With more beaches than the other Balearic islands, the small but perfectly-formed island of Menorca is immensely popular with family holidaymakers, many of whom return again and again to enjoy its delights.
Small enough to drive around in a day, Menorca is a haven for those seeking a family holiday that is quiet and relaxed or a different viewpoint every day. Visitors can relax on any of the beautiful beaches (there are over 100), enjoy the gentle hills of the countryside or wander through the towns streets of Ciutadella and Mahon.
The nightlife in Menorca is laid back, focused more on a meal out with a bottle of wine than the nightclub scene, although there are a few late-night bars in the larger resorts and clubs can also be found in Mahon.
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Perhaps the most beautiful beach on the island is at Cala Galdana, on the south side of the island and around 1 hour from the airport. Close by, and equally picturesque, is the resort of Santo Tomas, very popular for a family holiday with its expanse of beach and laid-back village style. Also on the south of the island, but much closer to Mahon and the airport, lie the resorts of S’Algar and Punta Prima, which offers an expanse of sandy beach whereas S’Algar has a small man-made one.
The larger resort of Son Bou, also on the south of Menorca, is perfect for a family holiday where the beach and watersports are priority and the resort offers plenty by way of shops and restaurants, Transfer time is around 45 minutes.
The western side of Menorca is home to Cala’n Bosch, a bustling yet peaceful modern resort that is a fine choice for a relaxed family holiday. Transfer time is around 1 hour.
The north of the island of Menorca is mopre sparsely populated with the resorts of Fornells, Son Parc and Arenal d’en Castell all in close proximity to one another. The largest of these, Arenal d’en Castell, is around 1 hour from the airport and is a purpose-built resort that is fairly lively.
The island of Menorca doesn’t have a wealth of noisy, active attractions but instead presents charming resorts and a beautiful landscape amongst its natural attractions. The ancient burial tomb, Naveta des Tudins (pictured right) is said to be the oldest building in Europe.
It also is very much a fiesta island, particularly through the summer months. These can be very busy and noisy for small children but are great spectacles. A waterpark can be found in Cala’n Bosch and there are two excellent dancing horse shows. For a good choice of hotels with discounted prices, visit Hotel Reservations in Menorca for more information.