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Home to what's arguably the best, and the biggest, beach in Menorca
, holidays in Son Bou come with more than their fair share of sun, sea and sand. With an abundance of family-friendly hotels and plenty of attractions that are perfect for the little ones, Son Bou would be a perfect base for anyone travelling as a family. Couples will also love the array of lively bars, watersports and uncrowded beaches available. The epitome of an all-rounder resort, it'd be very difficult to be disappointed with what Son Bou has to offer and, as far as the Balearic Islands are concerned, this resort is one of the best.
With rugged countryside to explore, and plenty of outdoor adventures to be a part of, there really is something for everyone here. Whether you're happy to snooze on the sandy beaches or you'd prefer to be exploring and embracing the phenomenal landscapes, this corner of Menorca has it all.
Cap de Penyes
This headland is an idyllic spot for anyone with a love of history. From the remains of a fortified village to an early example of a basilica, Cap de Penyes is a real highlight for anyone who likes to immerse themselves in the local history and culture of the resort they're visiting. Alaoir
This pretty, whitewashed village is a mere 15 minutes bus ride from Son Bou. While a leisurely stroll around its narrow lanes is enough to keep anyone content, Alaoir is also home to an annual traditional festival-come-street-party. The San Lorenza festival, which takes part during the second weekend in August, brings the streets to life with carnival spirit and processions, while horse riders showcase their equestrian talents, notably the 'jaleos'.
As Menorca's capital, the city ofMahon would make a lovely day trip for holidaymakers, no matter what they're hoping to find. From the array of shops and bijou boutiques to the fabulous restaurants, local culture and bars on offer, Mahon has something for everyone, and just a short ride via bus will get you there.
Birdwatch in the Nature Reserve
Just behind the protected dunes of Son Bou, a nature reserve can be found, which is home to a plethora of interesting birdlife. While it will likely be a twitcher's heaven, it's also a lovely spot for a mid-afternoon wander, where the shade from the trees and shrubs will keep the midday sun at bay.
Sample the Watersports on the Beach
As a hotbed of activity, Son Bou beach is a hit with watersports lovers. While the sea, at times, can be a little too choppy for a calm paddle, it's an adventure playground for watersports enthusiasts, with a whole host of activities available, including pedalos, banana boats, jet skis and windsurfing all at your fingertips.
Party On at the Cova d'en Xoroi
For something a little different, Head for Cala'n Porter, home to this well-known nightclub that has been developed from a series of natural caves. The dancefloor overlooks the sea and has a great reputation throughout the Balearic Islands and beyond - not to be missed if you like a party with a difference!
It may be a relatively new, purpose built resort on the south coast of Menorca but that doesn't take away from it being a superb place to base yourself if you're hoping to relax and unwind. With plenty of shops to peruse, bars and restaurants to sample, and beach life to appreciate, you can't go wrong with a Son Bou holiday.
Located just 20 minutes along the coast from Son Bou, Cala'n Porter may be famous for its nightclub that has been made out of some natural caves, but it's also a great all-round resort that always has plenty going on, despite the traditional village feel. From the glistening sandy beaches to the tantalising eateries, this resort will win you over in a heartbeat.
Consider one of the great value Son Bou package holidays from Direct Holidays for a chance to appreciate the Balearic Islands like you've never seen them before, from a more relaxed point of view.