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“A thoroughly great holiday”
Review of Menorca Total

Menorca Total
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Beautiful island. Not large but quiet with plenty to do. To get the best from your trip hiring a car would be beneficial. We hired a car for ten days but didn't get to view the whole island so we went back a second time this year. It really is worth factoring the cost of a hire car but be careful with prices. Our requirement was for a small car with air conditioning and initially were quoted 360 euros but after shopping around paid 170 euros for the ten days.
If your holiday plan is to spend the whole holiday on the beach then great, you shouldn't be disappointed,
By car or bus, whatever, a visit to Mahon is great. Check out the shopping streets, the harbour, the civil market and the fish market even if you don't like fish.
We visited the fort, from a bygone age . Very enjoyable, but fairly inaccessible if you haven't got a car. Be prepared for a bit of a walk if you want to see everything but you can cut your visit down to an hour if you stay within the main complex.
A trip to the old capital of Ciutedella is a must. A walk around the old town with a walk along the harbour will take the best part of a day. Restaurants abound along the quayside with plenty of meal choices.
There are so many places to visit on the island that it would be difficult to cover them all but add a drive to Monte Torro, a monastery on the highest point on the island with an unsurpassed view (go on a clear day), visit the caves on the cliff face on the south coast and the fishing village of Fornells on the north coast.
The roads are very good and bus service is acceptable though limiting depending where you are. We so thoroughly enjoyed it that we are going back for a third year next July. The weather can start to be a bit unsettled at the extreme ends of the season. I have experienced severe storms towards the end of September but that isn't always the case, but be prepared.
If you are looking for 18-30 type events go to Ibiza as you definitely won't find them on this quiet little island. Wayne

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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Wonderful island with amazing countryside and sea views, with gold en beaches and turquoise seas. It has beautiful wildlife and amazing footpaths. The food is lovely and the welcome is really wonderful with everybody being extremely friendly. Public transport is good, reasonably priced and even the taxis are good, if you do not want to use the car.

It also has one of the nicest bus stations in the world (Mao) with a great bar!

Thank Sarah-Jane S
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Compact, only 1 hour bus from Mao to Cuitadella, the old capital, at the other end of the island, but bus services not very well integrated

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

we loved absolutely everything!The only dislike is coming back home.We would highly recommend a visit to Mahon.

Thank Jana R
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Alaior is one of the larger inland towns on Menorca and apart from Wednesday evenings when the market comes to town - worth a trip- there seems little else to do there although it has a nice local feeling about it. Plenty of old buildings and narrow roads and a one time convent circa 17th C which houses a fascinating museum of the the history of shoe making on the island. Every year on or around the 9th August starts the festival of St Lorenzo where parades of up to 60 horses prance and dance and sometimes tread on onlookers toes. Its certainly worth going to see. Starts at 5.00pm. and goes on well after midnight. Its very hot and every one gets well soaked up in Pomada [Local Gin and lemon juice] but all very good humoured. The bands are very noisy. Becaus eof the crowds and manuovering of horses it is not really suitable for pushchairs. Alaior is a main centre for swapping public buses for other parts of the island.

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