The Balearic island of Menorca is about wide sandy beaches, dramatic coastlines and sleepy villages dotted with white-washed villas. A place where locals and visitors enjoy the tranquility of the Mediterranean lifestyle, Menorca is also historic and fun-loving. Here are some of the best places to stay when discovering this culture-rich Spanish island.
The Hotel S’Esparteria is a kid-friendly hotel located on the edge of the historic centre of Ciutadella. The bedrooms are all stylishly decorated with Mediterranean flair: white-washed walls, hessian mats and colourfully patterned textiles. Rooms are compact but cozy and peaceful, offering affordable accommodation on the doorstep of one of Menorca’s most popular towns.
These modern self-catering apartments overlook the sea not far from the old town of Ciutadella. The resort comes with covered parking, two outdoor swimming pools, a garden area and a twenty-four hour reception. Each of the the apartments comes with a kitchenette area including a fridge, microwave, oven and hobs, making it easy to prepare meals at home and save on eating out. The ApartHotel Skyline Menorca offers clean, functional accommodation which makes for an ideal no-frills base from which to explore the island or enjoy lazy days by the pool.
Just as its name indicates, the Cheap&Chic Hotel aims to offer low-priced which doesn’t feel past its best. Located in the heart of Ciutadella, the hotel is just minutes from the old port and the centre’s popular boutiques. Rooms are minimally decorated but functional and cozy with walk-in showers, a small seating area and wardrobe as standard. Parents can arrange for a professional baby-sitter to stay in the room while they treat themselves to a kid-free night out.
The White Sands Beach Club is ideally located for anyone planning to do little more than enjoy the sea and sun in Menorca. Located just meters from a sandy beach on the north coast of the island, the resort also has a large outdoor swimming pool with plenty of sun-loungers and a funky kids play area that should keep little ones entertained for a while. The self-catering apartments are located in low-rise white buildings interspersed with colourful gardens. Superior apartments come with their own outdoor terraces with sea views and a cozy dinning area.
A well-priced four star hotel situated not far from the old town of Mahon, the Hotel Can Roca Nou has five individually decorated bedrooms. There’s an air of Scandi-chic to the simple yet efficient décor, with pale wood furniture, subdued lighting and a minimalist approach to soft furnishings. Couples can enjoy the benefits of a walk-in bathtub in the Cala Llonga Suite as well as the spacious walk-in shower.