Villas in Menorca
Menorca is the second largest of the Balearic Islands and differs considerably from its neighbours, Majorca and Ibiza. It was the last of the Balearic islands to promote tourism so has developed with the benefit of lessons learnt from the other islands. It now offers the perfect location for families who enjoy quiet holidays boasting wonderful weather, unspoilt sandy beaches, picturesque villages and enjoyable village fiestas.
Menorca is an island thirty-five miles long and fifteen miles wide, edged with over 150 miles of coastline. Of the hundreds of interesting coves around the island, many are accessible by car although the majority can only be approached by boat. Tourists who fly into the island can still enjoy these coves as sailing boats or powerboats, with or without skippers, are nearly always available for hire.
Unlike the other Balearic islands, Menorca has a quiet night-life with relatively few discos. The evening entertainment tends to revolve around the wide range restaurants where locally caught fish can be sampled with a glass or two of of excellent Spanish wine. The island speciality, a lobster stew called 'Caldereta', is not to be missed, but those who prefer simple pizzas will not be disappointed. Children are always welcome in Menorcan restaurants, where the waiters will be delighted to spoil them.
At the Eastern end of the Island is the town of Ciutadella (pronounced Thoodadella!), famous for its beautiful cathedral. Both Ciutadella and Mahon have summer music festivals which cater for all tastes ranging from classical to jazz. The surrounding villages also boast enjoyable fiestas with magnificent firework displays and roving street performers.