The Spanish island of Minorca, or Menorca, is one of the Balearic Islands and is situated 25 miles north east of Mallorca, in the Balearic Sea off the Eastern coast of Spain.
The capital and location of the airport is Mahon, in the South Eastern corner of the island. Ciutadella, Minorca's second town is in the North West. Rolling hills, hidden bays and sandy beaches characterize this island, which, in contrast to its neighbour Mallorca is as yet unaffected by the rise of and mass tourism.
Water sports, and sailing in particular are popular; visit the old towns, have lunch with the locals in a tapas bar; sail around Mahon Harbour; go up to the monastery at Monte Toro.
The island's main appeal is that it still retains the feel of a Spanish province, undamaged by tourism. Little villages, farms and fishing ports are untouched by the passage of time. The sea is inviting for water sports enthusiasts and there is much to be explored, in the way of quiet bays and sleepy villages miles from anywhere