Menorca or Minorca lying to the north-east of Mallorca and approximately one third of its size is no less an island but one with an identity entirely of its own. Menorca villa holidays are ideal for those who adore countryside and picturesque views.
The way of life is slower here and even in high season Menorca is considerably calmer and quieter than its bigger neighbour. Taking no more than 45 minutes to drive the full length of the island between Mahon the major harbour town and Cuitadella, the ancient one, the only highway passes by the three inland towns of any note. From this highway road the island leads off like the bones of a fish to idyllic beaches and resorts strung around sandy bays where you will find our selection of Menorca Minorca villa holidays.
A further truly valuable asset of this protection has been the renovation of the ancient Cami de Cavalls completed in 2011 and it’s now possible to walk, cycle or ride the 186 kms around the whole island in manageable sections.
The wonderful coastline facilitates all seaside pursuits, so whether you just like to swim, snorkel, underwater dive, sail, kayak, hire a small boat and discover hidden coves, or join an excursion by boat you can do it all here on the island. What’s more, when you choose one of our many thrilling Menorca villa holidays you can look forward to relaxing in only the most luxurious accommodation options.
A trip to the beautiful fishing harbour of Fornells in the north has to include a lobster stew (Calderetta de Llagosta) as it is here that the dish, now seen on menus across the island, was originated.
There are many other wonderful restaurants to discover in Menorca – eat in a cave restaurant overlooking the tiny harbour at Cala Morell, in a windmill at Es Mercadal or on harbour sides in Mahon and Cuitadella.
There is a livelier side to the island too with water slide parks and a unique nightclub in the cliffs at Cala en Porter as well as an 18-hole golf course. If the activities manage to tire you out there are many Menorca villa holidays you can also look forward to, to keep things more low-key.
For historians, there are Talayotic settlements, necropolis Caves, sites of ancient Basilica, Cathedrals, forts and the list goes on. The British colonised the island for much of the 19th century and there remains an architectural heritage still evident today.
Overall this is a gentle island, well suited to families with its gently shelving beaches and quieter way of life and of tremendous appeal to all those who appreciate the beauty of nature.