With a charm all its own, Menorca has been popular with the British since Nelson chose the deep harbour of Mahon as his principal Mediterranean base. In fact there are influences of foreign occupation everywhere with two of the best known epicurean legacies being Mahon Gin, first distilled by the British from the abundance of junipers found on the island and Mayonnaise sauce named by French occupiers after the capital city.
Menorca is a place of short distances yet scenic variety and there is a diversity of attraction for the holidaymaker from the cities of Mahon and Cuitadella at opposite ends of the island with their narrow streets and picturesque waterfronts packed with bars and restaurants to nature reserves and unspoilt, sheltered beaches reached by narrow tracks.
You will recall your time on Menorca with all sorts of happy memories but thoughts of local cuisine will inevitably be to the fore, whether prepared yourself for al-fresco evenings or enjoyed in a quayside restaurant - produce always fresh; meat and salads bursting with flavour, fish landed that morning and wonderful creamy Menorquin cheese.
Menorca is not a place for wild beach parties and noisy clubs but it is, for friends and families alike, a gentle and ideal holiday island to return to time and again.