With so many destinations claiming to be the ‘best family resorts in Menorca’, choosing where to stay on the island can be a tough ask. Families are spoilt for choice, which is no bad thing, as Menorca is a top holiday spot for adventurous families seeking a fun-filled break in the sun. |
Although it lacks Ibiza’s glitzy nightlife or Majorca’s scenic mountain views, the easternmost Balearic island still has oodles of charm and a laid-back way of living that’s perfect for a relaxing family holiday. The unspoilt landscapes and celebrated local cuisine are major attractions, while the traffic-free roads and short distances make getting out and about to explore with the kids very easy.
Inspired to start planning your Menorcan adventure? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Swimming isn’t the only way to enjoy the pristine waters of Menorca! Snorkelling around colourful reefs and shipwrecks are popular activities here too, and open to all levels, with plenty of guided snorkelling tours on offer for beginners and younger children. When the wind’s up, thrill-seekers can try their hand at kitesurfing, while boat excursions are another fantastic way to spend a day exploring the island’s secret coves and beaches that can’t be accessed on foot.
Horseback riding on the Camí de Cavalls
This recently restored path stretching around Menorca’s perimeter was once an ancient bridleway. Crossing varied landscapes, from sand dunes to oak groves, it’s a great way to take in the flora and fauna of the island. Those wanting to see Menorca the traditional way, from horseback, are in luck, as horse-riding opportunities are everywhere on the island, with tours ranging from just one hour to an entire week.
Cycling or hiking
Of course, you can also experience the Camí de Cavalls by renting bikes or on foot. If the entire loop sounds daunting, it’s easy to choose a section of the path and tailor your own adventure to include plenty of easier stretches, like the route between Cala d’Algaiarens to Cala Morell. This part caters well for little legs, while the more challenging trails lend themselves to the experienced hiker or mountain biker.
Menorca’s rocky coastline is dotted with inlets and caves, ideal for a sea kayaking adventure that will see you paddling through hidden caves and stopping off to snorkel in calm sheltered waters. Intrepid cave enthusiasts should be sure to head to Cala Coves, where there is a fascinating array of over 90 prehistoric caves to explore, complete with lizards, tortoises and natural sunbathing ledges.
Where to Stay
After all that adventuring, your own private villa is the perfect place to retreat to and relax with the family. As we’ve said, finding the best family resorts in Menorca is tricky as there are just so many to choose from. Luckily, if you enlist the help of a specialist travel company, they’ll have all the information you need. Their expert advice will help you whittle down the perfect location from all the best family resorts in Menorca.
This lets you focus on planning your family’s adventures on this beautiful Balearic island. With everything from kayaking to horse-riding on offer, the choice is vast.
Author Plate Brenda Jaaback, Managing Director of Bartle Holidays, is a renowned Menorca expert. From its history to its people and from its wildlife to its cuisine - no secret of the island remains hidden to her. Personally selecting the finest properties for her clients, Brenda is the go-to person for anyone looking for the best family resorts in Menorca. Bartle Holidays makes no warranty as to the accuracy of information contained in this article and excludes any liability of any kind for the information.
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