Known by many as the Jewel of the Balearics, Menorca is an extremely popular holiday destination. Bathed in Mediterranean sunshine, Menorca holidays offer fantastic attractions and top quality hotels that are very much geared towards families and couples, making Menorca one of Europe's hotspots for family holidays and romantic breaks. Nightlife wise, it's not quite on a par with its sisters Ibiza and Majorca, but it's still a great place for a week or two away with your friends.
Whichever you prefer, make sure you book through On the Beach. Our prices are the most competitive online or on the high street and all our hotels are hand picked by our team of holiday experts and of the highest quality, whatever your budget. So for the cheapest holidays in Menorca, book with On the Beach today!
Things to do
Top Menorca Hotels
Villas Cala Galdana
Vista Faro Apartments
Loar Ferreries Apartments
Menorca's climate is perfect for a relaxing week or two away. The official holiday season runs all the way from May to October, and with 315 days of sunshine a year, cheap Menorca holidays are the perfect way to escape the dull British summer!
If you are planning to spend your Menorca holidays in the summer months you can expect temperatures to frequently reach around 30° Celsius, and it is not unheard of for August temperatures to climb even higher. Perfect for topping up your tan, but with a Mediterranean breeze providing a much needed reprieve from the sun, as well as keeping the sand cool enough to walk on! The extended holidays season means that for many, an off peak holiday in May or October provides the same great weather without the crowds.
Things To Do on Menorca Holidays
There's an abundance of activities to keep the whole family entertained on Menorca holidays, and the many watersports and varied nightlife available means there's something for the adults too! Menorca is rich in historical sites such as the navetas, ancient burial sites, the naveta of Es Tudons being the oldest building in Europe. Many who come on holidays to Menorca enjoy seeing the island by boat, with glass bottom boat tours proving very popular.
Undoubtedly, one of the best things about Menorca holidays is the beaches - from the small coves of Alcaufar to the sunbathers' paradise of Sant Tomas, Menorca boasts some of the best stretches of sand in Europe. If you want to make your trip that little bit more special, try planning your holiday in Menorca to coincide with a fiesta or one of the three-day festivals of dancing, food and authentic Menorcan culture. The celebration of Sant Juan in Ciutadella is often the most popular with tourists as it is the largest fiesta the island has to offer.
Menorca was originally attractive to the Greeks and Phoenicians as a means of expanding their Mediterranean trading empire because Menorca's location was central to shipping routes between the rest of Europe as well as parts of modern day Asia and Africa. The Romans took over in 123 BC and it was during this time which the island experienced some early developments - roads were built and settlements such as Ciutadella and Mahon were well and truly established.
The island then endured occupation at the hands of the Byztantines, but it wasn't until much later under the British in the 1700s when Menorca began to flourish. Often referred to the island's Golden Age, the British built about new roads, schools and switched capital cities. It is a partnership which lives on today, as British tourists flock back Menorca every year!
More recently, the island has benefited enormously from the increasing availability of tourism, with things really beginning to take off after the building of the Sant Climent airport in 1969.
Unlike neighbouring Majorca and Ibiza, there is a much slower pace to the nightlife on Menorca. After topping up your tan on the beach, there's simply no better way to round off your day than a romantic meal watching the sunset. There are plenty of chilled out bars and restaurants to choose from in Binibeca and Cala Blanca with many offering local cuisine.
Book a Menorca Holiday now!
On the Beach offers cheap holidays to Menorca, and only a few clicks away! Use our live booking system to create your very own tailor made holiday by combining cheap Menorca flights and cheap hotels in Menorca. There are new holiday deals every day, so get started now!
If you're looking for a relatively undiscovered resort to relax on your Balearics holidays, a trip to Binibeca will certainly have you smiling. Locate …
If you're looking to spend your time in a quiet but contemporary resort, then Cala Blanca holidays are a very good option. This sun-soaked town, locat …
With its reputation as the Queen of the Cala's, Cala Galdana holidays are the perfect remedy for your stresses. Located on the central south coast of …
If staying at a beautiful resort sounds like your idea of a break away from the stresses of daily life, then Cala n Bosch holidays will be everything …
If you feel like enjoying a well-earned break with a difference, how about a holiday in Cala n Porter, which sits proudly on cliffs overlooking a beac …
If a relaxing break in one of Menorca's most popular areas sounds like a good idea to you, then a holiday to Cala Santandria will definitely pay divid …
If you've visited Menorca's capital Mahon and want to explore the history of the island in depth, a visit to Ciutadella will provide a fantastic Balea …
What better way to sample the delights of the Balearics than with a break in Menorca's city of Mahon? As both a municipality and the capital city of t …
If you'd like to take your break away in an up and coming resort with plenty of things to do, then a holiday to Punta Prima will be right up your stre …
If sun, sea and plenty of fun is your idea of an ideal holiday, you should consider going on holidays to Santo Tomas. Located inside the municipality …
If you're after a break in sunnier climates and fancy visiting one of Menorca's best-loved tourist resorts, then a holiday in Son Bou would be a great …