It’s a fact that during the freezing months of January and February several people literally daydream of a sunny, warm vacation in Spain and the smart ones start booking vacation rentals beforehand. If you are considering a vacation in Spain then why not visit Menorca, the second largest of the Balearic Islands. Menorca with its wonderful beaches, beautiful setting and wonderful climate is a great place for a family vacation. If you are having some apprehensions regarding the cost of booking vacation home rentals then there is a good way to save on that too, cut the middleman and directly contact the owner of the rental home. There are several websites that help you to directly get in touch with the owner.

In terms of ambiance Menorca is probably a better choice for a family vacation then the neighboring islands of Ibiza and Mallorca. It is situated just 34 km / 21 miles from Mallorca. This place has more beaches and the atmosphere is more tuned for family vacations. Receiving 315 days of sun every year and with an average temperature of 28 degree Celsius Menorca is a welcome respite from the freezing winds of UK. Combined with the wonderful climate is the overall feel of the place, which is not just laid back but very relaxing. To enjoy the many benefits of holidaying in Spain booking vacation home rentals for the entire family is the best way to enjoy.

Menorca boasts of several beautiful beaches and is probably the best place to soak in some sun and this is why several tourists book vacation rentals here. Most of the beaches are managed by authorities and provide several facilities to beach goers, while the rest are practically untouched. Son Bou is the longest beach in Menorca with around three kilometers of golden sand and shallow waters, offering several water based activities to visitors. If you are looking for something more quite then Binibeca Beach may be perfect for you. It is a small but very beautiful secluded beach with shallow, safe bathing.

If you have booked vacation rentals or a villa on this gorgeous island you will see that there are a lot of things to explore and do other than simply lying in the sun and getting a tan. You can start by visiting the water parks and reserves of the area, kids will surely love it. Don’t forget to go up to Monte Toro, the highest point in the island and the best place to experience some breathtaking views of the entire island. On a clear day try to spot your holiday home rentals!

During your stay in the wonderful holiday homes of the island take some time and visit the capital city of Menorca, Mahon. The capital city of Mahon is a busy town with several historic buildings, wonderful churches, good restaurants and café shops. The easiest way to go to Mahon is to avail a bus service, available from almost anywhere on the island. Most people prefer bus service as parking is an issue in the capital city.  While you are exploring the city make sure to pay a visit to the harbor area before you leave.

Last Updated: Apr-26-2013