If you're looking for beauty, relaxation and leisure, it really doesn't get any better than Cala Galdana holidays. That's all thanks to this resort's clean white sandy beach, gleaming turquoise waters, and great mix of accommodation and restaurants to suit different tastes and budgets.
The shell-shaped cove is overlooked by several bars, restaurants and shops so you can always take a break from the beach if you fancy a beer, a bite to eat, or a new snorkelling kit. Speaking of snorkelling, the water here is also remarkably clear, so when it gets too hot, just pop on your goggles and take a look at the wonderful aquatic life just beneath the surface.
Things to do
From May to September, the Son Martorellet Estate near the main road between Cala Galdana and Ferreries holds excellent equestrian shows twice a week, which are a must-see if you happen to be a horse fan.
If you're interested in exploring some of Menorca's historic sights during your Cala Galdana holidays, then take a day trip to the capital, Mahón, about a 30-35-minute drive away. Here, you can visit the Museo de Menorca (museum) to learn about the island's history. Explore the town's superb markets like the fish market (Mercat del Peix) at Plaça Espanya on Tuesday to Saturday, or the Mercat Artesa de Mahón arts / crafts and food market at Plaça de s'Esplanada on Wednesdays between June and August.
Another place that's definitely worth putting on your holiday itinerary is Faro de Favaritx, an impressive lighthouse with breath-taking coastal views and walking routes. Then there's the Catamaran Sunset Trip, a 2-hour and 45-minute cruise departing from Fornells harbour. Cruise on the dazzling Menorcan coast, stop for a swim and snorkelling session, then enjoy a free drink on the deck as you watch the sunset.
The climate here, like the rest of the island is characterised by long, hot, dry summers and mild, wetter winters. From around mid-June to mid-September, you can expect daytime temperatures to hover around 26°C to 30°C during the day, and night-time temperatures around 20°C during your holidays to Cala Galdana.
You can fly from multiple UK airports to Menorca International Airport, although many routes are only in operation during the main holiday season.