Why Menorca?

Menorca is often the most overlooked of the Balearic Islands with many choosing the party island of Ibiza or the family attractions of Majorca but there are many reasons why you should consider the charming island of Menorca for your next holiday destination.

Beaches

Menorca has an array of beautiful beaches to choose from, over 100 in fact so if you are looking for a beach resort and just a few hours away from the UK this is the destination for you. The beaches are around the entire coast with most of the visitor favourites running around from the east through the south to the west coast. Each beach offers something different catering to a range of requirements which may lead you to believe that the beach you do choose to visit was tailor made just for you from miles of sandy serene views to rocky beaches with coves to explore. Windsurfing beaches can be found on the north of the island at Cala Tirant beach whereas a more relaxing day out can be experienced on the south at the Cala Galdana beach.

Sailing

If you are a beginner with an interest in sailing and would like to learn in beautiful scenery or, alternatively an advanced sailor who would like to enjoy races or advanced courses Menorca is one of the ultimate sailing holiday destinations with specialist schools on the island catering to all abilities and ages.

Food

The Menorca cuisine takes advantage of their history which developed Mayonnaise and of course the rich fishing industry on the shores of the island. Many Menorca taverns are on the harbour side and the food is so fresh you often see it being brought in from the boats, could there be anything better? Some signature dishes from the island are based around the historic slow cooked lobster casserole, now lobster can be replaced with seabass, tuna or many other locally sourced fish but the authentic tomato and herb sauce remains the same. Of course, you cannot visit the Spanish Islands without trying authentic paella and there are many seafood specialities available across the island.

Things to do

Of course, if you just want to sit on the beach for the duration of your holiday and truly relax and forget about the stresses of work you can especially as Menorca is considered the quietest of the Balearic Islands but if you prefer to stay active and explore the local culture there is lots on offer. Yu could easily spend hours on the island just shopping for authentic leather shoes, one of the main industries of the island, a gastronomic delight at the food market or simply strolling through Mahon high street boutiques where you may find some hidden treasures. The more popular tourist resorts such as Son Bou or Cala’n Forcat are where you will find the nightlife consisting of nightclubs, bars and live music and of course you have everything that your hotel has scheduled.