I imagine we’ll tell Holiday Baby about our first family trip to the Spanish island of Menorca over and over and over again when he’s older. It was such a lovely week.
We stayed in the beach resort of Cala’n Bosch and found it to be holiday heaven for young families. There’s a perfect sheltered sandy beach for daytime fun in the sun, but the resort’s heart lies in its lovely marina. It’s the ideal place for a stroll with the buggy after enjoying dinner in one of the many family friendly restaurants.
But before you click away and think Menorca has nothing to offer if you don’t have young children, know that you’d be wrong. Just check out this post from The Travel Hack, or this one by Live Share Travel.
If we didn’t have Holiday Baby with us, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’d have been off touring the gin distillery (and “tasting”plenty of it, too).
I’d have also enjoyed shopping in the island’s capital, Mahon, and made a beeline to the cave bar and nightclub I heard so much about.
As it was, we didn’t spend all our time playing with inflatable toys on the beach or by the pool. Our feet get too itchy for that. So we took a short bus trip to the island’s old capital, Ciutadella for the chance to see some real Spain.
It’s all too easy to imagine that the Balearics are almost completely consumed by boozy tourism (Magaluf Weekender, anyone?), but nowhere ever is if you look in the right places. And despite basing ourselves in a family resort, authentic Spain was easy to find in Menorca.
So if you’re looking for a family holiday, or a stylish Spanish break, I reckon this could be the Balearic island for you.