The Mediterranean island of Menorca is indisputably the crown jewel of The Balearics, with its emerald fringed coves, rustic ocean kissed towns and countless lighthouses which grace the unspoilt coastline. In an island bursting with so much charm, it is hard to imagine you would ever want to leave time for sleep, but with Likibu’s vast range of apartment rentals and villas in Menorca, you are guaranteed to find your dream retreat online today.
Find and book the perfect apartment or villa in Menorca
A villa with a private pool in Puerto Addaia, a cottage with a garden in the town of Alaio or an apartment with a sea view in Cala Morell, all of this, and more, is available to rent when you choose a holiday letting in Menorca. Whichever combination you want, there is no better way to immerse yourself in the true Menorcan experience than through your own home away from home on this vibrant island. Secure a piece of Menorca via Airbnb or Trip Advisor here and wake up feeling ready to discover everything this Balearic beauty has the offer.
When to visit?
Thanks to the island's Mediterranean position, Menorca is a continuous sun trap which welcomes warm weather and minimal rainfall throughout the entire year. Therefore, visitors do not necessarily need to fight for a place on the beaches in the peak summer holiday months, as the spring months of April and May, and the Autumnal months of October and November still see temperatures of around 20 degrees. Accommodation around the island books up in advance, even in the winter months, with visitors chasing an escape from their chilly home country, so remember to book your holiday lettings in advance today.
What types of holiday rentals are available in Menorca?
Renowned for its celebrated coastlines, rustic landscapes and eternally hot weather, it is no surprise that Menorca attracts sun worshippers and beach bathers from across the globe. Whatever your reason for visiting the island, there is the ideal holiday rental for every visitor's needs. The island is, unsurprisingly, a hotspot for families who can enjoy the quiet coves and bays, and there is no better place to enjoy these natural attractions than finding a holiday home or private villa which houses your large party and is just a short walk to the shore. Menorca is also an island for couples and groups of friends who want to spend their days drinking Spanish coffee in the quaint villages of Ciutadella and Ferreries. Choosing a bed and breakfast or an apartment rental in one of these whitewashed seaside towns will allow you to wake up in a room with a view of the organic scenery which Menorca is so loved for.
How to get there?
Located in the western area of the Mediterranean Sea, the second largest Balearic island is easily accessible by air from the UK. With direct flights from various locations to Menorca Mahon Airport including London, Leeds, Belfast and Manchester, from a range of airlines such as British Airways, EasyJet and Jet2 landing in just over two hours, this island is even closer and more affordable than you might think. The southwestern airport is only a ten-minute drive the capital city of Mahón, fifteen minutes to the picturesque resort of Punta Prima and around forty minutes to the popular family resort of Cala'n Bosch.
Menorcan Food and Culture Tips
As Menorca is a Spanish Island, influences from the mainland have reached all aspects of Menorcin culture, and the cuisine is no exception. From the salty Queso de Mahón which will fuel any cheese lovers delight, to the rich cured sausages and Tumbet which resembles that of traditional tapas, you certainly won't be going hungry in this flavourful section of The Balearics. With these treats and other local ingredients all available in farmers markets across the island, you can live like a local by renting a self-catered holiday home and cook up a personal twist on traditional food in your own kitchen. Though Spanish is the principal language of the island, a majority of the residents also speak Catalonian, so remember to brush up on both key phrases to ensure you can ease right into Menorcin culture.
Turquoise stained coves and mystical landscapes in Menorca
Though Menorca may be small, it boasts an impressive collection of nearly two hundred coves, bays and beaches, all of which are brimming with a pallet of fresh colours which have shone brightly across the island's coastline for millenniums before us. Nothing says Menorca like the nautical lighthouses which decorate the golden shore, so reside in a bed and breakfast among these structures and enjoy the picturesque views from dawn to dusk and beyond. With just a limited number of large-scale developments along Menorca's waters edge, this haven is one of the only destinations left in which visitors have an endless choice of quaint guesthouses and private holiday villas instead of a more commercial hotel room.
Adventure in Menorca
Boasting some of the most natural and unspoilt scenery in the entire Balearics, Menorca has a level of adventure to be enjoyed which is suitable for visitors of all abilities and ages. One of the hidden secrets of Menorca is that you can walk the entire circumference on a track which spans 180 miles around the edge of the island. This means there is no excuse to miss out enjoying the dramatic coastline views; whether you want a more intense hike or a leisurely ride along a section on horseback, something is waiting on this track for everybody. The adventure is not limited to the land, however, as you can get to know Menorca's underwater residents in a scuba diving experience near Mahon, or immerse yourself in the tropical waters on a kayak in Punta Prima.
Menorca, a nautical haven which is a sailors paradise!
Choosing a holiday apartment in the sun-drenched capital city of Mahon will place you alongside pastel coloured squares, palm tree studded boulevards and of course, the world's second largest harbour. Falling short only to the mighty Pearl Harbour in Hawaii, this harbour is just one of many around Menorca, and is considered as the heart of the island. The harbour is a hub of activity for sailors, cruise ships and pedestrians who can enjoy the neighbouring restaurants and bars which overlook the water. One thing is for sure; whether you have a passion for the waves or not, this harbour is too grand to be forgotten.