Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

VR Menorca - your virtual tour and guide the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca.




Welcome to our Virtual Reality Menorca tour, our latest trip to the Mediterranean Balearic Islands, Spain.

What? Where?..
Menorca is a Spanish island in a group, called the Balearics. It's neighbours are Majorca (Mallorca) and Ibiza. Menorca is the middle-sized one of the three: much smaller in area than Majorca, but slightly bigger than Ibiza. ( You can also take one of our virtual tours of the neighbouring islands of Majorca and Ibiza ).

Cala'n Bosch

Perfect beach holiday for families?
We visited Menorca in the middle of its busiest month for tourists: August 2011. It was our first visit here and we were told to expect a huge choice of beautiful beaches, fantastic weather to relax in, a warm sea ideal for swimming and resorts which are perfect for families with small children You can see the results of our travels in our collection of photographs of Menorca, and the Virtual Tour of the island. All this on a quiet island, with much less development than its neighbours, making Menorca a great choice for a perfect beach holiday.

So much for the theory... So what did we discover?

Yes - the weather was fantastic - see our weather page for more details - we could spend every day on the beach. (Or we would have done if we weren't travelling round to take these photos!) The evenings were deliciously warm, which meant we could sit outside with a meal or a glass of wine as long as we wished, without needing any extra layers.

Santo Tomas

Sea and swimming...
The sea was warm - very warm - and would be perfect for toddlers and very young children. Even unheated swimming pools were also pleasantly warm and tempting.

beaches for young children...
Many beaches were sandy and very flat, meaning little ones could play safely, without risk of getting out of their depth. (Such as Cala en Porter, Cala en Blanes, Arenal d'en Castell, Punta Prima).

We also discovered that not all beaches were sandy and some were extremely small (see Cales Piques and Cala en Forcat). Others were not really beaches at all and had absolutely no sand! (S'Algar).

Cala Morell

We were surprised, however, that there was so much development. Although Menorca is not a wild party island, like Ibiza, or as well established holiday destination as Majorca, many of the resorts had everything you possibly wish for, EXCEPT peace and quiet. So if you prefer to have plenty of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, water parks and amusement arcades on hand, you would love resorts such as Son Bou, Cala en Forcat, Punta Prima, Arenal d en Castell, Cala en Porter, Santo Tomas, San Jaime, Cala Galdana, Cala n Bosch.

Waterpark - Menorca Aqua park

Quieter places...
Those of you wanting to escape the crowds and be somewhere a little quieter and more authentically Menorcan, would probably prefer Des Grau, Cala Morell, Sa Caleta, Cala Santandria, Cala de Binisafuller, Cala Binibeca, Cala Mesquida, Cala Torret, Cales Fonts.

Cities and Towns...
The two main cities of Mahon (Mao) and Ciutadella are both well worth a visit and have some excellent beaches nearby. And the northern port of Fornells is also worth a look, especially if you want to see how the other half live!