- 7 Nights,
08 Jul 2015
- Half Board
- London Gatwick
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The calmest of all the Balearic Islands, Menorca holidays are all about Spanish flair, sandy coves and spending long sunny days sunbathing on the beach.
Sleepy Menorca lives life in the slow lane of the swimming pool. The most northern Balearic Island rises above the hectic partying of Majorca and the neon madness of Ibiza and is content to offer tranquil surroundings underneath the phenomenal Mediterranean sunshine.
Beach getaways are the main attraction of holidays to Menorca but there are historic resorts and towns too with centuries of stories to be told at Ciutadella, Es Castell and Mahon.
Couples fall in love with romantic breaks across many resorts on this scenic island while families enjoy coming for the beaches and fun attractions.
A standalone resort on the northern coast of Menorca, Arenal Den Castell offers fun family attractions alongside a large horseshoe beach.
A resort that is popular with all ages, everyone can enjoy the spacious and peaceful Blue Flag winning beach of Arenal Den Castell. You can have fun on the alluring ocean too by hiring a kayak or pedalo.
Elsewhere you can spend an action packed day at the new Aqua Park or at one of the two amusement parks. For adults there are a great selection of lively but friendly bars and clubs to enjoy.
This quiet south coast resort remains serene thanks to the absence of high-rise hotels. The wholesome atmosphere is consistent from the unique looking village, along the water front and into the nearby next town.
The Biniveba Vell village has been designed so every building looks like a sugar cube. Walk through the unique collection of structures to see villas, bars, shops and restaurants. This marks the starting point of the resort which runs from here to the great beach.
A gentle bay area that is safe for kids and offers a fun selection of water activities, Binibeca is a great choice for all members of the family.
Cala Galdana is a Menorcan resort surrounded by miles of striking nature. The beach alone is often cited as being the best on the island and once you gaze upon the large stretch of sand that is surrounded by rocky cliffs and pine-clad hills, you'd have to agree.
Cala Galdana has some great features that accompany the beach. You'll find bars, shops and restaurants nearby while some hotels lead right out onto the sand. Start your ocean voyage from this resort as boat trips take you across the water to spot breath-taking views of the coast.
Menorca's former capital still has plenty of clues that point to its important history. The buildings and streets here have been formed over centuries with French and British influences. The Ciutadella Cathedral stands tall over the town and has done since 1362.
After you've finished exploring the town you can enjoy the nearby water park, go karting track or motocross circuit. If they're a bit too extreme then there are miles of natural hiking trails and ancient ruins to discover along the way. Also you're never too far away from a beach along the west coast.
This town has a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants for relaxing evenings too.
Menorca's Spanish town with the most obvious British colonial influences, Es Castell is an important resort that is right next to the capital Mahon.
Ruins, forts and castles are all open to explore in and around the town with the underground tunnels of Fort Marlborough being the most popular.
Es Castell is a coastal town that replaces a beach with a delightful harbour area. Along the marina you're offered several opportunities to rest in a bar, restaurant or café and enjoy a meal while watching the boats dock. Nightlife here is laidback but Mahon next door has a livelier offering.
Home to the largest beach in Menorca, Son Bou is a popular resort that fronts a long 3km of Balearic Island sand.
The large resort is surrounded by smaller ones and other tourists flock here to sample the fun nightlife found in the bars and restaurants of Son Bou. Through the day the fantastic accommodation provides fun activities for young ones but the beach is this resort's main attraction.
Grassy reeds and sandy dunes surround the beach keeping it au natural but there are also exciting water sports to hire as well as scuba opportunities.
Menorca enjoys a hot summer climate that gets milder towards the winter. July and August see an average temperature of 25C while the lowest is seen in January at 11C.
The only wet season that the island sees is during the off season when there is still only a 30 per cent chance of rain from December to February.
There is no heavy party season to contend with here but the school summer holidays will see a larger influx of families across the beaches and waterparks.
Menorca's only golf course is found in the northern resort of Son Parc. This championship quality 18-hole course is both challenging and picturesque with a rich forest-like surrounding. Beginners and experienced golfers are both welcome with club hire available on site.
Found by Ciutadella, there is over 12.500 metres of water fun with the Back Hole, Adventure River, giant slides, water tunnels, children's water chutes, Kamikaze and more. An onsite restaurant offers a good range of snacks and meals. There is another popular waterpark, Aquarock, down in Cala Den Bosch.
Experienced scuba divers will want to dive in along the central south coast of Menorca. By the town of Cape D'en Font is a network of underwater caves to explore. The water surrounding the coastline is always crystal clear so beginners can experience great views just by snorkelling.
Menorca's capital is worth a visit both by day and night. During the day tourists browse the historic surroundings of the town as well as the great selection of shops. By night the town comes alive with smooth music clubs and fun bars that offer fun and lively evenings.
One of the island's most popular beaches to sample water sports, Son Xoriguer attracts thrill seekers from all over the island. Windsurfers and water-skiers can often be seen riding the waves while Jet Ski riders tear through them. All equipment is available to hire or you can just watch them go.
Throughout the summer there are many celebrations held over several days that commemorate different saints. A permanent feature through all of these fiestas is the parade of black horses that take to the streets. Locals will tussle to try and get a touch of the animal's heart for good luck.
The capital of the island, Mahon claims (amongst others) to have the second largest natural harbour in the world. It also boasts a gin distillery, some wonderful craft markets and quaint little pavement cafes.
Wander the cobbled streets of the islands old capital marvelling at the medieval architecture and Moorish designs. Gothic churches and the Town Hall Square sit among lavish palaces and taking a guided tour is a good way of making sure you don't miss a thing.
A musical and equestrian extravaganza and one definitely not to be missed on nights our in Menorca. Even if you are not a horse lover you cannot fail to be mesmerised by this enchanting show.