Top Places to Stay
Whilst on Holiday in Menorca
Popular beach resorts in this secret Mediterranean hideaway
An unspoilt island of spectacular beaches with rolling countryside inland, Menorca is the stylish, secret
hideaway of the Mediterranean. There are deserted beaches even during the tourist season and a flat, green
countryside that is easy to walk and cycle around. If you’re thinking of going to Menorca for your next holiday but you’re not sure where to stay; there are
resorts to suit couples, families, solo travellers and gourmets too.
Cala Galdana on the south coast is probably Menorca's best known beach resort, whose shore is shaped like a
horseshoe and bordered by towering cliffs. Cala Galdana is a small resort but offers plenty of activities for a
visitor. There are water sports, boat trips and scuba diving. It is one of the best bases from which to explore
inland. Walk along the coastal paths, called the Cami de Cavals that lead to secluded beaches like Calas Macarella
and Macareletta in the west and Cala Mitjana to the east.
If you would like to stay in a self-catering apartment, San Jaime along the central south coast is the place for
you in Menorca. There are self-contained resorts along Son Bou, Menorca's longest beach. Just 20 kilometres (12
miles) from the main airport at Mahon, it's close to a wildlife reserve of sand dunes and freshwater marshes that
is famous for having the best-fed ducks on the island.
Also on the south coast and mid-way between Son Bou and Cala Galdana, Santo Tomas is a purpose built holiday resort that is very popular with British visitors.
It is an ideal place for family holidays, with a paved promenade that runs the whole length of the resort,
children's playgrounds and pool areas along its path. Walk across the cliffs on a well-trodden path for about 45
minutes and you will reach Son Bou.
Set in the hillside above Son Bou, Torre Soli Nou offers a secluded and relaxed holiday. Away from the crowds,
you can stroll along to the most populated resorts for lunch or dinner, or just relax on the beach.
Another one of the well-known beach resorts on the south coast, Binibeca is famous for its stretch of beach
running east to west from Cala Torret through Binibequer Nou to Binibequer Vell. All of this is just eight
kilometres south of Mahon and the main airport. Despite its popularity, this is a quiet area that is popular with
independent travellers. It's the ideal place for a solo relaxing holiday. There are more shopping and catering
facilities at Sant Lluis just a short drive away.
San Joan de
Retreat away from the beach to the exclusive inland resort of San Joan de Binssaidda. Opened in 2004, it has converted farmhouses
and country mansions that offer a luxury break right in the middle of the Menorca Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO
protected site. Take a walk in the countryside during the daytime and see fields full of sheep and cows and
there are hiking and cycling trails that lead to the coast. When return to your hotel in the evening, you can
enjoy some wonderful local cuisine.