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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