It is the second-largest of Spain’s Balaeric islands, in the bright blue Mediterranean, and most of Minorca’s landscape is a protected natural reserve, meaning it is far quieter and less developed than its frenetic “big brother”, Mallorca. A Minorca holiday is perfect for families wanting a relaxed getaway, lolling on sandy beaches, exploring rocky covesmore
Beautiful Minorca - Claire. Date of travel: May 2009
Beautiful Minorca
I spent one week on the peaceful island of Minorca. Things really are laid back here and everything moves very slowly. The locals are friendly though most of them do not speak any English. The Port area is delightful at sunset and there are many bars and restaurants dotted along the waterfront area to enjoy sundowners and dinner. The main town has beautiful cobblestone streets where shops, boutiques and cafes line the walkways. The island is very small and distances between cities and resorts are not that big with buses running along the major routes. Go to Fornells and Cavelleria on the north coast, or for lazy days on the beach head to Cala en Porter, Son Bou and Binibequa.
Paradise of nature and calm - Andrew Corhon. Date of travel: Jul 2008
Enjoy the nature, the calas, the sea. Minorca is pending in the past, and outsider of tourism mass. Then you can taste all the wonderful things of life. You must explore the island, its corners, the natural reserves, the culture, its landscapes, the sea (swim, sailing) and have a good dinner or better more than one. We wish to return to have an autumn short break and we have booked in Son Granot again.
Son Bou - Minorca - Donna Green. Date of travel: Aug 2007
Lively family resort with plenty for the kids to do. Bowling Alley, bars and restaurants but nothing too late or too full on. Restaurants can be quite expensive and the food pretty similar wherever you eat but we found Casa Andres and Atlais to be 2 of the best choices. Had a good meal at Arthurs and a lot of other people rated the Irish Bar for Tapas even though we didn't try it. Beach is lovely but sunbeds and brollies are expensive (€17 for 1 brollie and 2 beds) cheaper to buy a parasol in supermarket for €6 and take your towels. Beware of jelly fish too, but the ligfeguards will give warning if they are seen. Weather very hot in Aug but can be breezy in the evening. Minorca is a beautifull and clean island, if a little pricey.
Super Island - our favourite one of all... - Keith Telford & Family. Date of travel: Jun 2007
Minorca is big enough to give you a fantastic holiday - if you like the quieter/family type holiday... but there are a few hot spots for the clubbers too. Its about 40 miles end to end but north and south coasts differ and the middle of the island has fine hills to walk (as is the coastline). Nice people and little or no litter/graffitti or trouble, the local police I spoke to have a wonderful job if you like leading a quiet life! Beaches - lots of info on the net... but we like Cala Galdana and Macarella best... see you there! We loved our Minorca holiday.
Something for everyone - Jean & Dave. Date of travel: Jun 2007
Something for everyone
Personally we go to Minorca because we like a peaceful rest but whether you are a couple or a family there is something for everyone in Minorca. You can dance the night away, party till dawn, shop till you drop or sizzle on a beach. Alternatively, you can find a secluded spot and hear a pin drop, or have a superb dining experience in Mahon itself.
Menorca 06 - Stephanie Thomas. Date of travel: Jul 2006
Menorca is a lovely country, with beautiful views of the sea, Mahon is very historical with beautiful views overlooking the sea, the glass bottom boat ride woz wicked. The Big Apple in Cala n Bosch,woz wicked the staff there made people very welcome and me and my m8s all enjoyed the karoke,happy hour and club. BIG APPLE YAY!! Tour Operator: Thomas Cook
Dawn Oldacre. Date of travel: Jul 2005
Caln and Bosh is brilliant; the Big Apple is good and the restaurants are all good. Within walking distance of everything. Tour Operator: First Choice
Lisa Winter. Date of travel: Aug 2003
Menorca is a very pretty island that is unspolilt. Lovely places to visit. Mahon is very historical with lots of life. Playa Fornells is located just outside the port of Fornell which is lovely. Playa Fornells is a very quiet destination. Beach is lovely with safe bathing for children as water is shallow. A great holiday destination for a 'get away from it all' place. Car hire would be recommended in Menorca to see other resorts. Tour Operator: Thomas Cook
Hotels in Minorca User Rating
5-Star Hotels
La Quinta ( Cala N Bosch ) | * * * * * |
Insotel Club Punta Prima | * * * * * |
Insotel Punta Prima Prestige | * * * * * |
see all 5 Star Hotels in Minorca
4-Star Hotels
Agamenon ( Mahon ) | * * * * * |
Cala Galdana Hotel | * * * * * |
Sol Gavilanes | * * * * * |
Hotel Audax Spa & Wellness Centre | * * * * * |
Aparthotel Cala Llonga | * * * * * |
Fiesta Hotel Castell Playa | * * * * * |
Aptos Entreplayas | * * * * * |
Floramar ( Cala Caldana ) | * * * * * |
see all 4 Star Hotels in Minorca
3-Star Hotels
Casas del Lago | * * * * * |
Son Granot | * * * * * |
Villas Begonias | * * * * * |
Hotel Nuramar | * * * * * |
Punta Prima Playa Apartments | * * * * * |
Sa Punta Apartments | * * * * * |
Rural Morvedra Nou | * * * * * |
Sur Menorca Hotel | * * * * * |
see all 3 Star Hotels in Minorca
2-Star Hotels
Els Girasols Gardens ( Son Bou ) | * * * * * |
Cala N Blanes Beach ( Cala N Blanes ) | * * * * * |
HLG Binivell Park | * * * * * |
Apartamentos Las Brisas | * * * * * |
Apartamentos Sol Del Sur | * * * * * |
Apartamentos Sol Ponent | * * * * * |
Apartments Tirant Playa | * * * * * |
Apartments Las Brisas | * * * * * |
see all 2 Star Hotels in Minorca
Select a new destination for more hotel reviews