Menorca - the jewel of the Balearics
The island of Menorca is a member of the Balearic Islands lying just off the south east coast of mainland Spain, nestled in the Mediterranean Sea. From rolling hills and rugged coastlines in the north, to sensational golden sands across the south; this enchanted destination provides the perfect setting for the ultimate relaxation getaway.
Menorca exudes charm and beauty. Wander along the crystal-clear coastlines visiting some of the most stunning beaches on the island including Punta Prima, Cala'n Bosch and Cala Galdana. Most of the island's natural landscape comprises a protected biosphere reserve, offering endless natural surroundings to explore including luscious pine forests and fields of grazing cattle, all overlooking the cobalt Mediterranean sea.
A multitude of tranquil holiday resorts pepper the south coast, whilst the northern side of the island is home to a number of delightful traditional fishing villages. With a rich cultural history just waiting to be explored, the capital city of Maó (Mahón), as well as the historical town of Ciutadella to the west of the island, should not be overlooked. For the perfect family getaway with quality local entertainment and cultural diversity, or perhaps a romantic retreat in blissful seclusion: the island of Menorca has something for everyone.
Top ten things to do & see
- Take a trip around Maó Harbour
- Monte Toro Mountain
- Explore Menorca on horseback
- Xoriguer Gin Distillery
- Plaça des Born and the Fish Market, Ciutadella
- Walking or cycling along the Camí de Cavalls
- Windsurfing in Fornells Bay
- Sailing along the northern coastline of the island
- La Mola Fortress
- Coves d'en Xoroi
Did you know ?
- mayonnaise was invented in Menorca. During his stay, the Duc de Richelieu's chef invented a new sauce, based on the local allioli recipe, which was served at the victory banquet in Paris.
- Port de Maó is the second largest natural harbour in the world, second only to Pearl Harbour in Hawaii.
- Menorca is the first place in Spain to see the sunrise.
- the language of Menorca isn't only Spanish, the island's second official language is Catalan.
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Situated at the foot of a pine-clad hillside, the Audax Spa and Wellness Centre occupies a spectacular setting, overlooking Cala Galdana's beautiful sandy beach. This stunning bay can be viewed from the outside pool area, situated on the hotel's fifth floor, or from the privacy of your sea view room if you choose to upgrade. For the ultimate Audax experience, upgrade to a Premium Room and enjoy enhanced amenities and a preferred location. The hotel offers its guests a relaxing atmosphere, high standard of quality, a friendly service and countless modern comforts and conveniences. Unwind with a glass of wine on the terrace of the Blue Café or indulge in a thermal circuit in the Audax Spa and Wellness Centre, which has been awarded the Calidad Turística quality certification.
The family-owned La Quinta Resort Hotel & Spa is one of the few luxury hotels in Menorca. Located between the two sandy beaches of Son Xoriguer and Cala'n Bosch, it's the perfect retreat for those looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday.
Its colonial-style architecture, together with its stylish decoration in traditional materials such as terracotta and marble, create a tranquil atmosphere. The à la carte restaurant has an extensive wine cellar and serves a wide range of Mediterranean dishes. Equipped with modern conveniences, the hotel boasts a superb spa offering a comprehensive range of treatments.
Situated in a quiet area of Mahon, the charming Hotel Port Mahon enjoys superb views over the old port and harbour area. The promenade along the waterfront is lined with small local bars and restaurants while a short walk will take you into the vibrant town of Mahon. The white-sand and rocky beach of Cala Mesquida is seven kilometres away and Son Parc's 18-hole golf course is 22 kilometres away.
The Port Mahon is colonial-style and is very popular with its distinguished clientèle, many of whom return each year. The professional staff at the hotel have a reputation for being particularly friendly and helpful.
The Hotel Port Ciutadella is a modern hotel located along a peaceful coastal inlet, conveniently close to the historic centre of Ciutadella and the beach of Platja Gran.
Contemporary in style, the hotel is tastefully furnished and offers a wide range of facilities including a spa. Relax with a drink in the evening at the popular lobby bar before dinner at the buffet restaurant, which presents a wide choice of Mediterranean cuisine.
The Insotel Punta Prima Resort is ideal for those seeking an active family holiday. Just 300 metres from Punta Prima's beach and offering a variety of activities and sports for every age group, this is a lively international complex with extensive facilities for both children and adults.
In low-rise blocks, the comfortable studios, one and two bedroom apartments with fully fitted kitchenettes, are set in attractive gardens, close to all the amenities of the complex.
Children of all ages will be fully entertained throughout the day by the range of activities in the children's clubs including a pizza party.
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Occupying a privileged and tranquil seafront location, next to the Insotel Club Punta Prima, these luxurious and spacious suites are set in attractive gardens.
From the moment you enter the private reception of the Punta Prima Prestige, you are treated to the highest quality of service and a secluded area, which offers a variety of facilities open to Prestige guests only. These facilities include an attractive swimming pool with a snack bar, a comfortable lounge bar with terraces overlooking the sea, a fabulous spa for relaxing and three tempting restaurants offering a range of international and Mediterranean dishes. Guests may also use the abundance of facilities available at the Insotel Club Punta Prima, and the beach is just 150 metres away.
The Hotel Santo Tomas is situated in a wonderful position on a rocky headland overlooking the sea. Located by the beach on the south coast of the island, this traditional hotel is renowned for its friendly staff and high standards of service.
The hotel is set in attractive verdant gardens, which have direct access to the sea and the second longest beach in Menorca. The swimming pool, sun terrace and barbecue area have superb sea views making them an ideal place for enjoying the glorious sunsets. A popular choice with Sovereign guests, the hotel's interior is finished in neutral tones and the inviting pool area offers the perfect setting for relaxing and taking in the tranquil atmosphere.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.