MENORCA – WHY GO?
Second largest of the Balearic Islands, laidback Menorca is a rustic backwater compared to its busier neighbours Mallorca and Ibiza. While tourists flock here every summer, the island remains relatively rural and unspoilt.
Best give Menorca a miss if you’re after Ibiza-style round-the-clock action and the late-night party scene. Life here is relaxed and low key, and beyond the fringes of the south coast’s purpose built resorts you’ll find a rugged coastline with postcard-pretty horseshoe bays and quiet, unspoilt coves.
Much of Menorca has been designated a Biosphere reserve for its unique natural habitats. Rolling fields, wooded ravines and humpy hills fill out the interior in between the two main towns of Mahon and Ciutadella.
Menorca is littered with prehistoric monuments – weatherworn stone remains thought to date back thousands of years. From Monte Toro – its highest point – you can see the distant coast of Mallorca on a clear day, and pop into a restored baroque church built in 1595.
ROMANTIC HOTELS IN MENORCA