Known for its virgin beaches and idyllic surroundings, Menorca is a sun-drenched haven in the balmy Balearics offering harbour-front dinners, laid-back beach days, lush countryside landscapes and spectacular cities all rolled into one.
There are plenty of things to do on Menorca holidays, the major draw being the island's beautiful Blue Flag beaches, from popular hangouts like Cala'n Forcat and Cala'n Bosch to small sandy spots in Santo Tomas village and family-favourite Son Bou – the list is endless. If you're into adventure sports, trek to Monte Toro, the highest point on the island, for panoramic views of the island and the ocean beyond. The island’s rich history makes for great walking tours and day trips, too - check out the priceless artefacts of Museu de Menorca, a former monastery-turned-museum, or get a valuable lesson in the island’s military history in La Mola Fortress, a 19th-century structure built by the British.
Holidays in Menorca may move at a slower pace than sister islands Ibiza and Majorca, but that doesn't mean it's short of entertainment. Mahon and Ciutadella are the resort's nearest cities, boasting elegant restaurants, bars, boutiques and a real feel for the country's past – thanks to Moorish castles and gothic-style churches. Or if history and culture isn't your bag, hop on a boat trip and spend your Menorca holidays exploring the hidden coves and rocky caves that dot the island's outskirts. Menorca airport is located approximately 4.5km southwest of the capital Mahon, meaning you can find a great-value deal and pack for a beach and city break before you know it!
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