Stays 15 Menorcan Escapes for the Design-Conscious Traveller

04/02 2023


Traditionally more low-key than its neighbors, Menorca is known for its gently rolling hills, colorful port villages and crystalline waters. The coastline is varied, ranging from long, white sandy beaches to smaller rocky calas lined with pine trees and rugged, red beaches in the north. Here, our favorite stays range from urban boutique hotels to countryside fincas and private design villas. Menorca has something for everyone!


Fontenille Menorca Torre Vella / Alaior


Located in the picturesque countryside of Alaior surrounded by 200 hectares of vineyards, fields of olive trees and aromatic plants, this traditional finca turned Boutique Hotel has 17 rooms and suites. Decorated in minimalist style with plenty of rustic, organic warmth, most rooms have terraces and some feature private pools. Part of the Domaines de Fontenille Collection, a Relais & Chateaux Hotel.

Photo via Villa Exclusive Menorca

Villa Exclusive Menorca / Binibeca Vell

Bohemian Villa

Located near the famous white fishing village of Binibeca Vell, this recently renovated villa sleeps up to 12 people in 5 spacious bedrooms. Designed by ARU architecture studio, the stunning villa is perfect for larger groups with a covered terrace, summer kitchen and saltwater swimming pool.

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Faustino Gran / Ciutadella


Comprised of 4 historical palaces in the heart of Ciutadella, each is unique in its style and amenities, but all equally as grande. Guests are able to enjoy Casa de Pau, a private country club immersed in the Biosphere Reserve next to the turquoise sea.

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Es Bec D'Aguila / Alaior


Nestled in its 60 hectares of land in the heart of Menorca, this 19th Century renovated Estate imbues laidback elegance and cosmopolitan refinement featuring whitewashed surfaces, vaulted ceilings, and ceramic tiles. Spread over 3 storeys, each of the 12 bedrooms and common areas are enhanced by custom-made textiles, a selection of mid-century furniture, and a bold collection of contemporary art.

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Sant Joan de Binissaida / Binissaida

Tranquil rural hotel located in an 18th century manor house. near the port of Mahon. Set on 12 hectares of green space, there are 12 guest rooms, swimming pool, haute cuisine restaurant and two fireplace salons.


Menorca Experimental / Alaior

Surrounded by 30 acres of pine groves, fragrant juniper shrubs and wildflowers, the 19th century finca has been graciously restored with all the amenities and luxuries of a magnificent villa, while maintaining the hospitality and warmth of a small vacation cottage. The charming agrotourismo has 43 meticulously designed rooms, 9 of which have their own dipping pools. There is also a salt water pool, a must-experience farm-to-table restaurant with indoor, outdoor, and poolside dining options, as well as a Spa & Hammam. 

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Torralbenc / Alaior


This hilltop rural retreat is a tastefully restored 17th Century Menorcan farm, with sweeping sea views and gentle breezes. The collection of white-washed buildings houses 27 understatedly chic rooms, a spa, restaurant and 80 ft infinity pool.

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Ses Talaies / Ciutadella

Surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees, this charming 10- room Bed and Breakfast is located just 10 minutes from the beach and 1km from Ciutadella. Enjoy a breakfast from local products and fruits and vegetables grown in its own garden.

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Biniarroca / Sant Lluis

Tucked down a narrow stone-walled road in southeast Menorca, you’ll find Biniarroca, an elegant and rustic 18th Century country house re-imagined as a stunning rural boutique hotel. The two artists who acquired the house did everything with the utmost taste and care, creating a stylish, 18 room adult-only retreat with 2 sparkling pools and a renowned restaurant.

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Hotel S'Antiga / Es Mercadal


Located in the heart of Es Mercadal, Hotel S’Antiga was once a school for girls, then used as a private home to a well-known family, and now re-imagined as a beautiful boutique hotel. The 10 room, adult-only hotel features a beautiful courtyard and swimming pool.

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Cristine Bedfor Guest Houses / Mahon


Located in the heart of Mahón, this 21 bedroom Guest House is uniquely like no other on the island. Moving away from traditional Mediterranean decor, they opted instead for a cheerful and bright mix of velvet fabrics and floral prints, furnished with flea market finds and antiques bought from antique dealers on the island, Madrid, Basque Country, and the United Kingdom. There is also a bar, locally-sourced restaurant, and lovely pool in a garden-oasis.

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Agroturismo Llucasaldent Gran / Son Bou

Surrounded by more than 7,000 vines and 800 olive trees, this tranquil, adult-only retreat is the perfect combination of Menorcan tradition and the modern world. There are 12 unique rooms as well as a common living room, terrace, spa room and large, cascading pool. They also offer a sister property, La villa de Llucasaldentet, for families.

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Hotel Can Araya / Ciutedella

Hotel Can Araya


Located on a historical street in Ciutedella, this 8 room Boutique Hotell is light and airy with a Bohemian touch. Enjoy a rooftop patio with spectacular views, an interior patio with pool, a colorful hammam and delicious breakfast.

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Son Felip / Ciutadella

Traditional luxury Menorcan farmhouse for up to 14 guests, lovingly restored home boasts two ensuite bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, dining room, and a more secluded upper floor reading room with its own fireplace. The annexes hold three additional ensuite bedrooms with private entrances, and The Lodge has 2 ensuite bedrooms for guests that prefer more privacy. The large estate feature a pool with cascades, an organic vegetable garden, a stable and paddocks, and nature trails that lead to the sea.

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Fontenille Menorca Santa Ponsa / Alaior


A former 17th Century palace with Moorish reminisce that is surrounded by lush gardens and terraces, palm trees, giant fig trees, exotic flowers and ponds. Set on 100 hectares, Santa Ponsa has with 22 rooms and suites, a restaurant run by the Catalan chef Albert Riera with influences from Spanish and French cuisine, and a spa in which organic products are used.