Menorca has a corner for everyone, be they a lover of remote beaches, bustling city life, lively resorts, charming restaurants or sporting activity. Less than two hours away by plane from Britain, this jewel of the Balearic islands has been a magnet for visitors since the earliest days of tourism. Yet it retains an unspoiled, typically Spanish charm and continues to welcome holidaymakers of all nationalities and temperament. There’s nowhere quite like it anywhere in the world...
Golf Son Parc is a championship quality course, ideal for beginners and experienced golfers alike. The course is both challenging and picturesque. It is located just a few hundred metres from the award winning Son Parc beach on the north coast of Menorca.
Around the course are wooded hills and a protected wet zone with a rich variety of bird life. In the distance are views of Monte Toro, Menorca's highest point.
Reservations and tariffs
Diving is very popular in Menorca, and there are several diving schools at which you can sample the sport for the first time. For the more experienced diver, there are some wonderful dive sites...
Snorkelling is a great pastime in Menorca thanks to the abundant marine life. Snorkelling gear is available in all the resorts.
Sailing and boating is a big pastime also, and there are many boat-hire companies operating in the big resorts. Check with them before travelling with regard to qualifications required. Windsurfer hire is also possible. You can explore the coast by kayak too: Menorca en Kayak
Aqua parks: There are water parks in the West, at Los Delfines near Ciutadella, and at Cala en Bosc.
There are seven greens at S'Algar; novices and the experienced welcome. Weekly competitions. Woods can be rented. Menorca Bowls Club
Menorca is a great place to explore on two wheels... Full details of mountain bike (and scooter) hire at Anthony's Bikes
Just some of our favourite spots and attractions...
Fantastic fort close to Es Castell, built by the British and lovingly preserved and restored to provide a real feel of what life must have been like for the soldiers
Menorca's highest point and a great sightseeing spot on a clear day. Home also to a 16th century sanctuary
Coves d'en Xoroi
Fantastic cave network and nightclub at Cala en Porter
Aero Club & Hippodrome
Near Mahon; aero club, bar/restaurant, kart track, snooker/pool etc, plus trotting races once a week
Great trips by pleasure boats around Mahon harbour; pick one up at Mahon Port or Calas Fons, Es Castell
Mahon Tuesdays & Saturdays, Es Castell Monday/Wednesday, Alayor Thursday, Ferreries Tuesday/Friday, Ciutadella Fridays and Saturdays
The Casino bar/restaurant at Sant Climent; jazz nights every Tuesday during the summer months
11am daily (except Sunday) in Mahon's Santa Maria Church
One of England's most successful exports to Mahon... See how it's made at the Xoriguer factory portside at Mahon
There's 10-pin bowling near the beach at Son Bou, and also in Mahon
What about the weather?
Menorca's sunniest months are May through August, with the average temperature ranging from 22 to 29 deg C.
April's average temperature is 19 deg C, and in September it's still a balmy 27...
There's very little rain during the summer months - the wettest time of year is late October through December.
Weather Underground provides a good guide to Menorca's weather, and for a useful and accurate five-day forecast, try BBC Weather
All Menorcan towns have their own fiestas; celebrations of life with parades, fireworks, horses and plenty of local alcohol…
23/24 June Ciutadella Festes de Sant Joan
Third weekend July (21st/22nd in 2012) Es Mercadal, St Martin's Day
24/25 July Es Castell St James's Day
Fourth weekend July (28th/29th in 2012) Fornells, St Anthony's Day
Fifth weekend in July or first in Aug (4/5 Aug in 2012)
Es Migjorn St Christopher’s
First weekend after 10 August (11th/12th in 2012) Alayor
St Lawrence's Day
Third weekend August (18th/19th in 2012) Sant Climent
23-25 August Ferreries St Bartholomew's Day
Last weekend August (25th/26th in 2012) Sant Lluis, St Louis's Day
7/8 September Mahon Our Lady of Grace festivities