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Menorca

Introduction

Holiday on Menorca

Whenever I think of Menorca, I think of the delicious lobster stew I had in a fishermen's village with its white houses and a boulevard with palm trees. Of course, I’ll never forget the rest of the island either where I got to feast my eyes during a quiet holiday. Impressive mountains, hills full of pine trees, gorgeous beaches and gigantic rock formations are etched in my memory. Be sure to check out the geysers spewing sea water high into the air off the west coast. Surprisingly, this member of the Balearic Islands in Spain only attracts a small number of tourists for a sun holiday. Let’s keep it our little secret!

Small-scale hotels & villas on Menorca

Surrounded by nature, you'll find the most beautiful things here. Which is how I discovered my picks for Menorca, surrounded by unspoiled greenery. From an authentic holiday home to a romantic hotel. Sometimes I just can’t decide where I want to stay!

The owners of my small-scale picks on the Spanish islands tend to have limited availability. Be sure to book your holiday to Menorca in time. Need some inspiration for your next trip or holiday? Check out my latest discoveries or last minutes to Menorca.

Fly & Drive on Menorca

Good to know: my flying holidays to Menorca always include a rental car and a place to stay.

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Eliza's tips

Places to visit on Menorca

Menorca, also spelled Minorca, is called “isla verde y azul” by the Spanish. I once climbed Monto Toro which is when I finally understood why. It is the highest point of the island with a gorgeous view of the surroundings. You'll probably draw the same conclusion as I did: Menorca is something else. It has more beaches than any other Balearic island, even more than Ibiza and Mallorca combined. And it boasts a lot of beautiful nature. Something I never pass on when visiting the island, 40% of which consists of protected natural reserves. Because of its remarkable landscape and many types of animals living on the island, it is a protected UNESCO world heritage site.

I highly recommend a visit to the capital of Menorca, Maó (also spelled Mahón); an atmospheric city that I love to visit for a cultural afternoon. Plaça d’Espanya is surrounded by historic buildings. And the meandering little roads in this city are car-free, making it a lovely place to stroll around for hours. The city has lots of cute markets and a harbour that is well worth your visit.

Menorca is the place to be for a holiday with children which is why it is also known as Buggy Island. Just like visitors with children, I like the fact that you won't find a lot of partying tourists on this island. There are lots of cute bays to explore with the kids and many beaches for hours of play. With a fly & drive holida y, you'll be back at your holiday home or agriturismo in no time.

Culinary trip on Menorca

The first time I tried caldereta de langosta was in a small fishermen’s village on Menorca called Fornells. The lobster soup is one of Menorca’s specialities and highly recommended for fans of lobster. But that is not the only delicious dish that I’ve discovered on Menorca. Take peix en es forn for instance, a fish dish from the oven. And there is plenty to discover for vegetarians as well, such as dumte; a dish with gourd and aubergine. To top it all off, enjoy some Menorcan cheese for desert. Ciutadella is a great place to try many of these local dishes. My tip? Visit one of the authentic restaurants in the harbour with a view of the fishing boats.

The weather: from Menorca with love

Menorca has mild winters and warm summers. April is when the temperature on Menorca starts to reach a pleasant 20 degrees. Which is where it stays all throughout the summer and into late September. The chance of clouds and rain increases in the other months. I highly recommend Menorca for a sun-filled beach holiday during summer.