Menorca travel guide – everything you need to know

Often referred to as the hidden gem of the Balearic Islands, Menorca is a beautiful island waiting to be discovered. Our Menorca travel guide highlights why the wide variety of facilities offered as well as its quieter, but nonetheless exciting nightlife. makes the island the perfect destination for family and group holidays.

Climate

In July and August you can expect a high of 27°C while the winters are still mild with an average of 13°C in January and February.  Even better, Menorca enjoys 315 sunny days a year so there’s no better place to go to escape the dull British weather…

Beaches

Did you know that Menorca has more beaches than Ibiza and Majorca combined? Cala Alcaufar is a secluded cove that is home to peace and tranquility. Pedalos and canoes are available to hire and the water is clear enough for snorkeler’s to enjoy.

If you’re looking for a livelier beach you should visit Santo Tomas where you’ll find an abundance of watersports as well as extensive dune systems and a beach bar.

A popular beach in our Menorca travel guide

Places to visit

Naveta d’Es Tudons is an incredible chamber tomb made completely of stone and provides an insightful day out as well as an excuse to stretch your legs. Legend has it that a giant built the tomb to win the love of a girl but died before it was finished…

Cova d’en Xoroi is the best place to watch the sunset while taking in beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea and enjoying an ice cold drink. The caves are then transformed from day to night with international DJ’s flying in to perform at one of Menorca’s most memorable places…

Top activities

Like any great destination, there are many watersports to try your hand at when in Menorca with most beaches offering a large selection. If you’re brave enough try your hand at paragliding or jet skiing or if you want something a little more easy going why not try a banana boat?

Horseriding is extremely popular in Menorca so why not take advantage? You’ll be taken on a group trek through the stunning countryside, forests and beaches so if you want to explore Menorca from a different angle, this is the activity for you.

surfing

Nightlife

The nightlife in Menorca is a little slower than that of neighbouring Majorca and Ibiza. However, you will find many chilled out bars to enjoy a relaxing drink after a day topping up your tan and you’ll also be able to sample local cuisine.

For those looking to dance the night away, the main nightclubs exist in the two biggest cities Mahon and Ciutadella where you’ll find places to party until the sun rises.

Good for kids

You can’t go on a beach holiday and not visit the local water park so what better way to get the kids excited than visiting Aqua Center? With multiple attractions, a snack bar and large gardens, you’re guaranteed hours of fun.

There really is no better way to explore the beauty of the sea than a glass bottom boat.  The trips make for a great afternoon out and you can either sit back and enjoy the glorious sunshine or grab your snorkel and see what you can find in the surrounding waters…

glass bottom boat

Good for couples

If you’re looking for something a little different on your holiday in Menorca then visit Xoriguer Gin Distillery. You’ll get to sample the local gin as well as experiencing a behind the scenes tour giving you an insight into the history of gin and how it is made. as well as its quieter, but nonetheless exciting nightlife.

Mahon Harbour is the perfect place to take a romantic evening walk as you take in the Georgian architecture. Lined with bars and restaurants you can also choose to have your evening meal here or maybe just stop off for a drink to enjoy some live music.

Recommended hotels in our Menorca travel guide

Paradise Club and Spa, Cala N Bosch

If it’s luxury you’re looking for you’re bound to find it at the 4* Paradise Club and Spa.  The comfortable self catering accommodation is located just 100m from the beach and just 45km from the airport.

You’ll have access to an indoor heated pool, large outdoor swimming pool, a children’s pool, poolside snack bar and much more. If you choose to stay at the hotel during the evening you can enjoy a nightly entertainment programme suited to all the family.

pool area at Paradise Club, Menorca

Isla Paraiso, Es Mercadal

Set around a central swimming pool area which boasts a sun terrace with loungers and parasols, this hotel is perfect for those looking for a beach getaway with plenty of onsite facilities.

Guests can enjoy a freshwater swimming pool, a children’s pool, a snack and pool bar and a sun terrace with sun beds and parasols. Those with young children can also make the most of the mini club service during the day while the whole family can regroup for the evening shows.

Carema Club Playa Apartments, Fornells

This beachfront hotel is popular with both couples and families due to its peaceful and relaxing location.  Boasting a lounge bar, cafeteria and air conditioned buffet you can choose where to enjoy your time here depending on what you fancy.

There’s also an outdoor swimming pool, water park, tennis court, scuba diving school, playground and much more to keep both adults and children happy.

 pool area of Carema Club Playa Aparthotel

So if our Menorca travel guide has sold you, check out all of the latest deals here. Not to your fancy? We have lots of other great destinations available for your totally beachin’ holiday.

 

Written on 14th December 2015 by

Joshua Carry-James

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