Made for success
Cala’n Bosch, on Menorca’s southwest coast, was purpose-built in the Eighties. It’s an easy-going place with whitewashed villas and a small, golden beach. The real focal point, though, is the marina ringed with shops, bars and restaurants – it’s the go-to place for lazy lunches that transforms into a lively night-time hub.
The little beach fits snugly into a cove, so the calm and shallow water is ideal for smaller swimmers. Sunloungers take up the sand, while pedalos line the shore ready for action. A second beach, Son Xoriguer, is about 10 minutes’ walk around the headland. The watersports centres here cover windsurfing, scuba diving and sailing.
All set for families
At Cala’n Bosch, the restaurants make a real fuss of little ones. Activity-wise, there’s a small waterpark here as well as a paintballing place just up the road. And right by the marina there’s Goody Goody Park, where children can let off steam on trampolines, bumper cars and a bouncy castle.
Close to Ciutadella
Cala’n Bosch may be relatively new, but Ciutadella has been around since the 4th century. Its chequered past includes a stint under the Turks, but these days the architecture is a mix of Baroque and Gothic. There’s a cathedral, museums and opulent former palaces to see, while Ses Voltes is a shaded arcade of boutiques. You can drive here in 20 minutes.