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Menorca's waterfront capital
Holidays in Mahon will take you to the east coast of Menorca. The capital of the island is home to a wealth of history and culture, as well as being well located for day trips. Whether you’re travelling with children, as a couple or in a small group you will enjoy the thriving atmosphere of the town with opportunities to relax or explore the natural surroundings.
History lovers can admire the 18th Century architecture of the streets, with Gothic cathedrals sitting side by side with former private mansions. If you prefer to relax there are some wonderful beaches nearby. Choose from golden sandy coves with crystal clear waters, or large stretches where you can enjoy the many watersports, rent sun loungers or order tapas, cocktails, and wine from the tavernas which back the beach. Es Grau beach is home to sand dunes where you will find local wildlife and the chance to explore on foot or by quad bike.
The upmarket side of luxury holidays in Mahon brings you a wonderful selection of shops and boutiques where you can pick up unique items and souvenirs. Choose from some of the best restaurants on the island, including local tapas joints tucked away down narrow streets, or cosmopolitan sushi made using locally sourced seafood. The harbour area is lively in the evenings and is the ideal place to watch the world go by as you taste gins, wines, cocktails and other spirits.
Book your luxury holidays in Mahon with Sovereign and we’ll help you find the right hotel. Whether you want to be close to the centre of the action or tucked away in quiet coves our Travel Advisers are experts who will help you get the best from your time away. Choose the Hotel Port Mahon and immerse yourself in its colonial architecture and beautiful views of the town’s harbour. It’s ideal for couples, with exquisite cuisine and easy access to Mahon’s centre.
Flight time from the UK to Menorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Mahon airport to Mahon is approximately 15 minutes.
Expect reliable beach weather from April all the way through to September, with average temperatures around 25°C or a shade more in August. Summers in Menorca are dry and the sea is lovely and warm, while spring and autumn months stay in the late teens for pleasant hiking weather.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.