Menorca is a tranquil sanctuary for nature, wildlife and, in recent years, holidaymakers looking for a quieter way to enjoy the climate and beauty of the Balearic Islands. From the white-sanded beaches, turquoise waters, lush green countryside, historical sites and architecture, to the sights and sounds of the city, the island has something for everyone. But the big questionis, where on the island should you stay?
If you are looking for the best place to rent a luxury holiday villa in Menorca, then this guide will pinpoint some of the most popular choices with holidaymakers, and why they might be right for you.
Stretching from the east with the restaurants of Cala Torret and S’Atalaya, to the western fishing village of BinibecaVell,this resort area offers some of the best villas in Menorca as well as access to a beach with its own bar, restaurant and sunbeds. Binibeca also offers both traditional and ‘tourist’ shops and restaurants. Popular outings include taking the train to Punta Prima or hiring a car to explore the coast.
Cala Galdana is set on a breathtaking curved bay,which is met by clear waters and bordered by cliffs with pine trees at the top. It’s a relatively quiet resort, but there are still a few shops and restaurants, so holidaymakers can find everything they need within easy reach.
Cala Galdana villas often provide good access to the beach and water sports. The water is shallow and calm,making the area especially suitable for young kids.
Cala en Bosch
If you are contemplating a historical holiday, Cala en Bosch on the west coast is a great choice. It is ideally situated for fishing expeditions, glass-bottom boat trips and excursions to remote coves, or access to a family water park.
The marina has a great range of restaurants and bars which cater to lots of different tastes, so you’re sure to find something to suit everyone, from Spanish tapas and fresh seafood to familiar fast food. What’s more, the stunning harbor town of Ciutadella is just a short car drive away.
Son Bou is where you will find the island’s longest beach, with almost 2 km of sea and sand to enjoy. It’s such a long beach that even in the busy season, you should be able to find a peaceful spot to relax in. It is a very traditional resort with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. In the surrounding area, there are wooded hills and farmland which makes it a popular place for families looking walks and for quality time together.
Fornells is a resort around a fishing village (also called Fornells). The resort is to the north of the island and offers holidaymakers a long bay – Playa de Fornells – with water sports,along with small coves and islets and the Reserva La Concepció nature reserve. The village is particularly well-known for having incredible seafood restaurants, and the resort has a wide range of shops and bars.