The island of Menorca, the secret paradise of the Balearic Islands

20th June 2018

You’ve been busy ticking off the long list of European delights and landmarks – Paris, London, Rome, perhaps the Alps, some tulip fields and a Fjord or two – so why not wind down by experiencing a place where life is lived at a slower pace? With great food, sleepy coves and the sun sparkling on the Mediterranean?

 Quiet small beach in Menorca

Menorca offers all this and much more, as the quieter counterpoint to its fast-living Balearic sister islands. Here you can truly kick back, wander along ancient coastal paths from sandy bathing spots to whitewashed villages, sample the great sea food during long lunches, and in the cool of the evenings discover the subtle charms and many stylish shops and eateries of the capital Mahon…

 Views of Mahon Harbour from La Mola 

Spend a relaxing but unforgettable day experiencing this beautiful Mediterranean island from the sea. Nip in an out of picturesque Calas that can’t be reached any other way, dive into the warm waters, or perhaps work up the energy to snorkel or paddle-board… Menorca’s capital Mahon boasts the world’s second-biggest natural harbour, much frequented by all kinds of watercraft, so find out for yourself why boating is such a popular pastime here. 

 Aerial views of Menorca sea

The Mediterranean way of life can truly be found intact on this smallest Balearic island, which is untouched by the excesses of Mallorca and Ibiza. The locals are friendly and helpful, understandably proud of their beautiful, clean and safe island, and visibly happy to be living in this delightful corner of the world – who could blame them! 

Sandals on beach in Menorca

Menorca – truly a place to kick off your shoes at the end of a long trip!

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