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Menorca Holidays

Menorca Holidays

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Bright-blue waters, rugged coves and gorgeous white-sand beaches. Menorca is the perfect choice for chilled-out holidays in the beautiful Balearics.

Destination highlights

  • Year-round sunshine
  • Over 70 stunning beaches
  • Family-friendly destination
  • Watersports hub

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    Beaches | Hotels | Nightlife | Food & drink | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Menorca?

    Beach holidays in Menorca mean sun, sand, and good times, with over 70 beaches to choose from. Here are our top recommendations for a day on the sands:

    • Cala Pregonda – The most unique beach in Menorca with a unique landscape, it’s a calm space to relax.
    • Cala Escorxada – This idyllic beach will remind you of the Caribbean with its white-powdered sands, clear waters, and secluded location.
    • Cala Presili - This remote beach is renowned for its fine white sands, gorgeous hills, and serene surroundings.
    • Cala Pilar - A snorkelling hub, the shallow clear waters and golden/reddish sands make it a special spot to visit. Plus, the beach can only be accessed through a nature trail!
    • Cavalleria - One of the most popular beaches, it boasts over 600 metres of golden sands and a volcanic-looking backdrop.
    • Cala Turqueta - This stunning beach is famous for the most incredible turquoise waters.

    What are the top hotels in Menorca?

    2022 holidays to Menorca are about dreamy beach days, family entertainment, and relaxation, and these hotels will be the icing on the cake:

  • Hotel Sur Menorca Suites and Waterpark - This beachfront hotel offers a great range of entertainment facilities for everyone.
  • Melia Cala Galdana - Set in the hub of Menorca, this stunning hotel is right on the beach and boasts top amenities.
  • Princesa Playa - Moments from the beach, this hotel always has something going on with a range of entertainment to get involved in.
  • Skyline Aparthotel Menorca - With iconic sea views, this beautiful hotel offers everything you need for a blissful, modern stay.
  • Set Hotel Agamenon - Boasting gorgeous natural surroundings, this hotel has the exciting holiday vibe you’ve been looking for.
  • Sol Falco - This family-friendly hotel is packed with top facilities for everyone and is close by to all the attractions.
  • Barcelo Hamilton Menorca - Experience complete peace at this adults-only property with a vast range of luxury amenities.


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    What’s the food like in Menorca?

    The food in Menorca is renowned for its fresh ingredients and taking inspiration from traditional Spanish dishes. These are the dishes you’ve just got to try:

    • Lobster Stew - The most popular dish in Menorca is made using fresh lobsters cooked locally.
    • Tumbet - A dish consisting of sliced or diced potatoes with vegetables as well as peppers, aubergines, garlic and onion.
    • Queso de Mahón - Soft to hard traditional Menorcan cheese, used in a variety of dishes.
    • Sobrasada - A traditional raw, cured sausage from the Balearic Islands made with pork, paprika and other spices.
    • Pa amb oli - A simple dish that translates to ‘bread with oil’ and is usually accompanied by cured ham, chorizo and cheese.

    Looking for restaurants in Menorca? Check out these top dining spots:

    • Café Balear - A local favourite, this restaurant serves up a varied menu of fresh seafood (caught from their own boat) and traditional Menorcan dishes.
    • Restaurante S’Amarador - This waterfront restaurant is a hub for fresh seafood and al fresco dining.
    • Restaurante Smoix - A spot for the finest dining on the island, serving up an award-winning menu with a quaint courtyard to enjoy.
    • Pan Y Vino - At this exquisite restaurant, French cuisine meets Mediterranean cuisine in a lovely setting.
    • Rels Restaurant - Overlooking a pretty courtyard, this restaurant offers a menu packed with creative flavours.

    Where is the best nightlife in Menorca?

    Menorca is known for being the quieter neighbour to Ibiza and Majorca. However, that doesn’t mean it’s short of lively places to spend the evening! Here are the best for 2022 holidays to Menorca:

    • Cova d’en Xoroi - Menorca’s famous bar club located in a cliffside cave, overlooking the sea. With live music and a varied drinks menu, it’s a top spot for the night.
    • The Akalarre Bar - Set on the harbour front, this bar is the perfect place for live music, cocktails and to chill out after a day of exploring.
    • Es Cau - A local music bar where guests are encouraged to bring musical instruments and play. It’s a chill place to hang out and sample a variety of music.
    • La Margarete - The best hangout garden spot offers a laid-back atmosphere, live music performances and a vast selection of cocktails.
    • Bar Nou - This is the place to be for a guaranteed good night out to mingle with your pals and enjoy the holiday vibe.

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    What events can I go to in Menorca?

    You’ll be able to go to all kinds of events on Menorca holidays, especially during the summer months. With something for everyone, here are the events to check out:

    • Carnival (February) - Carnival is celebrated all over Lent and during that time every town comes alive with wild costumes, parades and parties.
    • Menorcan Jazz Fest (April-May) - Over six weeks, this exciting jazz festival takes place with performances from international stars. This spring festival is a must-visit.
    • Festes de San Joan (June) - It’s a huge celebration in Menorca with a combination of food, dance, drink, colour, and fun for everyone. There are live performances, street food markets, and more.
    • Festival de Sant Jaume (July) - his festival is celebrated widely and is especially great for children. There are lots of children’s activities, including lantern making and live concerts, so it’s a great one to bear in mind for family holidays to Menorca.
    • Day of Our Lady of Carmen (July)) - Held in honour of the patron saints of sailors, this event is celebrated in Menorca and across the other Balearic Islands. As part of the festival, fishing boats are blessed and the towns light up with colourful parades.
    • Festa de Sant Llorenc (August) - A little town called Alaior in the centre of Menorca hosts these exciting festivities which even include horseback riding displays.
    • Gràcia Festival (September) - Held annually in Mahon, the festival is dedicated to the patron saint of the city. Lots of activities take place including an equestrian procession in the streets and a large firework display.
    • Christmas events (December) - Across Menorca the Christmas festivities light up the month of December. There are twinkling lights, lots of markets to mooch around in, and Christmas music fills the cities with pure joy. You’ll never be short of a performance or two to get you in the festive spirit.

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    Things to do in Menorca

    Explore Ciutadella

    Ciutadella is the former capital of Menorca and a cultural treasure with many things to see and do. Take the time to mooch around in medieval squares and take in the Mediterranean architecture. There’s also an abundance of restaurants and a cool ambiance to experience.

    Go on a sailing tour

    Menorca is a prime destination for sailing and to experience the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean and its surrounding islands. You can either hire your own boat or go on a group tour to see Menorca’s highlights by boat.

    Visit the Menorcan vineyards

    Whilst in Menorca, you need to sample their Spanish wine and traditional Mahon cheese specialties. Why not book a private tour of one of the many vineyards across Menorca?

    Go kayaking

    The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean are simply dreamy. There are over 70 beaches in Menorca to try out kayaking, especially Es Rau. You can hire a kayak independently or join a kayaking tour to get the full experience of the island.

    Head out on a hike

    Hiking is something to be tried on 2022 holidays to Menorca – it’s a fantastic way to see the island. There are plenty of different hikes connecting beaches and coves together through gorgeous natural landscapes. The Canyon of Algendar is also a wilder spot to head to on a hike.



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    What's the weather like in Menorca?

    From a privileged position in the heart of the Mediterranean Basin, the island of Menorca is a sun-seeker’s dream destination, promising a mild year-round climate and plenty of sunshine during the summer.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 11 °c 15 °c 5 h
    Feb 11 °c 15 °c 6 h
    Mar 12 °c 15 °c 8 h
    Apr 15 °c 16 °c 8 h
    May 18 °c 18 °c 9 h
    Jun 22 °c 21 °c 11 h
    Jul 25 °c 24 °c 12 h
    Aug 25 °c 26 °c 10 h
    Sep 23 °c 25 °c 8 h
    Oct 20 °c 23 °c 6 h
    Nov 15 °c 20 °c 5 h
    Dec 12 °c 17 °c 5 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Menorca

    How long does it take to fly to Menorca?

    It takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes to fly to Menorca from the UK.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Menorca?

    Menorca is one hour ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Menorca?

    Menorca is located in Spain, so the local currency is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Menorca?

    The official languages spoken in Menorca are Catalan and Spanish.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Menorca?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Menorca?

    The Balearic Govt. charge a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which is payable on arrival in the hotel. From 1st January 2018 this increased to:

      5-star & 4-star superior hotels: €4 per day4-star & 3-star superior hotels: €3 per day1-star, 2-star & 3-star hotels: €2 per day

    Exclusions: Children under the age of 16 are exempt from the tax and long-term holidaymakers may be subject to a 50% discount starting from the ninth day of their stay onwards. There is also a 75% discount in low season between 1st November and 30th April each year.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Menorca?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Menorca on the FCO website.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Menorca?

    British passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Menorca. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Menorca for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Keelle Stammers:


    Have used this company for about 6 years now and have never been disappointed. They have been amazing even through covid. Thank you on the beach!

    Sharron Shewan:


    So quick and easy, no hassle. Always kept up to date with any relevant information

    Craig Harrald:


    Amazing service as always this is the 5th time I've booked quick easy and good value :) would highly recommend.

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    Menorca Weather

    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.

    Jan 13ºC
    Feb 15ºC
    Mar 16ºC
    Apr 18ºC
    May 21ºC
    Jun 24ºC
    Jul 27ºC
    Aug 27ºC
    Sep 25ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 16ºC
    Dec 13ºC

    Things To Do on Menorca Holidays

    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.

    Menorca Resorts

    Binibeca

    Binibeca

    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…

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    Cala Blanca

    Cala Blanca

    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…

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    Cala Galdana

    Cala Galdana

    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…

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    Cala N Bosch

    Cala N Bosch

    If staying at a relaxing and beautiful resort sounds like your idea of a break away from the stresses of everyday life, then Cala n Bosch holidays wil…

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    Cala N Porter

    Cala N Porter

    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…

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    Cala Santandria

    Cala Santandria

    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…

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    Ciutadella

    Ciutadella

    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…

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    Mahon

    Mahon

    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…

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    Punta Prima

    Punta Prima

    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…

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    Santo Tomas

    Santo Tomas

    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…

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    Son Bou

    Son Bou

    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…

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