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Playa De Fornells

Playa de Fornells holidays

The quiet resort of Playa de Fornells is a haven for relaxation and tranquillity during family holidays to Menorca. Breaks here revolve around soaking up the sun on the horseshoe-shaped bay and discovering the incredible natural beauty of the countryside and coastline.

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Peaceful and quiet

This small resort is set high on a hillside overlooking a beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay. Peaceful and quiet, Playa de Fornells offers a Menorca holiday that is full of tranquil relaxation and harmony with nature. Located in the north of the island, this resort is one of the newest to the area – meaning it has fewer crowds than its neighbouring towns.

The accommodation is built upon rolling hills, giving visitors epic views of the seaside and island. Holidays in Playa de Fornells focus on restful activities like spending the day on the stunning beach and having a leisurely lunch at one of the first-class seafood restaurants.

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Fun in the sun

Playa de Fornells beach, Cala Tirant, is set in a horseshoe shape of golden sand. This relatively unspoilt area has thatched umbrellas and sun loungers dotted along the shore, but you won't find any water sports or beach bars here.

The water at Cala Tirant is completely clear and shallow for any children playing in the sea. This also makes for excellent conditions for snorkelling and spotting some underwater sea life like starfish. The hilly background of this beach is actually a nature reserve with some incredible birds to be spotted, such as Booted Eagles and Egyptian Vultures. If you're an avid bird watcher make sure to bring some binoculars.

The diving centre nearby offers new and experienced divers the opportunity to hit the water in Playa de Fornells. You'll be given expert guidance and training before going underwater to check out the varied marine life.

Seafood fanatics paradise

This resort is home to some fantastic spots to eat including, of course, numerous fish restaurants. Seafood here is fresh from the Cala Tirant waters and restaurants serve up their freshest catches of the day. One of the most popular local dishes in Playa de Fornells is the seafood and lobster casserole.

If you're staying in Self Catering accommodation, there's also quite a few supermarkets that sell all your holiday essentials including sunscreen and cold drinks.

Exploring nature

One of the best ways to really discover Playa de Fornells is through walking the countryside. Nature dominates in this area and you'll be able to really experience the great outdoors by treading the coast and inland paths.

During the spring months the countryside and wetlands wildlife is in abundance, and you can view all the blossoming flowers by walking along the signed paths. If you're feeling adventurous, take a walk to the small fishing village of Fornells via the coastal paths, this will only take you around 30 minutes.

Chilled out nightlife

Nightlife in Playa de Fornells is a quiet affair. With only a handful of bars, most of the evening entertainment is centred around the hotels. Visitors come to this resort for a little rest and relaxation. Evenings can be spent sipping on cocktails or wine after dinner before taking an evening stroll along the beach.

For something a little more upbeat you can head to the capital city of Mahon, which is just 30 minutes away. Here you'll find a lively nightlife scene with cocktail bars, clubs and even a casino.

Setting sail

Travelling around the island has been made incredibly easy thanks to all the boat trips and catamarans. The port in Fornells has numerous day trips out, and on these ships you can sail to secluded coves and even do a bit of snorkelling off the boat.

Drinks and snacks are usually provided on the guided boat tours. If you'd rather be in charge yourself, you can hire your own boat and enjoy being a skipper for the day.

Next door neighbour

The small fishing village of Fornells is just a five-minute drive away, or a 30-minute coastal walk. This idyllic spot is another favourite among families booking package holidays to Menorca and comes complete with whitewashed buildings and a picturesque harbour. The Torre de Fornells, a 19th century water tower, is a few minutes' walk away and it's here that you'll get the most fantastic views of the Mediterranean coast.