Es Canutells/Cala Canutells – Menorca

 

Transfer time – 30 minutes

Best For – Families and couples wanting scenic resort – very hilly, not suitable for those with walking difficulties

Also known as Es Canutells, this is an absolutely stunning resort, set in a breathtaking gorge on the most southern tip of Menorca. This is a peaceful resort for a relaxing holiday in the sun, however it is located near to a couple of larger resorts, so you have best of both worlds. Only 2 hours and 30 minutes flight time and a relatively short transfer, this makes it an ideal destination for people with young children.

The beach in Cala Canutells is located down a number of steep stone steps, however once you get there, you will realise it was sooooo worth the effort. The beach is beautiful, with soft golden sand, which shelves very gently into the most amazing, crystal blue water. The beach is fabulous for children to play on and the waters edge is shallow, safe and warm. There is a beach bar offering refreshing drinks and a lunch menu and there are plenty sun loungers and parasols for hire too. For water sports, you will need to go to nearby Cala ‘n Porter or Son Bou, where you will find a vast array of sports on hire, jet skis, water skiing, surfing, pedallos and canoes to name but a few. Diving is a popular sport too due to the clear waters and fabulous marine life around these waters, or a glass bottomed boat is an easier way to see the sea life without as much effort.

Night-life in Cala Canutells is very laid back, there is a number of cafés, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a family meal or a romantic meal for two, a few of the bars will offer some evening entertainment too. For a livelier night, you can head into Mahon, the islands capital or Son Bou and Cala ‘n Porter where there is a much larger choice of places to wine and dine and plenty bars offering family friendly evenings and lots of fun for all. There are a couple of disco’s in Son Bou too, should you wish to dance the night away.

Cala Canutells is in a great location for exploring this wonderful Balearic island. Mahon, the islands capital is only about 10 minutes in a taxi and has so much to offer, regardless of taste, age or budget. For the culture vultures, Mahon is full of wonderful sights to experience, it even has its own medieval part of town with a 17th century fortress and museum and many small, winding streets with Gothic buildings. Then is has shops, boutiques and souvenir stalls for those wanting to find a bargain or two to take home, and of course the place if full of open air cafés, wonderful cafés along the marina and so many restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice. There are two amazing water parks close by too, with over 20 slides and water attractions to keep the young and young at heart happy all day long. Boat trips are a great way of getting out and about and seeing the island, and its a great way of exploring other resorts and seeing some beautiful coves only reached by boat, and you can combine all this at sunset too.

Joanna Baker

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