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Villas in Menorca

Menorca is the most family-oriented, picturesque and tranquil of the Balearic Islands. Beaches on the island are glorious - from spectacular, silver-sanded, gently curving bays to rocky inlets with pine tree settings. Larger, low-rise resorts can be found on the pretty south coast, while, in between, its green and hilly rural interior remains largely untouched. A sprinkling of beautiful buildings, attractive villages and mysterious prehistoric sites all combine to make Menorca simply sparkle with calm and charm.

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Menorca - An idyllic island beauty

Despite a reputation as a holiday destination of choice, Menorca is delightfully low key. Its beaches and ‘calas’ are its pride and joy. Our Menorca villas can be found all over, particularly on the popular south coast, but the island is small enough that exploration is easy and utterly worthwhile.

  • Menorca Attractions

    Watersports, sailing, yachting, golf and tennis – there’s plenty of activities for your Menorca holiday. Scuba diving centres can be found in the main resorts, while horse riding ranches are also located in the larger, town areas.

    If you want to escape from sunbathing on the beach, the island has an array of natural caves on the south coast near Cala en Porter. From the larger resorts, you can take a boat trip and explore the island by sea, while those interested in nature can visit the wildlife reserves found in the wetlands.

  • Menorca Beaches

    Menorca has beach resorts for all the family - some crowded for those who like it busy, and some off the beaten track for peace and tranquillity.

    Undoubtedly the island’s biggest attraction, there are over 100 beaches to choose from. Some of the most popular and developed beaches are found on the southern coastline. Many have shallow waters and gently sloping sands which are ideal for children. While in the north, you’re more likely to stumble across picturesque horseshoe bays, coastal views and rugged, beautiful scenery.

  • Menorca History

    With strong British links dating back to the times of Nelson, Menorca’s wealth of archaeological remains and ancient sites will delight lovers of history.

    Alongside a gothic church, maze and fortress, traces of the island’s colourful past and original inhabitants can be found everywhere. Monuments, Neolithic towns, prehistoric remains and megalithic ruins are in abundance - most of which have been left undisturbed. Bronze Age stone towers and ‘taulas’ - huge stone tablets placed in the shape of a T – are also a unique feature of the area.

  • Menorca Shopping

    Arguably the best buy in Menorca is leather goods - from footwear, in particular locally manufactured sandals known as 'Abarcas', to bags and jackets. Jewellery is a Menorcan speciality, alongside locally produced pottery and cheeses made in the Quesos Coinga factory. Small, local markets sell traditional arts and crafts, as well as fresh produce.

    In Mahon, Menorca’s pretty harbourside capital, you can see the famous 18th-Century Xoriguer Gin Distillery and its enormous copper stills in action before sampling the 100 different types of gin on offer.

  • Menorca Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Take a boat trip round the world’s second deepest natural harbour at Maó (Mahon) – to get the best views of the cliff-top houses and learn about its fascinating history.

    • Take a carajillo (coffee with brandy) and a selection of tapas in Plaça des Born, Ciutadella, one of the finest city squares anywhere in Spain.

    • Cool off at a water park – you’ll find them in Cala en Bosch and Cala Blanes.

    • Explore the island’s history – the talaiots, taules and navetes. The Naveta des Tudons, close to Ciutadella is the best preserved of the navetas – boat-shaped, Bronze Age burial chambers.

    • Experience a fiesta, whether its jousting in June in Ciutadella or giants, gin and dancing horses in Maó in September.

    • Choose your own catch of the day and sample the fresh lobster in the fishing village of Fornells.

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Sights / Places to go
8.4
Night life
7.3
Overall rating
8.9
Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 690 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Suzanne

Southampton Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Walking distance to restaurants and bars.
Nothing to dislike
Confirmed stay: 24 June 2019
Published on: 25 June 2019
8 out of 10

Annette

Ashford, Kent
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Location, great transfer, easy holiday!
Villa sunbeds, not worthy of a boot fair
Confirmed stay: 24 June 2019
Published on: 25 June 2019
10 out of 10

Anita

Rotherham Couple
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Fabulous restaurants, with a wide variety of choices and prices. Very clean and locals are very welcoming. Been to this area 9 times and loved every single visit.
Holiday is always too short for me!
Confirmed stay: 22 June 2019
Published on: 25 June 2019
8 out of 10

Barbara

Brighton Friends
+
Everyone friendly and courtios
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 22 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
10 out of 10

Janet

Shevington Group
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Lovely pool, nice that they give us clean towels. Nice and quite.
Just the water for showers at night
Confirmed stay: 21 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
9 out of 10

Nicola

Sutton Coldfield Family with only child
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Ciutadella both in the evening and in the day
Nil
Confirmed stay: 21 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
9 out of 10

Nicholas

Trowbridge Wilts Couple
+
Beautiful clean beach and not over commercialised. Quiet
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 21 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
9 out of 10

James

Folkestone Family (with only pre-school children)
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Very family friendly, excellent beaches that are not over-commercialised. Driving is easy as roads were quiet when we visited in June
Beach loungers/umbrellas very expensive
Confirmed stay: 21 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
9 out of 10

David

York Family group all over
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Quiet, but nice restaurants, bars, beaches and sightseeing
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 21 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
10 out of 10

John

Hatfield Friends
+
The villa and its location.
None at all.
Confirmed stay: 21 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
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