Holidays in Menorca have been a popular choice with sun-seeking holidaymakers from the UK for many years. The least developed of the Balearic Islands, Menorca may be quieter than its neighbours Majorca and Ibiza, but it still has a lot to shout about. With over 100 great beaches and secluded bays to choose from on Menorca, all washed by clear blue seas, where better to spend your days - whether you're looking to chill-out on the sands or want to try your hand at the many watersports. And when the sun goes down, the larger resorts like Cala'n Blanes, Cala Blanca and Cala'n Bosch have plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you happy into the early hours. Don't miss a trip to the island's two cities, Mahon and Cuidadela, for elegant dining and stylish boutiques. Menorca is at its hottest in the summer months, but enjoys mild weather and plenty of sunshine the rest of the year. There is wide choice of hotels in Menorca as well as self catering apartments, completes the picture. What's more, flights to Menorca take less than two and a half hours from most UK airports, so a Menorca holiday is never too far away!
As well as the obvious sunbathing, holidays in Menorca are the ideal time to enjoy water sports, golf, sailing, tennis and horse riding. For a fun family day out, visit one of the island's popular water parks. If you can tear yourself away from the beautiful beaches, you'll find a good choice of excursions: Head to Mount Toro, with the 17th century Sanctuary of the Mare de Deu del Toro at its peak, or Mahon, the pretty island capital. There are Gothic churches, monuments, fortresses, prehistoric remains, smart harbours and Neolithic towns scattered around the island. For great seafood, visit the harbour town of Cuidadela or fishing village Fornells, or bag handcrafted leather goods and jewellery in market towns Alaior and Es Mercadal. There's plenty to keep sports enthusiasts, shopaholics, nature lovers and culture vultures happy on holiday in Menorca.
Nightlife in Menorca is fairly low key. Many of the hotels have their own inhouse entertainment and you'll find a good selection of bars and pubs to enjoy in the larger resorts. For stylish wine bars and bars, head to the cities of Mahon and Cuidadela.
Freshly caught Mediterranean fish is a Menorcan speciality, as are traditional Spanish dishes. Still, in larger resorts, you'll find a good range of international restaurants, catering to plenty of tastes. Many hotels offer half board or allinclusive options, so you don't even need to leave your hotel for dinner.
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