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Son Bou Holidays

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CurrencyEUR: Euro LanguageSpanish Flight Duration2 hours 15 minutes (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT +1 hour

Situated on Menorca’s sun-soaked south coast, Son Bou is home to the largest beach on the island. At over 2km long, this white powdery expanse of sand, lined by dunes and a nature reserve, is a seaside lover’s paradise. And as you’d expect, a bustling tourist town has sprung up, although the vibe in Son Bou is relaxed fun rather than party mad, making it a favourite spot for families.

Great Things to Do

If you can tear yourself away from the golden sands and azure waters, Son Bou offers up lots of opportunity to eat, shop and have laidback fun in the sun.

Get Your Binoculars Out

We’re not suggesting you take a closer look at the sun worshippers on the nudist beach to the west! Son Bou’s coastal nature reserve is home to all sorts of beautiful flowers and wildlife including booted eagles, moorhens and great white egrets. If birdwatching’s not your thing, make sure you at least feed the ducks.

Ride the Waves

It’s not just the long stretch of sand that marks Son Bou beach out as different to Menorca’s typical horseshoe shaped bays. Instead of the usual shallow, calm waters the sea gets choppy here, so if you fancy a trip on a banana boat, jet skis or just a chance to let the waves carry you back to shore, this is the place to do it.

Discover San Jaime

Take the 10 minute stroll to the San Jaime area, which is well known for Club Saint Jaime, a restaurant that provides pools and waterslides for the kids to wear themselves out on while you enjoy a leisurely meal in peace. There’s also an amusement arcade and nightclub here, making it party central for this part of Menorca.

Immerse Yourself in the Past

Even if you’re not a history buff, a walk to the well-signposted Roman Basilica, only 10 minutes from Son Bou’s centre, is well worth it to see this building that dates from 300 to 400 AD. If this whets your appetite for more ancient history, the prehistoric settlement of Torre d’en Galmes is only 10km away.

Getting Around

Son Bou is easy to get around on foot but bear in mind that the beach is accessed from near the two big Sol hotels - so if you’re staying on the other side of town, you may have a long walk to your sunlounger on the sand. If you’re driving, you should find the roads easy to navigate. Otherwise, taxis are readily available for day trips and evenings out, and the resort is served by a regular bus service too.

By Bus

Son Bou is connected to the authentically Menorcan town of Alaior by bus. The route also goes to Mahon, the island’s capital, once home to Nelson’s British naval fleet and now populated by yachts and pleasure boats.

By Car

It’s an easy drive from the airport, and in good traffic you should arrive in your accommodation in under half an hour, meaning it’s possible to go from plane to pool in an hour! Remember to drive on the right.

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Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to visit Menorca but they do require a valid, up-to-date passport. Find out about the most up to date visa and passport guidelines at For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

It’s important to arrange travel and medical insurance before any trip abroad and an up to date EHIC will give access to emergency treatment. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/health

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