In the south eastern corner of the island and just a short drive from the airport, Binibequer a low rise villa resort follows the coast for some 2 kms with a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Small sandy coves interrupt the coastline all along this south eastern corner of the island but the most popular and the only one of any notable size is the lovely sheltered bay of Binibequer Nou, popular with families thanks to its gently shelving white sand disappearing into beautiful clear and shallow waters. On the rocks to the south of the beach an erstwhile fishing hut, now a café bar serves light snacks and drinks throughout the day. There is some parking on the road nearby with a sandy path leading the 80 m to the beach itself, passing a small piece of woodland with picnic benches under the shady pines.
To the west of the beach the shoreline is made up of flat rocks, which never become crowded and wonderful swimming and snorkelling can be had from the swimming platforms that have been erected making for easy entry into the crystalline water.
Binibequer Vell, 1 km further west, is a picturesque village built in the 1970’s to a design of architect Antoni Sintes, famously in the style of a traditional fishing village, the reality avoids the clichéd and its skinny little streets of whitewashed ‘fisherman’s’ houses and archways winding down to the tiny harbour are pure charm. At the top of the traffic free village is a sprinkling of shops and several restaurants and cafes, one of which has a swimming pool.
There are some excellent restaurants in this exclusive area and in the nearby villages. Mahon is a convenient 10kms away.
East of Binibequer, is the seaside village of Punta Prima posited at the southern most point of Menorca with views over to Illa de l’Aire, the village boasts a great selection of beachside restaurants, Minimarkets and a twice weekly street market.
Punta Prima beach is soft white sand gently shelving into the blue flag waters, follow the footpath from the East side of the beach for 25 minutes and this brings you to the stunning cove of Alcaufar, Punta Prima has it all, ideal for families and couples.