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Sant Lluis - Location
is located in the sount east corner of the island. Approximately 10 mins., from the Airport.
Suited to those wanting an authentic atmosphere set in attractive surrounding countryside Sant Lluis is a residential town at the heart of one of the top, if not the best, tourist areas on the island. The south east corner of the island the "golden triangle".
Sant Lluis is a traditional menorcan town (though architecturally its grid based - heritage from it french military occupying founders). Suround by picture postcard countryside and villages Sant lluis is a great base to explore the island being equidistant from many attractions in the surrounding area and near to the popular south coast beaches.
A people friendly and walking scale town. The main shopping street have quaint little shops, inviting pastry shops, bakers and Bar Restaurants. Accommodation here is limited to small hostels and private holiday homes.
The town is dominated by the main church ( Eglesia de Sant Lluis ) and being grid based its easy to find streets. Populated by locals and ex pats from various countries Sant Lluis has a thriving community with a relaxed friendly pace. The capital Mahon is just a few minutes north by car, tax or regular bus service.
Sant Lluis has a number of banks, together with assorted local shops, newsagents, banks, chemists, doctors, dentists and some great ice cream cafes and a petrol station.
Nearby S'Algar is a haven for watersport enthusiasts. Club S'Algar Diving, provides water skiing, windsurfing and jet skiing. Divers can be hired too to help you explore the underwater caves and coral reefs along this favourite part of the coastline for divers.
Sant Lluis - Local Resort Beaches
Sant Lluis - Local Virgin Beaches
Shopping in Sant Lluis
Menorca Holiday Tips
There is large Euroski Hypermarket in nearby Sant Lluis Poligno 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!
There is a regular bus service to Mahon ( via Sant Lluis ) , with onward connections to other parts of the island.
Must see and Do
There is a new water park with free shuttle bus from Punta Prima
Sant LLuis is surounded by unspoilt countryside with small lanes ( including Cami de Cavalls ) which allow you to explore the local area
This corner of Menorca has the most villages and hamlets which are lovely to explore on foot or bicycle
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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.
Sant Lluis to Airport is about 12 Euro one way
Sant Lluis - Nightlife
As with most resorts in Menorca, 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!
Wi-Fi and Internet
Many Sant Lluis Bars will offer free WiFi ( passwords on request ) Sim cards and dongles for Spanish networks( Vodafone es /Movistar ) can be bought in nearby towns and topped up via supermarket cashiers. More and more towns have free WiFi in their squares. WiFi on Menorca
Bus Timetable - Sant LluisBus Timetable - Sant Lluis
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.
Bus, Taxi and Hire Car - Detailed getting about info.
Things to See and DoThings to See and Do in and around Sant Lluis
What is the Weather like in Sant Lluis
Sant Lluis has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in Sant Lluis will be around 22-26 degrees in summer. In October the sea is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days and air temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.Weather & forecast through the year