The Island Next Door - Dreamy Week in Menorca
Mallorca is a wonderful place, but our adventurous souls felt like exploring a bit more of the Balearic area. When we got a booking for a photoshoot in Menorca, we went ahead and took the entire week to make the most of our stay on that beautiful island!
First of all, how did we get there? Well, we took the plane, but it is also possible to go to Menorca by ferry, which is also the more environmentally friendly option. Little pro tip - whichever option you choose, you can get a discount if you are a resident of the island.
We stayed at the Hotel Club Menorca, which was a very nice option price-quality ratio wise. The room was really cute (although the bathroom could maybe use a bit of refreshment), and the view was stunning!
The restaurant there serves good lunch and dinner (but avoid trying the tortilla as it wasn't exactly the best we had), and the breakfast was rather decent. What we wanted to emphasize is the amability of the staff, that made this stay even more special!
Let's now get to the good part - the beautiful calas & beaches that can be found on the island.
We obviously went to the Cala En Porter since it is located very close to the hotel.
Not far from there, is located Cova d'en Xoroi, a great spot to admire the sunset while sipping on a drink in an unique atmosphere, that is - in a cave! We weren't really lucky regarding the weather that day, but we still enjoyed the experience.
But of course there is so much more to explore! We loved Cala Coves for its wilderness and the prominent nature surrounding it. Then we admired the red sand beaches and stopped at Platja de Cavalleria, which was very nice, but we recommend going to the right side to find Cala Rotja, which is rocky and thus way less crowded! Then for families, a great choice would be the sandy Algaiarens beach, easily accessible and quite big.
Another cala we can recommend is Cala Morell - the vibe we felt there just stole our hearts! We highly recommend to admire the view from the Es Morell mirador, it will take your breath away.
For more detailed tips about the calas we recommend, check out this blog post!
To end the day on a nice note, why not have dinner at the Ivette beach club, where we had a great time.
Other than spending our days by the sea, we did a bit of tourism and visited some local villages. Amongst them, we admired Es Mercadal, the Necropolis de Son Morell Nou, the white village of Binibeca...
...and of course the Ciutadella of Menorca for the celebration of the Sant Joan feast from the 23rd to the 25th of June. You can find all the details about this very typical and popular event in this post!
We also paid a little visit to the Mahon village, where we had the most amazing vegetarian food at Clorofila restaurant. We had the mushroom carpaccio, greek salad with vegan feta cheese, and the first GOOD tostada de tomate of the trip!
Another spot worth seeing is the port in Es Castell, which was very charming and cute.
As mentionned at the beginning, the main purpose of the trip was a family photo shooting, which took place at Platja Arenal d'en Castel. We had a great time creating memories for Eileen's lovely family, feel free to check out the result here!
To wrap it up, Menorca is definitely worth travelling too. We had the best time enjoying nature and making our way through the cutest villages, not to mention the good food we tasted. Memories have been made, and we will come back for sure!
Adele - Palma Insta Team