Is Punta Prima a good Holiday Beach Resort for you?
suited to couples or singles
suited to families with younger children
Punta Prima for families
Safe beach, shallow waters for small children
Self contained holiday resort
Plenty to see and do within walking distances
Close to Mahon/Mao for a change of scene for mums and dads
Punta Prima for couples
Close to Mahon and Es Castell for livelier entertainment and moonlit harbour strolls
Good snorkeling just off the beach, with watersports services
Good Water sports at beach area Diving center nearby - S'Algar/Binibeca
(updated Jan 2024)
is located in the south east corner of the island.
Punta Prima is an established mixed residental and private villas resort with around 5 hotels catering to the packaged holidaymaker. Punta Prima benefits from being in the 'golden triangle' of south east Menorca with plenty of surrounding villages and towns with lot's to explore.
Punta Prima has a superb deep beach providing space for all with an area to the right reserved for the little ones.
There is a free toddlers play area with slides,swings and climbing frames near the beach car park. A larger childrens play centre with all that their hearts desire is also nearby. The local hotels offers a range of evening entertainments which can be enjoyed if you buy drinks as non residents.
Shopping in Punta Prima
Shopping in Punta Prima is limited mainly to 2 small supermarkets offering summer clothing, beachware and souvenirs. There are some smaller boutique style shops in nearby Sant Lluis. Mahon is an easy bus ride away with much, much more.
Menorca Holiday Tips
There is large Euroski Hypermarket in nearby Sant Lluis and a smaller very popular excellent supermarket Sa Botega at S'Ullastrar.
For Self caterers, visit the large Eroski supermarket at the Poligno outside Sant Lluis on the road towards Mahon. The independent Cafe Bar has not only an excellent value and tasty Menu del Dias/Buffet (witness many locals at the tables! ) but you can take it away too!
The beach with it's skyline of Ilse del Aire and parade of boats tooing and frowing to Mahon Harbour
Sea caves by Kayak
Punta Prima is surounded by unspoilt countryside with small lanes ( including Cami de Cavalls ) which allow you to explore the local area
Water park with free shuttle bus from Punta Prima
This corner of Menorca has the most villages and hamlets which are lovely to explore on foot or bicycle
Mahon ( Mao or Maó )
Mahon has a great mediterranean charm around the centre and harbour. Busy pavement Cafes and Bars, superb fruit and fish markets and all enclosed in a maze of narrow streets with architecture and many reminders of it's Georgian past. In addition to the traditional the town offers a myriad of stylish shops and bars. Along the whole length of the harbour quayside (Moll de Llevant) there is an electic collection of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants for all pockets and styles. A spectacular setting above the huge natural harbour with ships and boats of every shape and sizes.
There are good cheap regular bus services to Mahon and S'Algar via Sant Lluis.
Punta Prima to Airport is about 22 Euro one way, to Es Castell circa 15, to Mahon max 20 and Binibeca max 10.
Punta Prima - Nightlife
Organised evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort hotels and some Bars. Mahon, Ciutadella and Es Castell however offer alot more with something for everyone, but with none of the "bing drink clubbing" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca. Menorca is not Majorca but that is why many people come here!
There are no discos only small bars. Entertainment is in the larger hotels also open to non residents if you buy drinks.
Mahon or Es Castell is a bus ride / taxi ride away for a lot more. You might also want to go along the coast to Cala Torret / Binibeca.
Mahon has lots more going on and is an easy Taxi cab back late at night ( Circa 20 Euro )
Not that far away in Cala en Porter there is Club den Xoroi
Cova d'en Xoroi - Dance Club a location like no other
Located in huge spectacular natural caves some 25m above the moonlight Med. Toast the Moon shining down and dance through to see the Sunrise - literally!
Undoubtedly the most dramatic nightspot on the island. Set high, literally in the cliffs, above the sea it's an atmospheric dance club with one of the most original locations. With themed nights, guest DJs, music and dance acts DJs.
Opening times: 11:30 'til 05:00. Daily May to October and weekends outside of these months.
Cova Bus : Pick up service ( from main beach resorts ) arrival Midnight - Depart Xoroi at 5a.m - see nuratravel.com/Experience/cova-de-xoroi/
Special promotions ( check website,flyers and posters in bars) enabling free entrance to the night club if you visit the caves earlier in the day.
Bus Network Map with Punta Prima 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.
Punta Prima has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Punta Prima 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.