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A lovely week in Menorca
We are just back from a week at the Menorca seaclub. I booked this holiday based on other reviews so thought it fair to add my thoughts. We had a really nice week with our 3 yr old boy. The pools are a bit nicer than they look in the photos. Very clean. There is a splash one for kids too with water jets which our little fella loved. I asked for a groundfloor room, away from the stage and thats what I got. The music doesn't go on too late I don't think but we like to go to bed early. The resort is slightly away from the centre of things but not very far. We ended up hiring a car because we wanted to explore the beaches, which we did. We find it hard to stay by the pool for very long so this was ideal. Cala Galdana was my favourite beach. This was fantastic. One restaurant there had a playground AND 2 waterslides.
I found the food in the restaurants on the main street near the Seaclub just average. But then again I am quite fussy.
We found the trampolines and bouncy castles beside the bars and restaurant a godsend. Really great for younger kids.
We will most likely go back again to this complex next year.
Spacious and clean!!
We booked the Sea Club apartments as a last minute family holiday (we have 2 boys - 13yrs and 8 yrs). Having never been to Menorca before I had checked the place out on this website first!!
Everything your previous reviewers have written is true! I can vouch for that! The apartments are spacious and spotlessly clean - with lots of things to amuse the kids!
I have to confess that we prefer 'quieter' holidays with less people around usually - but because the kids were happy playing with new found friends made at the pool - there was plenty of time to read and relax by the pool!
The restaurant is ok if you just want a pizza - but not for anything else. But there are plenty of places to eat - 10 minutes walk away but try to avoid the 'tourist strip' if you can. We tried out some of the places recommended on this site and had some lovely 'local' food - not the touristy stuff you usually get.
One tip would be to keep the aircon on as long as poss in the apartment - SO much nicer when you've had a hard hot day at the beach!
We hired a car and travelled around a bit. Cuitadella is well worth a visit - beautiful city , especially at night. A walk around the Cathedral and the piazzas, we found a lovely tapas bar in Placa Nova - complete with jazz band playing for free. The kids loved it!
The market place is great too, fantastic little fish market in the middle of a city as well as the usual market stalls, great atmosphere as well as plenty of bargains.
Sant Thomas has a lovely sandy beach - plenty of sunbeds and a great restaurant by the sea.
Mahon is a great city to visit too - particularly along the marina and the Es Castella area . Very popular with the spanish late at nite for drinks/tapas! Fabulous architecture here. We were lucky as a fiesta was on when we visited - so the whole place was 'dressed up' for the occasion. On our way back to Cala n Forcat we visited Mont Torro - worth it for the views of the whole island - but realistically after 20 minutes, you've seen all there is to see!
The kids really enjoyed a Saturday night we had at the Hippodrome horse trotting races near Mahon - even our 8 year old put his own bet on! (one euro and then the horse came in last!) but they loved it! Great atmosphere here - thoroughly recommend this as a family activity !
We managed that in a week - but certainly would go back again TO try out other parts of the island again.
A great family holiday
This was our first family holiday abroad and it will take some beating. We stayed for a week and did plenty in that time. We booked a very expensive beach hopping excursion when we got there. It was 210 euros for 5 of us but included a full day of boating around the island and stopping off at 2 beaches you can only reach by boat. It also included lunch about halfway through the day. We all thoroughly enjoyed this and and would definately book a similar excursion if we stayed here again.
When we first booked the holiday we paid for all 3 girls to have swimming lessons and the first choice swimming instructor Helen was superb and very good with young children. You get 1 to 1 swimming lessons with her and my girls who could not swim at all got certificates for swimming 10 or 15 metres.They each got 5 half an hour lessons with Helen, i think it was £15 each but well worth the money as they all thoroughly enjoyed doing this.
The entertainment team were very good and we all especially enjoyed the karaoke night which they do on thursday. The 2 holiday reps Adie and Ellie were very helpful and we particuarly liked Adie. Rooms were kept very clean and towels and beds changed reguarly. The restaurant wasn't the nicest place to eat so we went into Cala n forcat reguarly for our evening meal. The best restaurant we found funnily enough was the nearest one to the apartments. When you are walking in towards Cala n forcat there is a restaurant on the left called something like the "pizzeria forum". It is very good value and there is a kids menu for 3 euros and my fussy lot unbeleivably all enjoyed eating there!!. There is also plenty to do in Cala n forcat in the evening. One evening we paid 3 euros for each of our younger kids to go on bouncy castle and trampoline for as long as they want while you can watch them and have a drink.
Great first holiday abroad
As a young family of five (kids are 13, 6 and 3) we needed a family orientated hotel with plenty to keep the kids occupied and this was it. 3 swmming pools, games room, kids clubs and lots of sun. Location is OK but it is a 10 minute walk into town.
This was our first trip overseas and these apartments have really set the standard. The rooms are clean and well maintained, the staff are very helpful and the First Choice Reps were fantastic. We found the on-site restaurant to be the best in the area for quality of food and service and it is not much more expensive than off-site restaurants. The on-site supermarket should only be used for emergencies as it is more expensive than elsewhere.
We found Menorca generally a lovely island with plenty of places to explore but it is a pricy island with a lot of goods more expensive than in the UK. Having said that, we worked out after a few days where to get the bargains.
For us, the standard has been set very high by this hotel and it has really given all of us the buzz for more holidays abroad.
I stayed at the Sea Club apts last may. There were 9 of us all together 4 adults and 5 children ranging from 2-16 and there was something for everyone to enjoy. It wasn't far from the town centre, a nice walk and the kids would go on their own, it felt a very safe area and the reps were brilliant. The apartments were very big, we had 6 of us in one two bed but it was still very roomy with a well equipped kitchen. Great views over the sea. The pizzeria on-site was really nice, we could have eaten there loads. plenty of room around the swimming pools and in the bar area, but then it was may so not high season anyway. Shop on-site which is handy as altough its not far to the town and the supermarkets, its nice to just pop down stairs sometimes.
Would definately stay here again and would recommend to anyone especially families.
A fab hol
Sea club Menorca certainly did the trick in helping us have a first class and relaxing holiday. Impressively clean in the apartments and around the complex. Three pools to chose from. No shortage of sunbeds. Despite the complex being full it felt spacious and open. A view of a tiny beach from our apartment window. Beaches at a distance but didn't bother us as we prefer the pool. Not for those with mobility problems as about 15 min walk into Cala n Forcat but all on the flat. Great entertainment for kids. All staff really helpful.
courtesy bus might have been useful for some. Open views of the sea from the front of the complex. Try El Albueto (The Grandfather) restaurant up in town for very reasonable (24 euros for a family of 4 with drinks) . Take the bus opposite Burger King for bus trips into Cuitadella,-a lovely town for shops and interesting sights-try the harbour in the evening!- or Cala n Bosch with its lovely marina. Change at Cuitadella for the bus to Mahon (Mao in Spanish). All this is so reasonable-much cheaper than hiring a car or taking organised trips. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.
Paradise for kids
For the third year in a row we, with three other families in tow, stayed at the Sea Club. Absolutely spotless and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and very helpful. The kids reps are, with the rare exception, top class. We found it very safe for the kids - ranging in ages from 2 to 15. One tip though is to avoid eating in the complex restaurant or pizzeria - generally inedible. The supermarket on site is ok for essentials but markedly dearer than the local supermarkets which are plentiful and close by.
On the subject of food, if you can avoid the restaurants on the 'strip' which are generally glorified fast food joints ( with the notable exception Las Brasas ) there are some really good ones within 5/10 minutes walk.
PRIME EXAMPLES ARE :
ASADOR GUREA ( 1ST Class in every Dept. ) Where you can order Steak Mario and have the owner flambee it for you at your table. Fnish it all off with the largest Baileys I have seen!! Had the 12 euro 3 course special one evening and would have paid 5 times that for something comparable in Ireland
LA PARADA, where the service can be slow but the Special Lamb is worth the wait. Lovely lady in charge.
MAXI'S BAR - Fabulous spot, fab food, fab service and magical sunsets!
GIOVANNIS - Have the 7 euro 3 couse and marvel at how they do it
C'AN MOLL - Nice place with nice food.
What an excellent holiday, Went in July 2004 with the wife and 2 children. The appartments are clean and spacious, the pools were excellent, and the childrens entertainment was amazing. Would visit again.
What a great holiday
Booked through First Choice 4 weeks before we left. Furthest resort from the airport, transfer time about an hour and a half but well worth it. Resort was clean, very friendly and the rooms were very spacious. Entertainment was a laugh as long as you didn't expect West End performances. Kids club superb, always something for them to do..they had a whale of a time. All the staff were really friendly both in reception and the bars/resturants. Town was about a 20 minute walk but once there plenty of shops, bars and resturants.
Great family fun, well worth it.
Really good time
Booked last minute hols with friends Aug 2001 accomadation on arrival.Went to Menorca Sea Club,lovely pools,spacious apartments,clean reception friendly staff,ok entertainment.
Slight walk away is a very busy street that has many shops and good restaurants.Small square also that hosts a few bars and live entertainment.Best hoilday ever
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Sleeping in until noon we had to quickly get ready to meet the group for our canoe session. We walked to the town square where our tour manager found out we had already missed the bus as she tad been told the wrong time. This meant one thing...Off to Burger King for breaky. We all got taxis to Cara Morell beach and enjoyed the afternoon in the beautiful water until Alana got stung by a jelly ...
... room we freshened up and went to am organised dinner....3 courses of amazing food but **** wine. We then all boarded a bus for an hour bus ride to Cova D'en Xoroi, a nightclub in a cave on the side of a cliff....view was amazing. Majority of people had had huge days and weren't really into it, but we did our best and got the bus home at ...
We wake to clear blue skies, and it's lovely and warm as we walk up to the bus station for the final time. We catch the 09.45 bus for the ten minute ride to the airport. Menorca has been great and we buy a book on walks around the island, The Cami de Cavalls. ...
... the path to the coast. It has clouded over so doesn't look as dramatic but milky sun shimmering on the sea makes for a very different vista. There's plenty of time before the bus at 20.00 so we stop for a drink at a hotel bar overlooking the beaches before wandering along the new promenade back to the bus stop. Back in Mahon we return to the cafe we found on the first day for drinks and tapas. A nightcap in the Mirador before returning to the ...
... the waterside bar, we watch the fish, oblado, mass to eat the remains of the paella of the diners on the next table. There's a local grey cormorant basking on the rocks and unusually ducks swimming on the sea. A bus back to Ciutadella then another to Mahon. It's chilly so we return to the hotel venturing out later to visit the Mirador for wine and ...