Son Bou Introduction
Son Bou is on the south coast of Minorca twelve miles from the capital Mahon. Although fairly near the airport transfers can take between thirty minutes to one hour depending on the time of day. Son Bou lies in an unspoilt area of the island in front of low pine clad hills. It is an attractive resort with no high rise hotels and apartments. Son Bou is said to have the longest beach on the island.
Why go to Son Bou
A Son Bou holiday provides sunshine, warm sea, white sand, water sports, bars and restaurants, and a range of attractions to entertain visitors of all ages.
Who Is Son Bou Popular With
Although Son Bou is an extremely popular holiday destination with broad appeal, it is essentially a family resort. Families with young children are drawn to the beach and the warm sea. Water sports enthusiasts will find a variety of activities to occupy their days. Son Bou’s relaxed atmosphere attracts couples of all ages.
When To Go To Son Bou
The holiday season in Son Bou begins in April and lasts until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Son Bou - The Place
Son Bou is one of Minorca’s favourite family resorts. It is a picturesque area backing onto open countryside with freshwater marshes that are home to many species of birds. Son Bou has one of the longest beaches on the island. It is a beautiful two mile stretch of fine white sand protected by dunes. At the western end, near Sant Thomas, there is an area favoured by nudists. A Son Bou holiday offers relaxation in peaceful surroundings. Access to the beach is at the eastern end by the Sol Milanos and the Sol Pinguinos hotels. A mini road train runs along the waterfront and through the resort to neighbouring San Jaime. There are dangerous off shore currents in the bay so care must be taken when swimming. When the red flag flies do not swim out to sea. There are many facilities for water sports including sailing, wind surfing and diving. There are a good variety of beach bars providing all day refreshments. A popular attraction is the Laberinto which is a giant maze enjoyed by young children by day and by older children at night when it becomes a little scary. There are also children’s play areas and water chutes. At the eastern end of Son Bou is the headland Cap de Penyes where you will find caves that were once used as dwellings. There are also the remains of an ancient fortified village and a Christian basilica from the fourth century.
Son Bou Nightlife
Although Son Bou has many bars and restaurants its nightlife is fairly low key and entertainment is often hotel based. There are no night clubs as such but there is a bar with live entertainment which remains open until the early hours of the morning.
Son Bou has a number of good shops and designer outlets in the commercial area supplying the every day needs of the holiday maker. There are many craft, gift and souvenir shops for those seeking holiday mementos.
Son Bou Eating
Son Bou has a range of bars and restaurants providing a good choice of menu and accommodating most tastes. Fish dishes, always fresh and simply cooked, are rarely disappointing. Wines and beers are usually good value.