Menorca, as its name suggests, is Majorca's little brother. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in just about everything else. Out in the Mediterranean Sea, Menorca is one of the most loved destinations for people holidaying in Spain.
With its many relaxing villages and lively towns, beautiful and luscious landscapes, cool blue coasts, beach resorts and fantastic restaurants, Menorca opens its heart to all who visit. Even though thousands holiday in Menorca every year, the island has kept its culture intact. In fact, many visitors come for this very reason. For instance, the island's summer fiestas are a must-see.
Even though thousands holiday in Menorca every year, the island has kept its culture intact. In fact, many visitors come for this very reason. For instance, the island's summer fiestas are a must-see.
The 'Festes de Sant Joan', celebrations happen in June every year and last for three days. A sight to behold, main streets are closed to play host to parades of black horses, men carrying sheep and jousting competitions, as well as bonfires and fireworks displays in the evenings.
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.