Known as the ‘Jewel of the Balearics’, Menorca will have you falling in love and wanting to return again and again. Our villas in Menorca are located to make the most out of the 200 km coastline featuring pristine sandy beaches separated by rocky headlands, as well as the island’s lush and green interior with pine-covered hills.
Highly popular with families, a Menorca villa holiday offers a huge range of things to see and do, from beautiful buildings to attractive villages, and an array of walking and cycling opportunities to capture your imagination.
Menorca is undoubtedly known for its wealth of stunning beaches. But dig a little deeper on your Menorca villa holiday and you’ll uncover the natural beauty of the island’s inner scenery of lush pine forests brimming with wildlife.
The capital of Menorca, Mahón, is worth exploring with its shops and markets. Ciutadella to the west has a medieval section including an ancient cathedral. Alauí is an old fishing town with a long pier and some exquisite beaches. Es Grau is small fishing village on the north coast with a pretty beach and some good restaurants. Fornells up in the north offers incredible snorkeling and diving. Head out for some mountain hiking near Monte Toro, Menorca's highest mountain (and extinct volcano). Cycle or hike the Cami de Cavalls – a path that encircles the entire island offering sublime views along the way. And of course, leave footprints in the sand of one of Menorca's many beaches.
With over 100 beaches to choose from, it’s easy to see why so many tourists flock to the coast here each year. Many hold the prestigious Blue Flag status meaning they’re safe for young swimmers, and a good variety of water sports can be found at beaches such as Cala Galdana, Punta Prima, Binibeca and Cala’n Porter.
Choose a villa in Cala Galdana to be close to one of the most beautiful coves in the Western Mediterranean, where fine golden sand gently shelves into the clear waters. Our villas to rent in Menorca are ideally located, many within walking distance of the beach, so you can fully enjoy the shallow waters, soft white sand, and azure blue waters that give many of Menorca’s beaches a true paradise feel.
Cala Blanca is a beautiful beach, but it's not the only reason to visit this part of Menorca. The location is also stunning: Cala Blanca is located in a small cove surrounded by cliffs, hills, and palm trees, with views of the sea and mountains beyond.
It’s a long beach too; there are actually two beaches that make up Cala Blanca: Cala d'Or (the golden bay) and Son Bou (the mouth of the river). Both are sandy and family-friendly, but Son Bou has some rocks jutting out into the sea which makes it perfect for snorkelling.
Cala Blanca has good facilities too—there's a restaurant where you can grab lunch while looking out over the ocean, or hire equipment from an onsite shop including kayaks, pedalos, sun beds and parasols. Toilets are available too.
Cala en Bosch beach
Cala'n bosch beach is a family friendly, sandy beach on the south coast of Menorca. While it doesn't have any silver sand like some other beaches around the island, it has plenty of golden sand and all you need for a fun day at the beach. There are also plenty of restaurants nearby serving traditional Menorcan food such as paella (Spanish rice dish), caldero de marisco (seafood stew), or fideuà (noodle dish).
Cala en Porter
Cala en Porter is a small beach with golden sand and crystal-clear water. It's mostly used by locals, so you'll find it a quiet and peaceful spot. The main advantages of this beach are its proximity to Ciutadella (less than 15 minutes away) and the fact that there are no large hotels nearby. On the downside, the beach can only be accessed via a narrow rocky path.
If you're looking for a beach that's both family-friendly and scenic, Cala Pregonda is the place for you. Located in the north of Menorca, this beach offers a long stretch of white sand perfect for sunbathing and relaxing with your toes buried in the powdery sand. Sun loungers are available to rent.
Nightlife in Menorca
One of the many perks of staying in our luxury villas in Menorca is exclusivity – you can enjoy your own evening entertainment away from bustling crowds.However, if you want a taste of the island there are plenty of cocktail bars to choose from in picturesque settings such as Cala’n Bosch’s marina or in Son Bou’s commercial centre. Evenings out on a Menorca villa holiday are generally a low-key affair so for something a little livelier, head to Cala’n Porter and experience the renowned cliff cave bars at Cova d’en Xoroi.
Food and Drink in Menorca
The most renowned dish to sample during yourMenorca villa holidayis Caldereta de Langosta – a steaming lobster casserole. The capital Mahón is thought to be the birthplace of Mayonnaise, whilst Mahon cheese is also a tasty local delicacy. Don’t forget to try an Ensaimada, this spiral-shaped breakfast pastry can be enjoyed with chocolate, apricot or cream. Xoriguer gin is made in Mahón and you can even visit the factory. There are so many restaurants, the whole family will find something that whets the appetite.
History and Culture in Menorca
Simply wandering through the cobbled streets of Menorca’s towns will have you in awe. History enthusiasts will love exploring both the capital of Mahón and the ancient capital of Ciutadella – both are home to 18th century buildings as well as Gothic Cathedrals and castles.
Unlike its comparatively faster-paced neighbouring islands of Majorca and Ibiza, life on a Menorca villa holiday offers a steady and relaxing vibe.
Menorca is one of the lesser-known islands in the Balearic Islands, but it’s fast becoming a top destination for people who want to get away from it all. This quiet island has beautiful beaches and plenty of activities to keep you busy during your break.
A short distance from Menorca airport, our villas in Menorca are the perfect base to start exploring the best the island has to offer. What’s more, our luxury properties all offer a private pool so you don’t have to settle for ordinary.
At Solmar Villas, we have an extensive portfolio of handpicked luxury villas across Menorca. From villas for large families, to smaller villas for couples looking for an intimate beach holiday; we have lots of luxury villas to choose from. All of which come with the mod cons you would expect: air conditioning, wifi, and your own private pool.
Book your holiday villa in Menorca today
With so much to see and do, a luxury villa holiday in Menorca is the perfect way to escape it all. Book your next holiday today with Solmar Villas and look forward to some fantastic days out exploring this amazing island paradise.
Whether you want to relax by the sea, explore hidden coves, or simply enjoy some family time with your loved ones, there’s something for everyone on this unique island. To find out more, or for help choosing your next villa holiday, get in touch with our friendly team today.