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Menorca

Our verdict:

Menorca is not the busiest of the Balaeric islands and it remains a bit of a secret. If you join the exclusive club of visitors you'll find lovely sandy beaches, sleepy villages and pretty harbours lined with fish restaurants. The experts at i-escape have sourced the best independent places to stay.

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i-escape says

A holiday in the Balearics needn’t mean tacky resorts. The island of Menorca, dotted with tiny villages and ringed by stunning white-sand beaches offers a classy, tranquil experience.

  • Off the beaten track
  • villas and small hotels
  • farmhouse stays

From supersize villas to intimate boutique hotels, we’ve scoured the island for the best places to stay. We guarantee that you’ll pay the same through us as if you book the hotel directly – and often less.

In Mahón, one of Menorca’s charming harbour towns, this cool townhouse hotel with a pretty walled garden and pool perfects that coveted blend of independence and service.

In Ciutadella’s Old Town, at the opposite end of the island, these sophisticated suites are close to great tapas restaurants and medieval landmarks, with unobtrusive yet personal service.

For the best of countryside and coast, head to this converted 19th-century cheese farm. Surrounded by sprawling pastures, yet just 2km from great beaches, it’s a peaceful and authentic retreat for those in search of the simple life. Or stay in a former traditional farmhouse with an excellent Mediterranean restaurant and sleek infinity pool.

If you’re travelling as a group or extended family, this seaview villa sleeps up to 14 and has private access to a gorgeous sandy beach. There’s a high-spec kitchen for cooking up a storm, or treat yourselves to a live-in chef.

Smaller groups can plump for this beautifully restored villa that sleeps up to eight, set in 2.5 acres of stunning terraced gardens.

Explore our full range of special places to stay in Menorca.

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