There's no better way to beat winter blues
than booking a holiday to a warm, sunny place by the sea.
And, Menorca ticks all those boxes
and is very kids-friendly too, apparently!
The following post has been contributed by Thomson Flights.
A quiet escape: Menorca, Spain
Unlike its party-hard-or-go-home siblings, Menorca is the tranquil little sister of rowdy Mallorca and Ibiza. With its luminous blue waters, white sand and lush forested areas, this little jewel promises an undeveloped haven in the heart of the Balearics, and the perfect spot to take a family in need of some serious chill out time. Read on for some of the most relaxing pursuits in this, one of the world’s natural beauty spots.
Book all inclusive
If you have a young family, take the hassle out of searching family-friendly restaurants and book something all-inclusive. While it’s unlikely you’ll find a high-rise, concrete crash pad, there are still plenty resorts suited to lounging around a pool with the kids.
Hit the beach
Without question Menorca is privy to some of the finest sands in Europe. This will delight any little ones hoping to get digging with a bucket and spade, while adults can flop open a sun lounger and dive headlong into a good book. If you enjoy a little wildlife-spotting, make for Es Grau, where you can spot the flora and fauna of the nearby nature reserve, or paddle in the clear, shallow waters of idyllic Cala Macarella for some of the best swimming in the Balearics.
Explore the caves of Cala Morell
This ancient landscape of sea and rock called Cala Morell conceals a man-carved necropolis which dates back thousands of years. It’s easily reached from the town of Ciutadella by bike or car, and costs absolutely nothing to visit!
Take a relaxing cruise
Charter a glass-bottomed boat and explore the waters around Mahon, the island’s capital. While you may not have time to get around all the coastal highlights on land, seeing the sights is a breeze if you’re skimming past the likes of Lazaretto Island and Sant Felip Castle.
All that jazz…
After a hectic day of doing very little at all, indulge in some laid-back nightlife at the San Clemente Jazz Club, Menorca’s oldest jazz venue. Get into the swing of things from 21:30, or if you happen to be in Mao harbour area, slip into something glitzy and sip one of the renowned cocktails at Akelarre Jazz Club for a smooth evening of rhythm and blues.