Menorca at Easter
enjoy April sun after winter greys
Easter Holiday Menorca
A totally different Island awaits you! Even Menorca summer season regulars will be surprised. The light is crystal sharp , no heat hazes and dust to fudge the distant views. Enjoy an Easter Break with a touch of the Mediteranean lifestyle without the crowds of summer.
Easter - What to expect?
Spring will be well under way and temperatures will be climbing with longer sunnier spells. This means Easter will fall when the island is at it's most colourful ( no sun bleached landscapes ) . In Spain Easter is called Semana Santa or Holy Week.
Summer's dusty walking paths are now framed with greens and the landscape flecked with bright flowers.
At Easter Menorca's beaches become your own
Were the photos really taken in Springtime? The (lack of ) leaves on the trees tells no lies and you can see more of the beautiful buildings too!
From early April onwards temperatures start to climb to 20-22C. Welcome the early summer sun and enjoy this beautiful island in full bloom. The lemon trees branches are breaking from the weight of fruit. Wild jasmin and orange blossom scents the air and island welcomes many a new four legged friend.
Spring in Pictures
Local tradition - Semana Santa
The Easter holidays are strongly linked to religion and tradition and in Menorca, as it can not be any other way; it is celebrated in a very festive manner. The first day is Palm Sunday, in which the coming of Jesus to Jerusalem is remembered. In all the churches on the island they bless the palms after a small procession that ends with mass.
The older generation still usually wear a leaf of laurel on the lapel of their jacket or hold a small bouquet, while the children, who are the main characters of the day, proudly carry their precious palms. The most famous of these are made by the Sisters of the Claudian in Ciudadela or those of the cloister sisters in Mahon. In the afternoon there is also a procession from the churches where the people walk solemnly round the town.
Easter is a time to discover and re-discover Menorca, a welcome short break after the dull wet grey of the UK winter to feel the sun on your face again, minus the overcoats. A time to enjoy T-shirt walks and wander upon isolated places of beauty. To walk along valley and coastal tracks and emerge in bays of empty beaches for a refreshing dip.
To enjoy a meal and a drink next to the mediteranean and looking around to feel a certain comfort in the world when one see the Menorcans too can be too pink from the sun!
Easter Holidays Menorca
Flight and Holiday options : April
Direct flights from Jet2 flights and Holidays Thu , Sun from Birmingham,Manchester and Stanstead From April 5
Spanish Mainland Airport options: Frequent Low cost flights to Barcelona,Madrid and Palma de Majorca have several flights per day to Menorca.Spanish Airports flying to Menorca
Best Choice Hotels for Spring Holidays
Independent Travellers should choose between towns or a self contained Finca / Agrouturisme in the countryisde with a full board option. City Hotels offer sights, Culture, Cafe Bars and Restaurants within walking distanc. Package Holiday Fans have a choice through Jet2 Holidays