Menorca top Family Resort Favourites. Pick of Best family friendly hotels.

Menorca top Family Resort Favourites. Pick of Best family friendly hotels.

Menorca top Family Resort Favourites. Pick of Best family friendly hotels.

Menorca Where to Stay for Families - Best Resorts?, Best Family hotels?

Holiday planning: Make hotel shortlists, then check out the beach resort or the other way round?

Every family's children are unique, every family has different priorities. Relax we understand this and we really know Menorca from many years experiences so can help you find YOUR familiy's perfect hotel/villa/resort combination with, we think, better informed choices.

Menorca is often unexpected ( misunderstood ), has surprisingly diverse beach resorts, which means picking somewhere to stay daunting unless you've experienced it all like we have. It's all too easy to pick the wrong location for you and your family especially if you read the generic Hotel broschure / web Resort 'blurb'. Holiday Forums, Social media groups are full of these experiences sadly.

Where to stay - Best Family Hotels

Our pick of Family friendly hotels

Your choice independently booking can have attractive alternative deals and stay flexibility over packages. Or you might prefer family friendly packages that offer an 'All Done' approach with flights sorted.

Where to stay - Our Family Resort Picks

To be upfront Menorca is ( too often? ) pushed as Family friendly destination but it's not for every family's taste . Menorca does not offer Salut, Costa de Sol or Majorca levels of 'buzzy' family Tourist entertainments in it's resorts.

Menorca not sounding for you? Perhaps Majorca , Costa del Sol or indeed back to Costa Dorada and it's big Waterparks is your best choice.

So why is Menorca so often labled the (young) family destination? - lazyness / ignorance mostly. What you can trust is that on Menorca there is no need to avoid the excess of other youthful partygoers under the sun. Teenagers are safe to wander off on their own and 99% of resort beaches have superb sands,gentle sloping access to sea and no booming beach bar PA speakers. If you think your child needs constant stimulation then choose your resort/hotel wisely - it might not be for you.

We've experienced many Menorca holidays as children/teens and taken our children there from babies onwards. Here are our 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.

My Menorca

Menorca does not suffer over commercialization or has sold out it's nature and original charm to tourism. What all these suggested Menorcan resorts have in common though are soft sandy beaches, with safe warm waters, Red Cross ,Lifeguards and locals who genuinely welcome children. With 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.

Arenal den Castell

One of Menorca's more touristically developed family friendly resorts with an above average offering for younger 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

Jet2 Holidays

EasyJet Holidays

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-catering.

Where to stay picks in Cala'n Bosch / Cala en Bosch

Waterpark access Zafira + Waterpark

Jet2 Holidays

Easy Jet Holidays

All Accommodation in Arenal

Our guide to Holidays in Calan Bosch

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 dominate here with just a few Hotels/Aparthotels. Small fun park for younger children, great active 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

Jet2 Holidays

EasyJet Holidays

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 access path.

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.

Where to stay picks in Binibeca

Jet2 Villa Holidays

Our guide to Holidays in Binibeca

Son Bou

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

Jet2 Holidays in Son Bou

Our in-depth guide to Holidays in Son Bou

All Menorca's beach Resorts and how we categorise them ALL Menorca's '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.

Menorca Villa Holidays

Menorca Family Holiday Advice

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.

Food, Meals and Drinks prices

Menorca May half Term

The Menorca Sumer season is underway!, the sea is sparkling ( no peak summer suncream film ) and hotel staff are fresh. Pools on Menorca are rarely heated, may not be so warm so bring swimshirts. Evenings may require an extra layer sitting outside daytime

What to Pack? be honest you are travelling from UK so you need to wear jackets/layer for the trip to/from Airport - it won't be in your luggage allowance. We would however recommend packing suncream( expensive/'time waster' leaving until arrival on Menorca) UV is very strong this far south compared to back home- even a cloudy day without face protection will burn you in under 30mns.

May Weather on Menorca

Babies, Toddlers and pre-teens

Young children love Menorca's sandy shallow beach fronts. Parents might want it quiet or 'buzzy' for the kids - kids clubs anyone? Speed of transfers maybe your priority.

There are definite differences between Menorca's resorts. Each Beach Resort has it's own style. Some geared more towards bigger package holiday hotels ( Kids clubs, splash pools), some more to relaxing in individual villas with authentic Menorca close by.

Don't worry we've rated Menorca's beach resorts for family friendliness and suitability by child age groups :

Menorca Family Resorts

Family beach resorts - MyMenorca rated

We know them all very well - we rate them by child age groups

Menorca with Kids

Need some Inspirations for family fun, what to do, what to see and visit with the kids? Well while Menorca is very much about nature and the outdoors, not so much big theme parks or indoor games arcades MyMenorca's guide with tried and tested ideas has you covered...including bad weather days.

Family and kids activities

MyMenorca Insights

In resort/out of resort Kids entertainments and activities

Days out, fun places to visit, action and watersports

Menorca Family Holidays Advice

Food, Meals and Drinks prices

Menorca with Teens

We've picked out resorts where Teenagers might meet others or if they are sporty or adventure minded & where there are activities in or near the resort. Menorca with Teenagers


Need space for the 'babysitters'? ;-) Villas or larger multi-bed Aparthotels may be a better solution. Need a beach resort with something for all ages? - check out Son Bou ,Cala Blanca,Cala'n Bosch and Arenal d'en castell = most varied tourist development/entertainment,shops to wander,flat zones and maybe importantly for you? Hotels with Kids Clubs, splash play areas ,kiddie discos etc.

Family Transfers - options and costs

IMPORTANT: children under 12 must travel in rear seat of taxis and cars ( with correct seating ) and Guardia ( traffic Police) will often sit at junctions/roudabouts and make stop checks - possible on the spot fines!

All your transfer questions answered

Taxi prices by resort from Airport and child seats spanish law

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