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.

Hotel Cala Galdana and Villas d'Aljandar
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£340pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 26 Apr 2020
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Hotel Cala Galdana and Villas d'Aljandar

Cala Galdana, Menorca

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Based on 1504 reviews

  • Close to the beach
  • Stunning sea views
  • Great entertainment
  • Friendly atmosphere
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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 locals, the beach is 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

Tenerife’s beaches are legendary, and when you set your eyes on the soft white sand, twinkling emerald waters and swaying palm trees, you’ll soon see why. You’ll find many thriving tourist spots with quaint, café-lined promenades and plenty of prime places to watch the sun go down.

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Cala Galdana

Sights

A journey through pine forests takes you to the majestic Mount Teide and its epic National Park. You can get within 200m of the summit by cable car, so you’re in for panoramic views. Whale and dolphin watching is another must in Tenerife – you’re almost sure to see some.

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Activities

Tigers, gorillas, meerkats and dolphins are just a few of the animals you’ll find at Loro Parque Zoo, but for thrills and spills, Tenerife’s got the mighty Siam Park Waterpark. Harbours and marinas are dotted all around, so scenic strolls are definitely on the agenda – not to mention cycling the coastal routes.

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Splash Sur Menorca Waterpark

Splash Sur Menorca Waterpark

Punta Prima, Menorca

Rubber-ring-it around the Splash Sur Menorca on one of the toboggan rivers that meander right through the complex. The Kamikaze slide is a must for thrill-seekers, or you can hope for the best as you enter...
Aquarock Waterpark

Aquarock Waterpark

Cala'n Bosch, Menorca

This little waterpark will be a huge hit with kids. Small slides and a wave pool will keep them happy, while older children can get their thrills on the Kamikaze and Black Hole. There are bars and restaurants...

Eating and drinking

Wrinkly potatoes might not sound like the most appetising, taste bud-tickling dish, but when done the Canarian way, with skins on and lots of salt, they’re delicious. You’ve also got to take advantage of the fish and seafood – Dorada, a type of sea bream, is the speciality.

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Shopping

The big, bold capital Santa Cruz is a bit of a shopper’s paradise, with great deals on electricals to be found on Plaza de España and Plaza de la Candelaria. Look out for the street market on Sundays too, where you can pick up everything from jewellery to fruit.

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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

Tenerife has got nightlife as laid-back or revved up as you want it. Playa de las Americas rightfully wears the partying-till-dawn crown. But like the island’s other resorts, it’s also a place for friendly bars, discos and restaurants where you can take your kids, so you won’t be disappointed.

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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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