Everyone heard about crazy parties on Ibiza and a top destination Palma de Mallorca. But what do you know about Menorca? It appears to be the best place for a relax mode vacation.
Recently, I’ve made a series of posts on my Instagram about life and tourism on Menorca, Spain. Let me share with you some of the curious and fascinating facts about the island. I hope you’ll like this format.
Menorca, the island of fire and winds, the museum under the sky 🌠 It is considered as one of the most expensive and fashionable holiday resorts of Spain. Even in a high season it's less crowded than the nearest #Mallorca or even #Ibiza. It is usually a choice of Englishmen and Catalans who seek for leisurely and relaxing #vacation 🌊 To reach Menorca, 🛩 take a 40-minute flight from #Barcelona or an hour #flight from #Madrid, 🛥 or go by #sea from the nearest #Balearic Islands. #CalaRafalet, #Salgar, #Menorca. #RushAway #RushAwayBlog #RushAwayTravel #RushAwayLife #Balearics #thebalearicsea #islandlife
I stayed on Menorca for about a week in summer 2017 and I fell in love with this place. I chose a small and cozy town S’Algar for the needed getaway.
The are two capitals on #Menorca: a historical one #Ciutadella , and #Mahon that became an official one in the 18th century during the times of the rule of the English. We stayed in a small town S'Algar that is in 13 km from Mahon, in #SanLuis region. A perfect place to enjoy the #sea, the local food, and the #sunsets. #RushAway #RushAwayBlog #RushAwayTravel #RushAwayLife #Spain
For the accommodation, I rent the apartments «Vista Faro» of the «Port Blue» 4-star hotel. It was a second floor 1 bedroom apartment with all the facilities included. Check it out in my YouTube video. There are a lot of hotels on Menorca, so you’ll easily find a perfect one for yourself.
On Menorca, half of the #hotel fund of the island are apartments, the rest are 3-/4-star hotels. 🏨You won't find here usual for the #Mediterranean coast huge high hotels. The thing is that according to UNESCO, #Menorca is an international biosphere resource where no high buildings can be constructed. 🙋Nevertheless, hotel capacity of the island can simultaneously house about 40 thousand tourists! 🏩Nowadays there are only two five-storeyed complexes built before the decision of #UNESCO. 🏡Today the law states: all the #hotels should not be higher than 3 floors, the roofs of the buildings on the island should be of the same colour as the soil, and the walls must be painted white. 😊It makes me really #happy: everything around looks so #harmonious and #relaxing. #RushAway #RushAwayBlog #RushAwayTravel #RushAwayLife #Spain
Menorca is an amazing beach island. Wherever you go you can dip into the crystal clean Balearic sea.
Who said «nudist»?! 😱🔚 The nature of Menorca is quite unique. In the centre of the #island, there are green meadows with colourful accents of flowers. They say it reminds #Scotland there. Fresh grass contrasts with burnt by the sun rocky desert. #Menorca is a total mix of contrast images of the South and the North, the #Atlantic, and the #Mediterranean. As for the #beaches, there are more of them here than in #Mallorca and #Ibiza combined together — about 120! Some of them are difficult to reach and absolutely exclusive. If you're a fan of a natural non-bikini way of having sunbaths, check out a #nudist #beach: 3 Km of sand dunes in the south of Menorca, in #SonBou. Unfortunately (or not), I haven't been there and can't share with you guys any photos of that beach… Anyway, I'm sure I won't be able to post them here 😂 #RushAway #RushAwayBlog #RushAwayTravel #RushAwayLife #Spain #Balearics #sea #thebalearicsea #islandlife
For more picturesque scenes of Menorca, S’Algar and Alcaufar towns:
Being on the island it’s inevitable to see the sunrise at least once. Here is how it was for me next to Cala Rafalet on Menorca:
The cuisine of the island is stunning! That was difficult to maintain a healthy diet, but the best part was I didn’t even have to do it! The main dishes are the seafood.
What else do you expect from an #island? #Seafood for lunch and dinner! The BEST grilled squid I’ve tried in #Spain was in the restaurant called “Reina Isabel” on #Menorca. Oh, that is a fantastic place. I miss it almost as much as the #sea 😁 And costs about 20€. #RushAway #RushAwayBlog#RushAwayTravel #RushAwayLife #Spain #grilledsquid
And Paella de Mariscos is a MUST being on a Spanish island:
I was waiting for this post to come out for so long! 🤗 How do you imagine #Spain without #paella? No way, right? There were two of us struggling to finish a whole pan of "Paella de mariscos" (=seafood paella) and we couldn't! But we took the rest to go and enjoyed it the whole day. 🍲 There are different kinds of paella: a vegetarian one, with meats and chicken, seafood or… I'm sure something else. All the species and ingredients mixed and cooked together… So incredibly #yummy! ⌚The only minus of it — you have to wait about 40 minutes for it to be prepared (in a good restaurant they cook it specially for you). Have you ever tried it? What's your fave type? #RushAway #RushAwayBlog #RushAwayTravel #RushAwayLife
Leaving this heaven island wasn’t easy. But one thing I know for sure:
if I ever have a tough period in my life I’ll go to Menorca.
I live for the places I don't wanna leave. They enreach me, they give so much that I never expect, they surprise me and don't let my heart go ❤ This is exactly what I feel for this #island. This little town I lived on. The people I met, the experiences I had. The #sun and the #sea that embraced me every day 🌞🌊 If only you’d known how much I didn’t want to leave #Menorca! Even if it wasn’t fully my style of #travelling, I enjoyed it to the fullest! Usually I don’t spend a day on a vacation without walking 10-15 km, but in S’Algar it wouldn’t feel right. It was just #perfect to spend a few hours in the apartment listening to and feeling the breeze. To enjoy the pool and the #sunbaths. To slow down and finally give the full #freedom to my thoughts. I still try to keep a part of it inside of me and to advert to it when I need my #harmony and #balance.🤗 All in all: Menorca is the ultimate place to #RushAway for! I'll continue uploading videos about Menorca in my #YouTube channel, so subscribe and stay connected 😘 #RushAwayBlog #RushAwayTravel #RushAwayLife #Balearics #thebalearicsea #islandlife