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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 21 Sep 2019
Valentin Son Bou
21 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £462 per person
PortBlue San Luis
21 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £527 per person
BlueRooms Palmeras
21 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £397 per person
Hotel & Water Park Sur Menorca
21 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £432 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 05 Oct 2019
El Claustre de Ciutadella - Albergue Juvenil
05 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £169 per person
Apartamentos Vista Blanes
05 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £171 per person
Apartamentos Mar Blanca
05 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £174 per person
Apartamentos Lentiscos
05 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £181 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 12 Oct 2019
Apartment Son Bou Gardens Apt 2 dorm
12 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
From £157 per person
Aparthotel Tramontana Park
12 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
From £158 per person
Apartamentos Son Bou Gardens
12 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
From £159 per person
Los Lentiscos
12 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £161 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 28 Dec 2019
Nao Catedral Boutique Hotel
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
From £336 per person
Nao Catedral Boutique
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
From £341 per person
Apartaments California
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £350 per person
Apartamentos Playa de Canutells
28 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
From £357 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 18 Oct 2019
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Apartamentos Blancala
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £115 per person
Club Menorca
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
From £118 per person
Maribel
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £121 per person
Castillo Sancho Panza
18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £122 per person
Hotel ratings in Minorca
ARTIEM Capri
Mahon
From £495 per person
time in menorca
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
Sep 15, 2019
Hong Kong, China
Apartamentos Sol y Mar
Ciutadella de Menorca
From £112 per person
Lovely family holiday
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
Jun 23, 2017
Son Bou Gardens
Alayor
From £256 per person
Nice visit
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Sep 08, 2019
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Flight and hotel Minorca

Minorca: Mallorca's Sophisticated Little Sister

A cove just for yourself, endless miles of pristine white sand and a high standard of hospitality–that is Minorca, also often spelled Menorca. The northernmost Balearic island enchants visitors with unspoiled nature, a rich cultural heritage, and glorious cuisine. Add to that a laid-back attitude and genuine friendliness towards the visiting stranger and you can see why this island gains new fans every year.

As punishment for its Republican loyalty during the Spanish Civil War, Franco refused the island any public building funds, and as such, it is less developed than its neighbours (which most visitors see as an asset). That said, Ciutadella and Mahón are great places for city breaks on Minorca due to their lively nightlife scenes and fabulous restaurants.

Good to Know Before Heading to Minorca

Like the rest of Spain, Minorca is one hour ahead of the UK, British citizens don't need a visa to go, and the Euro is the island's currency. Spanish and Catalan are the main languages spoken here but many locals also speak English, making city breaks in Minorca quite accessible.

Minorca's only airport lies about 5km southwest of the capital Mahón and is well connected to the rest of the island. Flights to Minorca always arrive here, be it direct flights from London to Minorca or from Manchester to Minorca. A taxi to the centre of the capital is inexpensive. There are also several bus lines that connect the airport to the island's main settlements, so that your flight and hotel on Minorca tie in seamlessly with each other.

What is the best time to visit Minorca?

Minorca is definitely a year-round travel destination, but with two very different target groups. The mild winters appeal most to nature lovers seeking peace and solitude, whilst the summer season attracts more families and beach-goers. Some attractions, bars, clubs, and restaurants are only open during the spring through early fall, but there are always enough services to make a winter package holiday on Minorca an unforgettable experience. The main festival on the island is called Festes de Sant Joan' and takes place from the 23rd to 25th June in Cuitadella.

Things to do on Minorca

Relaxing at the beach and water sports are only one facet of a Minorca holiday. Locals will tell you that the secret to explore the island is on horseback! Minorca is even home to its own breed of black horse, the Menorquin. Scuba diving, snorkelling, and kayaking are the island's favourite water sports and by renting your own kayak during your package holidays on Minorca, you will be able to reach secluded beaches that would be otherwise inaccessible. If hiking is more to your taste, the Camí de Cavalls encircles the whole island and can be comfortably hiked in sections.

What are the must-see places on Minorca?

Guided tours can take you through the best parts of this UNESCO biosphere reserve. Make sure to book one during your weekend in Minorca that passes by one of the many prehistoric sites, with their dolmen-like structures called taules.

  • The most important prehistoric site is called Naveta d'es Tudons. It served as a tomb and ossuary in megalithic times.
  • To learn more about Minorca's fascinating history make sure to visit either the Museu de Menorca or the Municipal Museum in Ciutadella.
  • The Favàritx lighthouse is a great spot to watch a stunning sunset.
  • Two popular beaches include Playa de Son Bou and Cala Macarelleta.

Gastronomic delights

Seafood is a staple of Minorca's cuisine, and caldereta de llagosta, a rich lobster stew, is its signature dish. Es Cranc and Es Cranc Pelut are the go-to restaurants for the dish during a weekend in Minorca. Café Balear's three outposts are popular for fresh seafood in general, while Cap Roig is notable for serving local ingredients accompanied by a great view.

Local lore claims that mayonnaise was invented here during the 18th century French occupation. True or not, the combination of local olives that provide the oil, free-range eggs, and juicy lemons gives the condiment unforgettable flavour. Finally, local Mahón cheese, which rightly gained a DOC label, can be eaten young and soft or mature and seriously strong, not unlike a British cheddar.

What are the best souvenirs from Minorca?

Apart from the memories of your package holidays on Minorca, the best souvenirs to bring home are:

  • Abarcas: locally made, fashionable sandals.
  • Queso y sobrassada: cheese and cured sausages bought at one of the many local markets.
  • Gin Xoriguer: a local gin produced from a closely guarded recipe.
  • Our insider tip: Bring home a case or two of wine from one of the many up-and-coming local vineyards. The vineyards are usually happy to ship their wares!