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The Balearics on a go-slow

The sleepy island of Menorca plays things differently to its bigger Balearic sisters, Majorca and Ibiza. It’s got its fair share of tourist spots, but they tend to revolve around low-rise hotels, fairy-lit marinas, and restaurants that have been in locals’ families for generations.

Blue Flag beaches

In the bigger hubs, like Cala’n Forcat, Punta Prima, Cala’n Bosch and Santo Tomas, holidays are all about lazy days on the sand. And it’s easy to see why – Menorca’s beaches are really impressive. You’ve got everything from long golden sweeps and pine-backed bays, right through to off-the-beaten-track coves. For the longest stretch of sand, head for family-favourite, Son Bou.

Countryside scenery

Inland, it’s a case of rolling countryside laced with walking trails, and tiny villages where everything seems to stop come siesta time. And you can’t go far without spotting a sign for one of the island’s prehistoric relics. The deserted village of Torre d’en Gaumes, for example, dates back to 1400 BC.

Double act

Then you’ve got Menorca’s tale of two cities. Mahon and Ciudadela are collections of harbour-side wine bars, elegant eateries, and top-end boutiques.

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Es Castell

Es Castell is a charming seaside town on Menorca’s southeast coast. It’s a relaxed, peaceful place that revolves around its 2 harbours – Calas Fons and Calas Corb. These two spots are where you’ll find laid-back bars, rustic eateries and souvenir shops selling ornate ceramics. Along both harbours there are views across a sweeping bay, while a 15-minute drive brings you to Menorca’s capital, Mahon.

Arenal D'en Castell

Arenal d’en Castell hugs the cliffs on Menorca’s rugged northern coast. The surrounding woodland gives the place a relaxed feel, while the waterfront bars and restaurants add a lively buzz to the evenings. It’s the golden, sandy beach here, though, that pulls in so many repeat visitors.

Cala'n Forcat

This purpose-built town first popped its head above the radar in the Eighties. It teamed up with close neighbours Cala’n Blanes and Los Delfines, and together they woke up this sleepy part of Menorca’s west coast. It may not be buzzing by Ibiza’s standards but the British bars and restaurants keep the nightlife lively. And the place comes with its own mini-train, so it’s a doddle to get around.

Son Bou

Set on Menorca’s south coast, Son Bou starts on a wooded hillside and sweeps down to a nature reserve that lines the longest beach on the island. It’s a family-friendly place with shops, bars and restaurants all conveniently placed together in a couple of commercial centres. And from Son Bou, you’re in a great position for visiting Ciutadella and the capital, Mahon.

Arenal D'en Castell

Arenal d’en Castell hugs the cliffs on Menorca’s rugged northern coast. The surrounding woodland gives the place a relaxed feel, while the waterfront bars and restaurants add a lively buzz to the evenings. It’s the golden, sandy beach here, though, that pulls in so many repeat visitors.

Cala'n Forcat

This purpose-built town first popped its head above the radar in the Eighties. It teamed up with close neighbours Cala’n Blanes and Los Delfines, and together they woke up this sleepy part of Menorca’s west coast. It may not be buzzing by Ibiza’s standards but the British bars and restaurants keep the nightlife lively. And the place comes with its own mini-train, so it’s a doddle to get around.

Son Bou

Set on Menorca’s south coast, Son Bou starts on a wooded hillside and sweeps down to a nature reserve that lines the longest beach on the island. It’s a family-friendly place with shops, bars and restaurants all conveniently placed together in a couple of commercial centres. And from Son Bou, you’re in a great position for visiting Ciutadella and the capital, Mahon.

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