Mesmerising Menorca Holidays
As the second-largest of the popular Balearic Islands and the most relaxing and tranquil, Menorca is the ideal choice for those who want to kick back and soak up the sun. Whether you’re a family that’s looking for fun in the sun, a couple who are looking for a hideaway or friends who are looking for some beachside fun, look no further than Menorca holidays.
Home to a scattering of ancient ruins, vibrant coastal village and a diverse landscape that offers everything from diving to horse riding and hiking, there’s a world of choice in Menorca. Spend time soaking up the sun along one of the sandy stretches of beach, make a splash at the Aqua Centre and tuck into some tasty Spanish cuisine.
Gloriously beautiful and as sunny as you want it: Menorca is the one to charm you with its quiet beauty. What to do once you find yourself on that gorgeous Balearic Island? Here are 10 things to get you going……
Things to do in Menorca
Although this island’s biggest attraction is its beaches, there is a wealth of things to do in Menorca. From taking a scenic horse ride along the coast to climbing Monte Toro for gorgeous panoramic views, this island really packs a punch for its small size. Culture vultures will be well catered to here too, with a scattering of fascinating ruins and majestic churches hiding in the charming villages.
Those with a passion for history will be in their element on this island, as one of the top things to do in Menorca is a trip to La Mola. A beautifully preserved historic fort that is conveniently located close to the Mahon harbour. Visit before the midday heat to enjoy a leisurely stroll through this intriguing area and get up to speed with all that went down here. Talati de Dalt and Torralba d’en Slord are also huge points of interest, as they are home to some fantastic ancient ruins. Visit in the morning and finish the day off at the beach.
If there’s one thing you won’t be in short supply of here, it is Spanish cuisine. From the local tapas bars in the town centres to the top-notch seafood restaurants along the coastline, you’ll be spoilt for choice with tasty island dishes. Top off your meal with a glass of Spanish wine and enjoy being away from it all.
Pretty as a Picture
From beach front accommodation to hotels tucked away in the heart of the island cities, there are a plethora of places to stay when on holidays in Menorca. Making one the lush hotels along the coastline your base is a great option for those who want their days filled with sun, sea and sand. Arenal D’en Castell is one of the most popular areas as it benefits from easy access to the beach and a vibrant nightlife. Es Catell is equally as popular and is ideally located close to Mahon.
Those looking for true serenity will revel in Cala Galdana. With a stunning forest filled backdrop, it is one place on this island that you can kick back and appreciate the beautiful scenery. There is also a stunning stretch of sand to enjoy the sun from. Cala’n Poter is just as tranquil and offers everything a top beachside retreat should!
With over 100 beaches to choose from, those on Menorca holidays are spoilt for choice when it comes to relaxation. The beaches are slightly less crowded than the neighbouring Mallorca Island and are great for families and relaxing. Visit the beautiful and picturesque Cala Galdana Beach or take a trip to Son Bou Beach to try some exhilarating water sports activities including windsurfing. Punta Prima is another excellent place to spend the day, fully kitted out with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, you can be sure the cocktails will be on tap!
As well as its excellent beaches there are plenty of great things to do, see and explore on Menorca holidays. Don’t miss a chance to visit the town of Mahon which has a beautiful harbour complete with shops, bars and restaurants. To soak up some fascinating history of this great island visit the Sant Francesc Church with its gothic design and fantastic assortment of historical ornaments. There’s also plenty of action and adventure to be had, whether you fancy trying your hand at water sports, cycling or trekking.
You will be spoilt for choice when looking for places to eat and drink on Menorca holidays as there are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy. Sip a glass of delicious Sangria after a wholesome Spanish meal or a selection of tapas, then watch the sun go down over the harbour; it makes a picturesque ending to a truly perfect day.