Menorca

A year round destination for couples, families, adventure, wildlife, beaches and culture

Rich in cultural history with prehistoric settlements, fortresses, castles and watchtowers, Menorca is also home to an incredible number of beaches – more than Mallorca and Ibiza put together!  There is Moorish and colonial architecture to be seen throughout the island and its whole coastline is a designated protected area, so there is an abundance of unspoilt sandy beaches and coves.  Highlights include:

  • The capital Mahon has one of the longest natural harbours in the world.  There was a British presence in Mahon for over one hundred years so the city is packed with Georgian inspired architecture
  • The Blue Flag beach of Punta Prima, the island’s most popular resort.
  • Fiestas throughout the summer in every town with the fiesta in San Juan in Ciutadella famous for its dancing Menorcan horses.
  • Camí de Cavalls – a 200km ancient bridle path encircling the island.
  • Moorish and Gothic architecture in Ciutadella, filled with pavement cafes and restaurants.
  • Playas de Son Bou, the longest stretch of beach on the island.

We can book you gorgeous villas with private pools including a couple of larger fully staffed villas for bigger groups, family resort hotels and a number of lovely boutique hotels.  

Walking

Although at first sight the island appears mainly flat with the highest point being Monte Toro at 358m, if you look closer there are many small hills and steep sided valleys with a vast network of footpaths and bridleways. This, and its year-round warm temperatures, make it an ideal walking destination. It is also possible to make a complete circuit of the island on foot via the Camí de Cavalls, an ancient path which hugs most of the island’s 200km-plus of coastline.

  • Flying time: 2.5 hours
  • Time difference: + 1 hour
  • Currency: Euro
  • Best time of year to travel: April to October

Ideas for a trip to Menorca

Here are some ideas for trips to Menorca all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch.

Menorcan boutique luxury

from £1022 per person
Spend a week staying in a luxury boutique hotel on the south coast, converted from a traditional Menorca finca. With a beautiful pool spend your days relaxing in the sun or exploring the delights of Menorca and walking the many trails criss crossing the island.

Coastal trails of Menorca

from £745 per person (excl flights)
This self-guided walking holiday combines a wonderfully varied itinerary that takes in many of the ancient sites, exploring stunning coastal scenery dotted with narrow rocky inlets and magnificent beaches. Your base is an elegantly converted 17th century Spanish finca, near Ciutadella, the island's former capital in the south west.

Villa stay

from £750 per person
Choose from a number of luxury villas in Menorca either on the coast or the interior. All with pool and air conditioning the villas come in various sizes and some of them have staff for the perfect relaxing holiday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions that haven't been answered here? Send your questions to enquiries@shearwatertravel.co.uk and we'll try our best to help.

From 1 January 2021 you can visit Menorca for up to 90 days in any 180 day period without a visa as a tourist.  For further information see the FCO website.

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