The perfect laid back beach resorts for families
Menorca is the second largest Baleraric Island and offers a diverse culture due to it's changes of fortune over the years. You will find Colonial and Moorish style architecture throughout the island.
The local people are extremely friendly and the beach resorts are perfect for families. Sandy beaches, family friendly hotels and resorts and private villas with pools are all readily available. Take a visit to the capital Mahon and eat in one of the stunning roof top restaurants and shop in the narrow streets filled with small boutique style shops.
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Menorca experiences hot summers and cool winters. The warmest period is from June to October with temperatures averaging 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, and the coldest month is January with an average of 11 degrees. Rainfall can be expected at any time of year, but the wettest month is November with an average of 88 mm.
Rising to a height of 342 m, Monte Toro is the highest peak on the island. From the top there are spectacular views over the whole island and on a clear day you can see the Tramontana mountain range in the north of Majorca. Also at the summit there is the Sanctuary of Our Lady which, legend has it, marks the point where a group of monks, guided by a bull, saw a vision of The Virgin Mary.
Menorca can boast over 200 beaches, so there are plenty to choose from. Arenal D’en Castell is regarded as one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the island. The large curving bay has shallow waters, so it is ideal for families with children. It can be very busy in peak season with visitors and locals making the most of the glorious surroundings. Other excellent beaches include Punta Prima, Cala En Porter and Son Bou.
From the port of Mahon there’s an excellent selection of boat trips you can take to visit local historical sites and spectacular coves.