Finding YOUR best place to stay - Resorts and Accommodation

Menorca Resorts good to know

Confused, undecided? Over 30+ years we've spent a LOT of holiday time on Menorca, at all ages, with and without children across ALL seasons. First timer / returning and different resort ? - it can be a particulary difficult decision on Menorca where literally no two resorts are alike!

Our personal and in-depth guides covering resorts, beaches are independent and we think give you an honest picture. They will help you find your right place to stay, both the accommodation and best resort / location for you.

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Best resort? is not an easy decision because of Resort Individuallity - In reality not one Menorca beach resort is similar to any other, each has their own styling and appeal. Why? For historical reasons towns were rarely built on the coast : so most of the beach resorts have developed from a small coastal village or are a restricted ( environmental laws ) low level resort development from the 70 and 80s. Beach Resorts are generally smallscale and much less commercialised than on Majorca or Ibizia. Menorca's coastline is very natural and unlike many other spanish destinations not tainted by development and hotel Skylines.

Menorca was on the 'losing side' with Franco in the civil war and on the winning side now as it was "spared the victor's money" to develop tourism aka build ugly high rise concrete hotel skylines directly behind it's beaches.

Holiday resort complexes - only a tiny few may fit that definition on Menorca. It's not what Menorca does! And who wants to go somewhere so beautiful and never leave the hotel grounds?

Menorca is not for young couples - not true

The big numbers of Spanish, French and Italian couples who holiday in Spring, July and August know different and so do we. If you are active ( watersports,cycling) love amazing beaches and want to combine with lively but not full on bars and cafes Menorca has plenty for you. But without any of the neon and binge drinkers. - Where to stay Couples

Beach Stays

Menorca's beach resorts have no hosting towns, are self contained and along south,east and north coasts surrounded by attractive undeveloped countryside and farmlands. The furthest Resort from Menorca Airport is ~ 1 hour transfer time so even with youngsters, you have the whole island to choose from. West coast resorts (e.g Cala Blanca, Calan/Bosch, Cala en Blanes ) tend to be larger, more touristically developed, flat but also in less attractive landscapes in our view.

Best Places to Stay in Menorca for Families

Menorca's best Beach stays for families

Where to stay for Authentic Menorca

Menorca retains it's original charms away from the beach in the handful of Towns and island's two main cities.

Menorca's two main cities, Ciutadella and Mahon each have a lot of charm, are quite different to each other, but both equally appealing. Inland and harbour towns are never that far from a sandy beach and allow you to enjoy an authenic atmosphere not found at a beach resort where very few residents live. They all provide a great base to explore the island and experience it's culture.

Where to Stay in Menorca for Hiking/Walking

Spring time - mid March to early May and mid Sept onwards has ideal weather for longer walks. October means warm seas for mid-walk swims

We recommend the following Es Mercadal, Cala Galdana , Ferreries as they have beautiful unbuilt countryside,valleys and nature surrounding them.

Where to Stay in Menorca in Springtime

As few residents live in the summer beach resorts they effectvely hibernate so opt for Mahon,Ciutadella ,Es Castell where popular hotels will be open and you can enjoy life with the locals in cafe-bars, restaurants and cultural and gastronomic events e.g Flower , Jazz

Menorca's Spring is beautiful and a very different experience of Menorca from summer.

Jet2 flights to Menorca begin April 5 2024 . See the available Hotels and locations - Where to stay in Spring

Where to stay Cala Galdana : Hotels open April

From April onwards experience a different Galdana beach, rich vibrant nature and sunny caostal walks

Hotel Artiem Audax Adults only, beach Boutique with Wellness,Sports and Good Dining centre stage

Beachside 5 stars Hotel Melia Good Dining, amazing terraces

Budget Aparthotel floramarPractical with Self-catering

Where to Stay in Menorca for Watersports

Menorca's beach resorts offer 'no noise' watersports Paddle,Kayaks. True Watersports fans should head to Fornells which has a huge proteced bay, great for beginners and Es Grau for idylic surroundings within a Marine Reserve. Activity providers in Fornells offer Diving,Sailing,JetSkis,Waterski and more. Es Grau activities

Best Places to Stay in Menorca (younger) Couples

Where to stay for Romantics and Adults Only

Ciutadella's old city is difficult to beat and with the beach buses you don't have to miss out sunning on Menorca's stunning virgin beaches.

Mahon is a great base for the 'best' end of Menorca

Checkout Menorca for Couples

Where to stay City Couples :

Luxury Can Faustino Ciutadella. Beautiful and unique in the heart of the old city centre - a wrap you in luxury treat for 1 or 2 nights maybe?

Chic and Adults Only Casa Ladico Mahon. Lovely,central and very friendly.

Boutique BudgetPetit Mao. Small and Quaint

Where to stay beachside :

Lago resort Cala'n Bosch

Where to Stay - inspiration