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While many go to its sister islands for nightlife, Menorca is often seen as a more family friendly holiday destination. In fact holidays in Menorca are often rated one of the most family friendly by top tour operators like Thomas Cook and TUI. Many resorts open between April and October for the summer season but if you fancy a bit of winter sun (although perhaps a little chillier), some hotels do open beyond the summer.
If you're booking for June, July or August, you might want to try booking early to get the best deals, including free child places, or if you can be flexible with your dates, keep an eye out for any last minute deals floating around.
Getting to, from and around Menorca
Low cost and charter airlines fly from across the UK to Mahon, Menorca's airport, with more during the summer. The best way to get around Menorca is by hiring a car which will give you much more freedom to explore some of the smaller towns and beaches. If you plan on enjoying just a "fly and flop" holiday, you can pre-book a coach shuttle service from the airport to your hotel, which is the easiest and affordable way to get to your hotel without a car.
There are public bus services on the island, and depending on the route and day, depends on how frequent they are. Saturdays and Sundays will usually be a reduced service so bear it in mind if you’re planning to get around by bus.
Things to do in Menorca
If you get bored of your hotel pool or local beach, there is a bunch of things to do on the island. Head to one of Menorca's waterparks for a fun day out, with Splash Sur waterpark in the island's south east corner, while Aquarock is on the west coast in Cala'n Bosch.
It's also worth discovering a few of the other beaches, like Son Bou. With it's long stretch of sandy beach, it's ideal if you want a bit more space to play. Or stumble across the Cala Macarelleta and Cala Turqueta beaches for some stunning, instagrammable beach locations.
Where to stay in Menorca
Being a family friendly island, there is a great mix of accommodation from budget, self-catering apartments to luxury all inclusive resorts, as well as holiday villas and even boats, so you're bound to find something to suit your taste and price range.
To hit the beach, there is a range of beach resorts dotted around the coastline, so hire a car if you can and find the hidden ones. Try the cute cove beach of Playa Arenal d'en Castell for it's turquoise water and soft sand. Or if you fancy a bit of nightlife, try the bars of Ciutadella, although don't expect anything as crazy as Menorca's sister island Ibiza. For a bit of history, head into Mahon and learn a little more about the history of the island.
For something the whole family will enjoy, take a look at a holiday in Cala'n Bosch which combines a small resort with a few bars and restaurants, with a fantastic (and popular) beach location. Plus you'll find numerous kid friendly hotels in the area.