"Menorca: Sun, Sea, Sand And, Err, Fiesta!" Top 5 Page for this destination Minorca Island by steventilly

Minorca Island Travel Guide: 221 reviews and 610 photos

We maintained our love of islands by spending a week on Menorca, in Spain's Balearic islands. It has (apparently) more beaches than the rest of the Balearic's put together and yet remains a quiet backwater in comparison to Ibiza and Mallorca. It lacks the frenetic nightlife of those places, but if that's not your scene anyway then Menorca's the place for you.

We were lucky enough (we didn't plan it that way) to be there during the Mahon fiesta. We're so glad to have seen this spectacle, our first proper Spanish Fiesta.

The beaches are pure white sand and the seas crystal clear turquoise. Most of the bays are ideal for swimming and some are especially good for children and families. Generally the bays are backed or surrounded by forests or shrubs, adding a lovely touch of greenery that really sets off the colours of the sand and sea.

As well as sun, sea and scenery Menorca has a lot of history, going way back in fact to pre-history! Menorca has quite a few monuments that are unique to it and which are quite fascinating. It also has a host of forts and fortifications, most notably around Mahon, and some lovely old cities. In fact its old capital, Ciutadella, is one of the most lovely cities we've ever visited.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Sun, Sea, Sand, History, Peace, Quiet
  • Cons:No Great Variety Of Veggie Food
  • In a nutshell:Absolutely Perfect Holiday Destination
  • Last visit to Minorca Island: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 22, 2006
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  • Jun 13, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    Luckily many British people have opened restaurants that will have vegetarian dishes. Try 'the castle' or 'The Salamader'in Cala es Porta . Also the Casino in St Clemente. No Chips, burgers and bacon but a good selection of local and international dishes

  • Jul 18, 2007 at 1:18 PM

    Your Guide to Menorca is very thorough and has given me a great insight into the Island, what to see/do and has proved invaluable in planning my holiday in September (Es Castell)

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    May 16, 2007 at 12:35 AM

    Through your eyes it looks as a very interesting place to visit! Fantastic page!! Also love the islands and secluded beaches :) I've visited quite a few in Brazil and Croatia. I'm planning Vis for June. Really looking forward to it :) Cheers!

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    May 5, 2007 at 9:15 AM

    A great hotel tip and very useful, informative descriptions particularly as we have just added Minorca to our Places-to-go.

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    Apr 1, 2007 at 4:14 PM

    Great pictures Steve! Looks like a very enjoyable place.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2007 at 11:19 PM

    It's an amazing sight indeed!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 4:18 PM

    Looks like even a veg could get stuffed with all that cheese at the market. Sparkling shots and Mrs. T looks as nice as ever. Leather next time, please. ;>

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    Oct 2, 2006 at 8:46 AM

    you really want me to read 37 tips ?????? lol ! But, nice page and pics

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    Sep 28, 2006 at 1:56 AM

    As usually a great informative page with lots of excellent pics.

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    Sep 21, 2006 at 2:43 PM

    still wading through the tips, looks fab and your hotel looks more comfy than ou jail ;-)..and the festa looks amazing...oh yes great night shots!

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