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Menorca

Menorca holidays have long been known to offer British sun seekers a taste of paradise. Affordable luxury is what you’ll find on a dream break to this sublime Balearic island, but what makes holidays to Menorca so special?

It could be something to do with the region’s unspoilt coastline and fabulous beaches, where golden sands and turquoise waters make the perfect setting for fun or relaxation. In fact, Menorca boasts more beaches than both Majorca and Ibiza combined.

Add the area’s immense natural beauty, captivating history and fantastic resorts and you’ll soon see why the island is a favourite holiday destination for both families and couples.

Menorca more than lives up to its reputation as the second largest island in the Balearics, with plenty going on further inland too. UNESCO declared the country a Biosphere Reserve back in 1993 to help preserve areas like the Parc S’Albufera d’es Grau wetlands - a must-see.

Holidays in Menorca feature a wide variety of exciting activities for you to enjoy, with day trips to the island’s gin distillery, beautiful Georgian mansions and the incredible town of Talati de Dalt, which was built in 1500 BC - discover all of these attractions and more in our activities section.

As for the weather in Menorca, mild winters give way to warm springs and hot summers. Whatever the season, you’re bound to find pleasant weather and an abundance of Mediterranean sunshine. Here’s what you can expect throughout the year:

  • In January and February, Menorca enjoys pleasant and mild temperatures averaging around 12 degrees Celsius. While the UK shivers, Menorca enjoys cool and manageable days.
  • In March and April, Menorca begins to warm up with temperatures increasing to around 15 degrees Celsius. We recommend avoiding the UK’s April showers and spending Easter in the sun.
  • By the time May rolls around the first signs of summer can be felt. The temperature in Menorca at this time averages around 18 degrees. However, particularly hot days have been known to break into the early 20s.
  • Menorca in June is popular with holidaymakers who like it hot, but not scorching. The temperature sits comfortably in the early 20s.
  • July and August are Menorca’s hottest months. It’s a sun seeker's paradise with temperatures breaking into the mid to high 20s and early 30s on really hot days. Pack your sunscreen and plenty of it.
  • You’d think it would start to cool down during September, wouldn’t you? Fortunately for those looking for a late break, that’s not the case in Menorca where the sun is still shining. Temperatures average around the early to mid 20s.
  • In October, Menorca finally begins to cool down but don’t expect high winds and rain. The temperature sits between 18 - 20 degrees, making it a perfect choice for anyone looking for an off peak stay.
  • November and December in Menorca are all about winter sun. Unlike the UK, the Balearics stay mild and enjoy an average temperature of around 12 degrees.

Choose Menorca for affordable luxury and a paradise break in the Balearics

Menorca is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most luxurious holiday destinations. You don’t have to travel long-haul to find paradise.

Despite being the second largest island in the region, Menorca is often considered a hidden gem and that’s exactly what we love about it. We think you’ll love it too.

Historic attractions, fabulous beaches, traditional restaurants, wildlife parks and plenty of fun activities for children are all waiting to be discovered.

If you’re ready to book your dream holiday to Menorca, browse our site for a superb selection of self catering and all inclusive breaks that won’t break the bank. Your perfect Menorca holiday for 2017 or 2018 is just a click away.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Currency: Euro
Language: Catalan and Spanish
Local Time: GMT+2
Flight time: Approx. 3 Hour flight from the UK


Activities

There’s an endless list of things to do in Menorca, including cultural pursuits and fun water sports, where you can test your skills - and nerve - on the Mediterranean’s azure waters! Read on to see what you can expect to get up to on your Menorca break.

 

Explore one of Menorca’s 120 beaches

The beaches in Menorca are famous in the Balearics. You’ll be spoilt for choice with around 120 beaches to choose from, including tourist hot spots and hidden coves. We recommend the stunning coast of Son Bou which measures 3 km in total!

Sit back and watch the world go by, play volleyball, make an epic sandcastle or go for a swim in the warm Mediterranean Sea, the choice is yours.

 

Water sports

The island is dotted with places to enjoy brilliant water sports activities, including kite surfing and wakeboarding. Prefer scuba diving? Head to one of the island’s many dive centres to learn the ropes.

Most Menorca hotels will be able to help you find the best destinations and tour operators on the island for water sports.

 

Spend a day in Menorca’s vibrant capital of Mao or the town of Ciutadella

If you’ve got time, we recommend seeing both of Menorca’s main cities.

Situated in the east of the island, the Anglo-Spanish city of Mahon, with its spectacular cathedrals, boutiques and quaint cafes, where you can sit and watch the world go by. Enjoy tapas and speciality wines in this superb city.

If you’re staying in the west, you may want to make a trip to the fabulous harbour town of Ciutadella, with its breathtaking ancient buildings and unique landmarks.

If quaint villages are more your speed then head out to Alajor and Ferreries while Es Marcadal is worth a trip because you can get to Monte Toro, the island’s highest point, and enjoy the wonderful views.

 

Horse riding, golf and boat tours

When you’re not exploring Menorca’s colourful history or sipping sangria in the sun, book yourself onto one of the many fun activities that take place around the island.

Horse riding and golf are just a few of the many pastimes available to tourists, boat tours of the Mediterranean are also very popular among holidaymakers.


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