Addaia is a smart, mostly residential resort set in a beautiful inlet on the North East Coast of Menorca. It is renowned for its pretty port and surrounding sheltered coves which are great for sailing, scuba diving and snorkelling. The surrounding countryside is popular with hikers and cyclists with some well-established routes in the area. If you just want to relax, you can sit by your villa’s private pool and unwind or visit the nearby beach in Arenal den Castell. When you want to see more of Menorca’s cultural attractions, visit Mahon. For foodies, Menorca has plenty of home produced specialties including cheese from Alaior, Xoriguer gin, langoustine caldereta and oliaigua, all of which you should find in the local restaurants and Mahon’s fashionable Fish Market.
There is a small, local but well-stocked mini market in the resort which can be easily reached on foot. The nearby resort of Arenal den Castell, 5 minutes’ drive away, has several mini markets which also sell beachwear. A local market takes place twice a week in Mahon, the island's capital, 25 minutes' away by car. This is also home to the main shopping area with a host of boutiques and specialist shops
Addaia has a small selection of restaurants serving Spanish and international cuisine, one set on the harbour’s edge with fabulous views out over the water is particularly popular. The neighbouring resort of Arenal den Castell, 5 minutes’ drive away, has a larger selection of restaurants and bars, many with a lovely sea view. In between Addaia and Arenal den Castell lies the pretty hamlet of Na Macaret with a Spanish restaurant overlooking the picturesque beach. Fornells, is a 15 minute drive along the coastline and has high-quality restaurants selling the famous Caldereta de Langosta (lobster stew) as well as local tapas bars in a beautiful setting.
There is no beach in Addaia but the inlet does have wooden platforms where you can get into the sea and swim in the sheltered port. The nearest real beach is a short drive away at Na Macaret and the larger resort of Arenal den Castell has a beautiful horseshoe bay of fine sand with a wooden promenade running alongside, just 5 minutes away by car. Further along the coastline is Son Parc perched on a rocky outcrop with a large sandy beach and an abundance of fragrant pine trees.
The Coves Noves Complex in Arenal den Castell has a children's fun park open during the summer months with bouncy castles and trampolines. Plus, the popular Lloc de Menorca Zoo is around 20 minutes' drive south, towards Mahon. The 3 waterparks; Splash is a 30 minute drive south and Aquarock and Aquacentre are both a 45 minute drive away.
In Addaia, there is a watersports company that offers scuba diving and snorkelling so you can appreciate the surrounding turquoise seas. Addaia is an excellent base for keen walkers with the Cami di Cavalls, Menorca's coastal footpath, linking together several nearby inlets. The island's highest point, Monte Toro, is 20 minutes' drive away, offering stunning views over north Menorca. And Mahon's plethora of shops, restaurants and its popular food market and harbour make a great day trip. Taking a boat trip and sea kayaking are relaxing and fascinating ways to see more of this beautiful island and can be arranged in Addaia. If you fancy a round of golf, the nearest course is just 10 minutes away in Son Parc.