The quieter (and some would argue prettier) of the Balearic Islands, is Menorca. Just off the east coast of Spain, Menorca benefits from a warm Mediterranean climate and although less popular than its larger island counterparts... with its quaint whitewashed towns, narrow streets and tapas restaurants it provides a welcome break from a busy lifestyle.
Perfect for family holidays, the secluded, untouched natural beaches and non-commercialised atmosphere in Menorca will make you wonder why you didn't know about this place before!
If you are after a low key relaxation on your summer holiday, getting back to nature and eating fresh seafood on the beach - this is the place for you!
If you are looking for a family friendly resort on Menorca include Cala'n Bosch and near neighbour Cala Blanca, both situated on the western coast of the island. Cala'n Bosch features a superb marina and two delightful beaches. It is a lively resort particularly favoured by British tourists and that's reflected by evening entertainment geared to UK tastes. More information on Cala'n Bosch
Looking for a lively resort? The beach at Arenal d'en Castell west of Ciutadella is one of the island's most developed resorts and ideal for family holidays to Menorca. A large sandy beach and fantastic customer service means that visitors often return year after year.
Other smaller resorts of note on Menorca include Santo Thomas, Cala n Porter, Punta Prima, and Cala Galdana. All are situated on the south coast closer to the capital Mahon offering a range of villa accommodation, studio flats and hotel accommodation.
Flying time from UK: 2.5 hours Currency: Euros Average Temperature: During the winter 10Cº and during the summer 30Cº (77Fº). Sunny Days a Year: +300 days.
Top tip: The island is only small, so explore and visit some of the different beaches and secluded coves. With in excess of 100 to choose from, you are literally spoilt for choice.