Son Bou is a lively beach resort on the beautiful Balearic Island of Menorca. With luxury villas, stylish holiday complexes, excellent shopping, and a great choice of restaurants and vibrant bars, it's a popular choice for families and couples. Perhaps the main draw of holidays to Son Bou is its stunning, 3km-long white sandy beach. Here, you can laze around on a sun lounger, dabble your toes in the turquoise Mediterranean sea, or go for a swim and snorkelling session to get up and close with the fantastic marine life here. The choice is yours!
Because of its location in the middle of Menorca's southern coast, this resort is also an ideal base for day trips to the historic capital Mahón and the former capital Ciutadella, both around 30 minutes away by car.
See the impressive Georgian architecture of Mahón, or wander through the medieval streets of Ciutadella, famed for its 14th century cathedral. Or you could visit the talayotic settlement of Torre d'en Gaumes, which was inhabited over 1,000 years ago and is one Menorca's largest prehistoric sites.
Afterwards, you could spend a few hours in the inland town of Alaior, a charming medieval settlement with great views of the Menorcan countryside from its Munt de l’Angel Park viewpoint. Visit its jewellery shops and pick a special souvenir to take home with you, and don't forget to try some delicious Menorcan cheese, which was invented here
Expect plenty of sunshine and very warm weather from June to September, when daytime temperatures generally range from around 26°C to 30°C. This is also the dry season, and the perfect time for soaking up the sun and relaxing outdoors after dark. For almost guaranteed beach weather, book Son Bou holidays in these months. From mid May to the first half of October, it is often warm enough to go sunbathing, while winters are generally very mild and wetter with highs in the low teens °C.
Two hours and 30 minutes, landing at Menorca Airport.