If you would like to stay in a self-catering apartment, San Jaime along the central south coast is the place for you in Menorca. There are self-contained resorts along Son Bou, Menorca's longest beach. Just 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the main airport at Mahon, it's close to a wildlife reserve of sand dunes and freshwater marshes that is famous for having the best-fed ducks on the island.
Also on the south coast and mid-way between Son Bou and Cala Galdana, Santo Tomas is a purpose built holiday resort that is very popular with British visitors. It is an ideal place for family holidays, with a paved promenade that runs the whole length of the resort, children's playgrounds and pool areas along its path. Walk across the cliffs on a well-trodden path for about 45 minutes and you will reach Son Bou.
Torre Soli Nou
Set in the hillside above Son Bou, Torre Soli Nou offers a secluded and relaxed holiday. Away from the crowds, you can stroll along to the most populated resorts for lunch or dinner, or just relax on the beach.
Another one of the well-known beach resorts on the south coast, Binibeca is famous for its stretch of beach running east to west from Cala Torret through Binibequer Nou to Binibequer Vell. All of this is just eight kilometres south of Mahon and the main airport. Despite its popularity, this is a quiet area that is popular with independent travellers. It's the ideal place for a solo relaxing holiday. There are more shopping and catering facilities at Sant Lluis just a short drive away.
San Joan de Binssaidda
Retreat away from the beach to the exclusive inland resort of San Joan de Binssaidda. Opened in 2004, it has converted farmhouses and country mansions that offer a luxury break right in the middle of the Menorca Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO protected site. Take a walk in the countryside during the daytime and see fields full of sheep and cows and there are hiking and cycling trails that lead to the coast. When return to your hotel in the evening, you can enjoy some wonderful local cuisine.
Site updated on 5. December 2019