Kicking off Summer in Menorca

Hosted by Oasis Blanc; opinions are my own

Our family was so excited to kick off the summer in Menorca, Spain, a Balearic Island next to Mallorca which we had visited in the past. We had our hearts set on visiting Menorca since seeing pictures of it and let me tell you: it did not disappoint. Follow along as I share more about our time in Menorca, Spain:

Where to Stay

We were hosted by Oasis Blanc in Binibeca, a cute collection of villas near the local beaches, shoppes and town. Oasis Blanc had the cutest little family casitas, white-washed and Bohemian-styled, that were a great place to relax in between hours spent on the beaches. My husband worked remotely while in Menorca and he was able to easily access Oasis Blanc’s WiFi and set up a reliable, digital nomad station right from there.

Oasis Blanc is in the best area of Menorca, in a small coastal town called Binibeca. Located in the southern area of the island, Oasis Blanc was only a twenty-minute drive to the airport. In addition, this adorable town which was also white-washed and had dreamy, Spanish exteriors, had great shoppes, restaurants and nearby beaches. Do not miss a stay at Oasis Blanc when Menorca and enjoy an on-site pool, laundry accommodations and free parking.

Which Playas to Visit

The colors and hues of the playas in Menorca are dreamy and definitely worth a visit anytime of the year. The only time that we had visited the Mediterranean before this trip was fall, so it was nice to be able to enjoy the water by swimming and snorkeling with warmer temperatures. There a few playas that you want to be sure not to miss:

Cala Galdana – a 40-minute drive from Oasis Blanc, this beach offered beautiful water but in high-season, heavy crowds. Knowing how busy this beach and nearby Cala Mitjana get in high-season (which was closed due to algae), we would recommend sticking around the Binibeca area.

Cala Sant Tomas – a 25-minute drive from Oasis Blanc, was a beautiful beach with a boardwalk connecting a local restaurant. You can enjoy more privacy there but beautiful waters and it was one of our favorite beaches for sure.

The local playas of Binibequer Vell and Binibeca Nou Beach were without a doubt our favorites. It was so great to be able to walk to them and enjoy incredible snorkeling, beautiful sites of fish and rocky shores with white-capped waves. Do not miss these beaches!

Lastly, we really enjoyed Binidali, a nearby less than 10-minute drive from Binibeca. This cute beach town had impressive beaches with stunning, dramatic landscapes.

Where to Eat

There are so many great restaurants in Menorca so it’s hard to know where to start when listing them. One restaurant not to miss is in the Sant Tomas area called Es Bruce. Offering views of the sea right from your seat, this restaurant was a great option for fresh seafood and good vibes. We enjoyed mussels and our youngest ate a whole fish – it was all delicious!

Restaurante Binidali was hands-down our favorite food while on the island. This restaurant looks small and local/quaint from the outside, but inside was some of the best homemade Spanish food we have eaten in Spain. With delicious Spanish red wine and homemade croquettes and patron peppers, we enjoyed good conversation as a family and great food. We loved speaking in Spanish with the owners and couldn’t recommend this restaurant more.

If you’re in the mood for pizza and beer, Verona Pizzeria in the shoppes of Binibeca was great. We had a great experience there, sitting outside and enjoying the evening breeze. Afterwards, walk to Bini Cream for some local, handmade ice cream on the island.

We’re ready to explore more of Spain’s islands after a wonderful few days enjoying Menorca.

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