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2: Rapid arrival

The flight was a doddle, just two hours in the air for us, and First Choice Airlines offer proper meals, entertainment and a comfortable seat. Mahon airport is very modern and well signposted and customs was a breeze. We had chosen to hire a car for the week which cost about 160 Euros, but a bus service does run to and from the resort to the airport and you only really need a car if you want to explore the island. Home to the resort was a rapid four hours, meaning we could leave our front door in the morning and be sailing by the afternoon.

Minorca Sailing is about 25 minutes drive from the airport on the island’s north shore at Ses Salines. It is a quiet area although Fornells is just 3km away with many restaurants, bars and a good beach. The hamlet of Ses Salines has a yacht club, a general shop and one bistro-style restaurant. Some of the villas are privately owned but the majority of the dwellings have Minorca Sailing guests staying. The choice of accommodation is huge, from small apartments to large villas, and all within a short walk of the sailing (without going near any busy roads). We stayed in a four bedroom villa with its own pool, a totally walled garden with a pool and eating area and a barbeque patio. Inside was a shower room, ideal for wet clothes and sailors, the kitchen had a dishwasher and washing machine, and the bedrooms had quiet individual airconditioning units.

With thanks to:
Minorca Sailing

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