Balearics Destination Guide: Menorca

Escape to an island enriched with wondrous coves and UNESCO preserved natural wonders, absorbing archaeological sites and relaxing in the finest of restaurants.

Cala Addaia

This large natural harbour, surrounded by a pine-tree covered landscape and rocky coastline, is the perfect spot for those who love diving and a spot of fishing. This sheltered port is ideal if you crave tranquillity but offers few buoys and moorings, so we recommend getting there early to secure your berth.

Cala Escorxada

One of the best anchorages in Menorca, this secluded virgin bay is protected from the south wind. With its powdery white sand beaches and pristine blue water, it’s a peaceful paradise. Off limits to cars and only accessible by boat or by foot, it’s the perfect haven to truly get away from it all. Just remember to arrive with your food supplies, as being away from civilisation, Cala Escorxada has no restaurants, but then that’s part of its untouched natural appeal.

Cala Galdana

The perfectly horseshoe-formed bay has been considered by many as of one of the most beautiful coves in the whole of Menorca. With aromatic pine wood filling the air, sparkling turquoise green water and glittering white sand, the bay is picture-postcard perfect, drawing many comparisons with the Caribbean. The location is also ideal for an overnight stopover as you will find good anchoring spots with a depth of at least 5 metres.

Cales Coves

Cala Coves is a maze of 100 ancient, once-inhabited caves carved from its cliffs. A cherished spot for yacht owners, this sandy anchorage is approximately 3 metres deep. The bay is cocooned by cliffs, making it the ideal overnight mooring option.

Island of Colom

Well sheltered from prevailing winds, the Island of Colom has a large sandy area for anchoring your yacht. The scenic island encompasses part of the natural park, S’Albufera des Grau and has two beautiful coves to escape to and gently unwind. Offering arguably the best snorkelling in Menorca, you can experience some amazing underwater wonders, whilst on land the areas of untouched wilderness are equally stunning.

Recommended restaurants:

– Es Bruc, Santo Tomás
– Trogloditas, Cala Morell
– Los Bucaneros, Cala Binibeca
– Cova d’en Xoroi