Anyone with children knows how difficult it can be to find a holiday destination that offers enough attractions to keep the kids occupied, while also having appeal to parents. Menorca, one of Spain’s beautiful Balearic islands, has long been popular with families for this very reason. It’s one place that absolutely everyone falls in love with, and, once visited, it’s not unusual for families to return, year after year.
One of the major benefits is that, for a small island, Menorca packs a punch in terms of its offering of resorts. There’s a lot to see, do and experience all over the island, but for families, Cala’n Bosch (on the south-west coast) really is superb. Visit for two weeks and you wouldn’t regret it, but even if you’ve only got a few days to dedicate to this lovely resort, that’s long enough to make lasting memories.
Two Days to Make Holiday Memories
The purpose-built resort is only about fifteen minutes from Ciutadella, which is the island’s second largest city, but it feels a million miles away. Gorgeous beaches, lots of restaurants, fun-filled activities, and attractions on the doorstep – the question really is, what’s not to love? If you’re planning a short visit as part of a longer holiday on Menorca, here’s what two days could look like.
Day One: Hit the Beach
Naturally, the beach is a high priority here, and the kids will no doubt be keen to get onto it as soon as possible. You really should dedicate a full day to having fun in the sun!
There’s actually a choice of two beaches: the main one at Cala’n Bosch, and Son Xoriguer, which is situated just around the headland, only five minutes away on foot.
It depends on the age of your children, but as a general rule of thumb, the resort’s own beach is better for younger children, with its shallow waters, deep shores and fine white sand, while over at Son Xoriguer, there’s a slew of watersports available, which will appeal to slightly older children (and parents). You could even do one in the morning and move to the other in the afternoon, depending on your mood. In a nutshell you can expect:
- Shallow waters
- Deep shores
- Lifeguards on duty
- Good facilities
- Close to the Marina for refreshments and amenities
- Watersports: water skiing, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, paragliding, sea kayaking, jet skis, flyboarding.
The beauty of these beaches is that your accommodation will only ever be a few minutes away, so at the end of a long day, you can simply pick up your towels, buckets, and spades and walk home.
Top tip: There’s a ‘mini train’ that runs between Cala’n Bosch and Son Xoriguer, which kids absolutely love!
Day Two: Hit the Fun Parks
Even though most children would be happy to make day two a carbon copy of day one, once they hear what you’ve got in store, it won’t be too hard to convince them.
Aquarock Waterpark in the morning
First up, after a leisurely breakfast you can head along to everybody’s holiday favourite – a waterpark! Just up the road in Ciutadella, Aquarock features a host of watery attractions, with something for all ages.
There’s Menorca’s only wave pool, which makes you feel like you’re frolicking in the ocean, a host of slides in differing lengths, including the appropriately named Zigzag and Kamikaze, multiple swimming pools, Jacuzzis, children’s ramps and plenty of places to grab some refreshments. There are also lots of sunbeds and places for parents to relax while the kids are off having adventures of the watery kind.
As the park itself claims, “the fun is guaranteed”, and in fact it wouldn’t be hard to spend the entire day here…
Top Tip: Adjacent to the waterpark is the karting centre, which offers some thrills for the older children.
Goody Goody Park in the afternoon
Situated just by the Marina, Goody Goody Park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon – and the good thing is you’ll be very close to home if certain members of the family begin to tire. It’s basically a good old-fashioned fun park (in a fabulous location right on the beach) with all the bells and whistles, including bumper cars, a bouncy castle, trampolines, a huge ball pit, and a whole range of the latest amusement games suitable for all ages.
Once everyone’s had their fill of fun, you can wander to the Marina for dinner at one of the many restaurants.
Where to Stay:
AluaSun Lago Park: This fabulous, family-friendly resort is the perfect accommodation for a stay in Cala’n Bosch. Just 200m from the beach, it has two pools, an onsite restaurant and snack bar, and spacious, comfortable apartments featuring a terrace, a well-equipped kitchen, and spacious living with room for kids to spread out.
Grupotel Playa Club: Close to the beach, and equipped with everything a family needs, including a dedicated children’s pool and buffet breakfast, these large, comfortable apartments make a great base to enjoy the delights of the area. There’s even a sauna and fitness room for parents, to ensure every member of the family is happy!
Villa Lauvic: Big, beautiful, with sea views and ready for your family! This very large villa is not far from the beach and features the bonus of garden space and a private pool. All the mod-cons are at your disposal, and the accommodation features four bedrooms, a well-appointed kitchen, and even a solarium.
How to Get There:
Getting to Cala’n Bosch from the UK is a cinch, and the closest airport is Menorca Mahon Airport (MAH). The flight time is around 2.5 hours, with numerous carriers, including British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair, offering a good range of options. Once you’re on the ground, the most convenient and hassle-free way of getting the rest of the way to your accommodation is on a pre-booked transfer from Menorca to Cala’n Bosch with Shuttle Direct. A friendly, professional driver will be waiting for you, and it will take around 45 minutes.
UK to MAH Flight Time: 2 hours, 26 minutes
MAH to Cala’n Bosch Distance: 54.3 kms
Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: around 45-50 minutes
Types of Transfer
Everyone’s travel needs and budgets are different, so at Shuttle Direct we cater for whatever kind of traveller you are.
A pre-booked taxi to get you from Menorca Airport to Cala’n Bosch is a very convenient way to ensure you won’t have to join any queues or wait around. When you land, your taxi will be waiting to get you right to the door of your accommodation. This is a quick and reliable Menorca Airport transfer.
Looking for the ultimate in style and comfort? Then a private Menorca Airport transfer is for you! You’ll be met in the terminal when you land, then travel door-to-door in a comfortable vehicle driven by a professional driver. Couldn’t be easier.
For those looking to save money, and possibly even meet some new friends, a shared shuttle bus from Menorca Airport to Cala’n Bosch is a fun and budget-friendly way of doing it. Because you’re travelling with other passengers, the cost is much cheaper than looking for transport on your own.
A minibus transfer from Menorca Airport to Cala’n Bosch is a great option if you’re travelling with a larger group of family or friends and the accompanying luggage. It means you’ll all be able to get to your accommodation in one vehicle, and because the cost is shared amongst you, it’ll be very reasonable.
Choosing the Right Transfer
When deciding on the right kind of airport transfer, the decision is generally governed by two main factors: the cost and the convenience of the various methods. Because everyone is different, only you can decide what suits your particular needs.
Cost: If you’re looking to save your holiday budget for the fun stuff, and you’re prepared to share with other passengers, the options of a shared shuttle or a minibus airport transfer are probably the ones you should consider.
Convenience: On the other hand, if it’s all about luxury and convenience for you, and you’re prepared to spend the money to get it, a door-to-door private transfer from Menorca to Cala’n Bosch is more likely to suit you.
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct is one of the most trusted providers of airport transfers to and from a vast range of places in destinations all over the world. No matter whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly shared shuttle service, or a luxury private door-to-door one, we’ve got something to suit you. Our professional, local drivers will get you wherever you need to go as quickly, safely and conveniently as possible, so all you need to do is enjoy your holiday.