Menorca

Menorca holidays


Menorca is the most laid-back and traditional of the major Balearic Islands. Compared to its neighbours Majorca and Ibiza, it’s been relatively unchanged by tourism, with resorts balanced by stunning natural beauty, secret beaches and historic architecture. There’s still plenty to do, with two cities and miles of coastline to explore.

Globales Cala'n Blanes
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£371pp
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  • London Stansted, Fri 12 Oct 2018
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Globales Cala'n Blanes

Cala’n Blanes, Menorca

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Based on 349 reviews

  • Direct access to the beach
  • All Inclusive
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Modern accommodation
  • Friendly staff
Vacances Menorca Resort
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£282pp
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  • London Stansted, Fri 12 Oct 2018
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Vacances Menorca Resort

Cala Santandria , Menorca

Our rating

Based on 556 reviews

  • Direct access to the beach
  • All Inclusive
  • Children's splash pool with slides
  • Great range of facilities
  • Entertainment programme

Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

around €2.50 a bottle

3 course meal

€15 to €20

Flight times

2.5-3hrs

Unspoilt colonial cities

Menorca’s two focal points are Mahón in the east and Ciutadella, the former capital, over in the west, both with a classy, 18th century feel. They’re well connected, making exploring the little resorts of this go-slow island really simple. These hotspots are renowned for historic buildings and mouth-watering eateries.

Find your perfect beach

Menorca is ringed by beaches and, unlike some other Mediterranean destinations, they’re almost never full. The island is brimming with nature, all convenient to get around, with well-managed sands within walking distance of unspoilt coves where you might not see another soul all day. Sheer bliss.

Cala'n Bosch

A marina at the centre of everything and a sandy beach right around the corner – these are just two reasons why Cala’n Bosch draws crowds all year round.

Punta Prima

It’s all about wispy, white sands and softly shelving sea here. Popular even with natives, the beaches are particularly great, so grab yourself a parasol and kick back on a sought-after spot.

Playa de Fornells

Walk original walls, play 18 holes of golf, and party until the lights go down – here in Playa De Fornells, you’ve got a lot of variety right at your fingertips.

Cala Galdana

As a calm, charming resort with a horseshoe-shaped white sand beach and family-friendly activities, Cala Galdana has plenty going on.

Son Bou

Life’s a beach here in Son Bou – and this resort is home to Menorca’s longest!

Cala’n Porter

Free of hustle and bustle, Cala’n Porter boasts one of the oldest beaches in all of Menorca, and it’s still a superb, sun-blessed pick.

Cala Santandria

Originally an epic rocky cove, you’ll find small patches of beach for taking time out.

Cala Blanca

Set in a sheltered, pine-fringed cove around a fine, white sandy beach, Cala Blanca does what it says on the tin.

Son Parc

If you’re in search of a place to relax, away from the buzz of the busier tourist hotspots, then look no further than Son Parc.

Cala’n Blanes

Spread across the rocky west coast of Menorca, Cala’n Blanes introduces you to a vibrant pocket of the island.

S'Algar

Head to the southern tip of the island to enjoy the endless laid-back vibes of S’Algar.

Es Castell

Centred around a lively square and former parade ground, historic links to Britain still shine through in certain parts of the resort.

Beaches

There are more beaches on Menorca than on Ibiza and Majorca combined, and most of the bunch boasts gentle slopes that make them ideal for kids. Find patches great for watersports, or walk through forests to spectacular virgin sands. On the north coast, check out wowing curved bays.

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Cala Galdana

Sights

It’s worth taking the time to visit both Mahón and Ciutadella – both beautiful old cities but each with bags of unique character. Think medieval towns centred on cathedrals, plus former naval ports. For a spectacular panoramic view of the island, amble up Monte Toro, or simply stick to cobbled streets.

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Activities

Menorca is a treat for foodies, and the local wineries are earning a good reputation too. If you fancy something sporty, the clear warm seas are great for water sports – sea kayaking is particularly popular – or you can hire a mountain bike and explore the vast, epic woodland trails.

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Aquarock Waterpark

Eating and drinking

As you’d expect from any Mediterranean island, Menorca has fantastic fish and shellfish. The cheddar-like Mahón cheese is famous throughout Spain too, while there’s still a clear fondness for gin. Mix it with lemonade and ice for a pomada, or with soda and a lemon twist for pellofa.

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Shopping

Menorca is more about markets than mega-malls. Mahón and Ciutadella both have daily fresh food markets, with clothes and local crafts sold two days a week. To stock up on basics, there are plenty of decent-sized supermarkets, especially near the bigger towns. So you’ll have every excuse for a spree.

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Shoe shopping

Shoe shopping

Mahon, Menorca

Menorca is famous for its shoe industry and even Imelda Marcos could get overwhelmed with its offering. Pick up some abarcas (traditional Menorcan leather sandals) or if you fancy some espadrilles, head for...
Plaza Es Bon open-air market

Plaza Es Bon open-air market

Ciutadella , Menorca

On Fridays and Saturdays, the relaxed café culture of Plaça des Born comes alive with a bustling open market and people haggling for a bargain. It's the perfect opportunity to grab some souvenirs and gifts, as...

Nightlife

Menorca isn’t a clubbing superpower like Ibiza, but if it’s a spectacular venue you want, you can’t beat the natural caves in Cala'n Porter’s cliffs. These marvels host an atmospheric bar and club – and sunset’s the prime time to be there! You’ll find various other watering holes around the smaller resorts.

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Cova d'en Xoroi

Cova d'en Xoroi

Cala’n Porter, Menorca

Embedded into the Cala'n Porter cliff face is Cova d'en Xoroi, a cave-come-bar-come-nightclub that is vibrant whatever time of day you choose to visit. Sip mojitos and look out across the Med and then enjoy a...
Bars on the Strip

Bars on the Strip

Cala’n Porter, Menorca

Cala’n Porter’s bars are nestled in between the restaurants on the town’s main ‘strip’. Flava claims to be the largest music bar in town and flits between eighties, house and urban music. Sa Paisa has live...
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