Vista Picas Apartments  

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, the Vista Picas Apartments have an authentic Menorcan look. And they’re all arranged around a big pool.

These apartments are in a great spot. The bars and restaurants in the centre of Cala’n Blanes are just a few minutes’ walk away, and it’s a ten-minute stroll from a couple of sandy coves.

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Self Catering

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

With a children's section of the pool.

Kids' pool

Kids get their own section of the main pool, with easy-access steps leading into the water.

Snack bar

Offering snacks and drinks, with satellite TV.

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1 bedroom apartment with balcony

These 1 bedroom apartments are designed with a bright and airy feel. You’ll have room for up to 4 with a twin bedroom and 2 extra beds in the lounge. There’s a balcony for that extra bit of space outside. And you’ll have a kitchenette for rustling up light meals and quick snacks.

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Fantastic

Stayed for a long weekend at the beginning of July, with my mum and sister. The setting of the hotel is beautiful, ask for a room with a pool view! The pool is large with loads of sunbeds. The apartments are OK, traditional but clean and tidy. It would be great if they were slightly modernised and aircon was added, although it was never too hot to sleep. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast was a limited choice but everything was nice. Lunch was very reasonably priced and the menu was extensive. All staff very polite and friendly. Would definitely recommend to couples and families. More

Guyfish,

Nice Base for bars and restaurants

Good size rooms near bars and restaurants good base with large pool and sunbeds available all day long. Only down side no air con .Bus stop outside and supermarkets across the road special thanks to Danny behind the bar always pleasant and willing to help on local restaurants and places to visit.More

Andrew J,

family holiday

We stayed a week at Vista Picas in July. Clean, tidy apartments. Very good self catering facilities. Pool area lovely, the kids loved it! Staff friendly and helpful. Bar and waiting staff were great and the food from the menu was so nice. The Resort of Calan Blanes is small and quiet with restaurants and a few bars. There is an area with bars and entertainment called Jimmy Hills...it's like it's own mini village! It has childrens entertainment/ music and groups/bands on from early evening until midnight. We Not went once, that was enough! The location is ok, definatly need to hire a car to make the most of your trip. The Bus service to the capital runs every 30mins, taxis cost around €9 to get there. The near by beach is a small cove, not much sand and mostly rock! It's reached by a long dirt path, just beware if you have a pushchair or are in a wheelchair as it is quite dangerous and unstable. We found a beach about 1.5 miles away from the Vista Picas, which is much better and has more space and sun lounges! A trip into Ciutadella the capital is so worth it. There are some lovely places to eat on the harbour and on an evening, there is a market with little stalls that sell handmade goods. It has a lovely, hippy, chilled out feel to it! If we went back to Menorca, we would stay at Cala Galdana. The beach is beautiful and the resort seems to have everything you need! Hopefully we will go back to this lovely little island!More

Kate C,

A good base for a relaxing break

Check in was smooth and we were soon in our apartment. First job - put the kettle on. Unfortunately, the kettle leaked badly. Reported to reception and a new kettle was provided within minutes. The apartment is fairly basic but had all that we needed. Bed was comfortable, although it was very hot and difficult to sleep. The pool was very clean and there were plenty sunbeds at all times. The Vista Picas is well positioned with a few supermarkets and shops across the road. Wi-fi was optional and not really good value. There is a small complex (Jimmy Hill's) of restaurants, shop, children's play area and a car hire business next door. They provided free wi-fi and live evening entertainment up to midnight.More

Mike L,

A great base to explore the island

We've just arrived back from a week at Vista Picas. We are a couple in our 30s, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the island. The apartments are basic, but spacious - especially for two. The living room/dining area have a sofa, coffee table and tv and cabinet, and a table with four chairs, and still plenty of space. The bedroom is equally spacious - and plenty of cupboard and drawer space - we had an iron and ironing board already in the room, but we had to pay for the safe. The kitchen could do with being a little bit bigger - no real prep space, so if you're planning on doing a bit of cooking you need to be a bit organised. We managed fine doing salads, picnics, breakfast, etc. In terms of what you get provided in the kitchen there is a toaster, kettle, microwave, 4 x hob top, and a fridge. There isn't much of a freezer in the fridge (one of those little shelf ones no bigger than a shoe box) but it was fine for ice cubes (there was a small ice cube tray provided, but I had brought some of those bags that you fill up). The knives weren't the best, but then they never are in self-catering places, and we could have done with larger glasses (for the ice and the gin and tonics, obvs!). Otherwise, regular cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, and frying pans were supplied. You will need to buy (or bring with you) washing up liquid (why they can't supply, seems crazy), washing up sponges and a tea-towel.You get one small hand towel for the kitchen and that is it. (in addition to your regular bath towels, obviously). The reception staff were super helpful Adrianna on reception was lovely and directed us to the best supermarket in Cuitadella (Mercadona) as we had a hire car (which we would definitely recommend). The fruit, veg and seafood selection is incredible so if you're going to self-cater I would definitely advise going here rather than the places across the road. The prices were considerably better too (for example 5 litres of bottled water at Top Market across the road was approx €2.50, where as 12 litres of water at Mercadona were €0.76... and the gin was a shocker of a difference - pretty much half price!!). There was also another lady on reception - a British lady I'm sorry that we didn't get her name - she was also lovely, and helped us out on the last day with somewhere to store our luggage and a shower room to get changed for our late flight. On the subject of flights/airport there is no point getting to Mahon Airport super early as check-in only opens 2 hours before departure and there isn't much to do in the terminal while you wait! Stay by the pool for as long as you can!! We tried the local beach for a day (Calas Piques) and although it was quieter than some of the others, it's not too sandy. We hired a parasol and 2 loungers for €15 (price drops to €9 after 2.30pm) this seems to be the going rate around the island. Our favourite beach was near Son Parc (Son Saura). It's a bit of a trek (40 mins drive) but it's worth it. Such a beautiful beach, clear waters and very shallow for kids. We also went to Macarella beach, which was lovely too, if not a little crowded for our taste. If you don't have a car you can get a bus from Cuitadella to some of the others - such as Cala Turquetta. We tried to go here in our rental car, but they have a limit on the number of cars they allow in the car park, and we were never quite early enough. A walk in to Cuitadella takes approx 45 mins - 1 hour (so we only did it once!) the bus service was really good €1.65 each, each way from right outside of the apartment. When we were there the bus went at 05 and 35 past the hour (less frequent on Sundays). We ate one evening in Cuitadella harbour amongst the lovely boats which was pricey compared to Cala'n Forcat prices, but the ambience and setting was worth it. They also have street markets open until 1am with lovely arts and crafty bits. It's a really lovely place to go (and if I had two things to pick out of the whole holiday then the beach at Son Saura and Cuitadella would be them). Locally we ate out at Haiti, Bianca and Yukka (which was our favourite). There is a lot of choice locally, but we found that the menus were identical in most of them (so you ended up choosing them out of the look of their furniture and table dressings!). All in all the food was good, with generous portions. There are a lot of places shut down in the resort, it feels like it was set to be the next Magaluf of Menorca, but obviously this didn't happen (which is a good thing I think, having been). Some of the buildings feel like they were built, but never opened. It's a shame, as it does make the the resort feel a bit run down. A regular feature of all reviews here at Vista Picas is Jimmy Hills. We went on the first night to see what the fuss was about, and it seemed quite pleasant from the outset - there was some kind of Jackson 5 tribute on - and the drinks were reasonable - €2.50 for a large sangria, and €2.30 for a bottle of San Miguel. But there was something a little bit sinister about the place though - guys wandering round smelling of some kind of herbal tobacco (if you catch my drift), and the tribute act seemed to be some kind of excuse to get lots of young girls up on stage and hug them... it felt really cringey and uncomfortable. Maybe I hadn't drunk enough compared to the rest of the audience (we had only arrived at 11.30pm after arriving late from our flight) as they seemed to enjoy it. Anyway, it wasn't our kind of thing so we didn't go back. The noise stays loud until midnight, after which it is very quickly switched off, so it was no bother to us. The thing that frustrated us most was the noise after Jimmy Hills - normally around 3.30am. We had a group of youngish brits make such a noise outside our balcony, I'd be surprised if half the complex hadn't heard it. We were on the first floor, so I felt for the people on the ground floor (as there is no air con, you do have to keep your windows open to keep cool). I was just short of throwing a bucket of water over the balcony when, in their wisdom, they decided to move on to annoy someone else. This continued most of the week (albeit different people each night - but always British) which culminated in the last night of our holiday being woken up at 3.45am by a duo/trio of blokes singing and playing music by the pool... I'm not sure what made them think that this was OK?! All of the apartments are around the pool, so they must have woken up most of the resort... and I really felt for the young families/kids. Eventually someone came out and had a word. Obviously this is not a reflection on the hotel (which is why I have scored it 5) but I guess it is just luck of the draw who you end up sharing your week's holiday with. I am all up for having a great time, but not at the detriment of other peoples' fun/comfort. Despite being a little sleep deprived (so lunchtime naps under an umbrella were a necessity) we had a lovely holiday, it's a lovely peaceful island (for the most part) and if you've booked to come here, you will have a lovely time.More

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