You can find the holiday home in Menorca that matches your needs on HomeAway. It’s a Balearic island that has remained free of mass development and retained its traditional rural character, while still offering fabulous beaches and activities. Whether you’d prefer a Menorca holiday villa with sea views, or a luxurious and modern villa in the island’s rural heart you’ll find accommodation with modern decor and contemporary appliances. You’ll also be able to select the guest facilities that would round off your holiday. For example, at your Menorca villa you might opt for the convenience of air-conditioning, on-site parking and internet access.
-Beaches. Menorca has a beautiful coastline, and many of the beaches remain very quiet, even in peak tourist season. Cales Coves is a beautiful rugged cove where yachts moor – the waters here are clear, gentle and perfect for swimming. Cala Galdana is a a stunning sandy bay, backed up by pine trees and offering a range of amenities.
-Horseback rides. As a largely rural island, Menorca has a had a long equestrian tradition – so it makes sense to experience the island via horseback. There are fincas and stables offering a variety of rides, through farmland, woodland and also along the island’s beautiful and secluded coastline.
-History. There’s a surprising range of historic monuments to see on Menorca, including a number of prehistoric landmarks, like the Naveta d’es Tudons, which is said to be the world’s oldest structure with a roof, dating back more than 3,300 years. Much more recent is the early-19th Century La Mola Fortress, guarding Mahon’s harbour.
-Diving. In Son Bou, there’s a dive centre with accredited staff offering scuba excursions around Menorca’s coast, particularly the northern shore, which is home to the s’Albufera des Grau marine reserve, as well as shipwrecks and numerous underwater caverns. Trips are arranged for all experience levels, from novice to expert.
-Boating. One of the best ways to enjoy Menorca’s beautiful coast is from the water, and there are a number of companies offering guided boat trips as well as boat hire. Form Mahon you’ll be able to take a glass-bottomed boat trip, while kayak trips are organised from Fornells in the north.
Menorca beach apartments are found on an island with a typical Mediterranean climate, which brings hot and dry weather in the summer months, when temperatures soar to the high 20s from June to September. Spring and autumn conditions are moderately warm, with highs in the low-20s for May and October. The remainder of the year is usually wetter, the dampest month being November, which gets eight rainy days on average. Winter conditions are usually mild and damp, with daily highs in the mid-teens in December and January.
Menorca’s Airport (MAH) is set towards the southeast of the island. You can get to this destination from a range of airports across mainland Spain, the UK and the rest of Europe via low-cost airlines. There’s a half-hourly bus shuttle from the airport to the centre of Mahon a few minutes away. Another way to reach your villa on Menorca is by ferry, with regular services between Mahon and Barcelona, Valencia and Mallorca. Many visitors opt for this method as the views of the town on the way in and out of the harbour are spectacular.