Monday, 1 March 2010

Menorca by Sonia Reece

Why did we choose Menorca? 
This year after leaving the tent in the loft we decided to go in search of the sun.  The criteria required were
(1) going on an aeroplane (kids)
(2) not too far (mum)
(3) loads of places to snorkel (dad).
We all decided on Menorca and the resort of Son Bou. The beach is the longest and best on the island it shelves gradually into the bluest sea you have ever seen. At the end near the resort you will find a rocky area which has great snorkelling for both adults and children. There are a couple of beach restaurants which offer the usual paella and fast food although we found the resort centre very quiet considering it was summer holidays. It seems the 2 huge all-inclusive hotels in the centre are having an impact on the local bars and restaurants.
The Hotel Valentin has the facilities to offer self catering, half board and all inclusive. It is a 4 star property and the rooms are a good size for a family with a large balcony and a sea view.
Every evening they had entertainment in the hotel ranging from mini discos to a circus trapeze act which seemed to be well attended. We would often stroll into the resort in the evenings, then take a taxi back to the hotel as it is at the top of huge hill.
On the flight home it was put to the vote - camping or Menorca next year? Menorca won!

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