Make a holiday villa in Es Migjorn Gran your home away from home
Set in unblemished rural landcapes and close to exquisite sandy beaches, Es Migjorn Gran holiday homes are ideal for those who want sun, sea and sand without the mass tourism and heavy development of other Balearic destinations. Villas in Es Migjorn Gran are upmarket modern buildings, complete with private pools and all the necessary domestic facilities. Holiday homes in Es Migjorn Gran would be perfect if you want to take it easy and recharge your batteries, but for active souls there's kayaking, diving and gorgeous biking and hiking routes close by.
Things to do
-Beaches. Es Migjorn Gran is convenient to some of the best beaches on the entire island. The south coast of Menorca is known for its long sweeps of soft sand. Platja de Sant Tomas is a fabulous example, with clear waters and soft sand. Binigaus is also well worth a visit, boasting a sheltered bay overlooked by small wooded hills. Trebaluger Beach is a beautiful little cove, with gentle, shallow sea.
-Biking. Menorca is largely a flat island, which makes it an undemanding place to explore by bike. Inland regions feature idyllic rural scenery, and one of the best routes to follow to get to know the island is the Cami d'en Kane, a bridleway established during British rule in the 1700s. It begins just to the north at Es Mercadal and runs east towards Mahon. En route you'll pass old stone walls, cattle farms and a handful of neolithic monuments.
-Watersports. One of the best ways to enjoy Menorca's sublime coastal scenery is from the water. It's possible to organise a self-guided tour of the entire island, but families can opt for shorter trips. It's a great way to discover deserted sandy beaches, natural arches and caves. Diving is also popular, particularly on the north coast, which has sheltered coves supporting abundant submarine life.
-Day trips. Menorca is compact enough that the top sights can be reached within a short drive. If you'd like to see an historic town, then the former capital, Ciutadella is on the west coast and has lots of narrow old streets leading to handsome squares lined with renaissance and baroque architecture. Closer and to the north is the Castle of Santa Agueda, an important piece of Menorcan history, where the Moorish forces had their last stand.
-Food and drink. Despite covering a small area, Menorca has several specialities of its own. One of these is gin, which is made from grapes and juniper berries, and distilled in Xoriguer, to the southwest of the island. Cheese is also an important product - with a soft to hard texture, Mahon Cheese is made from cow's milk and has its own designation of origin.
Weather in Es Migjorn Gran
Es Migjorn Gran holiday accommodation is on an island with a typical Mediterranean climate. This entails summers that last for five months and bring little in terms of rain. Winters are mild, but mostly clear, while the fringe seasons of spring and autumn are short and damp with moderately warm weather. Get to Menorca between June and September and there's hot weather, with maximum temperatures that peak in the high-20s or low-30s. On a normal winter's day temperatures get just above double figures.
Travel to Es Migjorn Gran
Es Migjorn Gran holiday villas are best reached by air via Menorca Airport (MAH), which is on the eastern side of the island near the town of Mahon. The drive to Es Migjorn Gran from here is an easy one - you need only follow Me-1 west for about 25 minutes. Menorca Airport handles lots of low-cost and charter flights from the UK during the summer, when the airport is at its busiest. Many of the airlines serving this destination also offer year-round connections, at longer intervals than in summer.