Binisafua is situated in the south of Menorca, twenty minutes from both Mahon and the airport. Although it was one of the first resorts to be developed on the island, it has remained a quiet place with no high rise accommodation. In fact most accommodation is villa based with the majority having a pool. As there is a distinct lack of public transport, car hire is recommended. There are sandy beaches in the area as well as rocky coves ideal for snorkelling. There are a small number of bars and restaurants in Binisafua and minimarkets for holiday essentials. A Binisafua holiday offers a guarantee of summer sun in tranquil surroundings where it is as peaceful by night as it is by day.
Why Go To Binisafua?
Binisafua is well placed to enjoy many small sandy beaches and coves on the southern coast of Menorca. It offers good accommodation in villas with pools, a few restaurants where you can enjoy a traditional meal under the stars and there are also a number of recreational activities in the area.
Who Is Binisafua Popular With?
Binisafua is very popular with families and couples looking for a relaxing break. It attracts sun seekers who, at the end of an exhausting day lounging on the beach, enjoy a quiet meal and a glass of wine in a restaurant overlooking the sea.
When To Go To Binisafua
The holiday season in Binisafua begins in April and lasts until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Binisafua - The Place
Binisafua, on the south coast of Menorca, is a well established resort where much of the accommodation is in private houses and villas with pools. It lies beside a rocky inlet providing a sheltered harbour, ideal for snorkelling with many platforms giving access to the sea. On the road to Binibeca there is a lovely little beach perfect for sun bathing and swimming in the clear blue sea. One or two restaurants overlook the beach providing daylong sustenance and thirst quenching drinks.
Unless all you want to do is lie by your pool or on the beach, you will need to hire a car, as Binisafua offers little else. Once you have wheels you can then enjoy a wider variety of restaurants and recreational activities. Those who wish to explore the marine life in the clear blue seas around the island will find the diving centre at Cala Torret provides daily trips and tuition. . At Santa Llus, a short distance inland, there is an airfield where you can take a sightseeing tour of the island in a light aircraft. The airfield also has a go-karting track which appeals to teenagers. On the road to Sant Climent there is a British owned riding school where horses can be hired. As this is a popular activity it is best to book ahead in order to avoid disappointment.
A Binisafua holiday offers a relaxing break in charming village with a sandy beach and rocky coves as well as a variety of leisure facilities within a short drive of the village.
Binisafua nightlife is very low-key reflecting the resort’s popularity with families and couples.. Evenings are usually spent eating, drinking and strolling around the resort.
Binisafua shopping is rather limited with small mini-markets providing daily provisions. Binibeca, just a few minutes by car has a much greater variety of goods, as does the inland village St. Clement. Nearby Sant Lluis holds a small market on Mondays and Wednesdays. For the more serious shoppers Mahon is only a short drive away. Favourite purchases include leather goods, jewellery, ceramics and jewellery.
Binisafua has a small number of restaurants providing a variety of food. Fish, locally caught, is a major part of the island’s cuisine. There is an abundance of prawns, mussels, red mullet and sea bass. Tapas bars are available to fill the gap between lunch and dinner which, in Minorca, can be fairly late. Local wines are pleasant and inexpensive.
Children are always made very welcome and their tastes and portion size is usually accommodated.