Travel Guide Menorca

At the beginning of May we visited the tiny island of Menorca for the first time. I have been to Ibiza – another Spanish island – before but this time I decided I wanted to go somewhere slower. After a few rainy days in Amsterdam I can’t describe how lovely it was to see both the sun and the sea again.

We stayed at the incredible Meliá Cala Galdana hotel in Ferreries, feeling almost like royals even if it was only for a little week escape. I’m beginning to understand that I have a major weak spot for elegant hotels, enjoying a sea view from your own balcony every morning, the best possible breakfast (fresh croissants and baguettes, American pancakes, muffins, fresh juices and some fruits), but then again, who doesn’t?

One of the highlights of this little getaway – apart from exploring the Spanish island together in a Fiat 500 cabrio – was definitely visiting the city of Ciutadella. I loved the cute old quarter with its cobbled streets, charming squares and cozy restaurants. I reminded me a bit of Saint Tropez in a way with its chic harbour and elegant restaurants.

Another highlight has to be the beach of Cala Macarella sheltered by hills covered in pine trees. I loved the shades of impeccably clear turquoise and blue water in the quiet bay with white sandy beaches. It felt so nice to dip my toes in this crystal clear water and take a swim.

It’s hard to properly take in all of this beauty while being there and actually living it. That’s one the reasons why I love photography. You get the chance to capture these bits and pieces, and get to look back at them once everything is finished.