The island may be smaller than neighbouring Majorca, but a holiday in Menorca is also quieter, making it ideal for a more idyllic escape. It's got beach resorts a-plenty, from the glorious curving coastline of Arenal d'en Castell to the unspoilt, golden grandeur of Cala Pregonda. For breathtaking views of the island, take a drive up Monte Toro, and you should definitely make time to explore the capital city of Mahon (also spelt Mao), with its expansive harbour, historic buildings, galleries and picturesque plazas. It makes for a perfect break from the beach!
There's a huge selection of direct flights to Menorca to choose from. They're offered by carriers such as easyJet, Thomson Flights and Monarch, and take off from a range of airports including London Luton, London Gatwick, Manchester and Belfast International. Average journey time is around two and a half hours, and Menorca Airport (also known as Mahon Airport) is located around five kilometres from the capital city itself. This is a very convenient gateway for your holiday in Menorca, as regular, swift bus services run twice an hour to the capital city and other destinations.
Speaking of buses, the services make it very easy to get between resorts, although taxis are also available. If you're looking to really get to grips with the island (such as travel up Monte Toro), you might be better off organising car hire in Menorca. Bear in mind, though, that the peak summer periods do get very busy, even on this quieter island sibling of Majorca and Ibiza, so it would be best to book your hired car well in advance of your holiday, or run the risk of missing out.
Getting a cheap hotel in Menorca is possible, as there are so many places catering to tourists on tight budgets. However, once again it's important to consider the time of the year in which you're going. Holiday periods that coincide with school breaks are bound to be a lot busier (and Menorca is very popular with families), so if you're really after a good deal you can try going just before or just after the summer peak period.
There are countless restaurants to enjoy on your holiday in Menorca, and that means it's very possible to avoid the more expensive ones and still feast on great food. Yes, there are some fancy places serving up dishes like lobster stew, but you can always head for the humbler, family-run nooks which serve up authentic Spanish food at good prices.
Updated 19th June 2013
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posted by luna_momiThe hotel is in quiet location few minutes walk from a sandy beach and couples of shops and restaurant. The rooms are well decorated and recently refurbished. Its really great to stay there.
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