Totally subjective as every family's children have their own characters - from 'Happy go lucky to Entertain me now !!!'
Good to Know
Budgeting? Self Catering tips on Menorca
Menorca's Beach Resorts have no hosting towns so are self contained and surrounded by attractive undeveloped countryside and farmlands. The furthest Resort from Airport is 1 hour ( door to door ) so even with youngsters , you have the whole Island to choose from. West coast Resorts tend to be flat and have much smaller beaches. Beaches have soft sand with shallow sandy bottoms that slope gently. There are NO Hotel Resorts ( eg Hotels with extensive grounds with lots all their own shops/facilities on a private site ) .
Family Friendly What is fact is that Menorca is a very child friendly holiday destination and children are safe, welcomed with a smile in Bars and Restaurants all over the Menorca. None of Menorca's resorts has any loud neon bars, or beach side bars with drunken '20 somethings' you have to 'explain away' to the kids or worry if Teenagers wander off. In the beachside Resorts most loud activities that could disturb youngsters sleep have to finish at 11pm by law.
Airport Transfers with young famlies
If a Transfer is not included in your Holiday or you don't fancy the potential long waits for other arriving passengers / multiple hotel drop offs consider a Taxi / private Transfer West coast resorts are often best via a Transfer rather than Taxi due to costs - taxi circa 60-73 Eur one way BUT max. of 4 people. We recommend Shuttle Menorca.
Airport Taxis - you cannot pre-book child seats ( so you will have to bring your own ). By law children MUST have correct seating. Babies / Toddlers are illegal ( police fines ) if sat on a lap!
Airport Buses don't run to any Resorts ( change required at Mahon main bus station )
Tip - despite the apparent many offers online there are only three licensed companies who actually provide the transfer service on Menorca, so ensure you know who you are booking with before paying!
Which comes first Hotel or Resort? never easy but our guides will help you make better Resort choices than just relying on Hotel websites :-)
We've listed ALL Menorca's Resorts ( where accommodation is offered including pivate and Tour Operators ) which makes it easier to strike out that Hotel ,Villa or Apartment from a shortlist.
|Young Family (Larger Resort ) Hotels and Resort activities for younger children|
|Teenager Friendly Watersports, Adventure Activities|
|10-30min Direct Transfer plus Baby and Toddler Friendly|
|10-30min Direct Transfer|
To help you choose and plan before you book or travel - select Resort to view an Insightful detailed guide of the Beaches ,what to see and do, masses of photos, interactive maps,bus connections in fact everything you need tpo find the best beach resort for YOU
West Coast direct transfer 45-60min.
|Cala en Blanes Beach|
|Cala'n Forcat (Los Delfines)|
|Cala en Brut (Cala en Bruc)|
|Santandria (Sa Caleta) Beach|
|Cala Blanca Beach|
|Cala en Bosch (Calan Bosch,Cala en Bosc,Cap d'Artrutx) Beach|
|Son Xoriguer (Cala'n Bosch) Beach|
|Ciutadella (small Beach @Playa Gran)|
North Coast direct transfer 30-35min.
|Arenal den Castell Beach|
|Coves Noves(Arenal den Castell) Beach|
|Playa Fornells (Playa den Fornells,Platges de Fornells) Beach|
South Coast direct transfer 15-35min.
|Binibeca (Binibequer,Cala Torret) Beach|
|Biniancolla / Son Ganxo|
|Binisafuller ( Cap d'en Font ) Beach|
|Cala en Porter (Calan Porter) Beach|
|Cala Galdana Beach|
|Es Canutells Beach|
|Punta Prima Beach|
|Son Bou ( San Jaime,Torre Soli Nou ) Beach|
|Santo Tomas( San Toma ) Beach|
|Son Parc Beach|
Good to Know
As you look around on web , guide books you might well get confused by place names: is Calan Porter the same as Cala D'en Porter, where is this placed called Mao, i'm looking for Mahon?
Tour Operators, guides will often use Anglicised place names and lazy spelling. We give you all possible location names so you can find them locally. So Mao is correct, so is Mahon - they are the same place. Also some resorts merge one into another eg Binibeca / Cala Torret, Cala n Forcat / Cala en Brut / Cala en Blanes / Los Delfines