Menorca the other Balearic Holiday Island
Menorca is different, an unspoilt beach paradise so close to home. It's a place that allows you to have sun, relaxation and adventure but without many of the typical vacation time compromises...
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- Where to stay for First Timers
- Package Holidays
- Independent Travellers
- Springtime Holidays
- Easter Holidays
Menorca is an island bathed in sunshine and blessed with so many beautiful beaches, coves and pristine landscapes. It's also a place to experience away from the beach - full of history, cycle and walking trails combined with traditional charms.
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What to expect? Holidays on Menorca
Holidays with fewer compromises...
Too often you will find that holiday destinations force you to make difficult choices. If you wanted safe beaches complete with all tourist facilities then you would have to forget dreaming about lying practically alone on remoter natural beaches. If you wanted to enjoy sun filled mediteranean lifestyle, browsing and shopping, or dancing the night away then you would have to forget about walking or cycling in beautiful, ever changing landscapes, alive with wildlife and ancient history.
Menorca is considerably quieter than Mallorca or Ibiza and deliberately tuned to smaller scale tourist development that does not impact nature - something that it's Balearic neighbours perhaps regret.
The Island is perhaps more suited to those with younger families and couples wanting to combine beautiful sand rich beaches, coastal and countryside scenery with a lighter sprinkling of nightlife. Even the larger purpose built holiday resorts are peaceful, as there is no over emphasis on loud nightlife. Menorca is rather more tuned into relaxation and outdoor activities than drinking and clubbing into the early hours.
In July and August Menorca fills out with younger French,Spanish and German couples and groups of friends who Beach Hop and enjoy all the watersports and outdoors.
Menorca is ideal for families with younger children who want children friendly resorts where there is less emphasis on drinking and clubs. The island is also very appealing to romantic and scenery seeking couples young and old who want the perfect beach holiday and more besides. It has purposely avoided the brashness and noise of heavily developed mass packaged holiday style resorts prefering a balanced mix of nature, relaxation and tradition.
Few holiday destinations have managed to retain their original charm, attraction and culture under the pressure of tourism. Menorca is one of the few exceptions and is typically less than a 2.5 hour flight from the U.K.
For Summer holiday regulars check out a very different Menorca in Springtime
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Photo Rich Guides - each location has plenty
Menorca - Whats on Offer?
Discover YOUR Menorca
Everyones' tastes are different and Menorca offers a wonderful and perhaps surprising buffet of beaches, shopping, nightlife, activities and landscapes. The great thing with Menorca is you can pick and choose as nothing is very far away on the small Island. Menorca is the resort
Due to the island's geology and it's compact size, just 48 Km long and 20km wide, wherever your Holiday Hotel, Villa or Apartment is located you are never more than 5miles away from the next beach! Menorca has more sandy beaches than Majorca and Ibizia combined. These are not man made beaches, with 'Hotel Skylines' scarring your view, but places of great natural beauty and crystal sparkling turquoise waters.
Seen "naked" you can see just how sparsely populated Menorca is, which means there is a lot of natural spaces to enjoy
Menorca's BEST beaches
Our personal favourites
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Natural / locally known as Virgin Beaches
Menorca has these in abundance for such a small island
Your Holiday Your way
Vacation how you like, All in packages stays, Individuallity in Villas, Apartments and Smaller Independent Hotels
Atol protected,one stop booking,low deposits - but is that hotel really in the right resort for you?
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Menorca Hotels and Flight Packages
ABTA : Speedy and smooth refunds, Low Deposit ( £60pp ) with 22/23kg Allowance ,Hand luggage and Transfers included - selected hotels Kids go FREE !
Summer All Inclusive HotelsUnlimited Waterpark access included in selected Hotels
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Build your holiday your way - Independently-minded Travellers
Menorca your way - the freedom to stay in different hotels , locations. Enjoy Boutique beauty, Spa and Individuality for a few days or the whole Holiday. Experience Boat Charter Holidays with friends and wake up to a new swimming bay and beach each day.
Menorca Holiday Directory
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