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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Friendly and relaxing
This was the first time we had been self catering abroad and we were a little uncertain as to what we could expect. Without exception the staff were very friendly and helpful. The apartment was clean, airy, attractive, well equipped and serviced every 3 days. We had everything we needed and there was plenty of hot water and a nice powerful shower. The apartments are attractively arranged around the pool area and the site was well maintained. Our balcony, which was of a reasonable size with a clothes airer, was pleasantly situated overlooking the pool. We found the pool area peaceful and the pool was spacious enough to have a nice dip to cool off. We ate in the restaurant at Vista Picas twice and found the food to be of very good quality for the price and the service was excellent. There are a couple of supermarkets just opposite the property and the bus stops right outside which is convenient. There are plenty of places to eat and drink within a 5 minute walk. The nearest beach is only about 5 minutes' walk away and although it is small it has a snack bar, toilets and beach loungers. The sea is calm and lovely to swim in. There are also plenty of places around where you can enjoy watching the sun go down. There were lots of people on the rocks every evening and there are also a couple of bars with terraces which offer brilliant sunset views. The only downside to Vista Picas is that the apartments do not have air conditioning and when we were there it was very hot at night. The surrounding area could be noisy and although most of the noise stopped at midnight this wasn't always the case. This made it difficult to sleep as it was too hot with the door closed and too noisy with it open. We did hire a fan from reception for one euro per night which helped a bit but they really could do with aircon. I would recommend visiting the beach at Cala en Blanes especially when the Pirates' bar and restaurant (Sa Cova) are open in the evening and we also enjoyed a couple of trips to Ciutadella. Good value for money.More
Good but could be better
The apartment we had was good, everything in it that you need for a self catering holiday. Could not say the same for the sunbeds, many of which were broken and very hard, far too few umbrellas, static and small, needless to say you had to get around the pool early to find unbroken sunbeds and get a place with shade. The pool itself was very large with disabled access. Pretty gardens. Another disadvantage the complex is right next door to Jimmy Hills, this can be fairly noisy from around 9.30 onwards so if you don't like music not the best place to be. Overall the holiday was quite good but would not go to Calan Blanes again.More
suejweston, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good Spanish feel
We stayed in an apartment with half-board. The apartment was clean and well-fitted although the appliances were old. However, it was obvious that the apartment had been decorated and refurnished recently (good curtains were replaced with new ones while we there). The restaurant is very good serving a Spanish Menu del Dia with many choices. Lovers of big buffets would be disappointed but we were not, as the portions were generous and the cooking very good. The only irritation was that Thomsons charged us about Â£5 a day more than we would have paid if we had used the restaurant and not taken half-board. Although the location (Cala'n Blanes) is totally a resort, the holiday makers were a mixture of Spanish, English and a few other nationalities so we did not feel swamped by "English Breakfast" and "Home Cooking". We hired a car for the duration but even without that, the bus stops right outside the apartment. There are several supermarkets in easy reach and a good Spanish bar (Daysons) a couple of hundred metres away which is quiet (as an alternative to Jimmy Hills), friendly and offers free WiFi. The apartment site has very good pools (large full-depth, adjoining reduced-depth and separate children's) which were clean. When we were there (end of June), there were plenty of sunbeds and sunshades. If anything, the pool was too warm but we cannot blame the management for that as the daytime temperatures were in the high 30s! In the evenings, there was a noisy "pub" a short way away but it shut down promptly before midnight and did not disturb us at all. Neighbours were also quiet. There was entertainment on one night which also was moderate and non-intrusive. Background music in the restaurant/bar was an interesting mix and never too loud to drown out conversation. All-in-all, we would certainly recommend this venue although take care if your holiday company offers half-board, it may be better value to buy meals daily in the restaurant and leave yourself the choice to eat out at times.More
Nigel D, Nantwich, United Kingdom
Great for families
Just returned from a week at these apartments. Basic apartments but have everything you need. Lovely pool area, perfect to cool off in after a hard day sunbathing. Good location for supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Very lively resort. Excellent facilities for families.More
Marie010, Dartford, United Kingdom
We returned home yesterday after a lovely weeks stay at the Vista Picas. Lovely place, pool is amazing and the rooms, although basic, are nice and clean and have everything needed. We will be returning next year!!More
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