Menorca is a magnificent island, offering turquoise water inlets, white sand, excellent fish restaurants and charming hotels, all of which are a perfect combo for two-three day trip. Here are some tips that will save you time if you’re planning a visit.
Guesthouses: two excellent addresses
Tres Sants hotel is located in the very center of Ciutadella. The decor is tasteful and refined and it only houses 8 bedrooms , which makes it fully booked most of the time. Make a reservation way ahead your trip.
Ses Sucreries is located in Ferreries. Not a particularly interesting village, although well situated in the center of the island, for hose who plan on trekking. The French owner also decorated it simply and tastefully. Breakfast is lovely and prices are more affordable than Tres Sants.
Two good restaurants
Restaurante Trébol at Es Castell. Two good reasons to eat there. The first is that you will find at Es Castell’s charming little port, close to Mahon, and the second is that it has very fresh and well-prepared fish on its menu. The service is first class (although we have to admit we were there at low season!).
S'amarador, at Ciutadella’s port is also excellent value. You may dine out on the terrace or in the inner patio, all well decorated. Fish is excellent and the “arroces”, to die for!
Where to have a drink?
Cova d'en Xoroi. A very famous bar and night club up on a cliff full of very old dug galleries. Quite a touristic place, although having a glass there at sunset is a must!
Some extraordinary inlets
What’s lovely about Menorca is that you can go from one inlet to the other by taking a walking path usually along the sea. Here are three walks leading to unmissable inlets.
Cala Galdana - Cala Macarella - Cala Macarelleta - Cala Turqueta
Park your car at Cala Galdana and walk from inlet to inlet until la Cala Turqueta. Take a bag of food with you because the restaurant at cala Macarella is not really a stop (bad location and food). Crystal-clear, breathtaking water!
Sant Tomás - Platges de Binigaus - Cala Escorxada
Sant Tomás’ beach is not really interesting but we highly recommend a drink at the restaurant located all the way to the right. Then you may take a walk along the sea and the beautiful and long Binigaus beach until Cala Escorxada. The path is gorgeous all the way.
Probably the most beautiful of all with its white cliff overlooking turquoise water, its fine white sand and rocks that are an excellent alternative if the beach gets too crowded. To get ther, park at Cala Galdana and take a path that will lead to this extraordinary inlet in about fifteen minutes.