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When: Menorca is best visited between June and September. If you want to meet new people and join in with the party, head there in the early months of August which is when the peak travel time is. If you'd rather explore the island and its historic and natural wonders on you own, anytime in the spring and summer months would be suitable.
Where: For the historically minded, be sure to check out the Taules - mysterious, prehistoric monuments dotted around the island - as well as the beautiful lighthouses that pepper the coastline. Visit the attractive harbour towns of Mao and Ciutadella and enjoy some of Menorca's fantastic seafood restaurants.
Why: Because Menorca's a beautiful little island, quite unlike the other Balearic Islands and definitely a great destination for those wanting to avoid the overcrowded resorts and boisterous nightlife of Ibiza and Mallorca.
When: Head to Menorca in early August. This is when you're most likely to find other groups of likeminded travellers. This is also the hottest point of the year and a fantastic time to experience the miles and miles of stunning coastline that make Menorca such an attractive destination.
Where: Check out the attractive port town of Mao. There is a fairly low key party scene here but there are some charming little music venues and sophisticated bars around the old harbour. Ciutadella is also well worth checking out .
Why: Menorca has a fairly low key party scene and is therefore not best suited to groups of young travellers. However, if you're looking for beautiful beaches, a bit of peace and some delicious seafood dining, this is definitely the place for you!
When: If you want the peak of the Menorca sunshine, you should definitely book your trip for the start of August. On the other hand, if what you really want is to have the beaches entirely to yourself and to never worry about waiting for a table in a restaurant, why not head out in early June or September?
Where: With 216 km of secluded coastline, its hard to know where to begin. You might want to stay in the larger towns of Mao or Ciutadella, but for a truly romantic break away from the madding crowds, why not try the more peaceful north side of the island and an untouched little fishing village like Fornells?
Why: Because Menorca is the most peaceful and romantic of the Balearics, offering you tranquility and privacy on your time away whilst also boasting an equally gorgeous climate and comparably stunning beaches to Ibiza and Mallorca.
When: Try visiting Menorca in the early summer months. This is when you're most likely to have the beaches to yourself and to avoid the peak of the Mediterranean sun, which little ones might find it a bit hard to handle.
Where: Try staying in the island's second town and the former capital - Ciutadella. This is an attractive spot and a great place to head to for a holiday of outdoors pursuits with boat tours, bicycle hire and horse riding opportunities.
Why: Because the stunning landscapes and relative peace of Menorca make it a great destination for a holiday with kids. There are lots of opportunities for outdoor pursuits and some uncrowded beaches on which to make sandcastles!