My first ever holiday abroad was a friends and family trip to Menorca for two weeks in 2016.
It was the first time as a whole family that myself, along with my brother, mum and stepdad had been away all together so we decided it would be nice to spend it with our family friends, sharing a villa. My friend and I were very young at the time and were absolutely screaming over the fact we would be staying with each other for two weeks, in a villa with an excellent view and more the fact there was an amazing pool! (Which we did spend most of our time in during the holiday 😊)
We stayed in a villa in Binibeca in Menorca. The villa, was ideal for relaxing and being only a five-minute walk to the beach had amazing sea views.
One of the main reasons we had chosen to go to Menorca was because we heard that it would be lovely and relaxing of relaxing and we wanted to have beautiful surroundings and wildlife around us. Binibeca is a destination which would tick the boxes for families and couples looking for somewhere to just chill and enjoy their time with a quiet holiday. We were a ten minute walk into the town where there were restaurants and lots of local shops.
One of the days we were there we got a bus down to Mahon and went on a boat trip around the Mahon harbour. Around the Mahon Harbour you see all these houses and villas right on the sea front which is just breathtaking and certainly not what we see in England! After we had finished our boat trip we walked around the market in Mahon and that is where for the first time I got my hair braided which clearly by the look on my face was hurting but I was trying to play it off with a smile.
One of my favourite days was when we went to the water park which was called the Splash sur Menorca. We travelled on a tourist train down to the water park and spent hours and hours there- pretty much the full entire day. There were several water slides and a lazy river for anyone who thinks slides aren’t for them. The water park also included a kids section making a part of the park for families with young children who did not want to go on the bigger slides. On this day it was the hottest day by far with the clear blue skies and not a single cloud in sight. But my absolute favourite part was the size of the candy floss which my Step dad surprised me with, this definitely put him in the good books. I highly recommend the water park for families and adults who enjoy the fun, it certainly was one of my once in a lifetime moments as a kid!
On an evening we took a 5 minute walk to the beach. We went their most evenings just as a family as it was a moment we got to all share all together ❤️ The sea was a beautiful turquoise colour with the warm water reflecting the sun and the sunsets everything was seen as a dream.
The beach was very much a main factor of our holiday as it was so near and easy to get to it meant it was somewhere we could go and spend all day without needing to travel far, while getting to enjoy the beautiful sunsets everyday!
Binibeca is perfect for those who want to explore locally on foot. The great thing about this area is that it is pretty off the beaten track meaning it is not overly commercialised. The buses were limited to one a day, so next time I would rent a car as this would make it easier to be able to get to and from places.
I would recommend the area of Binibeca in Menorca for families who don’t want to travel around as much but instead want to relax and have a beautiful beach, great restaurants and local shops nearby.
Menorca really was an amazing first holiday for me. We just relaxed and chilled which brought us together as a family – we had never really been away before all together, it was amazing!
I would love to go to Menorca again and this time visit a different part, I’d love to do some from boat trips and further activities.
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