Petite and peaceful
Curved around a Blue Flag beach, Punta Prima sits on a near-perfect piece of coast on Menorca’s southern tip. The wide tranquil bay is the resort’s headliner, with fine white sand dipping into the pale blue waters of the Mediterranean. It’s perfectly designed for whiling away the days in Menorca’s reliably sunny climate.
The pretty promenade is dotted with a handful of low-key restaurants, beach bars and cafés serving up some of the local flavour – look out for Menorcan favourite calderata de llagosta (lobster stew). Pick a restaurant with views across Illa de S’Aire, an uninhabited island just off the coast that's home to a lovely old lighthouse.
For active types, Punta Prima sits on the Cami di Cavalls – Path of Horses – an ancient bridle path that circles the island and is a favourite for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Flight time from the UK to Menorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Mahon airport to Punta Prima is approximately 30 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.