Menorca is a little piece of paradise in the Mediterranean. I’ve wanted to visit this Spanish island for years, and now that I’ve been invited to speak at an influencer conference called MustSeeMenorca, I’ve finally gotten my chance. I have 5 days in Menorca to take in the highlights, and each day I find something new to love.

5 Days in Menorca

5 Days in Menorca

Menorca has so much to do and see it’s hard to narrow down my list to just one thing a day. The tourism board has put together a sightseeing itinerary for the conference attendees that covers every aspect of the island, and each 24-hour period is packed with activities.

Beach in Menorca

From secluded coves with crystal water to hilltop fortresses from centuries past, the island has a wealth of natural treasures and man-made gems. But there are a number of things that stand out, and for good reason.

Ciutadella, Menorca

1. Cala Galdana

If I have to choose a favorite moment of the trip, it’s a boat ride from Cala Galdana to some of the nearby beaches.

Cala Galdana, Menorca

Most can only be reached on foot or by water, and they’re spectacular to see.

Beach in Menorca

The white sand and turquoise sea are stunning, and motoring through rock arches to reach them is magical.

Rock Arch, Menorca

2. Ciutadella

In the former capital of Menorca, Ciutadella’s historic center is another of my favorite places on the island.

Ciutadella, Menorca

I particularly enjoy walking through the main square and along the narrow streets to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the views of the marina.

Ciutadella, Menorca

Secret gardens and hidden courtyards complete the picture, and by the end of the day I’m smitten.

Ciutadella, Menorca

3. Cova d’en Xoroi

Menorca has spectacular sunsets, and one evening I get a chance to watch the sun go down from a bar in a series of caves on the side of a cliff.

Cova d'en Xoroi, Menorca

Cova d’en Xoroi is the most unique vantage point I’ve ever viewed a sunset from, and I can’t believe how beautiful it is.

Cova d'en Xoroi, Menorca

4. Favaritx Lighthouse

Menorca has no shortage of lighthouses, and the most picturesque is the Favaritx Lighthouse in the S’Albufera d’es Grau natural park. If one lighthouse wins me over during my 5 days in Menorca, this is it.

Favaritx Lighthouse, Menorca

Set on a rocky promontory, its black-and-white striped tower stands out as it climbs into the sky.

Favaritx Lighthouse, Menorca

5. Mahon

The capital of Menorca, Mahon is home to everything from a gin distillery to a fish market and one of the largest natural harbors in the world.

Mahon, Menorca

After a walk through the city, I board a boat to see Mahon from the water. The colorful houses look bright from the Mediterranean, and the cloud formations seem to dance in the sky as the boat goes by.

Mahon Harbor, Menorca

There’s a lot more to Menorca than I’ve seen, but these experiences will stay with me long after I’ve left the Balearic Islands. I hope that if I get to travel back again I’ll find more to love each day. I don’t think it will be difficult.

Sunset in Menorca

Have you been to the island? What are your top picks for 5 days in Menorca?

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20 Comments on Lady’s 5 Incredible Days in Menorca

  1. Sean Byrne
    May 25, 2017 at 7:42 am (1 month ago)

    They look great Julie. What a great time we had.

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    • A Lady in London
      May 25, 2017 at 7:43 am (1 month ago)

      Thanks, Sean! It was such an amazing trip, wasn’t it?

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  2. Suzanne
    May 25, 2017 at 7:54 am (1 month ago)

    There’s so much to love on this little island, I adored it too. What a fabulous time we had there…

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    • A Lady in London
      May 25, 2017 at 8:23 am (1 month ago)

      Yeah! It’s amazing how much one island can have to offer.

      Reply
  3. Mayochup
    May 25, 2017 at 8:04 am (1 month ago)

    Looks like a nice place to visit for a short break. Thank you for the write up

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  4. amanda
    May 25, 2017 at 4:03 pm (4 weeks ago)

    wow some fantastic photos! I’ve never been to Menorca – and I had never considered going! I may be re-thinking that…

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  5. Sophia Harcourt
    May 27, 2017 at 10:20 am (4 weeks ago)

    Fantastic! All this is on my itinerary in June. I’m bringing my paddle board, of course. I’ve also found a donkey sanctuary and they’ve just had a few babies born :). And I am may try scuba. I’ve seen videos where there are shipwrecks! I’m also planning to visit that winery you posted a photo of on Instagram. I think I figured out where it is. Thanks for your insights!! June 16th can’t get here soon enough;)

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    • A Lady in London
      May 28, 2017 at 9:37 am (4 weeks ago)

      Nice! Sounds like you’ll have an amazing trip!

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  6. rachel kershaw
    May 29, 2017 at 5:55 pm (4 weeks ago)

    What a beautiful place, it looks so relaxing, definitely one to add to my list!

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  7. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)
    May 29, 2017 at 8:06 pm (4 weeks ago)

    That water on your boat trip from Cala Galdana looks so dreamy! What an underrated island – looks gorgeous!

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    • A Lady in London
      June 1, 2017 at 11:00 am (3 weeks ago)

      Yeah, the water was amazing! It looked like the Caribbean.

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  8. Stephanie
    May 31, 2017 at 10:06 am (3 weeks ago)

    I love you pictures! Beautiful travel diary!

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  9. The slow pace
    June 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm (2 weeks ago)

    We are just back from Ibiza and Formentera. The Balearic Islands are simply amazing! But we haven’t been to Menorca yet! We have to go!

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    • A Lady in London
      June 9, 2017 at 8:23 am (2 weeks ago)

      Nice! I would love to go to Ibiza and Formentera someday. We’ll have to swap and compare notes!

      Reply

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