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Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

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Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

Hi, we have last week October and 1st week November 2010 for a holiday and fancy Menorca. We have 2 children, age 7 & 9 and are looking for a resort that has a beach (ideally sand and rock pools), shops and places to eat that we can walk to that won't have shut down for the winter. We'll hire a car so we can explore the island during the day, but it would be nice not to have to drive in the evening. We don't need night clubs - just a small choice of restaurants/tavernas. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

The season in Menorca pretty much finishes at the end of October and most resorts will have little going on at all after point. Unless you fancy going to an hotel in Mahon itself ( where of course there is no beach) you are going to struggle finding anywhere with a good mix of restaurants and shops. Also the weather will not be reliable in November - perhaps you need to look somewhere further south to go two if you want two weeks of sun and sand

Edited: 06 October 2010, 23:41
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2. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

whoops - sorry for typo - got my two and to's mixed up!

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3. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

Thanks for the quick reply - we don't need lots of sun and sand (we are used to holidays in North Wales!). We like pottering about on beaches, building sandcastles, rock pooling etc. regardless of the weather. We also like walking, exploring towns, nature reserves. We're looking for self-catering accommodation, but we'd like to be able to eat out some of the time. Maybe staying in Mahon and driving to a beach when the weather's good would work.

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4. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

Mahon is of course a city so although there are some hotels there I am not sure about any self catering places ( are you going on a package of DIY). I am thinking that the nearby Es Castell area might suit as that is where a lot of expats seem to be located and there will be things open unlike the resorts which close once the beachtrade disappears.

As you are relatively new to new to TA you may not have used the search the forum engine and I suggest that you do this starting with a search on "Es Castell" and then "San Luis". Also have a look at the Es Castell pages on http://www.menorca-minorca.co.uk/index.htm and at http://www.menorcaexplorer.com/en/index.php

menorcamonumental.org/menorca_monumental_eng… and http://www.fortalesalamola.com/ might be useful for ideas of things to do

Edited: 07 October 2010, 07:55
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5. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

As already mentioned by MenorcaReg, Menorca really does start to close down now. Lots of the SC hotels in the resorts are already closed. The weather can be hit and miss this time of year, but is likely to be windy. The hotel Hamilton in Es Castell is open all year round, but a car would be essential if you were looking to go to beaches. That hotel caters, this time of year, to lots of SAGA clients. Port Mahon hotel is also open all year round, but again lots of SAGA and no SC facilities. Perhaps you might be better off looking for an apartment in Es Castell/Santa Ana/Sol Del Este area?

Hope this helps,

Raff

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6. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

Agree about Es Castell/Mahon as best choices. See http://www.mymenorca.info/es-castell/ my fav site with lots of pics

X J

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7. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

We've found a house on the waterfront in Mahon, in Cala Figuera which looks OK. Also, a villa in Sol Del Este, Es Castell, so hopefully one of those should do it.

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8. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

Is that Mahon port side cala figuera or Cala LLonga side? If it´s cala llonga, you won´t be within walking distance of anything.

Sol del Este has 2 restaurants open late october, but they will close Nov. You would be walking distance to Es Castell (7/8mins).

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9. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

Just checked - it's on the port side so we should be OK.

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10. Re: Best resort for late October early November family holiday?

Whew - thats lucky then - nothing worse than having nowhere to wander to!

As Raff lives on the island she should be able to tell you if La Mola is open all year round ( see http://www.fortalesalamola.com/ ) - if so it is worth a visit, whether the harbour tours ( glass bottomed boat) will have stopped by November and if the guy that runs the water taxi that she recommended earlier in the year ( http://www.watertaximenorca.com/english.html )does it all year round or not . If you have a car you should still find things to do and see - here are a couple of links to get your started menorcamonumental.org/menorca_monumental_eng… http://www.watertaximenorca.com/english.html. Be sure to go up to the top of Monte Toro

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