Punta Prima is a small, family orientation resort in the south east of Menorca.

Having just returned from a weeks visit to this small part of the Balearics Islands, I thought I would drop some knowledge on what’s good there, and how we enjoyed our days eat all of the food and taking in its lovely coastline.

I should stress that this was no backpacking adventure, but a first foray into family package holidays for my gf and I, and our amazing 10 month old son. His time as a backpacker will come.

Anyway, Punta Prima

The Beach

Blue flagged, patrolled by lifeguards, and generally believed to be a great option for families with young children.

Upon our visit there was a lot of seaweed in the shallows, but once you swam out past the first metre of so the waters because a lovely clear type blue.

Temp wise the water was erm fresh (cold) at first touch, but you soon Adjust.

Back on the beach the sands are clean and safe. Very little by the way of rubbish or even ciggy buts were found away from the designated bin areas.

There are free toilet and changing facilities, although a limited number, and subbed rental is also available. Prices seemed steep to me, but I’ll let you be the judge.

All in all Punta Prima’s beach was a massive selling point for us, and proved to live up to the reputation of being excellent for young families.

punta prima beach

punta prima surfing

The Restaurants

A 2 min walk from the beach will lead you directly to 3 or 4 restaurants, all advertising locally caught fresh fish among other more catered items (omelettes for the less adventurous Brits). We didn’t try all of the eating establishments admittedly, but of the best we tried, we paid 45 euro for a MASSIVE Paella.

Punta Prima

Conveniences

Two small supermarkets adjacent to the teach. A Dr’s 5 mins walk from the beach.

If you’re self catering and want more choice food wise, there is a Lidl closer to Mahon.

Not sure what else you need really.

Things to do

Aside from the beach and pool, walking, water sports and tours, and day trips to the Mahon or Binibeca are where it’s at.

Waking wise, there is a path which stretches all the way around Menorca, going by the name of Cami de Cavalls.

Water sports wise there is stand up paddle boarding and sea kayaking. Is the winds pick up Punta Prima can also offer do surfing (although I didn’t see a rental shop of lessons advertised.

Boat tours are also incredibly popular, and can be arranged to include fishing for your super.

Another water ‘sport’ (but I’d a stretch this one) swimming and riding the tubes down the road at Splash World.

If you’d rather stick to dry land, a visit to Binbecca is a nice way to spent an afternoon. Grab the tourist ‘ting ting’ train from the beach, and in 15-30 mins you’ll arrived at the white washed architectural marvel that is Binibecca.

If you fancy going further afield, the capital Mahon is a mere 20 mins by public bus. In Mahon you can shop, take a tour of the gun distillery, take a cruise around the harbour or simply people watch.

binibecca menorca

white binibeca menorca

Punta Prima

AOB

Any other business …
Language I guess would fall under this. English, French, Italian and German all appeared to be spoken at our hotel. Menus on the beach were predominantly written in English.
For older kids – erm, there’s a basketball court and a dusty looking football pitch, but I don’t think teenagers would find a weeks worth of activities here. No doubt they’d be on their phones anyway (he says whilst writing this on his iPhone), but they’d have more of an excuse with only reason the pool and beach for entertainment.
One of the hotels has a kids centre as it were, including splash pool (photo below) and other sports facilities.  This I believe is opened to the public (at a price) on the weekends.
Nightlife – speaking of entertainment, nightlight appears to ended now further than a few brinks with your meal. There is a cocktail bar right on the sand whereby it could get a bit lively of an evening if people are in the mood. But there were no nightclubs to speak of.

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Punta Prima

Where in the world?

So one of the nice things about Punta Prima is the transfer time from the airport, 20-30 mins by bus, or probably 10-15 mins if you have your own car.Despite being so close, I do not believe Punta Prima is on a flight path, and so there was no airport type noise pollution.

It’s a small place as I’ve already mentioned, but it’s fairly well connected to the rest of the South/East of the island.

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