Son Parc Introduction
Son Parc lies on the north coast of Menorca and has a transfer time from the airport of forty minutes. It is home to the only golf course on the island and also benefits from a wonderful sandy beach. It is a small resort seven kilometres east of Fornells and twenty kilometres west of the capital, Mahon. It has a range of accommodation, a variety of restaurants and a small commercial centre supplying holiday necessities.
Why Go To Son Parc?
A Son Parc holiday offers a guarantee of summer sunshine on the rugged northern coast of Menorca. It has a sandy beach where conditions for bathing are generally good. Son Parc golf course is of championship quality and it also has a fair sized driving range. The north of the island is also excellent walking country.
Who Is Son Parc Popular With?
A Son Parc holiday is very popular with families with small children who are attracted by the sandy beach. It is also very popular with golfers, being the location of the only golf course on Menorca.
When To Go To Son Parc
The holiday season in Son Parc begins in April and lasts until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Son Parc - The Place
Son Parc, on the northern coast of Menorca is a small resort popular with families and golfers. It has a soft sandy beach washed by the clearest of waters and has blue flag status. As you move to the western side of the beach, the sand begins to shelve steeply into the sea making it less safe for weak swimmers. Children should therefore play at the eastern end of the beach which is closest to the resort centre. There are pedaloes and canoes for hire and the area is ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. The rugged north coast can be rather windy at times which has the effect of lowering the temperature and can cause the waves to be heavy. When the red flag flies, do not enter the water. The winds are also known to have brought in shoals of jellyfish so care must be taken as these can give unpleasant stings.
Accommodation is mainly self-catering apartments and private villas and provides for most budgets. The main thoroughfare has a number of bars and restaurants serving a variety of food and catering for most tastes. Shopping is fairly limited with mini-markets supplying essentials and the usual tourist shops selling holiday mementoes. Nightlife is fairly low key with bars and restaurants providing evening entertainment.
The eighteen hole golf course is laid out in picturesque surroundings and is of championship quality suitable for all levels of play.. There is also a driving range.
Although there are daily buses to Mahon and Ciudadella, in order to make the most of your Son Parc holiday, car hire is recommended. It will then be possible to visit some of the charming traditional villages both inland, and at the coast.
A Son Parc holiday offers a relaxing break on a sun-drenched beach in an area of great natural beauty.
Son Parc Nightlife
Son Parc nightlife is very low key reflecting the family nature of the resort. Evenings spent having a quiet drink in a bar overlooking the bay, or enjoying a meal in one of the restaurants.
Son Parc shopping is limited to mini-markets providing essential provisions and a number of tourist shops selling gifts and holiday souvenirs. If you would like a greater choice of goods, take a trip to Mahon or Ciudadella where you will find designer boutiques and specialist shops including some fine jewellers.
Son Parc Eating
The centre of Son Parc is basically one street known as ‘the strip’. Here you will find the resort’s bars and restaurants. Although fairly few in number, they serve a variety of food and cater for most tastes. There are bars serving British style food and English beers, traditional fish restaurants and those serving international cuisine. A good way to try island food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Menorca than at home. Children are always made welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.