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Fringed by woodland and boasting shallow, warm waters that are ideal for little ones fancying a paddle and a splash around, Arenal d'en Castell is a typical Menorca holiday spot that radiates relaxation as soon as you step foot into the resort. With plenty of watersports available for the thrill-seekers, pretty beaches that hold the coveted Blue Flag status and a low-key nightlife that won't disturb the family-friendly ambience, those booking Arenal d'en Castell holidays from Direct Holidays should anticipate a brilliant break in the popular Balearic Islands,consisting of sun, sea, sand and relaxation. Smaller than its Balearic Island neighbour, Majorca, package holidays to Menorca have an authentic and relaxed feel that's ideal for families and couples alike.
The Menorca capital of Mahon is a mere half an hour away from Arenal d'en Castell and is a great alternative to the beachside setting that you're used to on holidays to Menorca. It's home to a huge museum that would be a perfect way to avoid the midday sun, while the gin distillery is also a popular haunt for holidaymakers who want to learn more about mother's ruin.
The old town is rustic and typically Menorcan, with a hotch potch of cafes lining the pavements where you can grab a bite to eat before picking up some local pottery to take back home.
The Swiss Cheese Dive Site
If you're a lover of underwater adventure and are PADI certified, you could grab the diving gear and head for this hollow reef that is littered with holes like a wheel of Swiss cheese. Home to octopus, rays and a plenitude of reef fish that shimmer with colour, diving is a fabulous way to spend the day, getting a little closer to the sea life in its natural home.
This stunning fishing village can be found on the north coast of Menorca, not too far away from Arenal d'en Castell, and is home to a beautiful harbour in which you can while the day away. If you want to add a little more to your experience of this stretch of coastline, why not hire a motorboat and head off to discover one of the many secluded coves around the area, or stop by any of the three islands that can be found in the bay.
For a BOGOF holiday why not take the ferry over to Menorca's bigger sister, the island of Majorca? The fast ferry runs between Cuitadella and Alcudia, and an overnight stay would enable you to make the most of an exciting island hop adventure!
Ace it on the Tennis Court
There are an abundance of tennis courts located near the Coves Noves shopping centre, where you can test your backhand abilities against your opponent. Who knows, you may release the inner Murray!
Tee Off in Son Park
Home to Menorca's only 18-hole golf course, Son Park can be found ten minutes away from Arenal d'en Castell, and if you're not feeling up to the full course, the putting green and driving range are also available for you to practice your swing.
Climb Mount Toro
As the island's highest peak, Mount Toro sounds rather daunting an ascent, but it's not too demanding. You'll be at the top within an hour, where you will be able to appreciate the 17th century sanctuary that has been carved out of the rock and is still being used by Franciscan nuns today. On a clear day, you will be able to admire some breathtaking panoramic views of the island and beyond.
Arenal d'en Castell
Relaxation is key in this north Menorca resort, and as far as the Balearic Islands are concerned, this is one of the resorts to watch out for. With a calming vibe, plus watersports and beach delights aplenty, if you're after a tranquil break then you've come to the right place.
Playa de Fornells
Most accommodation in the resort of Playa de Fornells is built along a hillside, so maybe not the best for anyone with difficulty walking. However, the views that this sort of development provides are astounding, while walks along the headland and strolls around the harbour are as relaxing as they come.
Find some of the great value Arenal d'en Castell holidays available from Direct Holidays for a chance to escape the humdrum this summer ' if you're after relaxation and unspoilt beauty, the rugged northern coast of Menorca is the place for you.