Destination guide

Relax and enjoy elegant Son Bou holiday lettings

Son Bou is located on the southern coast of Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands of Spain. It is known for its long stretches of soft, sandy beaches and a nature preserve with dunes, marshlands and diverse fauna. It’s also the home of the ruins of an early Christian basilica and the Torre d’en Galmés settlement. Son Bou holiday lettings give you access to all of the holiday experiences you could want, from great bars and beaches to serene coves and historic ruins.


Activities and attractions in and around Son Bou

Are you looking for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Son Bou has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Centre Zoologic Lloc De Menorca (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Son Martorellet (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Golf Son Parc (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Aquarock Waterpark (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Aqua Center (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
Outdoor activities

Experience outdoor adventures near Son Bou holiday cottages

There are also plenty of coves, beaches and nature walks near Son Bou holiday cottages where you can enjoy outdoor adventures. Cala Llucalari is a small bay with nearby cliffs that date to prehistoric times. Just behind the bay, an ancient walking path known as the Camí de Cavalls covers over 100 miles in 20 stages and is believed to date to the Middle Ages or even earlier. Cala Escorxada is a secluded, clear-water bay reached by a hiking path. Cales Coves is another sheltered cove with tranquil waters and cliffside views.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Son Bou

Son Bou is famous for its pristine beaches and island views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Son Bou is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Monte Toro (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Son Bou Beach (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Santo Tomas Beach (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Beach of Binigaus (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Cala Escorxada (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Cala Fustam (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Son Bou

The nearest airport is in Mahon (MAH-Minorca), located 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

How to travel to and around your Son Bou holiday rental

Most people travelling to Son Bou will land in Menorca Airport after flying from Barcelona. From there, buses are available to transport you to your Son Bou holiday rental. Some choose to take a taxi service or secure a car hire and drive themselves, which can be a great way to explore the many coastal islands. It’s also possible to take an overnight ferry from Barcelona to the island, and ferries run between all of the local islands. Some islands and villages offer trains for those on holiday. Of course, walking is a great way to enjoy the natural sites.

Food & drink 

Outstanding delicacies to try near Son Bou villa rentals

The regional cuisine features a wide range of culinary choices. Many restaurants in the area have adopted English- and Chinese-style foods, so those looking for a taste of home will find it here. Son Bou is also part of a resurging wine country, so be sure to try local vintages while in the area. Local gin is unique and derived from wine alcohol, giving it a brandy-like flavour. Be sure to try Mahón cheese, which is unique to the island. Finally, try flaó, a local dessert pastry offered with a variety of fillings.

Essential info

Everything you need to know about Son Bou holiday homes

Son Bou is most famous for its long beach, shallow water and calm surf that make it ideal for swimming and relaxing. It has a warm, Mediterranean climate and hot summers during the peak season that runs from June through September. The average high temperature is 20.8°C, and the average low is around 13.6°C. It sees an annual rainfall averaging 546 mm. While Spanish is the dominant language, most here also speak a degree of English. It’s generally a safe place for travellers enjoying holiday homes.

How many holiday rentals are available around Son Bou?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 808 holiday lettings around Son Bou. From 505 villas to 140 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Son Bou? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Son Bou. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Golf Son Parc: 1,762 holiday lettings
  • Mahon Harbour: 1,239 holiday lettings
  • Cavalleria Lighthouse: 1,527 holiday lettings
  • Centre Zoologic Lloc De Menorca: 1,638 holiday lettings
  • Port Fornells: 1,796 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Son Bou listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Son Bou?

Yes, of course. offers 505 Villas in Son Bou. Our other popular types of Son Bou holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 140 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 104 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 26 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Son Bou?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 715 holiday homes with pool available in Son Bou. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.