Travel Agent's Viewan ideal choice for those seeking a quiet holiday away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
Situated on the south east coast, the resort of Cala Biniancolla is an ideal choice for those seeking a quiet holiday away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
There are just a small number of shops and restaurants within the resort, however the neighbouring resort of Punta Prima is within walking distance and offers a greater variety.
The resort is situated approx 6.5 km from the airport.
Insider's Viewby Georgina Bromwich
The resort - for want of a better word - is laid back.
Visitors fall into second place in Biniancolla. In the battle for a prized front line position, here it's locals who snapped up the prime plots, with tourists having to settle for hotels and apartment complexes set back from the water's edge. I imagine only those on the top floor have any chance of grabbing a sea view.
You see Menorcans have been coming to Biniancolla for many years, using it as a base to keep their fishing boats. Across the narrow inlet, there are countless boat houses - most of them with their wooden doors painted in bottle green paint - and a matching number of ramps carved out of the rocks to ease their craft into the bay. Of course, some of these houses have been extended, turned into huts where they can come of a weekend, or even converted into properties for living in all year round, but they are anything but touristy. Down by the water you'll find fishing nets rolled up, curious cats hoping to find a scrap to eat and a duck or too, but the only acknowledgement that visitors might like the bay too is the beach bar - in a enviable position I might add.
There's not much to the beach, which is small and pebbly, but it's easy to find a smooth space on the rocks to sit on, or a sheltered corner to read a book on a windy day. The resort - for want of a better word - is laid back. There are some smart villas and chalets, but most of the accommodation is unpretentious.
The choice of restaurants is surprising given its small size, with the home-style cooking in Adrian and the spectacular views from the terrace of En Caragol two very good reasons to eat out here.
And if you want to have just a few rocks between you and the vast blue sea, then a walk or cycle along the coastal road is ideal.