Menorca located in the Mediterranean Sea and one of Spain’s Balearic island. Quieter than its sister islands of Majorca and Ibiza, it offers a slower pace of life and is a firm favourite with families.
Its coast offers numerous beaches from rocky coves to soft sandy horseshoe shaped bays, with pine trees nestled by the shoreline or take a walk along its endless stretches of beach.
Menorca’s crystal clear turquoise waters invite you to try all manner of water sports, sailing, swimming, water skiing, windsurfing etc.
Menorca is not just well known for its relaxed lifestyle, glorious beaches, secluded coves and fantastic seafood. The island has so much more to offer and experience.
It has two main towns, one at each end of the island.
Mahon is the capital with its history reflected in the Georgian architecture mansions of yesteryear and sweeping view across the harbour make it a place to sit and drink in the atmosphere in one of the many bustling and restaurants.
An island to relax and enjoy discovering its many treasures.
Menorca’s second city with its maze of winding streets, beautiful cathedral and elegant houses give a taste of its past shared with Romans and Arabs. The vibrant colour and sounds of the city wake up your senses.
TRY THE LOCAL SEAFOOD & TAPAS
The Menorcan Skies
Menorca has long enjoyed its starry skies. In 2014 the Balearic Group of Ornithology and Defense of the Nature of Menorca (GOB) proposed to turn the Island into a Starlight Tourist Destination so that people could look at the night sky without any light pollution.
An environmental but also tourist request which the Insular Council managed to achieve in 2019 and Menorca was credited as a Starlight Reserve. With this approval the island has become the first destination in the Mediterranean to obtain the double accreditation of both a Reserve and a Starlight destination. It is also one of the thirteen regions of the world to have obtained a Reserve certificate and is one of the twenty eight destinations of the world to enjoy excellent star gazing.
The choice of properties from coastal holiday apartments and villas to white washed townhouses, historical period properties in Mahon or Ciutadella to rustic Menorcan farmhouses or renovated windmills the choice is very varied and appealing.
A development in the centre of Mahon
The island has not become a victim of over development and sprawling high rise. The interior which is never far away from the coast can be green and tranquil for those wishing to escape to a more peaceful environment.
Property prices offer good value in particular when compared to Mallorca, Ibiza and parts of the Spanish mainland. All reasonable offers will be considered.
If you would prefer to rent a property and research the area before your house hunt please visit our rental section. Our partners Menorca Gold have extensive knowledge of Menorca and would be able to assist you during your stay on the island. Visit our rental page for examples
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Property restoration in Mahon, Menorca
Restoring an old apartment in the centre of Mahon and bringing it back to life is always good news.
Have you ever considered such a project but feel a little nervous?
If you have the determination with the right team to support you, the result can be extremely rewarding. We can source historical character properties on the beautiful island of Menorca through our valued partners.
Here is the journey of one such project told by our partners in Menorca, please click on the link at the foot of the page to view the pictorial story.
The Story …
Today we wanted to explain how a home that had been uninhabited for more than 20 years, was given a second chance; providing a new home, not only with character and history, but with all the modern comforts we expect today. Its owner is an architect specializing in home renovation and energy efficiency and his vast experience made it easy for him to see the potential of the property. Our sales negotiator knew straightaway what the architect was looking for – something economical in the centre of Mahon that had charm even though it was in a state of disrepair. His aim was to enjoy the process of rehabilitation that lay ahead. After only viewing four or five different properties, this expert decided on one of the apartments that Jose had shown him and in less than a month he had signed the contract in front of a notary and started the renovation work needed before being able to rent it out.
For more information click on the following link https://www.bonninsanso.com/discoverymenorca/the-before-and-after-of-an-old-apartment-in-mahon
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If you are interested in a renovation opportunity in Menorca or eleswhere in Spain, contact us for more information on how to start your search and secure a suitable property. Go to https://propertiesoverseas.co.uk/home/contact-us/
We would like to thank Bonnin Sanso as the source of the article and pictures.
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