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If you're looking for a totally relaxed holiday option, consider Punta Prima in the Balearic Islands, Spain . A chilled-out, fully equipped resort town, holidays to Punta Prima are all about long lazy days on the white sand beach, enjoying Spanish tapas at the seafront restaurants, or even exploring the local towns at a leisurely pace if you feel like getting out and about. The people are friendly, the lifestyle is slow and the weather is perfection - what more could you want? As one of the first resorts in Menorca , Punta Prima has evolved over the years to become one of the best towns on the island. Sitting on the south east coast, Punta Prima is a favourite amongst tourists and locals alike thanks to its stunning beach and its warm shallow waters. Its famous beach was also one of the very first to be awarded the prestigious EU Blue Flag for cleanliness and quality. Swim and snorkel in the clear blue Mediterranean Sea, or take a day trip to the nearby towns of Sant Lluis and Mahon.
Originally founded by the French, the main attraction of this charming town is the Es Moli de Dalt, a traditional windmill which has since been turned into a museum. Named after Louis IX, Sant Lluis has been built around a beautiful whitewashed neoclassical church, which still bears his name today. Every August, the town puts on the Fiesta de Sant Lluis, a two-week party with dancing, street parades, giant characters, music and fireworks.
A 15-minute drive away from Punta Prima is the island capital of Mahon . The harbour is the main port of call ' it's one of the largest natural harbours in the world. The town is a historic mix of old and new architecture and once served as an important British naval base. Today, visitors can visit the impressive 18th century Xoriguer Gin Distillery, dine out on some of the best tapas on the island, and pick up Spanish souvenirs at the collection of boutiques and shops.
Take the tourist train
There are not a whole lot of tourist activities as such in Punta Prima - rather holidays here are about kicking back on the beach, day after day. However, if your feet are getting a little itchy, there is a cute resort train that takes you from the main town to nearby Binibeca. This white-washed village has some pretty cafes for lunch and a buzzy little beach bar for a drink. Watch the sun set and then head back to the hotel.
Walk the Path of Horses
An ancient path runs around the coast of Menorca called Cami de Cavalls, or the Path of Horses. It was once used as a protective path leading from watchtower to watchtower but has since turned into a great trail for horse riders, mountain bikers or wandering tourists. There are some outstanding views of the island landscape and Mediterranean Sea ' be sure to take your camera (and some sunscreen!).
Barcelo Pueblo Menorca
A great family-friendly option, Barcelo Pueblo Menorca is fully geared towards children, with a water playground, mini-golf course, mini-disco, games room and hotel-run entertainment. Meanwhile, mums and dads can make the most out of the luxury spa which include hydrotherapy pools, a sauna, whirlpool and steam room.
Hotel Xaloc Playa
For those a bit of a tighter budget, consider Hotel Xaloc Playa. There are plenty of inclusive facilities but it's also close to the beach and town centre so you can get out and see the town. You're just 50m from the beach and 100m from the nearest supermarket, so you can grab some snacks for a sandy picnic by the sea.
Club Hotel Sur Menorca
The Club Hotel is a bit further out from the town, giving guests some privacy and the all-important peace and quiet. There is plenty to entertain in the hotel grounds, from an international buffet restaurant, several bars and lounges, and table tennis and bicycle hire. Courtesy buses are readily available if you'd like to head into town.