Menorca

Oft eclipsed by its more famous Balearic brothers, Menorca is the island you sneak off to for some quiet time. There’s not too much in the way of nightlife, but its 186km coastal path is perfect for hiking, biking or horse riding, whilst a rugged coastline is fun to explore via kayak or yacht. Factor in 130 beaches and some great towns like Maó and Ciutadella and there’s plenty of things to do.

mahon menorca guide

Rich in history, seafood and pomadas, Duncan Rhodes discovers a quiet capital, but one with enough art, culture and events to keep you off the beach for a day or two… Built around the second largest natural harbour in the world (after Pearl Harbour), Mahón is a grand old port…

minorca off peak in may

Having already sampled the charms of Majorca and Ibiza, The Editor pays a visit to Menorca, where he finds a Balearic beauty blissfully untainted by mass tourism with plenty of cool activities for both spring and autumn. “I had a friend whose family owned a villa in Cala en Porter…