Son Bou, Menorca, Spain

Son Bou has the one of longest beaches in Menorca (over 3km) and is ideal for families, sun worshippers and water sport enthusiasts.

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Son Bou

There are several beach bars, a few tourist shops and a couple of supermarkets. The nightlife in the area is mainly centred around the hotels. Transfer time is 20 minutes.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Son Bou Reviews

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Son Bou Hotels (?)

Mar Blau Apartments Photograph of Mar Blau Apartments
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The Mar Blau Apartments are ideal for families and couples alike, offering a relaxing environment with a spacious pool area coupled with comfortable and well equipped self catering accommodation....

4.9 / 5 from 17 reviews

Es Girasols Apartments Photograph of Es Girasols Apartments
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The Es Girasols complex offers simply furnished though spacious self-catering apartments in a peaceful location....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Son Bou Gardens Apartment Complex Photograph of Son Bou Gardens Apartment Complex
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Son Bou Gardens Complex offers cheerful and bright self catering accommodation, set over 3 areas, with a friendly atmosphere making it ideal for families with children....

4.6 / 5 from 20 reviews

Sunset Son Bou Apartments Photograph of Sunset Son Bou Apartments
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A small complex of just 10 two-bedroom self catering apartments with swimming pool and views to the sea, just a short walk from shops and entertainment venues....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Villas Menorca Sur Photograph of Villas Menorca Sur
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Villas Menorca Sur consists of 27 two and three bedroom villas with private pools surrounded in a private garden....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Royal Son Bou Family Club Hotel Photograph of Royal Son Bou Family Club Hotel
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The Royal Son Bou is one of the best family complexes on the island and has the resort centre close at hand....

4.6 / 5 from 48 reviews

Son Bou Playa Apartments Photograph of Son Bou Playa Apartments
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Son Bou Playa offers fully equipped apartments, surrounded by peaceful lawns and the nearby Club San James....

4.6 / 5 from 14 reviews

Valentin Son Bou Hotel & Apartments Photograph of Valentin Son Bou Hotel & Apartments
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The Valentin Son Bou is a friendly, modern complex located in a large area with gardens, ideal for families and friends....

4.4 / 5 from 12 reviews

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Overlooking the Son Bou beach the Sol Milanos Pinguinos Hotel makes a great choice for a fun filled family holiday, with a good range of entertainment and activity choices....

3.9 / 5 from 16 reviews

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A luxury aparthotel, surrounded by gardens providing a peaceful setting with a good range of facilities on-site coupled with well-equipped and comfortable guest accommodation....

3.9 / 5 from 7 reviews

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Arenas de Son Bou Aparthotel is particularly suited to the budget traveller looking for comfortable accommodation in a quiet location....

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The Villas Finesse is situated on the top of the hill in Torre Soli Nou, and is comprised of fourteen luxury villas ideal for those looking for peace and relaxation....

Son Bou Reviews

Holiday Date:23rd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Son Bou Gardens Apartment Complex
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Clean, long good board walks to the beach area.

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Son Bou Gardens Apartment Complex
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

The beach is also amazing.

Holiday Date:1st Sep 2017
Accommodation:Son Bou Gardens Apartment Complex
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Perfect, friendly, relaxing!

Holiday Date:24th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Mar Blau Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Small resort, quite expensive but has a quality feel about it.

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Beaches

At over 3km, Son Bou beach is the longest beach in Menorca and also one of the most popular. The golden sand is soft and the water is warm and shallow, perfect for those with small children, although the current can be quite strong so you will need to keep an eye on them and the flag warning system.

There are sun loungers and umbrellas available and a selection of water sports for those who dare. There are 3 beach bars here which serve hot food and drinks.

Further down the coast, there is Playa de Binigaus which is a huge beach, very beautiful and not as busy as other areas which is perhaps why it is popular with nudists.

Things to Do

There are many water sports available here and scuba diving is one of the most popular ones. There is a dive school here which will be happy to provide lessons and excursions round all the neighbouring dive sites and coral reefs, of which there are many.

For a fun family day out, visit the Maze Them Park which is geared towards children and has a treasure hunt set in a maze, water slides, arcades and loads of natural wildlife to keep the children entertained. There is also a bowling alley in the resort and a mini train that goes round the resort.

Venture out to the east end of the island to the Cap De Penyes where the cliff area is spotted with caves, which were and still are villagers caves. This ancient site is quite amazing and there is also a Christian Basilica.

Out and About

There are numerous restaurants which serve a variety of dishes such as British, International and Mediterranean. There will be many opportunities to sample the fresh fish and seafood dishes from the many seafront restaurants. There are also some bars and restaurants to be found in the commercial centre. There is a handful of bars and although there is one disco, nightlife is still relatively low key, with most of the entertainment being centred around the hotels.

There are several shops, ranging from souvenir shops to basic clothes shops so you will be able to find the basics but if you want to go on a shopping spree, who will need to venture to the capital, Mahon which is not far away.

Nearby Attractions

Take a trip to the small town of Es Mercadel with pretty little streets and rustic whitewashed houses. Once you have finished exploring, you may want to climb Monte Toro, Menorca's highest mountain. There are some fantastic views to be seen from the top and there is also a small cafe for refreshments.

The town of Alaior is just a 15 minute bus ride away and is famous for its cheese production and the manufacture of leather shoes. There is a cheese factory/museum where you will learn how the cheese is made and also get to sample some. Get yourself to one of the factory outlets and grab great quality leather shoes at a bargain price. Alaior also hosts a market on a Wednesday evening and you will be able to haggle for cheese, jewellery, pottery and ceramics.

Another place to grab a bargain is Ferreries. There are factory outlets for one of the islands most famous upmarket leather shoes and goods manufacturer, Jamie Mascaro. A lot of these items may well be found in exclusive shops back home but can be snapped up at bargain prices here.

The capital, Mahon also has it's fair share of historic buildings such as La Mola, a gigantic fort which is located at the harbour side and the Baroque church of Santa Maria to name but a few. Many people come to Mahon to shop and will certainly not be disappointed. There are many bars and restaurants and nightclubs too, so it may well be worth saying over to take full advantage of what Mahon has to offer.

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