The Balearics, especially Majorca and Minorca, have been one of Europe’s most popular sun ‘n’ sand holiday destinations for ages, simply because they are cheap to get to via packaged deals, less expensive than most of Europe and enjoy a superb Mediterranean climate with plenty of sun. Some of the Mediterranean’s best beaches can be found in the Balearic Islands.
Mahon (Mao) port.
Quiet, peaceful Minorca is a terrific beach holiday destination similar to Majorca but more discreet. i.e. it is not overrun by tequila-maddened British youths or breeze-block barracks thanks to the island’s resistance to mass development, but Menorca does lack Majorca’s majestic hills and hikes. Most Menorca walks consist of coastal trails so if it’s serious walks you’re after, head for Majorca.
If you like ancient ruins, Minorca is a fascinating place to explore since it is home to around 1, 600 prehistoric monuments and sights.
Minorca Cathedral in Ciutadella de Menorca, completed in 1362.