November 12, 2012

Family holidays in Menorca

When deciding on a destination for a family holiday, you need to think about who is going on the trip and how to cater for everyone’s tastes.

Of course, it depends on the ages of the people who are going. A ten year old will have ideas about what they want to do on holiday, whereas a toddler won’t, but may make it harder for the rest of the family to do more ‘activity-based’ holidays.

Many of the islands in the Mediterranean are set up for providing a range of different entertainment and things to do for the whole family. If you choose your resort carefully, you can be located so that you have access to lots of different activities.

For example, Menorca is a great family holiday destination. For a start, there are some fantastic beaches to be found all the way around this Spanish island; and a great beach is a good basis for a great summer holiday.

But when you’ve had enough of time in the sea and on the sand, you can find lots of other things to do, including a choice of golf courses throughout the island. There’s even a championship course at Golf son Parc on the north coast, which as a bonus has fantastic views of Monte Toro, Menorca’s highest point.

You can visit water parks like Los Delfines Aqua Park Menorca in Cala en Blanes and Aqua Rock Water Park in Cala en Bosc.

If you enjoy birdwatching, then head to S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park, on the east coast. It’s a stunning location for a family stroll, and you can spot some of over 100 species of birds along the way. There’s also a beautiful lighthouse at Cap de Favàritx at the north of the park.

And of course, there are the towns of Ciutadella and Mahon to explore, shop and eat out.

Unless you’re planning to just spend your  holiday on the beach by your hotel, it’s a good idea to hire a car in Menorca, so that you can explore as much of the island as you feel like.

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