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Fornells Introduction

Fornells is a very attractive fishing village on the north coast of Menorca with a transfer time from the airport of fifty minutes. The north of the island is very different geographically from the south. Here you will find towering rugged cliffs, deep rocky inlets and a small number of beaches. Much of the area is a nature reserve and tourist developments are few and far between, leaving unspoilt traditional villages and ancient remains waiting to be explored. To make the most of your holiday in Fornells, car hire is recommended.

Why Go To Fornells?

If you are looking for relaxation in an area of great natural beauty with a quiet nightlife, good restaurants and a variety of water sports, book a Fornells holiday and you will not be disappointed. The north of the island is also excellent walking country.

A Fornells holiday attracts mainly couples looking for a relaxing break in traditional surroundings where the quality of its fish restaurants is renowned. It is also very popular with ramblers.

When To Go To Fornells

The holiday season in Fornells begins in April and lasts until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.

Fornells - The Place

Whether or not you are making your base in Fornells, it is a resort that deserves to be visited. Lying in a very long and fairly wide bay on the north coast of Menorca, this traditional village is popular with those looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun. The village has had a turbulent history as this calm bay was an ideal spot for marauding pirates to land. At one time there was a castle to protect the local inhabitants but now only ruins remain.

Fornells does not have a beach but there are many small sandy beaches nearby. The bay offers ideal conditions for a variety of water sports including wind surfing and sailing. Fornells is also one of the best places on the island for snorkelling and scuba diving. There are water taxis providing trips around the large bay.

Fornells holiday accommodation includes hotels and apartments with no high rise or unsightly concrete developments. There are shops for essentials as well as holiday mementoes and number of excellent fish restaurants. Fornells is renowned for its lobster fishing and the crustacean features on most menus.

Fornells is in an area of great natural beauty and there are many walking routes through the hills and along the coastal route.

A Fornells holiday offers a relaxing break with a guarantee of summer sun and a variety of water sports. Its range of accommodation provides for most budgets and its restaurants cater for most tastes.

Fornells Nightlife

Fornells nightlife is very low key with evenings spent having a quiet drink in a bar overlooking the bay, or enjoying a meal in one of the excellent harbour restaurants.

Fornells Shopping

Fornells shopping is limited to supermarkets 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.

Fornells Eating

Fornells is renowned for its fish restaurants particularly those that are down by the harbour where lobster is a particular favourite. There are also restaurants serving international cuisine including British fare for the less adventurous palate. 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.