Is Addaya - Port Addaia a good Holiday location for you?
suited to couples or singles
A taste of the real Menorca. Good for spring breaks and base to discover the rest of the island
Port Addaia for families
Quiet relaxing - low key resort
Close to big sandy beach at Arenal den Castell
Port Addaia for couples
Close to some excellent north coast virgin beaches
Boating, Golfing fans, Walking , Cycling , Horseriding and Diving
Mahon & Es Castell for livelier entertainment and moonlit harbour strolls
(updated Jan 2024)
Port Addaya ( Addaia ) is located on the north east coast of the island. Approximately 25 mins., from the Airport.
Port Addaia ( also written Port Addaya, Port D'Addaia ) is quiet but definitely for those with a love of boats. It is set on the headland between Cala Moli and a very picturesque inlet, making a perfrect natural harbour and so its not surprising that boats are the main feature here. This is also a residential area so you will be able to mix with the locals and this means also that the restaurants and bars will cater for more authentic food and local tastes.
A large picture perfect beach is at nearby Arenal den Castell and the very natural beach of Arenal de Son Saura lies just at the coast at Son Parc (10 mins by car ) and does the Island only golf course.
Port D'Addaia has a scenic coastal footpath winding its way around the whole of Addaia connecting on the other side to a little inlet called Cala Moli with views over neighbouring Na Macaret.
There is no beach in Port Addadia, but there are two very attractive serviced beaches west along the coast at Arenal den Castell and Son Parc and another south east at Es Grau which is part of a nature reserve and very idylic. There is a local sandy beach at nearby fishing village of Na Macaret.
Menorca Holiday Tips
From here you are not far from a number of north coast Virigin beaches ( Cala de Sa Toretta, Cala Mesquida, Playa Binimella, Playa Cavaleria) Menorca's Virgin Beaches
There is a small commercial area with two mini supermarkets, Bars and Restaurants.
With its warm crystal clear waters, many underwater caves and coral encrusted rock formations, Menorca is recognised as one of the most spectacular diving locations in the Mediteranean. English speaking Dive centre in Coves Noves ( entrance to Arenal den Castell ) Marina Divers tauchen-menorca.jimdo.com
Classic Cruises offer day trips along the north coast in traditional wooden boat www.classiccruisesmenorca.com
Boat Excursions - Departing Mahon harbour
Subject to weather there are half day ( Don Joan to north and south coasts) and harbour trips (Yellow Catamarans & Don Joan) taking in the historical and geographical sites of Mahon harbour. Due to the water clarity the glass bottom boats really can help you see a lot under and above the water. Trips circa 1 hour around the harbour ( Mon - Sat ) and half day trips-see below.
Don Joan - a large modern glass bottom catamaran with 3 decks. Level 1 is submarine level in the hulls with glass panels for underwater viewing. Level 2 is the main deck with a bar selling drinks and snacks. Level 3 is the sun deck.
Half day trips along the eastern coast of Menorca departing from Mahon are also available on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9.45am and 2.30pm. Trips will go northwards to Es Grau and Isla d´en Colon ( excellent scenery) or Southwards to Binisafuller . There will be swimming stops and time to lay on a beach.
Yellow Catamarans ( 2 Boats ) - offer comentated trips around the harbour taking in the significant sights. Plus visits to Isla del Rey
Enquire locally for current times and prices. Tickets and Information at the bottom of the stairway to harbour from old town ( Placa de Baixmer/Moll de Ponent, Mahon 07701)
An advance booking eg evening before will usually recieve a 10% discount. Online bookings sometimes more.
Departures are from Mahon harbour quay side next to La Minerva cafe restaurant which serves a good scenic expresso while you wait.
Port Addia is surrounded by attractive countryside. At nearby Cap de Favaritx the landscape is very different, with rocky remains from volcanoes but with it's own kind of beauty.
Sailing, motor yachts and diving is available in the port. Tennis courts for public hire are located at Coves Noves, 5 minutes drive away. Windsurfing and sailing school and boat rentals at Fornells.
Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of busus and signposts as Mao, it's correct local name. Also posted in the local papers eg Ultima Hora Menorca, Menorca towards the back pages are most of the island's bus timetables. You will nearly always find a copy of this in a cafe bar ( any day in season will do ) - make notes, please don't take paper as its there for all to read. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other resorts/towns first hand.
There is a daily bus service into Mahon.
Everything boats and on and below the water is the main attraction here.
Son Parc Golf and Tennis
Son Parc offers the island's only 18 hole golf course set in wooded countryside complete with putting green and (floodlit) driving range. There are also tennis courts available for hire (raquets and balls can be hired at golf shop ) and Bar-Restaurant Es Bruc GOLF with outside terrace overlooking the course . Tee times can be booked in advance as can the tennis courts. Website
Good conversation is the order of the days here in the local restaurants and bars and watching the sun go down over the water. Arenal den Castell and Coves Noves is nearby for livelier entertainments and more choices. Mahon is also not that far.
Bus Network Map with Addaya - Port Addaia Bus stops to download
TIP:Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of buses and signposts as Maó, it's local name. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other sights, resorts/towns and attractions.
Addaya - Port Addaia has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Port Addaia will be around 22-26 degrees in Summer. In October the water is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days with temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.