Menorca as the small and quiet sister of Mallorca offers holidaymakers everything to make a stay in a 5-star hotel an all-round luxury holiday: Fantastic landscapes and fine sandy beaches, atmospheric fishing villages and historic old towns. The diverse nature can be admired on land by walking, cycling, or driving, on water by boat or during a dive.
5 star hotels in Menorca: The most important regions at a glance
The West: Imperial Ciutadella & Fine Sand in Son Xoriguer
The western region offers the highest standard of living on the island, the city of Ciutadella became prosperous through wool and leather trade. So where better to stay in a luxurious five-star hotel than in the city centre of Ciutadella, described as traditional and stately? In the popular resorts of Son Xoriguer and Cala en Bosch, holidaymakers will find fine, gently sloping sandy beaches and a marina from which regular diving trips are available.
The south: fantastic sandy beaches & views
The light and fine-grained sand of the southern beaches of the island is perfect for a luxurious beach holiday. Particularly worth mentioning are the bay Cala Galdana on the western south coast, the long and central beaches of Sant Thomas and the quiet bathing bay Son Bou. Here, one specially feels the Mediterranean way of life. In the place Cala en Porter one finds works of local artists and a bar that is located in the caves of the stone coast and thus offers a special atmosphere and the best view to the sunset. The interior of the country is very green and wooded and so perfect for hiking. The highest mountain of Menorca, El Toro, rewards an ascent with a view over the whole island.
Maó in the east: colonial villas & harbour promenade
Maó or Spanish Mahon is the capital of the island and has the second largest natural harbour in the world, where cruise ships and yachts regularly dock. At the 3,5 kilometres long harbour promenade, the ships can be admired and of course rented. The prosperity of past centuries can still be seen today in the neoclassical buildings and colonial villas, which include several five-star hotels. Especially famous is the Golden Farm, which is enthroned above the harbour and is said to have served Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton as a love nest at the end of the 18th century. Maó also has a horse race track where trotting races are held regularly.
Wild north Surfing & Golfing in rugged landscapes
Fjord-like bays extend deep into the island, and the irregular coastline forms numerous natural harbours. Nature shows its rough and wild romantic side. Luxury hotels can be found here, far away from the tourist streams. The windy beaches are perfect for water sports, the darker and coarser sand offers variety to the bright beaches of the south. In the fishing village Fornells the catch of the day is deliciously prepared, and the mighty fortified tower houses a museum and offers views of the village and the sea. Water sports enthusiasts get their money’s worth here, Fornells is popular with surfers and sailors. The most beautiful and exclusive golf course on the island is in the western Son Parc.