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by mthompson1875
July 19th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Santandria, Sa Caleta, Cala Blanca area.
Topic: Bars and restaurants
Replies: 7
Views: 6100

Bars and restaurants

Thinking about a change from South coast resorts to Cala Blanca for next year. How does CB compare to Say Son Bou or Binibeca in terms of number and quality of places to eat and drink?
by mthompson1875
June 9th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Son Bou - Sant Jaime area
Topic: May 2018 in Son Bou
Replies: 6
Views: 4380

Re: May 2018 in Son Bou

Seems the new arrival in the old ‘capo’ venue in the shopping centre is a branch of Es Bruc restaurant of Santo Tomas Binigaus Beach fame. Expect it will be decent and a good addition to the SB restaurant choice. Somewhere new opening, bucking the recent trend of closures and empty units - great to ...
by mthompson1875
June 2nd, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Son Bou - Sant Jaime area
Topic: May 2018 in Son Bou
Replies: 6
Views: 4380

May 2018 in Son Bou

Arrived home yesterday after spending a very pleasant last week of May in Son Bou. Arrived late last Friday evening to find the resort very quiet, compared to what we have seen visiting high season in previous years. Only a handful in Arthur’s at 930pm. Similar story elsewhere. Apparently it was bus...
by mthompson1875
April 11th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Santo Tomas area.
Topic: Restaurants in Santo Tomas
Replies: 15
Views: 8883

Re: Restaurants in Santo Tomas

First time we went to ST we were self catering in Mestral for a fortnight. Having done some research before we left I felt the small choice of bars should not cause a problem as Son Bou was only ‘a short walk’ over the headland.... Deciding an exploratory solo trip would be sensible before suggestin...
by mthompson1875
April 11th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Santo Tomas area.
Topic: Restaurants in Santo Tomas
Replies: 15
Views: 8883

Re: Restaurants in Santo Tomas

We didn’t visit ST in 2017 but were there in each of the previous three years. Most bars/restaurants are part of hotels or apartment complexes but we did manage a fortnight of drinking and eating out a few years back albeit with a fair few repeat visits! On the beachfront we have Es Pins and Es Bruc...
by mthompson1875
April 7th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Son Bou - Sant Jaime area
Topic: Josephs place
Replies: 8
Views: 5437

Re: Josephs place

Just out of curiosity Sue... which Son Bou bars and restaurants have opened up at this time of year? Is it too early for our faves compostela and kit kat at the top, Arthur’s and Las Dunas along the bottom? Hard to imagine the resort quiet when we compare it to our peak season visits!
by mthompson1875
February 3rd, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: History of tourism in Menorca
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

Re: History of tourism in Menorca

Thanks Keefyd. From what you have described ST in the 80s was just the hotels on the south side of the road? Was the block of shops where Halleys Bar is now built and open then?

The CG pics are great to see. Hard to imagine just the two hotels and a few apartments. What year was the top pic?
by mthompson1875
February 3rd, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: History of tourism in Menorca
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

History of tourism in Menorca

Interested in any information or memories users of the forum can provide on the development of tourism in the menorca resorts.... We have been coming to the island regularly but only for the last 5 years or so and trying to imagine what it must have been like to come in the 70s, 80s, 90s When did th...
by mthompson1875
January 14th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Son Bou - Sant Jaime area
Topic: Copacabana Fire
Replies: 34
Views: 19141

Re: Copacabana Fire

Any signs of the site being tidied up or brought back into use? We were last in Son Bou Aug 16 and it was quite an eyesore. Hoping to be back this Summer and wondered if there would be much change?
by mthompson1875
December 17th, 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: Son Bou - Sant Jaime area
Topic: Easter opening
Replies: 7
Views: 3708

Re: Easter opening

Could anybody give a pointer on accommodation providers for an out of season visit please. All the mainstream villa providers seem to have nothing until Summer flights start up in May - guessing I would need to go to a smaller or local villa rental company ?