The Vista Picas Apartments make a great holiday base, with a huge pool and a location that puts you in easy reach of the beach and town centre.
With whitewashed walls and terracotta roofs, these apartments have a quintessentially Menorcan look. They’re arranged in a crescent overlooking a big, figure-of-8-shaped pool. Loungers and thatched parasols are set out around a roomy sun terrace, and there’s a separate half-moon pool for little ones. At one end there’s a palm-dotted lawn, where you’ll find a shaded snack bar.
The apartments themselves are simply styled, with cool tiled floors and chunky pine furniture. Each one has a small kitchenette – there’s a supermarket over the road for picking up supplies – and a balcony or terrace.
As for the location, you’re in a great spot. The bars and restaurants in the centre of Cala’n Blanes are just a few minutes’ walk away, and you’re a 10-minute stroll from a couple of sandy coves. There’s also a bus stop nearby where you can catch regular services to Ciudadela – the journey takes about 20 minutes.
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Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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With a children's section of the pool.
Kids get their own section of the main pool, with easy-access steps leading into the water.
Offering snacks and drinks, with satellite TV.
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Sort of OK but nothing spectacular
It seemed such a short hop from the UK to Menorca, with an equally short transfer to the Vista Picas Apartments in Calaân Forcat. The area is aimed predominantly for family friendly holidays with lots of places to eat (of varying quality and style). There are pleasant walks along part of the island encompassing coastal path and you can be away from the crowds within minutes. The coast comprises rugged cliffs, narrow inlets to secluded beaches and wide horizons, ideal for watching the sun go down. The Vista Picas Apartments are on a loop road behind the main parade of shops and restaurants but are very close to two supermarkets. Prices are quite reasonable (except for breakfast cereal if youâre self catering) with enough of a range of basics, plus some local specialities (cheese and deli) to get you by but not much in the way of fruit and veg. There is a bus stop right outside the apartments and plenty of car and cycle hire shops scattered throughout the resort. Our apartment (206) was on the first floor, up a short flight of external steps, with the balcony overlooking the pool. Although it canât be described as anything but basic, it was very clean with a maid service twice a week. There was more than adequate storage the bedroom, often lacking in hotel rooms. We arrived on 1st October for 10 days; the weather was warm but never so hot that we would have needed air con. I mention this as there is none in the apartments but fans can be rented for a couple of euros a day. Ladies â there is also no hairdryer, but an iron and ironing board was provided should you feel the urge! Kitchen wise, there was a hob, toaster, kettle, sink and mini grill/oven (donât be misled by the photos into thinking itâs a microwave). Cutlery, crockery and glasses were adequate for the size of apartment with a small selection of pots and pans. My only gripe was that the external light at the top of the steps worked on the same system as the internal lights. You put the key fob into a slot inside the apartment, so the external light wouldnât work independently, leaving the steps in the dark once youâd gone outside and locked the door. The pool area was very well kept with plenty of sun loungers, although at peak season when the apartments are full, this may well be a different story. We were on a B&B tariff so only experienced the food on offer in the mornings. There were few guests at the time, so I donât know what the format is when busier, but we could choose from a few items off the main menu â various cooked items, baguettes or toasties. Coffee/juice from the machine wasnât great and individually wrapped buns or croissants (probably long life). There was no fruit or yogurt on offer and really nothing was worth writing home about. The reception staff were pleasant and helpful. Our visit coincided with the end of their season, so I canât say how noisy the place could be when the resort was at its busiest. There are one or two bars just down the road which looked to have the potential of being quite noisy. Yes, it was nice not to be shoulder to shoulder with lots of other tourists, but just during the 10 days we were there the number of available restaurants and smaller supermarkets reduced considerably as many closed up. Would I go again? Probably not to this location as the area really is for tourists with little Spanish flavour. We did walk into the old capital of Ciutadella, a pleasant 40 minute walk along the coast on a wide pavement overlooking the cliffs and sea. The island is not too big that you canât get out and about â Mahon, the present day capital and at the other end of the island along a main road, is very busy and cosmopolitan with a lovely range of shops, sights and harbour boat trips. But donât forget the Spanish siesta â most things close down between 1 and about 4 or 5.More
tracey010965, Norwich, United Kingdom
late summer holiday
this hotel was lovely, it was just off a square, which had a stage in the middle of it and bars and restaurants round it, we found 3 beaches whining a short walk from hotel, pirates cove was about 20 mins walk away and was a lovely beach for all ages, had a bar, toilets, a lovely little cafÃ©, cala un forcat is really for family's with younger children, young adult would struggle for night life, the apartments themselves were clean comfortable, staff friendly, and would go again, we went September, the weather still very warm, but not crowded in hotel or town,More
peter50179, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
We visited in September for 1 week. The resort was rather run down with evidence of recession and not quite what we thought Menorca was like having been to other resorts. The apartments are adequate and the grounds and pool are pleasant. Unfortunately the loud music heard until 4am from clubs and nearby bars prevented sleep as you couldnt escape the noise. Truly awful especially if your room backed onto them. Cosmos Holidays not sympathetic. Do complain whilst there rather than on your return.More
whiteelephant2014, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Relaxing holiday by the pool
These apartments are basic and need a bit of updating but are perfectly adequate for a holiday where you don't spend much time in them anyway. Pool area is fantastic, with stone steps and a rail into the pool for those with limited mobility, plenty of loungers and umbrellas and no loud music to annoy you. Perfect location for relaxing by the pool with a good book and cold drink.More
LindaValentine50, Bristol, United Kingdom
2nd time at vista picas and loved it. Clean apartments. Beautiful pool with loads of spare sunbeds. Lots of restaurants around Carla n forcat. Its good to hire a car to look around the island. Would definately go there again.More
littlemo6, Luton, United Kingdom
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