Family fun in Menorca

Emma Savage on 24 July 2018
Menorca is a fantastic choice for a family holiday; it is a short 2.5-hour flight from the UK and the flight times tend to be at civilized hours, perfect when you are travelling with children. The transfer times in resort aren't too long either - I stayed in Cala'n Bosch which is one of the resorts furthest from the airport and the transfer duration was 45 minutes.

We checked into the Zafiro Hotel and were impressed straight away. The hotel is modern in style, clean and very well set up for family holidays. I would particularly say it is suited for pre-school age children, as there is plenty to keep them occupied while parents can relax. The stand out features for me were:

>>The separate children's pool with splash park, pirate ship and slides, the main pool which had an inflatable which the children loved climbing onto and jumping off.

>>The permanent bouncy castle adjacent to the play area outside the bar/entertainment area. This was so handy as it meant parents could relax and enjoy a drink while the little ones bounced away and had lots of fun within eyesight of their mums and dads.

>>The restaurant. There is a pool snack bar serving fish and chips, hot dogs and salads which was lovely, but I was most impressed with the variety and quality on offer in the main restaurant. Every meal time there was a wide choice of salads, fruits and each evening a roast meat as well as lots of pasta, fish and vegetables. There is a separate section for children, complete with plastic plates and cutlery and a choice of child friendly options including spaghetti chicken and fish. The food was some of the nicest I have experienced at an all-inclusive hotel. Wine is freely available, and beer is on draught, so you can help yourself.

>>The rooms. Clean, modern and well equipped with a sliding door separating the main sitting area (with pull out sofa bed) and the sleeping area with king size bed. The apartments also come complete with kitchenette which is a great addition for keeping drinks cool in the fridge or rustling up a snack.

There is plenty to keep everyone happy in Menorca. From Cala'n Bosch, you can take a boat trip (we went with Amigo's Boat Trips) and there are various routes which can take you to unspoilt beaches or to the resort of Cala Galdana down the coast. You could take an island tour and try lots of local cuisine and specialties such as cheese.

We took the local bus to Cuitadella one day - it was very straightforward, and we enjoyed wandering around this pretty city and admiring the scenery. There is a lovely central park with restaurants dotted around the edges - perfect for lunch or just a cool drink.

If you're thinking of a holiday to Menorca, let me know, I would love to help!