Holidays in Punta Prima are relaxing, low-key and perfect for a family getaway or a romantic break for two. Located in the south-east corner of Menorca, this spacious and friendly resort is just a fifteen minute drive from the airport. Both Punta Prima and its neighbouring town of S’Algar are both part of the municipal district of Sant Lluis. The gorgeous golden Blue Flag beach here is by far the prettiest attraction in the town with its azure blue waters and powdery white sand. Dotted along the seafront are various beach bars and cafes to keep your thirst and hunger at bay. Why not enjoy a fruity cocktail whilst watching the world go by? Despite this quaint town being small in size, there is plenty to keep you occupied including scenic hikes, visiting the diverse range of trendy markets and not forgetting the ample array of delicious restaurants to choose from.
In the white-washed town of Sant Lluis lies the Aero Club which was originally the only airport in Menorca during the 1960’s. Built during the Spanish Civil War, it now operates as an airfield and throughout the year offers tourists private courses for piloting and leisure flights around the island. Make a day of it as this spot has a fabulous bar and restaurant on site and even has a small go-karting track!
Visit Mahon Harbour for a tour around the historic port. Just 21 minutes away from Punta Prima, this quintessential harbour is not only a fascinating attraction on its own, regular excursions can also be bought to take you on a journey through time visiting the historic landmarks of Menorca.
Horses are something of a Menorcan tradition and tourists are invited to explore the country via horseback. Used as a defense system and also for their tireless work in the fields, horses in Menorca are known for their starring role in local fiestas which can be attended throughout the year.
Wine and Dine
A holiday in Punta Prima wouldn’t be complete without the fine selection of food and drinks available. Many of the local tavernas offer a wide range of delicacies including gluten free and vegan options. From fresh seafood paella to Mediterranean mixed grills, there’s not a meal you won’t enjoy and the portion sizes are quite generous too. Dishes such as salmon in champagne sauce and fresh cod with garlic can be enjoyed over a glass of wine whilst watching the sun set over the glistening ocean. Dig into tasty Spanish tapas from potato bravas to succulent meatballs in a creamy tomato sauce. Visit Ca’n Santi for a delicious family meal. Their extensive menu features everything from a starter of crispy garlic bread to a main of fresh prawns and spaghetti followed by a hefty dessert of rich chocolate ice cream.
Holidays in Punta Prima are centred around family life. This Menorcan town is quiet, peaceful and prides itself on being a dedicated family friendly resort. Punta Prima’s beach is probably the most popular attraction with its shallow waters and idyllic beach bars, but there are so many other activities to get stuck into.
It’s hard to believe that in the Roman and medieval times, Menorca was swarming with deadly pirates. Step back in time and visit mysterious coves around the jagged coastline listening to spooky pirate tales of the past before sailing inside a mystic sea grotto. This excursion makes for a fun filled day of face painting, discovering hidden treasures and a swim in the sea as you anchor up for a pit-stop at another gorgeous beach.
Lloc de Menorca is a zoological park where you can spend the day getting up close and personal with some very interesting animals. From bouncing kangaroos and cheeky monkeys to leaping lemurs and scaly snakes, you won’t want to leave! This picturesque park is home to some fascinating and exotic animals and to top it all off, a playground for your little ones with a snack bar on site.
Action and Adventure
The region of Punta Prima is jam packed with history and heritage. The ‘Path of Horses’ or Cami de Cavalls as it is more widely known, is an ancient path circling the island. With a distance of 116 miles, it isn’t the shortest of hikes but this trail has 20 waymarked walks in which you can enjoy the nature and scenery of the Menorcan coast. Don’t forget to take your walking boots!
Splash sur Menorca is the best water park on the island located in the popular town of San Lluis. Here you will have the most incredible fun filled day on the latest aquatic attractions. With splash pools, gigantic slides, a lazy river and jacuzzis, you won’t know what to do first! This water world is ideal for the whole family to enjoy.
Life's a Beach
Visiting Punta Prima’s blue flag beach is a great way to spend the day relaxing and unwinding. There is something to do for the whole family on this stretch of sand. The waters are warm and shallow which make for great paddling for the younger ones. Discover hidden treasures under the sea snorkelling or explore the mysterious sea life in the many rock pools on offer. Clean and pristine, you need to get down here early if you want a good spot. Parasols and sun beds are available to hire all day long as well as pedaloes if you’re feeling adventurous. The handful of beach bars are a good excuse to break up the day for a tasty bite to eat and an ice cold beverage. The life guards man the beach all day long, so you can sit back and unwind knowing that you are taken care of.
There are all sorts of evening entertainment for families holidaying in Punta Prima. Most hotel resorts and bars enjoy putting on wonderful acts for their guests including live music and flamenco dancing. Many of the bars are open until late providing fun filled entertainment that caters for children and adults of all ages.
Check out the unique and mystical caves of infamous nightclub Cova d’en Xoroi. This quirky bar by day becomes the ultimate clubbing experience by nightfall, with a dancefloor that looks out over the Med. Watch the sun go down as you party into the night.
Punta Prima holidays lend themselves perfectly to couples looking for a romantic break away from the busy city life. The capital city of Mahon is ideal for a spot of retail therapy so if you want a ride out, head here to check out the trendy boutiques and souvenir shops. If you’re looking for a more challenging activity why not spend a day paragliding over the lush landscape. While it may not be the cheapest excursion, you will certainly enjoy the thrill! Explore the numerous coves along the coast by renting a kayak or a canoe. Head in to the nearby town of S’Algar to kill a couple of hours playing tennis or windsurfing. This place is also home to several bowling greens if you fancy a game of bowls.
Experience the breath-taking vision of the sun setting at the prestigious Cova d’en Xoroi. This hilltop bar is set 25 metres above sea level and boasts only the most beautiful views of the ocean. This trendy establishment is the perfect setting for sitting back and admiring nature at its best.
Holidaying in Punta Prima is a chance to get out and explore this cultural corner of the world. The summer months see numerous local fiestas taking place and you simply cannot miss them. These colourful events are packed with live music, sporting and equestrian events involving not only tourists but the entire community. The market stalls in Placa de sa Creu sell the juiciest and ripest fruits and vegetables in the whole of Menorca. Why not buy a bag of sweet mangoes to take to the beach? Local craftsmen pitch a stall once a week selling leather goods and unique handmade souvenirs to take home.
The quaint village of Binibeca is ideal for spending the day exploring. Train rides to this old stony town run frequently and it’s the ideal place for a spot of lunch and a break from the heat. The Xoriguer gin distillery is also worth a visit in Mahon. Take a tour of the factory before taking part in a cocktail masterclass. However you decide to spend your holiday, you are guaranteed to arrive back home with some truly memorable experiences. From jaunting hand in hand through the ancient town of S’Algar, to entering the mystical coves of Xoroi, you may even have to book to come again.