Find your space in the sand
Space is a luxury afforded to all guests who frequent Santo Tomas's beach as it stretches for 3km from here towards Son Bou. Towards the next town is where you'll find a large collection of water sports too.
The beach slopes slowly into the calm clear waters so it's a perfect walkway for day or night-time strolls along the beach. The presence of lifeguards and a flag system ensures visitors can swim safely in the ocean too.
Many resorts in Menorca don't enjoy the luxury of having hotels that lead right out onto the beach but it's a convenience enjoyed by a couple of hotels in Santo Tomas. It also means that there are nearby beach bars so you can consume a snack or drink during the hot days.
Activities on the beach
Holidays in Santo Tomas present ideal opportunities to hike through a foreign terrain that can take you through forests or to cliff tops. Remember your water bottles on those hot summer days but a walk, bike or horse ride along the routes is not to be missed. You can leisurely view the ocean from the water too. There are solo, twin or three person kayaks available to hire so you can paddle up and down the long beach.
The majority of activities in Santo Tomas are offered within the hotels. Within the adult only accommodations you'll find spas and tennis courts while the family friendly hotels offer mini-golf and small water play areas for kids.
Within driving distance you can enjoy the British colonial surroundings of Es Castell and the history of Mahon. The public bus service runs from here to the capital or towards the west where you can visit the harbour town of Ciutadella.
Santo Tomas's evening entertainment is mostly provided by your accommodation. Outside of the hotels the only thing that breaks the silence is the waves crashing to shore on the beach. There are four hotels that liven things up at night with the promise of live performers or at least a dance floor to shake it on.
Son Bou shopping
The bare essentials are offered by Santo Tomas's two supermarkets and the pharmacy but bargain hunters will have to leave the resort to go in search of a richer retail experience.
The neighbouring resort of Son Bou offers a shopping centre that is filled with great souvenir options. Clothes stores, shoe shops and handmade crafts can all be found in this commercial centre found just off the beach.
Dine by the ocean
Many of Santo Tomas's restaurants are found within the hotels while there are also beach bars that can provide dining experiences with a gorgeous view of the long beach.
The majority of meals offered here are Spanish based so you can sample different paella dishes and enjoy an ensaïmada pastry for desert. Es Bruc by the beach, Can Berto and Restaurante es Pins all offer this blend of Spanish food and spectacular sea views.
Getting to Santo Tomas
It will take just over 30 minutes to reach Santo Tomas from Menorca Airport.
Busses run in both directions of the island from Santo Tomas which is in the middle. The number 71 service goes to Mahon and the number 72 travels to Cuitadella. Both services make the trip six times a day and both runs through the inland town of Es Migjorn Gran.
Car hire services are available from this resort so you can decide to hire a car if you feel it suits you. It's an easier but more expensive way to get around and see the parts of the island you want to visit.
Best time of year to visit
There is no real busy season to contend with in Santo Tomas as the resort remains peaceful all year round. The summer temperatures are at their peak during July and August when the average temperatures reach 25C.
It is never too hard to find a town in Menorca that is holding a summer fiesta. Many are held for days at a time with music, dancing, Menorcan traditions and fireworks on display.
Location of Santo Tomas