Santo Tomas holidays

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Imagine yourself diving into crystal-clear water on a sultry summer afternoon. Or chilling out with a new book on a secluded white sandy beach in the early morning. Those are just two ways you can relax and unwind in the tranquil resort of Santo Tomas. On the southern coast of the island of Menorca, this family-friendly resort is the perfect destination for nature lovers. That's because you'll have access to two glorious beaches, and miles of scenic walking and cycling routes, best explored during the soft morning or evening light. It's no wonder families and couples book Santo Tomas holidays time and time again!

Quieter than Menorca's larger resorts, here nightlife is centred on a disco pub, bar, and hotel evening entertainment. Treat yourself to long, lazy Mediterranean lunches at one of the excellent restaurants, then head out to the water for a lazy swim. Whenever you want a bit more variety on the nightlife front, you can walk along the beautiful coast to Son Bou before dark. Later, just hop in a taxi and you'll be back in your accommodation in no time.

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14°C - 30°C

Summers, like the rest of the Balearic Islands, are long, hot, and mainly dry. The warmest period is around mid-June to mid-September, when average daytime temperatures are around 26 to 30°C. The coolest months are January and February, when temperatures rise to around 14°C, although this is still generally much milder than northern Europe. There is more rainfall from September to May, although even in the least sunny month, December, there is an average of just over four hours of sunshine a day, which is pretty impressive for mid-winter!

2 hours and 30 minutes


Flights from London to Menorca are approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and arrive at Menorca Airport. Fly from London Stansted, Birmingham, and Manchester.

Santo Tomas is best for...

Couples: Whether you're booking holidays to Santo Tomas for a weekend break or a honeymoon, you'll find the resort's beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere romantic and perfect for loving couples.

Families: Because most venues close before midnight, this resort is an ideal choice for families preferring a quieter holiday away from noisy bars and clubs.

Fast facts for Santo Tomas

Language: Spanish and Menorquí, a variety of the Catalan language, are the official languages of Menorca. However, you'll find English is spoken in most hotels and tourist attractions. Many people working in restaurants, shops and nightlife venues will also have a basic command of English, although you can always practice your Spanish by carrying a phrasebook or downloading an app for your Santo Tomas holidays.

Local time: Santo Tomas is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Mahon Aiport. The transfer time to Santo Tomas is 50 minutes.

Flight time from the UK: The Santo Tomas flight time is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: You can find additional tourist information here.

Visa and Health: Check here to find advice and recommendations for health and visas for your holiday in Santo Tomas.

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here

Getting around Santo Tomas

By Bus: There are buses every half an hour between the airport and Mahón, and regular services between Mahón and Menorca's main resorts. However, you'll find it more difficult to reach the island's isolated resorts and coves without a car.

By Taxi: You can also hire a taxi to take you to and from the airport, or from Santo Tomas to Mahón and Menorca's other resorts. Always agree the fare before you set off.

By car: Hiring a car from the airport gives you more independence and flexibility for your Santo Tomas holidays. Like in the rest of Spain, always drive on the right-hand side of the road in Menorca. 

 

Events in Santo Tomas

One of the biggest events of the year is Tour of Menorca, a two-day cycling tour covering 166km all across the island. From June to September, Menorca also holds local festivals called 'Jaleo', which have been celebrated for well over 600 years and include magnificent parades, live music, fireworks, fairgrounds and more family-themed festivities.

Santo Tomas weather

If you're keen to soak up the sun, have a splash, and relax in the outdoors until after dark, the best time to book holidays to Santo Tomas is between mid-June and mid-September, when night-time temperatures often remain above 20°C by the coast. It's normally comfortable enough to swim in the sea from about June until October, with the water temperature typically peaking at around 26°C in August. Even in October, the sea temperature is normally in the low 20s. As a comparison, this is still much warmer than the average sea temperature along the England's South Coast in July.

 

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