Arenal d’en Castell, Menorca

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Arenal d’en Castell is a laid-back, restful resort popular with British families and is a far cry from the over-developed, busy resorts of Majorca.

Situated on the northern coast of Minorca, Arenal d’en Castell is approx 12 miles (20km) north of Mahon, the island’s capital, and is set in a idyllic horseshoe bay on steep hills that slope down to a gorgeous beach.

This means the resort is not ideal for the old, or those with mobility problems, but the beach offers a magnificent way to relax and has good swimming in mild, shallow waters. The region is popular for fishing and sailing, and there are a number of watersports on offer for the adventurous.

Menorca, Arenal d'en Castell beach

Menorca, Arenal d'en Castell beach

Most of the entertainment is provided by hotels, so there is little in the way of nightlife, other than some good restaurants and a few busy bars. For those seeking more activity, the nearby resort of Son Parc offers the island’s only golf course, as well as shopping opportunities, and for the suited, it is within a reasonable walking distance.

Neighbouring Es Mercadal town has a super Sunday market worth exploring and is a good day out, as is a trip to Mount Toro – the island’s highest peak and home to an ancient monastery. (photo:Farid Fleifel)

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Category: Balearic Islands, Menorca, Spain travel destinations

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