Known for its endless beaches, turquoise waters and pine tree-lined coast, Menorca is more sedate than neighbouring Belearic islands Mallorca and Ibiza, but no less idyllic. While most visitors inevitably gravitate towards the sparkling sea, there are plenty of inland attractions too, not least the beautiful capital of Mahon, which overlooks a large harbour and is dotted with Georgian mansions along with a 13th century church.
Thanks in part to its tranquil atmosphere, Menorca is particularly popular with families. Accommodation wise, there’s a huge choice for visitors here, including several all-inclusive options which usually include meals, drinks and complimentary use of amenities. if you’re seeking an all-inclusive package, here are five of the best resorts and hotels in Menorca.
FROM €100/ NIGHT
Located in a quiet neighbourhood, this adults-only, all-inclusive hotel is a great choice for those seeking a touch of tranquility. It has some top class amenities, including two outdoor pools, 6 hot tubs, a gymnasium, a wellness centre, two restaurants and a stylish top-floor bar. The nearest beach is a short drive away, but with so much to do in the hotel itself you’re unlikely to mind. Guest rooms are designed in a modern style and come with air-conditioning, a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV, and some also have a balcony. The shops and restaurants of Mahon Port and Cales Fonts are within easy driving distance.
FROM €88/ NIGHT
Ideal for those keen to be close to one of Menorca’s numerous sandy shores, this 4-star hotel on the southeast of the island is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Punta Prima Beach. On-site amenities are in plentiful supply, with an impressive 5 outdoor pools, a water park, a spa and tennis courts, the use of which is included in the hotel’s all-inclusive packages, along with three meals a day in the buffet restaurant. Other facilities include a poolside bar and another bar showing live TV sports. Menorca Airport is just a 20-minute drive away.
FROM €77/ NIGHT
For a taste of Menorca’s less developed western coast, Prinsotel La Caleta is another hotel offering easy access to the nearest beach. Notable amenities include a large outdoor pool, a buffet restaurant serving international cuisine, themed daytime and evening entertainment and 24-hour reception. Guests can also book water sports activities with the hotel. As for the guest rooms, they are decked out in smart and stylish fashion, and each comes with satellite TV, a private bathroom, air-conditioning and a private balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the hotel. The beautiful port city of Ciutadella de Menorca is 5 minutes away by road.
FROM €46/ NIGHT
If it’s an idyllic setting you’re after, you’ll struggle to find better than this 3-star aparthotel overlooking the ocean on the island’s northern coast. Moments from the nearest beach, there’s an outdoor swimming pool, a buffet restaurant, a gymnasium, a play area and a games room. Guest can also book tours, as well as rent cars and bicycles, from reception. Apartments come with satellite TV, a kitchenette where you can cook up your own meals, and a pretty terrace, some of which offer beautiful sea views. Nearby attractions include S’Albufera Nature Reserve, which is a 20-minute drive away.
FROM €122/ NIGHT
Perfect for families, the 4-star Royal Son Bou offers a huge choice of leisure facilities that will keep your little ones entertained for your entire stay. Among the most popular are a children’s pool and playground, a games room and a daily programme of fun-packed activities. And while the kids are away, the grown-ups can play, with a large adults’ swimming pool, along with 2 restaurants and a bar. Guest rooms are well set up for families too, with a kitchenette, a cot and a high chair. Childcare services are also available during lunch and dinner, giving parents the chance to eat in peace. The nearest beach is just 100 yards away.