Santo Tomas Menorca Best Guide

Santo Tomas Beach

Bus Routes - Airport Bus options

Sun Loungers Umbrella and 2 Loungers 19-21 Euro. Reductions (after 15:00). Facility closes around 19:00

Toilets
Watersports
Car Parking
Mobility Access
Young Child and Baby friendly

Santo Tomas location

Airport 18 miles / 28 km
Direct Transfer 0 Hrs. 35 mins.
All Transfer Options eg Shared Shuttle from 13 Eur pp or Taxi max. 4 pers. 41 Eur , Public Airport Bus - none!

Bus Services May-Oct

Santo Tomas Beach

Soft White sands with gentle falls. The beach at Santo Tomas is one of the few resorts with hotels so close to the beach. It also has a long promenade parallel to beach , again a rarity ( due to environmental practices ) Es Pins beach bar/restuarant is good. Restaurants, supermarkets are all a short walk away The local Virgin beach is a 20-40 minute walk westwards to Playa Binigaus. Nice long walks to neighbouring Son Bou beach and back ( sundown recommended )

Santo Tomas Beach Guide

Is Santo Tomas a good Holiday Beach Resort for you?

suited to couples or singles

suited to families with younger children

for families

  • Purpose built self contained resort
  • Everything within walking distances
  • Quieter location suited for families with younger children

for couples

  • Next to some truely beautiful remote virgin beaches accessible on foot ( 40+ mins walk )
  • Beautiful countryside walks and cycling tracks
  • For those seeking quiet with Nature and Sports
  • Day Spa at la Quinta Hotel ( booking www.tranqvil.com)

(updated Jan 2024)

Santo Tomas is a quieter self contained holiday resort of mixed private/commercial holiday villas at the resort entrance, and up the hill along with around 7 hotels catering to packaged holidays for families and couples. Ideal for those wanting relaxed, scenic surroundings either in a villa or packaged hotel room/apartment accommodation. The resort has several spellings including Sant Tomo.

There is a natural pine covered hillside backdrop and the resort has pristine countryisde either side of it. Private villas occupy the area around the entrance to Santo Tomas above the beach (western end of resort ) offering great sea views for the independent traveller. There is only one road in and out of Santo Tomas and generally this means the resort will only be occupied by holidaymakers or the tiny handful of residents, rather than daytrippers. Outside of the season it will be quiet and relaxing with accommodation in private villas only.

Around Santo Tomas in the area known as Es Migjorn lies very picturesque, hilly countryside ideal for walking or off track cycling.

Advisable to rent a car for a few days if staying 2 weeks or more as it can be a little isolated. Santo Tomas was established before they adopted stricter coastal building controls so there are some older larger hotels built right behind the beach (rare for Menorca), but generally they do not 'spoil' the skyline of the area due to the natural backfrop of the dunes and hills.

Note that due to the location of Santo Tomas mobile network signals ( for internet ) might be quite weak.

Beach

Effectively the resort has two beaches separated by a headland ( Hotel Sol Menorca lies ontop of headland ). The eastern beach ( Playa Santo Tomas ) is deeper with extensive dune systems and lies in front of the mainly hotels area which occupy the front line positions in the eastern part of the resort. The western beach ( Playa San Adeodato ) is a longer ( extending towards Binigaus ) less deep with lifeguard, beach bar ( Es Bruc ) plus water sports including wind surfing, pedaloes and Motor boats & water jet skis for hire. Here Villas occupy the front line - See Photo map below.

Further westwards is the large virgin beach of Playa de Binigaus which is extremely beautiful, natural and less frequented. Its also a favourite location for nudists but everyone is welcome ( no need to strip and plenty of space if you are shy).

Santo Tomas can suffer from quite strong water currents, so care should be taken ( keep within 40 meters of shore, make sure you are not drifting ) and keep an eye on the red and green safety flags.

Santo Tomas - Supermarkets and Shopping

Santo Tomas has 2 supermarkets and a variety of small tourist shops, cash machine and a chemist.

TABACs - Cigarettes

There is Tabac in Santo Tomas - see resort map

note they are only open during June-September

Santo Tomas - Top See and Do

Acitivities and attractions

Santo Tomas is close to some amazing virgin beaches, coastline and valleys which can be explored on foot,horseback or Sea Kayak- see things to do below.

Tips

Es Migjorn Fiesta ( 5th WE in July or 1st WE in August ) - see things to See and Do

Santo Tomas Nightlife

There is a disco pub ( victory ) at the Lord Nelson Hotel , plus Halley Bar in the eastern commercial centre towards the Victoria Hotel. There are 4 Hotels within the resort which all provide some form of evening entertainment. There are much livelier / wider entertainment choices at neighbouring Son Bou ( walk there along the coast early evening while still light and get Taxi back )

Take a sunset stroll along the beach and the long beach promenade for guests still in buggies and prams.

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!

Out and About in Santo Tomas

Buses - Santo Tomas

Buses only run Summer Service ~ May 1 - Mid Oct

Looking for Airport Shuttle / Transfers?

Good to know

Bus Network Map with Santo Tomas 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.

Bus Timetables and destinations - Santo Tomas

A regular service to Es Migjorn where you can connect via Ferries/Alaior to the island bus network.

Airport Bus

Bus Menorca Airport to Santo Tomas

Taxis - Santo Tomas

Airport to/from Airport one way 41 Eur

Good to know

Menorca has no private Cab firms , Uber or ....'Dodgy Touts!'

Taxis are licensed for a MAX. of 4 Passengers. (any Age child counts as 1 passenger)

Taxi from the airport should be around 35 Euro one way and take 30-45 minutes

Summer peak In recent years Taxis have been in short supply due to not enough drivers for licensed areas. Consider a private transfer to reach Airport in good time for flight home.

Comprehensive Guide Menorca Taxis - how to book

Taxi Airport to Santo Tomas

Santo Tomas - at a glance

Bars & Clubs in Santo Tomas

Not too many bars outside hotels ...our curated Santo Tomas Bar and Clubs guide

Santo Tomas Bars Listings

Santo Tomas See and Do

Be aware that Santo Tomas is very quiet, even for Menorca. Car hire is helpful due to remoteness -maybe pick a hotel with on site activities?

A few basic watersports at the beach. Santo Tomas is set in very attractive but hilly country side and coastline - with dramatic valleys to explore

Our what to do and see in Santo Tomas inspirations

Santo Tomas - maps

Santo Tomas...All on a map

Villas & Apartments

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Santo Tomas Where to stay

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Santo Tomas Tips and Advice

What's the weather like in Santo Tomas

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Santo Tomas has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Santo Tomas   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.

Weather and climate forecasts for the whole year

Santo Tomas - beaches nearby

Santo Tomas All beaches nearby on map

Santo Tomas Beach

Villas in Santo Tomas

Holiday answers about Santo Tomas Beach Resort

Shared ~ 13 Euro p.P

Private Transfers from 54 Eur upto 3 to Santo Tomas ideal for families and groups , as no waiting for other passengers ( delayed) arrival. Door to Door and child seats can be pre-booked.

VIP Transfers from 92 Eur upto 6 to Santo Tomas No wait. Travel in style in premium vehicles

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Aparthotels or Traditional Santo Tomas ? - All Hotels in Santo Tomas

Besides Santo Tomas's Beach we have a more personal guide to Attractions and Sights in Santo Tomas