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Local Regions: Sant Lluis

Sant Lluis a region in the south east of Menorca, incorporating some of the island’s most beautiful coves, cliffs and beaches.

If you can drag yourself away from those stunning ocean vistas, there are a number of quirky visits to make further inland.

Here are just a few suggestions of what to look out for during your stay in this popular part of the island.

A Rural Retreat  

From traditional converted farmhouses to modern seafront villas, our portfolio of properties in this region has something to suit your holiday style. Discover the idyllic beach of Binisfua from one of our nearby properties and spend the day with your toes in the silky white sand.

The region is criss-crossed with old bridleways through the rustic countryside, which provide excellent cycling or trekking routes. S’Algar is a walker’s paradise; follow a rugged gorge to the tiny beach of Cala Rafalet to experience unspoiled Menorca at its finest.

Windmills and Wine 

You can use our homely hideways in Punta Prima and Sant Lluis to explore the cultural gems that this area has to offer. The Molí de Dalt, which you can find in the centre of Sant Lluis, is the island’s last working windmill, and a local landmark at that. Inside it hosts a small ethnological museum, which provides a fascinating insight into the history of the place with rural tools and working machinery.

If you’re a wine lover, you must make time to visit the vineyards and winery of Bodegas Binifadet, which was founded in 1979. It offers tours that take you from grape to glass, along with a tasting complete with cheese and wine jam.

Sport in Sant Lluis

Don’t let the heading mislead you – you won’t find a giant football stadium or a motor racing track in this sleepy town. You will, however, find the Menorca Cricket Club in the village of Biniparrel, which is a leisurely 40-minute walk from the town centre and welcomes visitors. The island’s passion for cricket – along with other Mediterranean peculiarities such as gin – was sparked by its British occupation in the eighteenth century.

Alongside the main church in Sant Lluis you may be lucky enough to see some of the locals competing on one of the ‘petanc pistes’. The island’s version of the French game of pétanque is a joy to watch. For a livelier sporting event, why not check out a trotting race at the Sant Lluis Hipodrom? These horse-and-cart races are a Balearic tradition, held every Saturday evening in summer and Sunday morning in winter.

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