Even with just one day in Menorca, it’s possible to enjoy the highlights of the Balearic island. From a rugged coast and sandy coves to pretty ports and action-packed waterparks, here’s how to experience the best of Menorca during a 1-day stay.
Morning: Ocean Waves and Country Ways
Surrounded entirely by the Mediterranean Sea, Menorca has a myriad ways to enjoy the beach and sea. Rent a Jet Ski and zoom past the south-coast beaches, or join a cruise that drops anchor at a series of secluded bays. Go deeper during a sea scooter snorkeling adventure, which involves a handheld propulsion device that lets you go faster and deeper.
Menorca has lots for landlubbers, too—take a Jeep tour around the rugged countryside or join a sightseeing tour that covers gems such as the whitewashed village of Fornells and medieval Ciutadella.
Afternoon: Slides and Scooters
Menorca’s family fun isn’t confined to beaches and boats; it takes center stage at the island’s family-friendly waterparks. Dive into Splash, which boasts the Black Hole chute and other high-speed adventures, or enjoy the giant slides of the Aqua Center near Cala’n Blanes— opt for a package that includes round-trip transport and admission tickets for maximum convenience. To set your own sightseeing schedule, hire a scooter and follow Menorca’s country lanes, delving into the historic capital of Mahon or seeking out secluded coves.
Evening: Sunset Sails
As dusk falls, catch sunset views on an early-evening cruise from Fornells. Opt for a small-group sailboat trip for a more intimate experience, and watch coastal lights flicker into life over onboard drinks and snacks. Alternatively, choose a later-start catamaran cruise to add a frisson of after-dark romance.
If you prefer a classic drinks-dinner night out, stroll along the seafront and you’ll find abundant waterside restaurants, bars, and clubs. Up the pace in Mahon or west-coast Ciutadella— both have harbors alive with seafood eateries, cafes, and music spots.