Sheltered cove beaches, captivating harbours and family friendly resorts. Choose a family holiday to Menorca this year and enjoy top class family accommodation at low prices.
Still relatively unspoilt, Menorca retains all the charm and character you would expect from a Spanish island, but thankfully without the high rise blocks. The laid back atmosphere makes a family holiday to Menorca the perfect choice. With cafes, bars and restaurants being the main sources of evening entertainment rather than discos and clubs, it is more suited for younger families, or families looking for a quiet holiday.
Most of the family coves have great beach bars serving refreshing drinks and delicious snacks, and with an average summer temperature of only 25 degrees, you could quite easily spend the full day on one of Menorca’s cove beaches.
Considering its neighbours are Majorca and Ibiza, it is hard to believe that Menorca has still managed to maintain a much slower pace of development. Recognised by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve because of the diversity of its landscape, it is the perfect mix of a cultural interior with cosmopolitan coastline. Stunning harbours combine with architectural ruins and clear blue seas, it really is a true find.
There is wide selection of historic towns to explore including the capital, Mahon, the fishing village of Fornells and the old walled town of Ciudadella. The flat terrain lends well to cycling and walking trails, so although the island overall has a relaxed vibe. It is also suitable for families looking for an active holiday, and water-sports are readily available.
With Ryanair flying direct from Dublin Airport to Menorca this summer, there has never been a better time to travel. I found a great deal travelling in July, staying in the 4-star, all-inclusive, Mar Hotels Paradise Club & Spa. Not only is it one of most popular family resorts on the island according to TripAdvisor, but it also happens to located just five minutes from the beach. With tennis courts, a kids club, mini disco and a separate children’s pool with slides – it really does tick all boxes.
You can also enjoy unlimited drinks from 11am until 11pm during your stay, and meals in the main restaurant, snack bar or Happy Burger. There are also sandwiches and fruit available from 11am until 6pm, and ice-cream for children from 10.30am until 10pm.
Fly from Dublin on the 11th of July and enjoy a seven-night, all-inclusive family holiday to Menorca for just €2499, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.