Menorca – My Top 10 things to do.
The list here is in no particular order.
A beautiful bay and beach on Menorca’s Southern coast. It’s a Sandy beach with the clearest turquoise water. The sea is calm to swim in and a lovely warm temperature.
If you are driving there, be prepared to park further away during peak season as spaces get taken up very quickly.
We did a pleasant 30 minute trek through beautiful woods to get there.
This charming coastal village is on the South East part of Menorca, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The beach there is mainly rocky, so not as appealing as the other sandy ones around Menorca.
However, the main attraction are the rather quirky and cool white washed houses.
As you walk the cobbled pathways between the houses, you find little nooks to sit and cool down from the afternoon sun.
Binebeca is definitely an Instagram worthy spot.
It must be difficult for people living there to have tourists come day and night to snap your house.
We made sure we respected the silence when wandering around the little streets between the houses.
If you are visiting Binebeca then I highly recommend a visit to Bambu Menorca for dinner, drinks and sunset viewing.
They do amazing Mediterranean Asian fusion food and the cocktails are divine.
They have different areas where you can sit, from the zen zone with large comfortable outdoor couches, to the indoor restaurant and the outdoor terrace ( perfect for viewing the sunset).
I had a wonderful Mojito cocktail.
We had a fabulous array of starters:Tempura prawns
RibsSea bass ceviche
This is the old town of Menorca. Think colourful period homes with wood shutters and cobbled streets.
Nestled amongst the houses are lots of independent shops , so a great place to take a stroll, shop and browse.
There are lots of good eateries in Cuitadella too for a spot of lunch or dinner.
We ate at Pizzeria Roman, famed for its thin crust pizza.
Love the interiors too. Understated but chic Mediterranean style.This was the Raviolones with fresh cheese, spinach and gran padano with pesto cream.
the refreshing Panna cotta.
Our villa was in the Son Bou area, so we had lots of time to explore this area.
There are lots of great restaurants (see no. 7 &8).
The beach is beautiful in Son Bou. Again silky smooth sand and a clear calm sea to swim in.
6. Cova d’en Xoroi
This is a beautiful bar/ nightclub set in caves on the cliffs high up overlooking the sea.
We went around 5-6 years ago( pre covid times) and the sunset was amazing.
It’s a lovely place to sit and drink in one of its cave bars.
We went earlier this trip to avoid the crowds. It was pleasantly quiet.
The tickets were around €12 for entry and includes a drink ( cava, wine or espresso martini).
There are lots of great Tapas restaurants in Menorca.
I’ve picked one local to where we were staying.
We loved Mai Tai in Son Bou. They do all the classic Spanish tapas like croquettes, Padron peppers and Patatas bravas.
Talking about Tapas, here are some of my own home recipes.
Cocktails are fabulous there too. Their Sangria was very good.
8.Paella at Casa Andres
We had the mixed fish and shellfish paella at Casa Andres in Son Bou which was delicious.
9. Bodegas Binifadet Wineyard and restaurant.
The weather in Menorca is well suited for vineyards.
The 2 vineyards we have visited with amazing wines are Torralbenc ( from a previous trip to Menorca) and Bodegas Binifadet.
We also had dinner at Bodegas Binifadet and the meal was one of the best we’ve had in menorca.
I had the grilled octopus with celeriac and Chalaca. It was so fresh, tender and beautifully flavoured.This was the creamy rice with red prawns. Doesn’t it just make your mouth water, looking at it?
The homemade chicken cannelloni.
We had our meal with their house white fresh from their vineyard.
Everything was so good.
10.Torralba d’en Salort
This is an exterior archaeological museum from the 10th Century b.c. It was interesting to walk around and imagine what life used to be like then. There were a few caves where food and even dead bodies were previously stored. I don’t think I’d like to be stuck in that cave at night.
This concludes my Top 10 things to do in Menorca. It’s such a beautiful city isn’t it? Can’t wait to go back again soon.
Hope you’ve enjoyed it. Have a lovely day all. x
( All photos are copyright of Little Big Bell. shot on OPPO Find X3 series)