Menorca's best-kept secret
The bijou resort of Santo Tomas is tucked away on the shores of the southern Menorca coast. Designed for pure peace and quiet, Santo Tomas is popular for its secluded location and easy-going pace, where you can get a feel for real small-town Menorca.
A lovely little beach stretches its limbs along San Tomas’ coast, complete with spotless sand and gentle, shallow waters that are spot on for a swim. Though quiet, the beach is well-stocked with loungers and has a leafy prom meandering along behind, where you’ll find the bulk of the resort’s shops and waterfront hotels.
Flight time from the UK to Menorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Mahon airport to Santos Tomas is approximately 40 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.