Menorca Where to Stay for Families
Best Places for Families
Confused/Unsure? Find the ideal hotel , then check out the beach resort or the other way round? Every family's children are unique, every family has different priorities and budgets. Relax we really know Menorca so can help you with better informed choices.
Menorca is unexpected, perhaps confusing but surprisingly diverse, which means picking somewhere to stay unless you've experienced it all can be daunting and it's all too easy to pick the wrong location for you and your family especially if you read the generic locations blurb. Holiday Forums are full of these experiences.
Where to stay - Our Family Resort Picks
On Menorca there is no need to avoid the excess of other youthful partygoers in the sun. Teenagers are safe to wander off on their own.
I've experienced Menorca as a child and taken my children there from babies onwards. Here are my personal top 5 menorca family where to stay resorts tips. Each is different, in their setting and on varying emphasis on independent or packaged holidays.
What all these resorts have in common though are fine sandy beaches, with safe warm waters, Red Cross, beachside toilets and bar / restaurants catering for children. Plus attractions to keep the beach rats happy away from the beach and where Mums and Dads can keep and eye on them while relaxing with a drink.
If you've only experienced coarse brown sandy beaches, backed by an unattractive skyline of hotels with little natural green scenery then you are in for a treat. Menorca does not suffer with neon nightclub excesses, over commercialization or has sold out it's nature and original charm to tourism.
Arenal den Castell
One of Menorca's more touristically developed family friendly resorts with an above average offering for young children . This resort lies above a horseshoe bay with an almost enclosing headland on the horizon. It also means, the water here is shallower, calmer and warmer due to the very shallow falls into the water.
Where to stay picks in Arenal den Castell
A rare 'on the beach' hotel Club Hotel Aguamarina
Villa Villa Maru Villaplus
Our in-depth guide to Holidays in Arenal den Castell
Cala en Bosch
Cala en Bosch is the closet thing Menorca has to a 'large' purpose built holiday resort . Has most varied accommodation (budget/styles)
There is an Aquapark, karting track and varying childrens entertainments, indoors and outdoors. Boats trips along the south coast so mums can experience a little bit of beach paradise too. The quieter areas to the west of the Marina have holiday villas and a commercial area serving families who prefer self caterering.
Where to stay picks in Cala'n Bosch / Cala en Bosch
Waterpark access Zafira + Waterpark
Cala en Porter
Cala en Porter has probably THE best beach for children on Menorca. Set in a large beautiful inlet the beach is protected and you can walk out many many meters on the fine sandy bottom. Villas domminate here with just a few Hotels/Aparthotels. Small fun park for younger children, water sports and MTB for older children. Lots more to see and do closeby with easy bus connections. Short Transfer.
Where to stay picks in Cala'n Porter
Villa Villa Maru Villaplus
Villa Villa Santi Villaplus
Our in-depth guide to Holidays in Cala'n Porter
Binibeca- Quieter Authentic Menorca
Binibeca is distinctly relaxed, Authentic Menorca with most accommodation in Villas. A family favourite for regular Menorca visitors. Sandy, shallow bottomed beach with pushchair
The Restaurant, bars and commercial areas are at the resorts two ends. Binibquer Vell and Binibeuer Nou which blends into neighbouring Cala Torret. Short Transfer.
Son Bou has Menorca's loooooooongest beach - 3km. The resort is set on a attractive, dramatic coastline. A larger resort, it offers more entertainments for children young and older and nearby Alaior old town for a change of scene for mums and dads. Mixed accommodation in Hotels and private villas are tiered on the hillside. Short Transfer.
Where to stay picks in Son Bou
One of the few Hotels with Activities and club 0 - 16 years. Rooms or Family friendly Apartments with 1 or 2 bedrooms and kitchenette. Royal Son Bou
Aparthotel Aparthotel Jardin de Menorca
Villa lots of space Villa Caterina
Our in-depth guide to Holidays in Son Bou
All Menorca's beach Resorts and how we categorise them Family Beach Resorts
Where to stay Family Villas
Often a Villa Holiday can be all about the villa pool,walks down to the beach and meal times when you want, not guessing the buffet queue wait times - sometimes the resort is secondary.
Where to stay Family Inspirations
Need some Inspirations for family oriented what to do , what to see and visit with the kids? Well Menorca is very much about nature and the outdoors , not theme parks, indoor games arcades. Our in-depth guide to what to see and do with kids on Menorca Tried and tested.
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