- Menorca Family holidays
Menorca is one of the most family-friendly islands in the Balearics, thanks to its blissful beaches, quiet nature reserves and welcoming hotels. Serene and charming, Menorca is the friendly neighbour to party islands Mallorca and Ibiza.
Sat peacefully in the Mediterranean, a family holiday to Menorca is nothing short of tranquil. The island’s sapphire water gives holidaymakers a unique opportunity to try their hand at water sports like kayaking and paddle-boarding. Various water sports companies operate across the island, each offering group sessions for all abilities. Exotic palm trees line the coast, providing shelter for little ones when the sun gets too much.
Holidaymakers should travel along to Cala En Porter, where precipitous cliffs and dramatic caves attract keen photographers. A visit to Santo Tomás is not to be missed, either: white-sands and azure water give this beach a distinct air of tranquillity, unlike the busy beaches of Son Bou.
Menorca’s abounding flora and fauna pull travellers from afar. Families visiting the island are treated to wildlife-rich wetlands and beautiful natural parks. One of the most popular is S’Albufera des Grau; a diverse landscape of olive groves, coastal strips and verdant forest.
Menorca family holidays wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Llos de Menorca (Menorca Zoo). Located between Mahón and Alaior, this peaceful sanctuary is the only one of its kind on the island and is home to creatures great and small. Children will love meeting goats, lemurs and adorable wallabies.
If you take a trip to the western tip of the island, look no further than AquaPark Los Delfines. Children of all ages can enjoy the park’s thrilling slides, tunnels and shutes. The littlest in the family needn’t be left out, either: trampolines, bouncy castles and shallow paddle pools can be found here on your family holiday in Menorca.