Son Bou Menorca Best Guide

Son Bou Beach

Blue Flag beach

Bus Routes - Airport Bus options

Sun Loungers Fixed Umbrella and 2 beds ~20-23 Euro. Reductions (after 15:00). Close around 19:00.

Blue Flag Beach
Car Parking
Mobility Access
Young Child and Baby friendly
Son Bou location

Location and distance to Airport 14 miles / 21 km

How do I get from Menorca Airport to Son Bou?

Direct Transfer 0 Hrs. 25 mins.
All Transfer Options eg Shared Shuttle from 13 Eur pp or Taxi max. 4 pers. 29 Eur , Public Airport Bus - none!
Bus Services only May-Oct . NO AIRPORT SHUTTLES

Son Bou Beach

Free Beach parking, lifeguard, sunbed and umbrella rental, watersports and wheelchair access and facilities. There are three beach bars, (serving hot food+take aways ), some open evenings for sipping drinks as the sea laps the sands and the sun sets. A favourite beach on the island for beach strollers. While the resort is very popular for families the sheer size of the beach makes it easy for those who prefer to avoid the little ones to find their ideal spots! There is an abudance of natural sand dunes that make a very pleasant backdrop. The beach is separated from the resort by a nature conservation area which means that access is only from the beach side car park. Son bou can suffer from quite strong water currents, so care should be taken ( keep within 40 meters of shore and make sure your are not 'drifting' down the beach) and keep an eye on the red and green flags. Down the coast ( westwards after Santo Tomas) is the huge virgin beach of Playa de Binigaus which is extremely beautiful, natural and less frequented. Its also a favourite location for nudists but everyone is welcome ( no need to strip OR be 'offended' ).

Son Bou Beach Guide

Is Son Bou a good Holiday Beach Resort for you?

(updated June 2024)

Son Bou for families

  • Purpose built self contained resort with children's entertainments
  • Plenty to see and do within walking distances
  • Close to Mahon/Mao and Alaior for a change of scene for mums and dads

Son Bou for couples

  • Variety Bars and Restaurants
  • Close to Mahon livelier entertainment and moonlit harbour people watching
  • Beautiful countryside walks, and sunset beach strolls

To get to Son Bou / Sant Jaime you travel through beautiful countryside and at the eastern end pass through a rock arch to 'suddenly' enter the resort which sits on ' longest beach at around 2.5 k.m. Mahon is about 30 minutes drive and Ciutadella about 35 minutes. Alaior old town is 15 mins by bus.

Son Bou is a holiday resort of mixed private/commercial Villas,Apartments and hotels built behind a nature reserve along the island's longest beach. The resort is more correctly called Sant Jaime(Jaume) but Son Bou, Sant Jaime and Torre Soli Nou blend into each other, though Torre Soli nou extends further inland if you are looking for a quieter location. Much of the resort sits terraced in delightful planted gardens on a tiered wooded hillside which offers spectacular coastline views.

Menorca Holiday Tips

Self caterers: If you are mobile the supermarkets in Alaior old town and Poligno ( Commercial area ) offer much better food selection and prices. Plus there are some good homemade meals (delicatesans) to take away and bring back to your accommodation. Taxis to Mahon big Supermarkets(Binipreu,Eroski,Mercadon,HiperMarket,Lidl,Aldi) 25-30 Eur 1 way.

Obviously the areas just in front of the main car park beach entry points get crowded - go left in front of the hotels if you want to be amongst other families, or better still for more natural surroundings go right where the beach develops little sandy bays.

Bring bathing shoes to protect your feet from the underwater rocks that are hidden under the sand and can sometimes be sharp.

Son Bou beach has good (assisted) wheelchair access/facilities to the beach/sea from the car park.

Out and about in Son Bou

Buses - Son Bou

Buses only run Summer Service ~ May 1 - Mid Oct

Looking for Airport Shuttle / Transfers?

Good to know

Bus Network Map with Son Bou Bus stops to download

TIP:Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of buses and signposts as Maó, it's local name. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other sights, resorts/towns and attractions.

Bus Times,places to visit by bus - Son Bou

Regular Bus to Alaior/Mahon (L32 ) and Ciutadella* (L36) Changing at Alaior,Ferreries,Es Mercadal,Mahon,Ciutadella will connect with services to other parts of Menorca. * In Summer (mid June Mid Sep there is a no. 36 to Ciutadella ) 4 times a day 5 Eur ( via Es Mercadal and Ferreries )

Airport Bus

Bus Menorca Airport to Son Bou

Taxis - Son Bou

Airport to/from Airport one way 29 Eur

Good to know

Menorca has no private Cab firms , Uber or ....'Dodgy Touts!'

Taxis are licensed for a MAX. of 4 Passengers. (any Age child counts as 1 passenger)

Taxis main stand at roundabout next to beach access ( by the ugly towers of Sol Milanos Pingüinos Hotel )

Summer peak In recent years Taxis have been in short supply due to not enough drivers for licensed areas. Consider a private transfer to reach Airport in good time for flight home.

Comprehensive Guide Menorca Taxis - how to book

Taxi Airport to Son Bou

Son Bou for Holiday Visitors - at a glance

Restaurants in Son Bou

Son Bou has a range of Restaurants including formal and less formal , with fixed price menus and a la carte options. Like most Menorca beach resorts it caters more for tourists than local cuisine ...our curated Son Bou Bar and Restaurants guide

Son Bou Restaurants listings

Bars & Clubs in Son Bou

Son Bou has a range of Restaurants including formal and less formal , with fixed price menus and a la carte options. There are chill out lounge bars, cocktail and music bars.

Variety of Bars, differing clientle and some with live Music ...our curated Son Bou Bar and Clubs guide

Son Bou Bars Listings

Son Bou See and Do

Watersports from beach, Childrens play areas. Riding, Cycling and walking in great countryside.

Boat Trips, Activities

Our what to do and see in Son Bou inspirations

Does Son Bou have enough shops?

Menorca beach resorts have no/few local residents so you will need to goto to local towns for anything beyond summer beach wear,tourist items and beach toys/inflatables and souvenir items.

There are basic summer clothes, souvenir shops in Son Bou but in Alaior are one or two boutiques, handmade shoes and jewellery shops in the old town, but you really need to visit Mahon combined with a market day there. Summer Night market in Alaior

Son Bou Supermarkets

Big shop supermarkets and online , delivery ? Supermarkets Locations,Online and Delivery

Is Son Bou Safe?

You can be assured that women,children will feel safe - no focus on singles, binge drinking holidays

Son Bou - maps

Son Bou...All on a map

Villas & Apartments

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There is a wide choice of holiday Apartments, full catering hotels and private Villas in the resort.

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What's the weather like in Son Bou

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Son Bou has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Son Bou   will be around 22-26 degrees in Summer. In October the water is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days with temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.

Weather and climate forecasts for the whole year

Son Bou - beaches nearby

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Son Bou Beach

Villas in Son Bou

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Holiday answers about Son Bou Beach Resort

Shared ~ 13 Euro p.P

Private Transfers from 40 Eur upto 3 to Son Bou ideal for families and groups , as no waiting for other passengers ( delayed) arrival. Door to Door and child seats can be pre-booked.

VIP Transfers from 61 Eur upto 6 to Son Bou No wait. Travel in style in premium vehicles

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Aparthotels or Traditional Son Bou ? - All Hotels in Son Bou

Besides Son Bou's Beach we have a more personal guide to Attractions and Sights in Son Bou