19/07/2015

Holidaying in Menorca - all the sunshine

'Tis the season we all become jet-setters, eh? While Menorca may not be the most exotic holiday destination, if you're looking for a bit of a break, a lot of sunshine and some stunning Mediterranean scenery - start packing your bags now. No really, just writing that has me longing to sit and dip my toes into their crystal clear waters once again... *sobs*


Anyway, back to the task at hand. "Why Menorca?" I hear you ask (well, let's pretend you did anyway), we knew we were after somewhere quiet, hot (obviously!) and where beaches and towns would be in walking distance. Mainland Spain always feels busier to me, Italy is somewhere I'd like to go on a city break and last time we went to the south of France there was a mini hurricane. So Menorca quickly entered the running. I only remembered after we'd booked it that I had actually been to the same town on a family holiday years ago! 

We stayed in S'Algar on the south east coast of the island. It's a small purpose built resort town with several hotels, bars and restaurants, a rocky beach, swimming pool and diving school. Despite being purpose built it didn't feel touristy (that could change once the summer holidays start though) and had plenty of character and traditional Menorcan style. About 10 minutes walk along the rocky coast is the small town of Cala Alcaufar, which has the most gorgeous sandy beach hidden in a little cove.The water here was crystal clear, if a little chilly, but perfect for snorkelling.  

Where we stayed: S’Algar Hotel / Where we ate: S’Algar Hotel, Reina Isabel (S'Algar) and Piccolo Mondo (Cala Alcaufar) / What we did: walked to Alcaufar tower, snorkelled at Cala Alcaufar beach, relaxed by S’Algar pool, dipped our toes in the sea at S'Algar beach. 







Have you been to Menorca before?


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14 comments:

  1. Ah look at that beach! Beautiful!
    Sophie
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  2. Looks just georgous. I've never been but am a regular visitor to nearby Majorca. Away from the touristy bits it's beautiful x

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    1. Yes its a shame so parts have become so touristy x

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  3. Oh wow this looks lovely - so peaceful and sunny!

    Unica and Tigris

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    1. We were super lucky with the wall to wall sunshine!

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  4. I've never heard of Menorca but it looks incredible! Your photos really make me want to hop on the next flight out! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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  5. I've been once but it never looked this beautiful =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The area we stayed in was really stunning :)

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  6. I've never been - but your photographs are great and it is wonderful to see some sunshine!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thanks! I did try and bring the sunshine home, but have clearly failed!

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  7. Gorgeous photos- it looks like absolute bliss! I went with a group of 15 school friends when I was 18, to celebrate finishing A-levels. It was a very fun holiday, which is just as well really as I managed to give myself a permanent reminder of it midway through the trip when I burned my calf on the exhaust pipe of the jeep which had just taken us on a hair-raising tour of the island. Still got the scar now- but also lots of smiley memories to go with it :) xxx

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  8. Such beautiful pictures. I went when I was in my teens and it looks just as lovely as it did back then. x

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