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Child’s play

7: Further afield

There are some fantastic beaches dotted around Menorca and high rise apartments are only permitted in major conurbations so virtually all of the beaches are unspoilt. One word of warning: jellyfish can be a problem especially in late summer. There are some stunning vistas on the craggy north coast and some great shopping to be had in Mahon or Ciudella.

The old capital of Ciudella, which is only half an hour away by car or bus, is worth a visit. The city has a fabulous old quarter studded with unique shops and cafes and there is a fantastic fish and vegetable market to purchase great produce for an evening barbeque.

On the subject of food, there is a whole host of excellent restaurants just a mile away in Fornells but Ses Salines has a gem of a bistro right at the heart of the sailing which becomes something of a meeting point for the evening. The menu is extensive and contains local dishes and simple fare suitable for even the fussiest of children. Meat and pizzas are cooked on an internal wood-burning barbeque and oven, and the wine list is extensive. There is also a large playroom with several games such as air-hockey and a television playing sports channels. The children tend to pile in there after dinner leaving the adults to enjoy conversation over a coffee or something a bit stronger.


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