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Menorca

With more than 300 days of sun and miles of unspoilt beaches to explore, Menorca is a luxury holiday destination catering to all travellers wanting to lap up the sun in style. Found in the Balearics, this island is small yet mighty, and has become one of the most popular European holiday spots in recent years.
 
Expect your jaw to drop as soon as you reach the other side of departures as you relish in the panoramic views of tropical flora and fauna, archaeological sites just waiting to be excavated and the cerulean waters of the ocean. If you want to get back to nature, you’ve hit the jackpot here as the entire island has been classed as a UNESCO declared Biosphere Reserve since 1993.
 
The numerous five-star hotels in the area will have you truly mesmerised from check-in to check-out. Many boast private access to a beach accompanied by glorious vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. You can rest assured that relaxation will be swiftly achieved thanks to the world-class spas on offer and appetites will be fully sated thanks to the diverse dining destinations. A whirlwind of cuisine from around the world can be found here that's sure to please foodies and even the most selective of palates.
 
The same can be said in general for the fine dining establishments in Menorca. Everything from homely British and Italian cuisine to exotic fare from Japan and India can be found here so whatever you fancy to feast upon that evening, you’ll be able to find an option close by. Succulent steaks and a range of seafood are also on hand should you want to devour traditional flavours, accompanied by an extensive wine list boasting various local options to add even more authenticity to the proceedings.
 
The neighbouring vineyards are also yours to explore too. For a more active afternoon, watersports and hiking are also popular activities. The whole island is walkable, assisted by many paths just waiting to be trekked through. With an abundance of historic monuments and sights littering the skyline too, culture vultures will relish the magnificence of Menorca in no time.
 
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
 
If you’re a lover of mayonnaise, you may be intrigued to know that the popular condiment was first created in the capital of Mahón. Made up of olive oil, eggs and garlic, you won’t taste any better version this side of Europe.
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Good to know

  • Time difference: UTC +1
  • Currency: EUR
  • Nearest Airport: Menorca Airport
  • In A Word: Heaven

Best Time To Travel

Average Temperatures
Jan: 11°c   Feb: 11°c   Mar: 12°c  
Apr: 15°c   May: 18°c   Jun: 22°c  
Jul: 25°c   Aug: 25°c   Sep: 23°c  
Oct: 20°c   Nov: 15°c   Dec: 12°c  

Location

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Menorca In A Nutshell

  • Son Bau is the longest beach on the island. This four-kilometre stretch of sand can be found 20-kilometres from Mahón and boasts amazing watersports facilities to keep thrill seekers entertained. Restaurants serving fantastic cuisine can also be found nearby, suitable for families and larger groups, too.
     
  • If staying in Ciutadella, Cala Macarella and Santo Tomas Beach are both within walking distance. Wonderful for budding explorers, the trails mean you can have many adventures through the rich eco-system that Menorca boasts.
     
  • For a little tranquillity, head to the secluded cove of Cala d’Algaiarens. Crystal-clear waters and rich greenery of the nearby woodland glade ensures a magical experience is had by all.

     
  • Perfect Mediterranean cuisine awaits all dining at Café Balear, in Ciutadella. With a menu brimming with fish and meat options, indulge in a local delicacy such as Caldereta de Langosta overlooking the ocean.
     
  • For panoramic views to match the exquisite dishes on offer, Cap Roi can be found on a clifftop just north of Mahón. Ideal for a date night, popular menu choices include clams, prawns and crab.
     
  • Alternatively, for a taste of Paris, the French cuisine at Pan y Vino is nothing short of spectacular. A Mediterranean flair can be found throughout adding an island feel to the proceedings, with top picks being grilled corvina and panacotta of asparagus.

     
Soak Up The Culture
 
  • With many hotels being found in Ciutadella, the area lends itself perfectly to culture vultures. The traditional architecture found throughout, as well as the abundance of restaurants and boutiques go hand-in-hand for a wonderful day trip with loved ones.
     
  • To learn more about the grand history of Menorca, Fort Marlborough offers audio and private tours of the war museum. Brimming with age-old tales of years gone by, you’re certain to be learning things along the way.
     
  • Explorers will be in their element at El Toro. This ancient landmark and mountain is certain to liven up any Instagram feed, especially when you reach the Sanctuary of the Verge del Toro monument at the top.


     
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