Son Bou travel guide

Weather and Climate

If you love nothing more than swimming in the sea and the pool, then the best time for holidays to Son Bou is around mid-June to mid-September. However, even until mid-October, you’ll see temperatures off the Menorcan coast still hitting the low 20s°C, perfect for a splash about! In the coolest month, February, daytime temperatures regularly hit the early to mid-teens, which is much milder than the winter climate in northern Europe.

Son Bou is best for…

Families: With plenty of child friendly accommodation, shops and eateries, this lovely resort has everything families need for a relaxing holiday.

Couples: This resort has several nightclubs, bars with outdoor seating, and more sophisticated dining options for couples.

Beach and water sports lovers: If your idea of the perfect summer holiday is long, lazy days on the sand, then you really can't go wrong by choosing holidays to Son Bou. The beach also has plenty of water sports facilities like banana boats and pedaloes, and you can find huge water slides in the neighbourhood of San Jaime.

Fast facts

Language: The official languages of Menorca are Spanish and Menorquí, a variety of the Catalan language. English is spoken in most hotels and popular attractions, and basic English will normally be spoken in most shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. If you'd like to brush up on your Spanish, you can always download the Thomas Cook app or buy a phrasebook and try out your language skills with the locals!

Currency: Menorca uses the Euro.                                                                     

Local time: Son Bou is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Mahon Airport. The transfer time to Son Bou is 45 minutes. 

Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Son Bou is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information:  More tourist information about this resort can be found here.

Visa and Health: Click here for the latest advice and recommendations on visas and health for your next Son Bou holidays.

Getting around

By Bus: You can find regular bus services from Son Bou to Mahón and Alaior, although these may operate less frequently outside of the main holiday season.

By Taxi: You can easily take a taxi from the airport, although make sure you agree the fare before you set off.

By car: Many families and couples prefer to hire a car from the airport so they can explore Menorca independently during their holidays to Son Bou. Always remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road.


In the second week of August, Alaior holds the Fiestas de Sant Llorenç festival, which includes a big parade, a procession of horses, another parade of floats, and delicious paella. Another major event in the Menorcan calendar is the Virgin del Carmen Festival in Mahón, which includes another big procession of brightly coloured boats, live music, feasts, fireworks, and plenty of dancing. Because the nights are warm, July and August are the perfect months to enjoy the island's festivities until after dark.