Relaxing Holidays to Mahon
A large town with a vibrant atmosphere, fantastic shopping, lively nightlife scene, great tourist attractions and amenities plus dazzling sunshine in a Mediterranean location it has a broad appeal.
This modern capital city lies in the east of the island close to the airport, it is a charming town with a mix of architecture that reflects the island’s history.
Mahon makes an ideal base from which to explore the island's exquisite beaches.
From tiny secluded coves of gleaming white sand and crystal-clear blue water to busy resorts with bars, cafes and lots of opportunities for water sports.
There are a number of beaches, including Cala Pedera, Playa Tortuga and Playa des Grau in the vicinity.
Exploring the island
The resort is a large town with a vibrant atmosphere where you can enjoy many hours of sightseeing it is also an ideal base from which to explore the whole island.
Bus services provide links to other areas and holidaymakers can enjoy boat trips from the port. Mahon with its cliff top location was once a walled town and the Arc de San Roche one of the entry points into the town still remains today.
Other sights worth seeing include the Town Hall and the Church of St. Mary in Constitution Square with its wonderful organ that has over 3000 pipes. Why not take in a tour of the gin distillery, another favourite with tourists.
Golfers will enjoy improving their handicap at nearby Golf del Sur. For family fun AquaRock will fit the bill with kamikaze rides and slides, go karts, trampolines and mini golf. The harbour is the prettiest part of Mahon set around a wooded bay, dotted with charming villas, visitors can relax and enjoy a glass of wine or sangria with tapas while watching yachts drift in and out of the bustling marina.
This area has some great bars and restaurants that become particularly atmospheric at night with the harbour lights reflecting on the quayside waters.
With several excellent shops lining its network of narrow streets and elegant squares, many of which are pedestrianised. There is a wide range of chic boutiques and specialist designer shops selling a variety of goods and popular purchases include shoes manufactured on the island as well as other leather goods.
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