Travelator Media in Menorca
Travelator Media sent four content creators to Menorca on behalf of the local tourist board to explore the island and promote must-see sights and attractions. Those on the trip were Kathryn Burrington of Travel with Kat, Heather Cowper of Heather on her Travels, Zoe Dawes of The Quirky Traveller and Iain Mallory of Mallory on Travel.
Heather writes: “Menorca is the smallest and calmest of the Balearic islands, a haven for lovers of understated luxury. It’s a place that doesn’t like to boast too much about its charms, but is full of history, fashion and great food. If you’re flying in to Menorca, or visiting on a cruise, why not take a day or so to explore Mahón, the elegant capital of the island. For those who enjoy mellow old buildings, stylish shopping and lazy seafood lunches by the port, here are the ingredients for your perfect day in Mahón.”. Read more.
Iain writes: “Along with the many beaches, Menorca offers steep cliffed coves, with lighthouses perched on top, pretty fishing villages and harbours, prehistoric monuments and fortresses”. Read more.
Kathryn writes “Menorca is an island of stunning land and seascapes, from the electric blue waters lapping at the feet of the southern cliffs or meadows bursting with colour to the rugged wild beauty of the slate-like rock formations of the S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park”. Read more.
Zoe writes “As we neared the sandy hillock, a flash of water flittered across the skyline. A little breeze riffled across the grass and a seagull cried out as it wheeled away towards the distant town. The sea slowly spread out in shades of turquoise, jade green, deep purple and bright blue. My horse’s ears pricked as she snorted the sea-salt scented air and did a little jig of anticipation” Read more..
Heather writes “As we walked along the grassy path, the stone monument stood solid, like an upturned boat, surrounded by a field of wildflowers and glowing in the late afternoon sun. We’d come to visit the Naveta d’es Tudons, one of Menorca’s best known prehistoric monuments, a burial chamber that dates back to around 1000 years BC, built by the people we know as the Talayotic culture”. Read more.
Iain writes “Menorca is probably the least well known of the Balearic Islands, in fact often when I mentioned visiting, the reply would usually be “oh I love Majorca”. Resulting in a lengthy, if somewhat tedious lesson in Mediterranean geography”. Read more.
Kathryn writes “A pretty row of small boats bobs gently up and down in the water, families wander by and the ancient walls of Ciutadella look down on our harbourside table as I sit in the dappled sunshine awaiting my first taste of Menorcan cuisine. What edible and drinkable delights are in store for us I ponder; a plethora of fresh seafood, I have no doubt, but what else?”. Read more.
Zoë writes “With more beaches than Majorca and Ibiza combined, it’s not surprising that Menorca is a popular Spanish holiday destination. But there is much more to this tiny island on the edge of the Balearics. With a convoluted history due to its strategic position and a Mediterranean landscape, Menorca has inspired artists, writers, photographers, artisans and other creatives to produce a treasure trove of cultural gems.” Read more.
Kathryn writes “As I wander around the historic old quarter of Ciutadella, past majestic peach coloured buildings, historic squares and through a maze of narrow alleys ways, I catch a glimpse of the turbulent history of Menorca thanks to my guide. Luis tells tales of piracy, plague, fiestas and tradition, not forgetting the obligatory star-crossed lovers. He brings these old streets to life with echoes from the past.” Read more.
Heather says: It was a perfect day for walking in Menorca, one of those late May days when the sun is warm, the sea sparkling but the temperature in the comfortable early 20s. Although we’d had showers the day before, the skies had cleared with puffs of cloud and the sea seemed to be lit up an intense turquoise. Spring and autumn is the perfect time for walking on Menorca, when the weather is generally warm, before the heat of summer descends and everyone just heads for the beach.” Read more.
Iain writes “There’s a chance those without a degree in smart Alec or geography will have had to Google Menorca, surprised to discover there is a third Balearic island. This one, however, isn;t all about late night partying and daytime recovery on the beach, it’s an unheralded and timeless cultural gem of the Spanish Mediterranean.” Read more.
Zoë writes “Summer time and the living is … hot and humid and the beach calls. It’s the only place to be on Menorca (Minorca) in July and August. Lying on a sun lounger taking in the rays, plunging into the deep blue Mediterranean to cool off, lunch in a seaside bar and maybe siesta like a true Spaniard. However, during the off-season in Menorca, in spring and autumn, even winter, the sun shines without being scorchio, the island is lush with flowers and vibrant colour, beaches are less crowded and you can walk about in comfort.” Read more.