Destination guide

A Mediterranean escape

Fringed by golden bays and turquoise water, Minorca is a Mediterranean dream come true. Unlike "party islands" such as Mallorca and Ibiza, Minorca is a great place to unwind and connect with nature. This makes it a stellar choice for families, honeymooners and high-end hen parties. You can soak up the sun on the beach, wander around cosmopolitan cities and venture inland to explore hidden lagoons. Dreaming of a getaway to the sun-drenched Balearic Islands? From breezy condos in Mahon to elegant villas in Ciutadella, Minorca vacation rentals are the perfect way to experience the island through a local lens.

Things to do

Sip on Balearic botanicals

Minorca is home to a handful of strongholds, including the mighty Fort Marlborough. Today you can wander through military tunnels, peer into cannons and admire sweeping views of the Cala de Sant Esteve inlet. For a glimpse at the island's ecosystem, pencil in a trip to Parc Natural S'Albufera d'es Grau. The emerald lagoon is a haven for kites, fish eagles, Hermann's tortoises and other wildlife. Minorca has been distilling gin since the 18th century. You can admire the 100-year-old copper stills at the Xoriguer Gin Distillery and, naturally, pick up a bottle of your favorite botanical blends

Activities

Beach hopping in the Balearics

With over 100 miles of coastline to explore, Minorca boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Beach hopping is all part of the fun so why not rent a car and explore the island at your own pace? One of the best ways to enjoy Minorca is by boat. From sleek yachts to luxury catamarans, cruises unlock access to the island's hidden coves and beaches. You'll also get a chance to snorkel in crystal-clear water. While Minorca treats visitors to a lively social scene, luxury Minorca vacation rentals offer the freedom to throw your own sunset soirees.

Weather

Top up your summer suntan

High season gears up in May and runs right through to October. Crowds peak in July and August, when legions of sunseekers descend on the Balearic Islands. Want to maximize your time in the sunshine? With sparkling pools and lush gardens, Minorca vacation rentals make it easy to build up a golden suntan. Even in winter, the island is still warm enough to sunbathe, beach hop and explore its myriad of attractions.

Natural features

A protected paradise

Minorca is one of Spain's Balearic Islands and sits in the Mediterranean Sea. It's been listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1993 and is a sanctuary for bird and marine life. Beaches are its biggest drawcard, with everything from long sandy crescents to secluded bays. Stunning Cala Macarella is one of the island's best kept secrets, with gleaming white sand, aquamarine water and rugged cliffs. The island is also brimming with wildflowers, including orchids and other Mediterranean species.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Menorca

Fly into Mahon (MAH-Minorca), the closest airport, located 10.3 mi (16.6 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Menorca?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,945 vacation rentals near Menorca. From 1,202 Villas to 260 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Menorca for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Menorca?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Menorca. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mallorca: 13,807 vacation rentals
  • Mediterranean Sea: 433,560 vacation rentals
  • Cala en Porter: 985 vacation rentals
  • Mahón: 1,224 vacation rentals
  • Cala Galdana: 977 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Menorca! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Menorca?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Menorca:

  • Cala en Porter: 985 rentals
  • Mahón: 1,224 rentals
  • Cala Galdana: 977 rentals
  • Ciutadella de Menorca: 1,090 rentals
  • Son Bou: 869 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Menorca?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Menorca. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Torralba So na Cacana: 1,764 rentals
  • Son Saura Beach: 1,611 rentals
  • Lithica: 1,450 rentals
  • Es Calo Blanc: 1,352 rentals
  • Cap d'Artrutx Lighthouse: 1,237 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Menorca listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Menorca

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1,090 vacation rentals
Son Bou
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Alaior
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Es Grau
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Sant Lluís
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Es Mercadal
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San Jaime Mediterráneo
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Arenal d'en Castell
351 vacation rentals
Santo Tomas
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Punta Prima
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Serpentona
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Port d'Addaia
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Fornells
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