Besides being home to Menorca’s only golf club, complete with an 18 hole course and club house, the relaxed resort of Son Parc is also well-known for its fabulous white sand beach. Backed by sand dunes and pine trees, the spectacular bay is thought to be one of the best beaches on the island. This small resort has a few restaurants and bars to choose from, while the neighbouring towns of Fornells and Arenal den Castell are within easy reach, offering a much wider selection of amenities.
There are a couple of mini markets in the resort, ideal for stocking up on your daily essentials, as well as a small souvenir shop. Your nearest supermarket can be found in Alaior, which also hosts a weekly market selling clothes and local crafts. During the summer there is a night market with live entertainment and some great artisan stalls.
In the resort centre you’ll find a small strip with a couple of restaurants and bars. For an even greater choice the nearby fishing village of Fornells offers fantastic seafood. Alternatively, the popular resort of Arenal Den Castell has a host of eateries serving both local and international cuisine.
The huge white sand beach of Son Parc has a stunning setting surrounded by sand dunes and is thought to be one of the best on the island. With soft sand and shallow waters the beach is popular with families, and you can hire sunbeds, parasols and pedalos. There is a beachside restaurant serving lunch, ice creams and cold drinks.
Family fun tends to centre around the resort’s beautiful beach, but if you tire of sandcastles and splashing in the waves then Menorca has plenty on offer in the nearby towns. The Lloc de Menorca Zoo makes for a great family day out with a range of farm animals as well more exotic creatures. The island also has 3 waterparks with a variety of slides and pools – ideal for cooling off on a hot day.
The island’s capital, Mahon, is within easy reached and well worth a day trip. Admire the beautiful architecture, visit the spectacular harbour or shop till you drop in one of the many boutiques. Closer to home, the nearby fishing village of Fornells has some fantastic seafood restaurants plus a selection of watersports on offer including diving, kayaking and windsurfing.
The island’s highest point, Monte Toro, can be reached within a 30 minute drive and offers panoramic views from the peak. On the west coast you’ll find the old capital, Ciutadella, home to Menorca’s only cathedral and a beautiful harbour lined with restaurants.