Home / Menorca Musings / A Villa for all Visitors: Choosing Where to Stay on the Island

A Villa for all Visitors: Choosing Where to Stay on the Island

I am often asked for recommendations when it comes to picking a location for Menorcan holidays. The first thing I tell people is that the island is small enough for location not to matter too much – you can drive from one end of the island to another in just an hour! However, if you are looking for certain attractions to be accessible the moment you leave the doorstep, there are a few resorts that will definitely fit the bill.

For Families: San Jaime (Son Bou)

The resort of Son Bou on the south coast is split into three districts: San Jaime, Son Bou and Torre Soli Nou. We have a range of superb family-friendly villas available in the area.

The astounding 2,500 metre white sand beach is bound to be the focal point of any holiday in the area. Children will have a whale of a time playing in the sand and whirling around the on the fun rides, while mum and dad can relax at one of three beach bars. A great way of exploring the area with the children is by taking a scenic trip on the ‘fun’ train, which will carry you from the top of the resort right down to the beach.

For Nature Lovers: Es Grau

If you are looking to use your holiday in Menorca to discover the astounding array of bird- and wildlife that this beautiful biosphere has to offer, you will love the location of Finca Na Bona, a detached farmhouse with a private swimming pool in Es Grau.

Es Grau is a small, serene fishing village just a stone’s throw from S’Albufera Natural Park, a protected conservation area and important refuge for migrant birds. In just five minutes by car you can be out walking and photographing this beautiful and peaceful park.

For Culture Vultures: Alaior

This old and characterful town has its origins in 1304, with narrow, winding streets and architectural gems that any history buff would love. Finca Binietsau, a traditional white farmhouse that nestles next to a small, shady patch of woodland, is perfectly situated to explore the cultural treasures of Alaior.

The old quarter of the town is home to the seventeenth-century Church of San Diego – make sure that you visit the Pati de Sa Luna (‘patio of the moon’) – and the Baroque Church of Santa Eulalia. If you’re interested in prehistory, the archaeological site Torre d’en Gaumes is just a short drive away.

Whatever your interests, you can be sure that you will find your dream villa from which to explore the island amongst our portfolio. If you’d like some more advice, I would be happy to answer any of your questions.


Local Regions: Ciutadella

Many of our clients choose to rent a villa in Menorca because they want the space, time and ability to completely relax away from the stresses of the world.

Local Regions: Ferreries

From the crescent beach of Cala Galdana to the red-tile roofs of Ferreries, this region encompasses almost everything for which Menorca is famous.

Local Regions: Es Migjorn Gran

The area around Es Migjorn Gran, stretching from the village itself to the resort of Santo Tomas, is a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.