The only golf course in Menorca
Son Parc is home to the only golf course that you’ll find on a Menorca holiday – Golf Son Parc. This 18-hole course is open 365 days a year and includes a driving range and academy for those who want to practice their swing. Set among stunning scenery you’ll be playing a round of golf surrounded by stunning forests and sweeping valleys.
From the well-maintained course you might even see some wildlife along the outskirts – including ducks, sheep and peacocks. After a busy day golfing you can finish off your trip by stopping at the connected restaurant, which serves up flavoursome burgers and chips.
Eating and shopping
Most of Son Parc’s restaurants are located along its main strip near the beach. Here you’ll find mainly Spanish and Mediterranean restaurants along with a few international places. Restaurants on this strip overlook the coastline and you’ll have fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
In the commercial area of Son Parc there are a few mini supermarkets where you’ll be able to stock up on snacks, cold drinks and groceries. For more serious shopping, Mahon is a short bus ride away and has retail opportunities from its twice weekly markets up to designer boutiques.
The nightlife scene at Son Parc consists mostly of the evening entertainment at the hotels. Individual hotels will have their own line up of stage acts including karaoke, live musicians, mini discos for children, quizzes and bingo.
Son Parc has a few restaurants and bars that are open late, but this area generally isn’t known for its buzzing entertainment scene. Most holidaymakers here are looking for a quiet getaway in a peaceful resort. If you want a bit more excitement in your evenings, head out to the nearby towns of Mahon and Ciutadella, where there are a large selection of clubs and bars open until the early hours of the morning.
Son Parc’s stunning natural surroundings and glorious white sandy beach will have nature lovers wanting to stay forever. But if you are looking for a day trip to spice up your cheap holidays in Menorca, there are two nearby resorts that can add some excitement.
Mahon is Menorca’s busy capital city and is only a short bus ride away from Son Parc. As well as its shops and markets, it has one of the largest natural harbours in the world where you can sit at its waterside restaurants. If the 18th-century Church of Santa Maria isn’t your thing, the Xoriguer Gin Factory just might be.
Ciutadella is a popular coastal town that was once the Moorish capital. It is nicknamed Vella I Bella, which translates to ‘the old and beautiful’ due to its charming ancient architecture. As well as a port and old quarter to wander around, there are several good examples of Baroque and Gothic churches in the city.
Another local attraction worth a visit is Lloc de Menorca zoo, near Alaior, which has native Menorcan animals, birds of prey demonstrations and even snake encounters.