Menorca

The Spanish island of Menorca makes up one of the Balearic islands in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Tourists visiting the island can expect sandy bays and turquoise seas, along with historic landmarks that pepper the island, dating from as early as the 13th Century. When you are not exploring the historic sites of Menorca, spend time strolling the un-spoilt beaches and exploring the picturesque landscapes either on foot, cycling or even riding. With dozens of lively bars and restaurants offering traditional dishes using fresh local ingredients in Menorca, the island is a vibrant destination to enjoy a night out, after a day relaxing on the beach or exploring the sights. Off-the beaten track, Menorca is a rural island offering visitors to the island an opportunity to experience the history & culture of Menorca with its traditional whitewashed villages and rugged coastlines.

One of the best-rated resorts on the island is Portblue La Quinta Menorca, offering guests contemporary accommodation, with a stunning outdoor swimming pool and spacious bedrooms. If you are planning a break away without the kids, a stay at Barceló Hamilton Menorca is just what you are looking for. This adult only hotel features a stylish rooftop with hot tubs and fabulous views overlooking the Bay of Mahón. Tourists looking to book a self-catering villa during their stay on the island of Menorca can expect contemporary apartment/villas offering private terraces and outdoor swimming pools, with breathtaking views out across the turquoise sea. For something different, visitors to Menorca will delight in a stay at Casa Telmo in Mahon. Set in a traditional historic building the boutique hotel features five individually styled bedrooms allowing tourists to experience a completely unique stay on this Spanish island.

Menorcan cuisine is traditionally influenced by freshly grown local produce and tourists can expect to see vegetables, olives, locally baked breads, wine and fresh fruits on restaurant menus. One of the best venues on the island is the clifftop restaurants Cap Roig. Serving up fresh fish and seafood dishes, this a popular location offering alfresco dining on its terrace overlooking the sea. However, for a very traditional Menorcan restaurant, you will want to book a table at Es Forn de Torre. Offering traditional grilled meat and vegetable dishes, this typical Mediterranean restaurant is set within a historic 300-year-old building. If you are planning to start or end your night in Mernorca with some tantalizing cocktails head over to Mai Tai Son Bou. This buzzing cocktail bar is one of the best on the island, as rated by tourists, offering a wide range of cocktails on its menu from traditional favourites to those with a contemporary twist.

Menorca is a truly wild travel destination, just waiting to be explored by visiting tourists. Some of the many secret coves include Cala Mitjana and Macarelleta with their white sandy beaches and clear blue seas, perfect for taking a dip or even a spot of snorkeling to explore the vibrant wildlife under the sea. If it’s nature that interests you, spend some time uncovering The S’Albufera nature reserve. Enjoy a walk through a section the reserve and learn more about the natural wildlife and habitats found on Menorca. There are plenty of historical sites to keep you busy during your stay on Menorca, thanks to its diverse history. Gain a better understanding of the islands history at The Museum of Menorca or visit one of the many historical sites including Fort Marlborough, The Basilica Cathedral of Ciutadella de Menorca, dating from the 13th century or the Pintor Torrent House, home to a collection of paintings, drawing and personal items of the famous Menorcan painter J.R.Torrent.

With fewer tourist per year than its sister islands Ibiza and Mallroca, visitors to Menorca can forget about crowds throughout the year on the island.
With its Mediterranean climate, the island also sees little rainfall making the island a lovely destination to visit during the spring, autumn and winter, as well as during the more popular summer months. Typically, July & August are the most popular times of the year to visit Menorca when tourists can expect to see highs of between 25 – 29 degrees. For those of you would love to experience real island life on Menorca, a break during November to February is highly recommend when the tourist attractions close and the island reverts to its slower and more peaceful pace of life.