Book a villa holiday in the area of San Luis (Sant Lluis) to experience a traditional Menorcan town and beautiful sprawling countryside. Located in the south east corner of the island, San Luis was founded by the French in the 18th century and is dominated by the main church (Eglesia de Sant Lluis) as well as the Dalt Windmill (Molí de Dalt), a fully restored, traditional windmill which today serves as a rural museum. The old town’s quaint narrow streets are dotted with picturesque whitewashed houses that have changed little since the 18th century, along with multiple restaurants, bars, shops and several large supermarkets.
Soak up the authentic atmosphere by attending the lively weekly market in the main square, or marvel at a trotting race at the San Luis Road Hippodrome – a popular Menorcan horse race where the jockey is pulled in a light-weight cart. If you’re visiting during August, the town comes alive for the Fiesta de Sant Lluis, honouring its patron saint and town namesake. When you rent a villa in the San Luis area, you’re ideally situated for access to the pretty surrounding countryside best explored along a network of quiet paths, as well as the whole of the east coast. You’re just a few minutes’ drive from the capital Mahón, as well as the soft sandy beaches of Binibeca and Punta Prima.