish but also delicious tapas. The island’s other city, Ciutadella is another gem on the opposite side of the island which is home to the Ses Voltes, a quaint avenue perfect for shopping or grabbing a bite to eat, and from here you can also take a boat across for a day trip to its sister island of Mallorca.