Cala Morrell Holidays
Travel Agent's ViewThe crystal clear waters along the coast are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving
Situated on the north coast of the island, Cala Morell is a small resort perfect for those seeking a quiet getaway.
The resort has a selection of small hotels, apartments and privately owned villas with just a handful of bars and restaurants. For a greater selection of shops, restaurants and bars the resort of Ciutadella is approx 10 km away.
The crystal clear waters along the coast are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. Car hire is recommended for those who wish to explore the island outside of the resort.
The resort of Cala Morell is situated approx 49 km from the airport.
Insider's Viewby Georgina Bromwich
It is, essentially, a resort for tourists, but Cala Morell doesn't feel touristy...
...it is filled with dinky, whitewashed apartments peering seawards...
Far from, well, anything really, Cala Morell doesn't just give the impression that it's an isolated resort - it is exactly that. On the way you'll spot few signs of life - the odd farm and herds of cows on flat roads that lead out to the coast - but little more. Cala Morell is one of a handful of places on Menorca's storm battered north coast that offers refuge from winter winds, with sheer cliffs protecting the crystal waters in the bay.
It is, essentially, a resort for tourists, but Cala Morell doesn't feel touristy in the English breakfast and sangria sense of the word. On the contrary, it is filled with dinky, whitewashed apartments peering seawards in the oldest part, and with newer - often architecturally adventurous - villas lining the roads that weave their way uphill. Beyond them, barren cliff tops are a testimony to bitter winters. The few trees you can see are bent double in submission to the north wind.
There is nothing in the way of nightlife, and I can only think of one restaurant, so bring a good book. This is a place to snorkel, to sunbathe on the many smooth stone platforms, to watch fishermen, to visit prehistoric caves, and to tone your thighs on the endless steps that connect the tiny (and at times, pebbly) beach to accommodation.
I wouldn't recommend staying here without a car. It's only a few miles on a bike to the longer, undeveloped beach Algaiarens, but visiting Ciutadella on a saddle is one sweaty ride under summer sun, and will feel too much like hard work for most.