WHERE'S HOT IN MARCH?
If you want to know where is hot in March, the balmy Balearic Island of Menorca is your answer. With a short haul flight from the UK, Menorca holidays are a popular beach destination for families who want a splash-tastic getaway full of fun in the sun - plus the resort's year-round temperatures mean you can visit whenever you fancy. This charming island offers a medley of natural beauty from its coastline to its countrysides, upbeat cities, fantastic shopping and delicious food. While March isn’t high season, it's the perfect time to visit if you're after a more secluded holiday, since the island will be peaceful and the beaches, splendidly spacious.
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March is one of the best times to visit Menorca, since the resort experiences pleasant temperatures reaching 20°C. If you're a nature enthusiast or like to explore a new destination by foot, spring is a gorgeous time to hit those coastal hiking trails with flower-studded landscapes and views of the sea beyond. Flexible about when you fly? Browse our last minute deals to the Balearics and save money on off-peak flights and hotels.
Menorca may be the smallest of the Balearic Islands, but it's got plenty to shout about with more beaches than Majorca and Ibiza combined. It's also far quieter and less commercial. The coastline is spectacularly under developed and its often-ragged appearance is unique and lovable. Hop aboard one of the regular boat trips leaving from the capital of Mahon and day trip to quiet coves and hidden beaches - this is an island made for days spent by the water, dangling your toes in the sand.
Read our guide to the Balearic Islands to find out more about these sun-drenched isles.
FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN MENORCA
If you're planning on visiting Menorca for your next family holiday, then you've come to the right place. You'll find an abundance of things to see and do on the island and across the popular beach resorts, whether you hit a bunch of beaches, discover the medieval old towns, hit the food markets and malls or try your hand at the watersports on offer.
When you're down by the coast, a great way to explore more of the island is to hire kayaks and go on a guided tour of the resort's hidden caves - you can take off from Es Grau or Cala En Porter and it's fun for the whole family. If you're after a little action and adventure, head to one of the nearby water parks including Aqua Centre and Aquarock sure to keep boredeom at bay.
For a change of pace, it's worth visiting Mahon and Ciutadella (the resort's unique old cities) for baroque architecture including 14th-century cathedrals, ancient church ruins and old fisherman's villages lining the cobbled streets.
Food & Drink
You're bound to stumble across a fantastic selection of waterfront restaurants and bars while visiting Menorca, but if you're looking to dine somewere a little different then El Pirata in Arenal D'en Castell is a fun-loving joint famous for its giant kebabs, quirky pirate theme and leisurely outdoor terrace.
HISTORY & CULTURE
The history of Menorca is as exciting as its coastline, and dates back to around 1500 BC. To find out more about the islands prehistoric culture, visit Talatí del Dalt, ruins from a talayotic settlement. The ruins are located a few kilometres from the capital of Mao, which lines a stunning natural harbour offering wonderful views and a quaint atmosphere. The old town serves up an abundance of history including 18th century buildings and a traditional market place along with the monastery of San Francesc which houses the Museum of Menorca.
UNESCO have named Menorca as a Biosphere Reserve, making it an ideal place to explore on foot and soak up all the natural beauty it has to offer. El Cami de Cavalls is a historic trail following the coastline around the island. It's roughly 190km long and offers outstanding views from its coastal nature trails.
While sister island Ibiza holds the top spot for its party atmosphere, Menorca's selection of vibrant bars and clubs ensure a good time is had after sunset. You'll find the best nightlife options in the resort's two cities, Mahon and Ciutadella, by the harbour. Sign up to a spot of salsa dancing at Asere, toe-tap to Jazz music at Club Akelarre Jazz, or for a touch of class visit Cova de'n Xorio - a famous venue nestled in a cliffside cave.
If you're looking for a bite to eat, besides the spectacular fresh seafood dishes you can expect in Menorca's waterfront restaurants, you can't leave the resort without devouring a little taste of Menorca's local, homemade mayonnaise - believed to have originated from the capital, Mao, before being taken to France in 1756 - whether this is true or not the mayo is delicious! If you want something to wash it down with it's also well known for its gin, which has been distilled on the island for over 200 years. The distillery, Gin Xoriguer, offers tasting sessions and guided tours which will truly help you to forget the grey skies of March back home.
Find out when's best to travel to other destinations every month of the year, with our handy holiday calendar.