Sitting on the beach, watching the clear blue sea,
Crystal turquoise waters, beautiful golden sand,
Being with a loved one, walking hand in hand,
Everywhere you look, rolling hills abound,
Taking time to savour, having a good look round,
Fancy yachts in the harbour, shops all close by,
The market on a Saturday and gin for me to try,
Little bars and restaurants for me to sit and eat,
Have a lovely lobster meal and time to rest my feet,
How I love this island, Oh I'm feeling very low,
Cos I've still got 4 weeks and 2 days left till I go!!!
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The island's resorts and beaches are ideal for anyone who enjoys water sports, or even lounging around digging sand castles. Most but not all are on the south coast. Sub aqua is available at quite a few resorts as is tennis, horse riding, and many other sports. A 16 [soon to be 18] hole golf course is situated on the north coast at Son Parc.
A trip to Menorca need not be just a sun sea and sand holiday, although if that's what your after you've made a good choice. Away from the beach there is plenty to see and explore, like the water-front cave bars at Es Castell where you can relax and enjoy a meal or a drink, or the harbor at Fornells where you can sample locally caught fish and lobster.
The capital Mao [Mahon], is a good day or evening out, The town is a maze of narrow streets. The port is lined with bars and restaurants to suit everyone's taste and pocket. The twice weekly market is not to be missed.
Ciutadella at the opposite end of the island offers a contrast. It still retains much of the Moorish influence and has an attractive port surrounded by narrow, arcaded streets. Both towns have a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.
For me Menorca has everything I need The friendliness of the people and the reassurance that you're safe to walk out at any time of the day or night, leave your towels on the beach while you swim. Warm sunshine, Clear waters, Great beaches and plenty of them, Good food in the largest choice of restaurants.
If you venture outside the hotel grounds you'll find Menorca is not the "We could be anywhere" holiday destination. Menorca abounds in Culture, Palaces, churches, markets, music, art and history dating back thousands of years. Along with the fact that although the island is allowed to develop as a holiday destination, the Menorcan's keep tight control of it. I can relax and completely unwind for two weeks in a quiet villa with my family around me, with a bar and restaurant close by, a good sandy beach and the warm waters of the Mediterranean........ I am content.
Do have a good holiday, from all of us at Menorca the Guide