Sheltered cove beaches, captivating harbours and family friendly resorts. Choose a family holiday to Menorca this year and enjoy top class family accommodation and great value airfares.
Still relatively unspoilt, Menorca retains all the charm and character you would expect from a Spanish island, and 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 too.
With Ryanair flying direct from Dublin Airport to Menorca this summer, there has never been a better time to travel. Return flights in August are available from €113 per person, and I found some great deals staying in the popular resorts of Cala’n Bosch and Cala Blanca.
Blancala apartments, 10th August, 2ad & 2ch €1982; 2ad & 3ch €2387
This small complex of 80 apartments is a great choice for families looking for a quiet holiday by the sea. Located 300 metres from the beach with two outdoor pools, a mini-golf course and a bar restaurant, it has all you need for a traditional family holiday to Menorca.
Apartments are simply furnished and you can pay a small supplement for a balcony with sea view. Two bedroom apartments are also available and sleep up to five. Highly rated on TripAdvisor and a Travellers Choice Award Winner last year – this is great value for a family holiday in August.
Search flights here €113pp 10th – 17th August
View Apts here €1532 (4) or €1822 (5)
4-Star Zafiro Menorca, 6th July, 2ad & 2ch €2307
The highly rated Zafiro Menorca is a super family resort that boasts three swimming pools, an extensive entertainment programme and is located just 10 minutes from the gorgeous beach at Cala’n Bosch.
Children will love the kids pool with pirate ship and slides, as well as the daily activities, that include workshops, games and shows. One bedroom suites and swim-up suites are available that sleep up to four and have a kitchenette and living area.
Fly from Dublin on the 6th of July and enjoy a seven-night family holiday to Zafiro Menorca for just €2527, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. When you click on the link below you will see a cheaper non-refundable rate, I have priced these with flexible booking and free cancellation.
Search flights here €224pp 6th – 13th July
View Zafiro €1411 Self catering
4-Star All-Inclusive MarSenses Paradise Club, 6th July, 2ad & 2ch, €3846
The All-Inclusive, MarSenses Paradise Club & Spa is another superb choice and is also highly rated on TripAdvisor. With tennis courts, a kids club, mini disco and a separate children’s pool with slides – it really does tick all boxes if you are looking for an all inclusive family holiday to Menorca.
You can 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 6th of July and enjoy a seven-night All Inclusive holiday in the 4-Star MarSenses Paradise Club for €3846 including flights. When you click on the link below you will see a cheaper non-refundable rate, I have priced these with flexible booking and free cancellation.
Search flights here €224pp 6th – 13th July
View Marsenses €2950 All Inclusive
I hope you find this family holiday to Menorca suitable for your summer holiday this year. While every measure is taken to insure that information is accurate at the time of issue, please note that hotel facilities and service are subject to change.
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