Golf – Golf Son Parc
There is only one golf course on the island, set amongst the pine trees in Son Parc, on the North coast. It has recently been extended from 9 holes to 18 and is open 365 days per year. There is an 18 bay floodlit driving range with the latest technology – Swingcam.
Junior golfers are welcome if accompanied by an adult and the golf shop stocks equipment for purchase or hire for children of 5 years upwards.
The dress code is lenient – shorts, t-shirts and trainers are acceptable but NOT sleeveless vests, swimwear, flipflops etc.
If golf plays an important part of your holiday then it is wise to book in advance either by:
Tel (0034) 971 188875 or 971 359059 or Fax (0034) 971 359591
Lloc de Menorca Zoo
The zoo has a range of creatures from farm animals to more exotic zoo animals and children will also be able to pet some of the farm animals.
The zoo also has a paint-balling centre, 2 museums, a picnic area, snack bar and a gift shop.
Water Parks & Slides
Alternatively, try Aqua Centre in Calan Forcat. There is a go-kart track as well as a swimming pool and waterslides, and a games arcade with a covered eating area.
Castillo Menorca, located on the main road between Ferreries and Cuitadella, has an adults pool with a water slide and a childrens pool, as well as mini golf, trampolines, a childrens play area, a shopping complex selling leather goods, jewellery, ceramics and gifts, a snack bar and a fantastic go-karting track! WiFi is also available.
In addition to the above, several resorts also have water slides or splash pools, the largest being in Son Bou. Smaller slides for younger children can be found in Calan Porter, Cala Galdana and Cala Blanca.
El Toro, at 360 metres above sea level is the highest peak on Menorca. In the centre of the island it towers above the small town of Es Mercadal. Take the time to drive up the steep 3.2km climb to the summit and see the whole of the island spread out beneath you. There are sea views on all four sides and, on a clear day, the view stretches to the north coast of Mallorca.
The mountain is crowned by a convent which has become an important centre of pilgrimage and the neat vegetable and herb gardens beneath the terraces are still tended to by the community of nuns who live there. Visit the tiny chapel or have lunch in the rustic café and browse around the shop, packed with souvenirs and local produce.
Goody Goody Park in Calan Bosch and Aqua Centre and Park Aire in Calan Forcat all have bouncy castles and inflatables while Arenal Den Castell has a childrens play area with inflatable animals, slides, a games area and a cafe on the sea front.
A firm favourite with the kids, there are several, well kept courses around the island. The mini golf course in Punta Prima is particularly popular, winding through pathways awash with colourful plants and palm trees, centered around a small children splash pool and slides.
Castillo Menorca, on the road from Ferreries to Cuitadella, also has a great mini golf course as well as an adult pool with water slide, a children pool and play area with trampolines and games, a shopping complex and a restaurant! www.castillomenorca.com
All the courses have a cafe or restaurant adjacent where parents can relax and keep a watchful eye. The resorts of Santo Tomas, Cala Blanca and Cala Galdana all have mini golf facilities as well as Goody Goody Park in Calan Bosch.
Menorca is definitely the place to be for anyone wanting to experience watersports on their villa holiday! Professional centres with modern teaching techniques and equipment to hire make it all so easy, even for beginners.
Menorca’s prevalent winds and summers breezes provide perfect conditions for windsurfing or sailing and diving is also very popular with a great deal of sea life and underwater caves to be explored!
Most main beach resorts have windsurf boards and small sailing dingy but Fornells, on the north coast of the island, in particular, is home to some of the best windsurfing and sailing facilities in Europe.
Fornells Sailing School – windsurfing and sailing. Tel. 971 188150, fax 971 376458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org